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    Lost S/C bleeder screw inside transmission

    I opened the S/C bleeder screw and did not get any fluid flow, just the occasional small bubble. I removed the bleeder screw thinking it might be clogged. Found this clumpy white stuff clogging it up, and slowly coming out of bleeder screw port. I finally got fluid flow and went to put bleeder...
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    5r55e Transmission ?Wiring Issues?

    Hello Everyone! First time poster, would like to start with thanks for the add. I have 2004 Ford Sort Trac 4.0 2wd. Truck has very little response in reverse & drive, but has excellent pressure in 1st, 2nd and can be manually shifted to drive. The customer says he had an 2003 Explorer that had...
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    5R55E slipping out of first gear when warm

    I have a 5R55E transmission that has been slipping out of first gear, almost into neutral it seems, and I have to remove my foot from the gas, and let it clunk back into gear, then it's fine. It only will do this when the transmission fluid is warm, only once, then drive with no symptoms. Or if...
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    2010 sport trac shifts to reverse but slips under power.

    Hello all, Recently my '10 sport trac (the 4.0l engine) started acting up when in reverse. It shifts into gear fine and it rolls backward in gear fine (on flat ground when I release the brake it begins rolling backward like it's in gear) but when I try to give it any gas it slips and doesn't...
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    Failed transmission replaced with a reman unit - 2020 Limited with 2300 miles

    Just got my Explorer back today and studied the invoice this evening. I was told I was getting a new transmission but the ticket states replaced with a "reman unit". It burned up because the trans cooler was leaking but not bad enough to leave fluid on the ground or the rear window which kind...
  6. bikerchick4God

    Relationship between calipers and transmission

    Hey y’all. My SUV is a 94 Ex XLT 4.0L OHC 2WD 4DR 300,391 mi. The following symptoms presented on 3 occasions between May and Aug 2019 on roads with speed limits of 55 mph and under. steering pulls to the left; shakes some steering wheel drives 15° rt of center won’t shift into 4th gear...
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    2017 Transmission Issues

    Hi all, new member with a quick question. I have a 2017 Ford Explorer XLT (V6) with ~19,000 miles that started to leak transmission fluid from one of the hose seals. I took it to the dealer and they think that the line to the cooler is clogged or the solenoid is not working which caused the...
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    Reverse only works on flat ground

    Hi all, I have a 2006 Explorer XLT V6 AWD... Picked it up recently from a rear brake job and within a day or two of the work shifting into reverse became a hard drop, and it stopped backing up any level of incline. I can still reverse on flat ground, and everything else operates well. When...
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    Help with 5R55E transmission issues

    I have an Explorer Sport Trac with the 5R55E automatic transmission. It has been having some issues for a while which I am trying to repair completely. The issues I have are below. 1.) After transmission is warm and if I make a stop at the store and shut the truck off for maybe 15-45 minutes...
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    2008 v8 Explorer 6R60 trans issues

    Last year my trans was shifting in and out of overdrive. Took it to a shop. They said there were metal shavings in the pan and OD gear was going out. They installed a remanned transmission. Everything was fine for about 8 months until it started shifting down to 1st gear prematurely. I took it...
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    1998 explorer goes in reverse but not in drive.

    I can hear a knocking sound coming from the bell housing area and the explorer won't go forward unless I give it some gas first. It goes fine in reverse.
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    Camshaft Position Sensor/Electrical Problems

    As stated in a previous post, I have multiple codes on my 2003 Ford Explorer Centennial Edition, 4.6L. After testing my alternator I figured most of them were due to it being weak. After removing countless alternators at the junkyard and testing them outside of the vehicle, I finally found one...
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    5R55S drives forward just fine / Reverse only works if I do not press the gas

    New user here. I am having an issue with what I believe to be the transmission on my 05 ford explorer 4X2 XLS. I believe it has a 5R55S transmission and I came up with that by doing a VIN check online. It seems like when I drive forward everything seems normal. When I put it in reverse it...
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    Possibly looking a 4th Gen. What Issues Should I Be Aware Of?

    While I greatly prefer First-gen Explorers, They are getting hard to find in the area I'm looking with the equipment I want. I was just punching different years on CL and seeing what pops-up. I saw a nice Eddie Bauer V8 model. It looks really good. I specifically want Eddie Bauer package...
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    swapping a 2004 explorer transmission in a 2003

    I posted this on an explorer FB page already, but I figured I'd get some more recommendations here. I have a 03 4.0 4x4 that the OD band broke and shot metal through the transmission. I was originally planning on rebuilding it myself, but would rather swap in a good trans and save a lot of time...
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    Rpm fluctuation/drop then surge.

    so recently after hitting 200,000 on my 07 EX 4.0. my transmission between 3-4th gear rpms will stay the same,@2000 then drop,1800 then spike up to 3000 then shift into 4th gear, it doesn't do it all the time, and i can drive slow or be "nice to the transmission" it will still lag but not...
  17. K

    Transmission, clutch or what???

    Vehicle: 98 Ford explorer XLT, manual transmission 1. Shifter Stick is loose 2. Vibration throughout the vehicle 3. HIGH rpms when accelerating 4. Loss of power So the back story. One day I was driving out of town. Coming across a ridiculously busy street for a small town I was waiting to make...
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    Transmission Exhaust Mount Question

    I’m replacing all of the bushings and hangers on my exhaust and the only one I’m missing now is the one that bolts onto the transmission area. Does anyone know if you just remove the bolt and the bushing bracket comes off? I plan on supporting the exhaust with a jack. I just want to be sure...
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    Felt Like I blew a Tire, But I didn't. Transmission?

    I was driving at around 40-45mph when I believe I hit a small dip in the road. It felt like I blew a tire so I immediately started pulling over into the gas station I was passing. I rolled to a stop and hopped out to check the tires. None of them were blown.. I tried to start the vehicle and...
  20. 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?
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    Transmission Failure

    Hi y’all! While I have been an avid reader of threads this have never posted. I have a 04 Explorer 4x4 with transmission issues. I noticed what felt like I was losing power but so slight I wasn’t even sure. Then the o/d light started flashing and it dinged to check transmission, but was running...
  22. firefly1246

    High Mileage Sport Trac 250K and counting

    Hey all, Thought I would start a thread to show what maintenance has been needed on my 2003 Explorer Sport Trac XLT 2WD, now that i have owned it over 3 years. This truck is now my primary daily driver now that my 2004 Explorer EB has been totaled by someone pulling out in front of me and my...
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    5r55s P0755 - Not the first and sure won't be the last

    Let's start off by saying I'm a chef not a mechanic but determined to learn to fix what I can. I got the check engine light on with with abnormal shifting. Pulled the code and got P0755 after some research decided to try the servo bore repair kit. (Little note that is a real struggle to do with...
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    1993 Ford ranger M5R1 3.0 L manual 5spd transmission installation issue

    Hey, I have recently bought a ford ranger with a supposed low mileage tranny swap.. it bust on us, so got a new tranny, replaced the clutch, slave cylinder, throw out bearing etc.. putting the tranny in.. got it all in place, 5 of the 6 tranny-engine bolts in place, except the very top passenger...
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    04 Explorer, won't go into reverse

    So the other day I drive to a family members house and I couldn't get into reverse it just reved like neutral I drove home and got home and it worked then later in the week I pulled forward and it wouldn't got in to reverse I've checked my transmission fluid and it's blackish vrown... Will...