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    1995 Explorer 4R55e transmission with no please

    I have a 1995 ford explorer XLT. It just had the transmission (4r55E) rebuilt and put in all new bands and after about 100 miles it spontaneously lost reverse. I drives forward but no reverse. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. J

    2003 Sport Trac 5r55e 4x4 w/ no reverse nor engine braking

    My sport trac has lost it's reverse and it's 1st gear engine braking. I'm having trouble diagnosing what's wrong. I tried installing a rebuilt valve body w/ rebuilt solenoids too because when I took everything down from underneath, looking behind the reverse servo it looked like the reverse band...
  3. K

    2000 Explorer Throwing Codes P1636 P1747 P0750

    I have a 2000 Explorer XLT V8 5.0 2WD at 160k miles that was running flawlessly up until just recently. I go to pull out of my driveway and find myself unable to reverse the vehicle. I'm reving the engine but to no avail (as if it were in neutral) until suddenly kicking into gear for just a...
  4. Z

    No reverse

    Hello all, You guys have helped me in all sorts of ways with my truck but I can't find an anwser to this question and I figured you'll would be the best to ask. 2007 ford explorer xlt 4.0L Reverse stopped working after driving home the other day. It would Rev but wouldn't go. Left the car to...
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    Looking to buy a new trans - what is a "tag ID/numbers?"

    Hello, I'm finally ready to pull the trigger on a new trans. I can see, for example on rockauto, it will list the transmission for 4WD 5R55S. Then the description will add a TAG number or ID. What is this? I'm stumped. I have a 2008 Explorer Eddie Bauer, 4.0, A4WD, Build date in late...
  6. R

    different trans.... no reverse!!

    I have a 05 sport trac and I had the transmission changed and now I dont have reverse. I'm looking to see if I could get any feedback from this forum. The trans that was put in the trac had all gears plus reverse before it was put in the 05 sport trac.
  7. M

    5R55E Transmission problems after Valve Body replacement

    Hello All, I just replaced the valve body gaskets on my 5r55e transmission after gears were slipping and I was receiving a code for the TCC solenoid. Turned out the VB Gasket was blown along the strip of solenoids as well as on the small outside strip around the low/reverse servo (not the...
  8. The-HewMan

    5r55s started losing reverse then gone!

    Just 6 months ago my wife complained about a hard shift going to 4th gear. The fix was new solenoid pak and it's been fine ever since until a few weeks ago she was attempting to back up about a 20 degree incline with 6 persons on board but it would not move. However, shifting to 4X4 low...
  9. S

    A4LD No Forward/Reverse after Valve Body Rebuild

    Hello all. Long time lurker first time with a problem I cant find the solution to. Valve body rebuild on a 1994 Mazda Navajo. A4LD. Did a rebuild following Glacier991's Rebuild Diary (; and using the...
  10. T

    98 explorer sport oshc 150,000 miles help!

    I just picked up a 98 ford explorer sport oshc and it has no reverse but drive works fine. I was wondering if someone could help me diagnosis what could be the problem or redirect me to a forum that already has a diagnosis of no reverse for my vehicle type. Any help is greatly apriciated thanks...
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    Drives in limp mode fine?

    My 2002 will not move in drive or reverse. Checked fluid it's good. I found no loose wiring or anything obvious. I can start by selecting 1st, then 2nd, then 3rd. After I build rpms in third I switch to drive and sometimes it works. Most of the time I push the rpms so high that the od light...
  12. G

    All gears go forward - No detent action?

    Hi all, Bought a 1999 Ranger 4x4 automatic 3.0 motor. I knew that it had transmission issues...hence a great price! Ok, I was told that initially it developed a "no reverse" symptom...then all selected gears (including P,R, & N) caused it to move forward. When I dropped the pan I found the...
  13. 1

    1997 Explorer goes forward in Reverse and Neutral

    I have also posted this in the transmission forums, but I am hoping I can reach some other people in this forum for some help on my issue. I rebuilt my transmission and now that it is installed every gear moves the vehicle forward. To read a more in depth explanation follow to my other post...
  14. G

    95 Explorer, auto trans - suddenly no forward OR reverse

    I turned left onto a freeway entrance ramp, and out of the blue, when I stepped on the gas after the turn, it was like I was in neutral...engine revs but not forward gear. I pulled to the side, tried L, 2 and Drive and still no forward gear...tried reverse and got the same response. I checked...
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    2000 Explorer 4.0 SOHC 4WD no reverse

    I have a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT with a 4.0 L SOHC with 4WD, 5R44/55E trans, all my forward gears shift , (up shift and down shifts smoothly automatically and manually smoothly) but I have no reverse, it sounds like it tries to move, I can hear and feel it try but it will not back up. Put it in...
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    Help Please - No Reverse or Drive But 1&2 Work

    We have run into a strange problem with our Explorer. It is a 1999 4.0L with auto 4x4. While driving it just slipped out of gear, and the overdrive light was flashing. Its quickly fixed itself, but did it again shortly after. After doing this a few times, it did not recover. The truck was...
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    No reverse or neutral after rebuild!!

    Ok got a 2003 explorer 4.0L 4x4 with a 5R55W. The reverse planitary assembly and band had burned up so I replaced them. I got it all back together with no problems, also had bushings installed in the servo bores. Now everything is torqued to spec, also had to replace valve body gaskets. its all...
  18. S

    No Reverse but feel it engage

    1998 Explorer XLT 5.0 AWD Automatic with 179'000km's. I bought the truck off a gentleman that is not mechanically inclined, he didn't even know the size of the engine. Got it for 1200 bucks because he said its going to need a transmission because it doesnt back up. Anyhow, i bought it took it...
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    95 Ex 4x4 Transmission Problem

    Hi! This is my first post and to make it worthy, I am also asking a question to solve a serious problem. My transmission did not shift correctly- it would not shift in a higher gear until I released the gas pedal. Then it shifted into a higher gear. Also, the O/D light was flashing. I spoke to...