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Replace Torque Converter or not?


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July 7, 2014
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Honolulu, HI
Year, Model & Trim Level
2005 Ford Explorer XLT
I'm planning to rebuild the 5R55S transmission on my 2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0, but my issues are
1)Which torque converter is the right one the 4 bolt, 8 bolt, high stall, med stall, low stall and
2) should I even bother replacing it? Or just drain and fill a couple of times because I'm almost sure the torque converter is fine.

I ask the second question because I did a trans job on my 1998 olds Aurora and I was told just replace it since I have it apart. So I did and the replacement was a faulty torque converter so I had to pull the engine and trans again to replace it.