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  1. G

    Will Newer 4.0 engine fit in a 2nd Gen?

    Hello everyone, I still have my 97 explorer sport thats been sitting for years. It has an RWD X code 4.0 ohv and a Automatic transmission with 169k miles. Haven't done anything yet it but i am pretty sure it needs a overhaul engine and tranny rebuild It has developed a rear main seal leak...
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    5r55s from a 2007 compatible in the 2008 model year?

    Im swapping a rebuilt 5r55s from a 2007 explorer limited trim 4x4 with the 4.0 into my dd 2008 explorer xlt trim 4x4 with the 4.0 as well. Curious if im gonna running into any compatibility issues when i go to swap them, particularly with the ecm/tcm? Will the 2007 5r55s plug and play with the...
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    Transmission swap ideas?

    I currently have a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6 Rwd and have the 5r55w that has taking a crap on me. Does anyone have an idea of what other transmissions I could put in place of it. Manual or Automatic. 4r70w, zf5, or T-45? I’m willing to try to swap the computer because I know the 5r55w is a...
  4. Exploring XLT

    Transmission swap

    I have a 1993 Explorer, 4x4, auto transmission. Today my transmission blew, was wondering whether I should put another a4ld in, or if there was a practical swap that I could do. 250k on the Explorer, I was quoted $1250 (cdn) for rebuilt beefed up a4ld, is ther another trani that I could consider?
  5. J

    2002 Mercury Mountaineer Tranny Swap

    So I bought this mountaineer for 250 knowing it had tranny problems and that I'd have to swap the tranny, but I have the other tranny out and I'm at the point of getting the new one in and it's been awful. The thing just doesn't wanna go in right. I got it in and had the tourney converter studs...
  6. J

    Manual Trans Swap

    Hello, I had gotten a few requests from other threads I posted to write up a thread on my swap. I didnt intend to do a detailed swap so I do not have many pictures but I hope this helps someone! I bought an 02 explorer sport, from what i have read and what I have seen the sport is the same as a...
  7. J

    Auto to 5 speed wiring harness compatibility checked

    I'm putting a 5 speed manual trans out of 93 ranger 4x4 in95 Explorer 4x4 automatic
  8. J

    5.0 Swap/good transmission for 02 sport trac

    Sup Guys, I have an 02 sport and I'm the original owner. The engine has 240,000 miles on it and the transmission is probably gonna drop out soon ( I can hear it slipping sometimes). I hear the late 90's foxbody 5.0 engine mounts fit perfectly in rangers and sport tracs and I want to drop...
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    Ford Explorer Transmission Swap?

    Howdy! I'm new on this forum so I'm not totally sure this is going in the right spot, but here it goes: Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer, the 4.0L OHV V6 engine, 4WD, and the 5-speed automatic. Okay. Its my understanding that the 5R55e transmission on this thing isn't that great to begin...
  10. M

    Transmission swap (auto to manual)

    Hello everybody! I am new to forum and of course I already have a question! Recently swapped a ranger 5 speed into my auto 1999 Explorer XLT 4.0 SOHC. With that being said the ECM is the original. Now when I drive it the truck "bucks" (engine power/acceleration stops and comes right back...
  11. W

    97 Explorer Transmission swap.

    I was just wondering if the 5 speed transmission from an early 2000 mustang gt would fit in an exploer.
  12. A

    Transmission help

    New member to the site had a couple questions about my transmission. Its a 93 explorer XLT 4X4. My transmission is slipping and i believe its the lockout cylinoid, it only happens in overdrive what should i be looking for to confirm this? I have another transmission ready to go how long has...
  13. M

    5r55e Trans swap PROBLEM

    Im having some trouble with my 5r55e swap, ive pulled the old trans and swapped in the new one already but something is wrong. Now when i start it, it will only start in neutral and wont shift into gear at all. Ive checked the trans wiring harness thoroughly(i pulled it out, checked wires...
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    Newbie with issues !

    As a former Ford Tech and dealership parts guy I was fairly confident that I could take a nice 1997 Explorer 4.0 OHC with a smoked tranny and dead air and use a 2000 model slightly wrecked and rusty 2000 model and have cheapo 4x4 . Great theory . Visually very similar , but drive train is not...
  15. 94fourdoor

    a4ld to Manual M50D Swap How-to

    Click here to go to the new thread with pictures! This is the old thread and since photobucket changed their policy, the pictures were dead links. I moved all the pictures and info to a new thread so it can help people for years to come. This is my rough draft of my first how to thread. I...