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Explorer 2001 5R55E no reverse after vb gasket change

wrtrmike@aol.com

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I everyone.

I had an issue with 1st to 2nd shift and tracked this is a blown out vb gasket...
I ordered both vb to separator plate and separator plate to transmission as well as a new reverse servo gasket...
The repair seemed uneventful,but now no reverse...
I pulled reverse servo cover back off and it seems to moving freely by hand...
I'm at a standstill... I have limited transmission experience mostly changing fluid and filters but am hand with tools...

Any ideas anyone?
 



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transman304

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do your forward gears work?
 






wrtrmike@aol.com

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I have not road tested it but low forward is working.
I should also mention that reverse goes forward rather than being like neutral.
 












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I bet you are right tranman304. I do not recall specifically looking at this.
Is there a way to get it back in without dropping that valve body?
 






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You can loosen all the bolts to let the VB drop enough to engage. Do NOT pry to get it to go!
 












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Your very welcome, glad it worked out for you. Great job!
 






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