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    Thinking About Buying A 2WD V6 With Salvage Title

    MY beloved 2000 Limited V8 AWD Explorer took a hit. A forklift driver hit me in the Walmart parking lot and did enough damage to prevent me from taking a trip I've been planning for almost a year. I'm looking at a few different options. I can either spend a $5-10k and get something as nice as...
  2. K

    No reverse or drive, manually 1,2,3 all drive

    I have a 2008 mountaineer lost drive and reverse 5000 after a rebuild, had it rebuilt again by someone else and lost it again after less than 3000 miles. When it happened the second time their were two incidents where I pulled off from a stop and the transmission seemed to slip, pulled over put...
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    5r55s 2003 explorer year interchange

    Hey all I have a 2003 explorer with 5r55 transmission I need to replace. I found that same transmission only it’s a 2007, will I be able Interchange between that 2? Can I install a 2007 tranny in a 2003 explorer? Please help!
  4. M

    2005 ford xlt transmissions

    whats the difference between the 5r55, 5r55e, 5r55w transmissions? i found where it said i have a 5r55 trans. no e or w or any other letter behind it. its a 2005 ford explorer xlt 4.0l 4x4 v6. i need to find the big wiring harness. jerk sold the trans and box and just cut the wiring harness...
  5. J

    06 Explorer w/ 5R55 Trans Cooler Upgrade

    Summer in Arizona is about here with temps already almost 110°. I've got a 5R55 in my 06 4.0 Explorer and I'm going to install a stand alone trans cooler with a small electric fan. From what I've found online, we have a cooler integrated into the radiator. I've done this on a previous car with...
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    Servo O-Ring Mod A Permanent Fix For 5R55?

    I have a 2004 Eddie Bauer 2WD Explorer with a 4.6L V8. It has 206k on the clock. It has been a joy to drive and I've taken it on a lot of long, long road trips. I've also been pretty careful on the maintenance. There is one problem that is common with this vehicle, that I was afraid I would...
  7. Mitchs07explorer

    Transmission flare issues... anyone's guess

    I've posted in here several times with this same issue but I figure it was worth one more shot. At 80k miles I started experiencing hard clunking shifts, shuddering during shifts and an occasional flare from second to third gear. I took it to the Ford dealer and had them flush the tranny. Was...
  8. J

    2005 Explorer 5R55S Loss of 2nd Gear

    Hi, I have 2005 Explorer XLT 4.0 4WD with a 5R55S transmission that just lost 2nd gear and presumably 5th but haven't tested at that high speed. I am hoping you guys might be able to help me diagnose the issue. It has around 150k miles on it. Background and Symptoms: My wife was driving one...
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    Can I Prevent Servo Wear With Lucas?

    As some of you might be aware, I recently got my paws on a very beautiful 2004 Eddie Bauer Explorer. It has a 4.6L V8 and the standard 5R55 transmission. It is 2WD. It has about 191k miles, but the engine and transmission seem to work perfectly. I was given it by my aunt and uncle in GA, and...
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    5R55S Occasional No 5th. Recent P0775

    Hello, I'm still searching the forum for this issue and am well aware of the common issues with this trans but wondering if anyone has info on this specific situation. I have a very late 2002 Explorer (8/2002) 4.0 5R55S with 209K miles. About once a week for the last month I get the "OD...
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    2002 Explorer transmission - delayed shifts

    Hi, A friend has a 2002 Explorer with the 4.6L V8 and 4x4. Can anyone confirm that this would be a 5R55? I can tell you it is one of the ones that do not have the dipstick. Anyway they had it flushed a while back at the dealership and ever since then it has hesitated between shifting. For...