Keeping clean fresh fluid in your transmission is the number one thing you can do to protect the transmission from premature failure. Mostly specific difference between 5R55W wide shift and 5R55S synchronic shift is a different overdrive planet gear ratio. A guide to determining which transmission model you have based on the year, make, model and engine size. Transmission repair shops have the equipment and special scanners needed to find open circuits and other electrical problems. It was the first 5-speed automatic transmission to be employed by an American automaker.
It is very common for these servo bores to ware, specially the overdrive servo bore. Out of the box, it seemed pretty oily as it was packaged I hate transmission fluid all over everything, a necessary evil! Excess heat is probably the biggest enemy of the 5R55S transmission. With a clogged filter, the transmission oil pump must work double hard to pump fluid through the transmission and thus is more likely to fail. Great product, very needed and your correspondence and care was appreciated. Additionally, dirty fluid can clog the filter, which will cause even more shift problems as the fluid pressure needed to make shifts is insufficient.
It also fits 2002-2005 Explorer 4. The pump valve is critical to proper pump output, is relatively inexpensive and probably should be replaced during a rebuild. Its design is relatively simple. Should you have any questions or concerns about your Shift Select transmission, our Product Support Team is only a phone call away. Vehicle owners become aware of a transmission fluid leak either when checking the fluid level and seeing that it is low or seeing a red colored fluid on their driveway or garage floor. Not only is that an expensive proposition for high mileage vehicles, it is an undertaking that could only be done by experienced shops or mechanics. This may be another argument for not installing the valve body mod that forces the external cooling loop to remain open.
Some sensors may not be reported by the vehicle. The reason is that many different problems have the same or similar symptoms. When I test drove my Sport before purchasing, at light throttle the shifts were so soft it was hard to determine when they occurred and how many forward speeds there were. Housings are machine-crimped, not openable, pretty hopeless looking chore to actually rebuild. In my opinion an alignment tool is required to avoid seal leakage, gear noise, broken gears and bushing failure.
The pan has holes for drain, fill and two level check holes to allow for a variety of applications. R emanufactured transmissions carry a longer, 3 year, nationwide warranty with additional upgrades while a rebuilt unit generally carries up to a 1 or 2 year warranty and upgrades vary from shop to shop. The 2003 Explorer Limited I'm buying has 180K on the odometer and the 5R55S transmission has never been rebuilt. What is a fair price to pay for various transmission repairs? Overheating — Like just about any other automatic transmission, the Ford 5R55W transmission is subject to overheating. Operating at 220 degrees can cut transmission life in half.
Features increased lubrication flow and strength with a resized diameter that provides optimum stress distribution along the entire length of shaft and along the extended high gear splines to the oil ring. But, whether it is time for a rebuild is still questionable. Out of the box, it seemed pretty oily as it was packaged I hate transmission fluid all over everything, a necessary evil! A sticking line pressure relief valve in the pump can result in a slipping transmission or even no movement of the vehicle. It is a 5 speed transmission designed for rear wheel drive vehicles. However, the cost of the tool kit is not justified for a one time use. The stiffer shift springs do the same thing by reducing the time it takes for the bands and clutches to apply, thereby reducing wear and excessive heat.
Having opened up or disassembled just about everything Ford makes over the years, I have done so without ever having a special tool as recommended. Often the combination is still not adequate for performance and towing vehicles. When working on or around any vehicle injuries can and do occur. What kinds of repairs does a transmission need? Also, do you guys know if I'll need a hydraulic press or special tools? This pan features extra capacity, straight fins, drain hole and magnetic plug, and a boss for a temperature sensor. The stiffer shift springs do the same thing by reducing the time it takes for the bands and clutches to apply, thereby reducing wear and excessive heat.
What will it cost to rebuild your transmission? When in Limp Mode, drive slowly and directly to a repair shop or to your destination and park the vehicle until it can be checked-out by a professional. Because after only 8 months and 25K Mile, the transmission quit on me again this time I lost the auto function + reverse with only P1700 code, and when I dropped the transmission for a complete inspection, I found that I have damaged overdrive ring gear bearing and overdrive one way clutches rotate free-wheal in both direction. Loosen 8 solenoid body bolts using 30 Torx bit, carefully remove solenoid body module from valve body. The neutral safety switch is a safety feature that prevents the engine from starting when the transmission or transaxle is in gear. Numerous aftermarket modified valve bodies and modification kits are available. One is to purchase a kit that requires disassembly of the transmission, reaming the standard bores to oversize and inserting brass bushings of the appropriate inner and outer diameter. Cost: See the above rebuild costs for rebuild cost information.