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    Blown transmission, jacked torque converter, & a shattered flex plate

    Hey everybody, newish member here with my first post looking for some help/guidance. My 4R55E in my 4.0 96 EB 4x4 went the way of the Dodo not too long ago, and after much massaging, gently hammering & some cursing the engineers at Ford who decided the starter should occupy the same space as...
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    2008 Explorer 4.0L Torque Converter Problem

    Hi all....first time posting and a new Explorer owner. Alas, also an owner of a problem. Noticed a whirring (or purring) noise which corresponds to engine RPM. It sounds EXACTLY like this guy's Ford: EXCEPT, it makes no difference what gear...same noise whether in park, neutral, or drive. I...
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    Torque Converter Rattle?

    Hey, I've read plenty about the 4.6L 5R55S "Dreaded Torque Converter Rattle," and I've fairly certain I've had it for a couple years and several thousand miles. Truck drives great and trans shifts great, but I hear this rattle only when in gear at idle. It clears up as soon as I barely touch the...
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    Torque converter bad or ???

    I need help with a problem on my 01 Sport Trac v6 4.0L 2wd. The problems I'm having are: 1. Sometimes more than other times I have to turn the ignition key into on position put my foot on the brake then move back and forth through the gears and put it back into Park. Then the truck will start...
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    04 Ranger 3.0L (some quirks)

    The truck has a 3.0L V6 with the automatic transmission. I'm pretty new to it and never drove a ranger before so I have a few questions to ask. I think these are just quirks but I want to make sure. 1. It's supposedly a five speed automatic transmission but it never goes into 2nd gear. Is it...
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    Engine install issue

    Hi eveeyone, just joined the site and am hoping for a little help with my issue... 2006 explorer 4x4 4.0L sohc... Im doing an engine swap, old engine is out and new (used) engine it in on the mounts and 4 bell housing started. All bolts are loose to allow for some wiggle room. I thought i may...
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    4.0 l SOHC flex plate to converter install issue

    Finished the timing chain rebuild of the 4.0 and tried to re-install engine to automatic trans. Torque converter stayed in transmission and WAS pushed all the way back so that it rubbed the inside of the bell housing. I thought that would create enough clearance to bolt engine and trans...
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    2002 Explorer 4.6L takes longer to shift. O/D light flickers misfire cylinder 4

    Hello, I'm new to this forum. Today I bought a 2002 explorer with 142,000 miles. I have a youngreat family and I plan to use the Explorer to pull a 6×12 enclosed trailer 2500 miles across the country to relocate. When I got the Explorer the engine light came up with a cylinder 4 misfire. Now...
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    Tranny refuses to shift ¿

    I have a 98 explorer sport, and while driving, my car doesn't seem to go above 3rd gear. Driving on the street is fine, i can still accellerate fine to well above the speed limit, but when Im on the freeway, the higher gears don't engage, and the revs will just keep going higher as I accelerate...
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    Torque converter in Ford Ranger

    hi, does anybody know what is the torque converter multiplication factor in Ford Ranger Wildtrack. I needed to calculate the tractive effort at wheels :D :D
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    04 explorer tranny

    Symptoms: Couple weeks ago had trouble shifting from 1st to 2nd. Didn't think anything about it, only lasted 5-10 min. Recently I was driving on the highway in cruise control. Car went to downshift on a hill then never went back into overdrive. Started driving terrible after that. from 1st...
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    4.6 V8 Stuck Torque converter on transmission

    I recently bought an 03 4.6 V8 Eddie Bauer that had a bad engine well i finally got around to fixing the engine and installing it on the car but the problem is that when i mate the engine and tranny together the engine locks up and wont spin even though everything is all lined up so i took the...
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    Torque Converter Slip Measurement / Diagnosis

    I've finally got my engine re-built and transmission in my vehicle and I can now drive to work. It's not where I want it though. I'm wondering if anyone has can provide a good explanation of torque converter slippage. I've encountered lots of articles on the web but they're seemingly mostly...
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    transmission vibration? Torque Converter shudder? U-Joint? Stumped.

    got a problem im stuck on here. have searched the threads and still couldnt pin point my problem, which is a first! I have viewed these forums many many times as a guest looking for solutions to various problems and yall are spot on. so I thought Id join up and see if yall can give me a hand...
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    02 Sport Trac stalling upon medium/hard braking

    Hello All, I'm new to the forum and would appreciate any assistance. My 02 Sport Trac has 249,623 miles and I still love it. Recently it began stalling upon coming to a stop if I braked hard. It's gotten worse and I realized I can prevent it by shifting into Neutral prior to stopping, then...
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    5R55E Input Shaft stuck

    I'm stuck at step 4 of removing the input shaft The input shaft is sticking out about one inch, it doesn't go in (or out, to insert it properly) and because of that the TQ doesn't go in as in the picture. What's holding the shaft? If I could remove it I could slide it back in properly. The...
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    Convertor and Trans issues 5R55W 04 V8 Limited...

    Hey Guys, got an 04 Limited 4.6 V8 with a 5R55W(?) in it. my question is, when should my convertor lockup from cold. It doesn't usually lockup for about (4miles) 8 or 10 mins first thing in the morning when its freezing cold. after that, its fine. Should it do that or should it lockup pretty...
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    96 Explorer 2WD problem

    Let me start by saying. This will probably the 3rd time I have a problem with my explorer and I believe it is related to the transmission. I originally got the car on december 2009 and It didn't develop any problems until December of 2010, I kept driving the car with the weird noise. Then. one...
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    Help with flashing OD light / CEL / rattle.

    Started earlier this week: Vehicle is a '99 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD, 4.0L SOHC. 230,000 miles. Pulled the code. It is P-1740. No leaks, but the transmission fluid hasn't been changed since I've had the car (at 160,000). I have the stuff to change the fluid/filter/etc. However, along...
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    Flashing O/D light after tranny rebuild done myself.

    Hey all, I've been lurking this forum for a couple of months and have found many threads immensly helpful, but I can't find any thread with the same problem as me and was wondering if you could possibly shead some light on my problem. Car: 1998 Ford Explorer, 4.0L SOHC Engine, 5r55e...
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    A4LD 86' Torque Converter not locking - 4000 rpm at 65mph - wires reversed?

    I have a 1986 Bronco 2 that I just had the transmission rebuilt in. It runs great and shifts great. I was going down the road today with the cruise at 65mph and I was at 4000 rpm. I called my Dad (who has been a mechanic for a very long time). He said put your hazards on and the rpms should go...
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    HELP! possible bad torque converter

    Hi, I own a 2000 Ranger XLT 4.0 V6. The truck currently has 122k on it and just recently about 2k miles ago the o/d light started flashing and the truck began to shift really sloppy between 1st and 2nd gear. I then clicked the o/d button off (when starting the truck before driving), in order to...
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    Solved Torque converter wont seat all the way

    I have a 2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4x4 with a SOHC V8 4.6L. Well during an engine rebuild due to a spun bearing it came time to bolt the Torque converter up to the tranny. Well shes all lined up and no where to go! I feel clunk..wheres the second clunk? wiggle it, turn it clockwise counter...
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    5.0 tranny problems

    Basically i was wondering what transmissions are easily interchangeable with in Fords vehichle line up,I have a 1999 5.0 2wd AUTO,so,would the 4.0 tranny work with the 5.0 or would the f150 have the same drive train and possibly and could i use a mustang tranny,I am looking on craigslist trying...
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    rattling sound on gear

    hi everyone, my 96 eddie bauer has a rattling sound whenever it's on neutral or drive and i have the brake on. as soon as i accelerate a bit it disappears. i have no problems while driving it. mechanic says the sound is coming from the transmission, and i've read other posts suggesting...
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