- August 28, 2016
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- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2004 Explorer
To be honest I haven't worked on a truck that had a valve body issue from the start. If it had a vb issue someone had always "been in there" or put a shift kit in it to try and fix their problem. I have installed and seen plenty of solonoid packs and on about every 5r55s/w in an explorer over 150k you can bet the servo bores are worn. You can get coated servos to help with the line pressure blow by but if they are too far gone they need to be drilled for brass sleeves.
On a 2nd note there is a few people on this site that only deal with transmissions and will be even more familiar these issues than me
boominXplorer I really appreciate your input. Just because I didn't do exactly what you recommended, doesn't mean I didn't consider it. I spent more than an hour researching what you said so I could come up with the most logical way to proceed from your post
Since I just bought the car a few months ago, I do not know the previous transmission work if there was any... I am sure if it hasn't been repaired already (probably hasn't) the servo bores will start going out sooner rather than later since my car has 165,000 on it... Where would you recommend getting the coated servos from? The cheapest ones I have found use O-Rings but still cost almost $200 for the set...
I got the car in early August for $2,000 because the tranny problems but the rest is in perfect shape (no dents or scratches inside or out) so I expect to put some money into the tranny over the next year or so. Maybe I'll get a remanufactured tranny with updated brass bores...