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    How many miles will an explorer go for?

    I just finished rebuilding my tranny at 178K. Same thing, 2nd and 5th would flare. When I opened it up, my overdrive and sun gear were shot! I wound up boring out the servos and inserting brass bushings while I had it open. She's got a second life now!
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    I'll pm you when I get home from work.
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    Transman304: It was an educational experience and yes, I did enjoy it. The hardest part was getting the damn thing out with all the rusted bolts on the crossmember. They all broke off so I followed one of the YouTube posts,banged them out with an air chisel & replaced with heavy duty bolts from...
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    UPDATE: I just wanted to thank transman304 and BrooklynBay for helping me throughout my transmission rebuild. I am happy to say that I am back on the road! Sorry for the delay since my last post but I had to take a break from my project due to personal commitments mid April through May. All in...
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    How many miles will an explorer go for?

    You guys give me hope. I have an '04 XLS with 129K on it. Just finishing up my tranny rebuilt as my overdrive planet exploded. Can't wait to get her back on the road for hopefully another 100K!
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    Humming noise

    Like loosenut says. Probably a wheel bearing. Not a hard job to do. I did my front passenger side 2 years ago when I got that "hum" as you describe.
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    Update: I figured I'd give everyone a heads up as to where I am on my rebuild. Last weekend, I drilled new servo bores and fitted them with brass bushings I ordered from Rotunda. This weekend I reassembled my transmission following Hiram Gutierrez' youtube videos on the 5R55S teardown and...
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    Yes, it's the Northland Transmission kit. It has the drill bits and guides. I got a used kit off of eBAY
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    Hi guys, Just figured I'd give an update on where I am with my rebuild. I did the Superior shift kit without any problems. Changed all my seals My new Overdrive Planetary and Sun Gears came in so I'll swap the old ones when I put her back together New Torque Converter arrived I also ordered a...
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    2005 Ford Explorer not starting

    Great point Joe in NY. Follow the connection all the way to the starter itself.
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    2005 Ford Explorer not starting

    As silly as this may sound, make sure your battery cables are connected securely. This happened to me a few years ago when I stopped for gas. Tried to start it after fill up and I got what you got. After troubleshooting for over 30 minutes I finally gave up and called in AAA. The guy came in and...
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    Awesome! By the way, how do I post pics on here? I yry but I must be doing something wrong .
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    These are all great tips. I'll be sure to add this to my checklist. And yes, I had cooler line flush on my list of things to do so I'm glad to see I'm on the right path. As far as tools, what I don't have in my shop, hopefully AutoZone or my local tool rental shop will have. I'll keep you...
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    Isn't it always about having fun, Transman?? :D thanks for the reply. Wellington 5R55S/W Deluxe Transmission Rebuild Kit 2002-ON Mfg #16008G I have the bands, pump bushings and seal, solenoid on the way. Is the torque converter a requirement? With my rebuild kit it just seems I have a lot...
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    Anyone have experience with installing a tranny rebuild kit?

    I have a master rebuild kit I purchased for my 5R55S and I just want to make sure I hit all the seals, gaskets, etc. If anyone has done this before I'd love to hear how your experience went and if you have any tips/suggestions. I have already pulled the tranny and have some hard parts on order...
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    Servo O-Ring Mod A Permanent Fix For 5R55?

    Great conversation going on here. I had the same symptoms of a servo bore issue (slipping from 2nd to 3rd) and ordered the AJ1E servos, installed and still had the same issues. I will say that the owner of the company, Andrew Wanie, was more than helpful in troubleshooting the problem with...
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    2004 Ford Explorer 5R55S shifting problems

    Do you have any codes coming up? Usually solenoid issues run from P0750 through P0770. Swapping the solenoid isn't that difficult. You'll have to drop the pan (drain the tranny oil first) ;-) The solenoid is held up with torx screws and connected to a cable on top with a 10mm bolt. Be careful...
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    How much clearance needed to pull tranny from 2004 XLS?

    Hi, I'm about to do a rebuild on my '04 XLS. How much room do I need underneath so I can clear the transmission from the vehicle? Considering the height of the tranny jack I'm thinking it would need a lot of room. Thanks
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    engine lies down at 4000rpm

    Just a hunch but maybe it has something to do with the fuel system? the pump or filter? something's restricting the engine at high RPMs. Did your mechanic check the fuel pressure?
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    No reverse no manual 1st after rebuilding the transmission

    Following this thread. jorgescar69: what rebuild kit did you go with? I'm about to do the same with my Ex. Was there a reason you went with the TransGo Shift Kit rather than Superior? Also, let us know what the outcome is.
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    Can anybody recommend a good transmission rebuild kit for the 5R55S?

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure there will be other parts that would need to be replaced and that would be revealed once I do the tear down.
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    Can anybody recommend a good transmission rebuild kit for the 5R55S?

    I've got 175K on my 2004 Explorer and in dropping the transmission pan last weekend, I found bits of brass pieces making me think my clutches are shot which explains the shift flare I have been experiencing over the past month. I see some that say Motorcraft Master Overhaul Kit is good
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    5R55w Servo fix

    P0775
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    5R55w Servo fix

    Hey Bruce, Did the adjustment, 2 turns and still experiencing flare. Before I did that, I went ahead and dropped the pan, changed the filter and put in 6 quarts of fresh Mercon V. The fluid I drained was dark, not black, and did not smell burned. There wasn't much on the magnet other than the...
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    LED headlights

    TechGuru, the second set with the directionals are what I used to have on my truck before I cracked them when I hit the wrong side of a guardrail. ;) I loved the way they looked and I'm probably going to get them again. My tail lights are blackened LEDs I picked up online.
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