The 5R55E featured more precise computer controls necessary to accommodate the additional forward gear and introduced with a sophisticated friction-to-friction shift ability. After paying off the 2005 Ford Explorer in 2014, we paid additional 3200. The engine immediately red-lined and I had to make my way across 4 lanes of fast traffic on the 5 by Ortega Highway. The 5R55S, minus the SelectShift feature, was used in models of the Ford Mustang from 2005 until 2010. At first, it simply hesitated to engage into reverse, and sometimes when it did, it did with a loud clunk.
In world performance venues like LeMans and Sebring, it knocked the competition on its ear, sending legendary names like Ferrari, Jaguar, and Corvette home with their egos in brown paper bags. We will let you know if we do. Oh and before you throw the newer tranny in there you might want to take a look at the 5r55 rebuild diary in the tranny section. . I was shocked he was so adamant about it. I will never buy another Ford product as long as I live, I am done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hand spun it and either concluded or prayed that it was a match made in heaven, or at least at the Ford plant. The additional cost may be higher than installing a reman or rebuilt transmission--not to mention the extra downtime.
Full disclosure, I have put a lot of miles on the car since I've owned it but with the amount of repairs i've had to have done, it's just not worth it. Turned it right around and took it back. However, they never told us what was to come! I installed the 4R bell housing and pump from the original onto the 5R tranny. Since the transmission was fixed last time it only had 3- 4,000 miles on it. Most of it I could handle because it was a lot of cosmetic problems, and minor inconveniences, but the transmission problems I can't handle.
The transmission is perhaps one of the most integral and crucial parts of a car, as it is responsible for converting the power that has been generated from the combustion reactions in the engine to energy for the wheels. I'll never buy a Ford again nor recommend one to any of my family or friends. The thunk got so severe that you felt it could knock dentures out of your mouth! Shop the extensive inventory of and! All variants are fundamentally similar to each other in design but differ in things such as specialized controls, gear ratios, or other elements based on the needs of the specific application the transmission is intended for. Over the long haul I've concluded that if it was not an exact match, it was damn close enough. I was able to pull onto the shoulder.
I called the dealership I got it from and they fixed it for free, no problem no complaints. The new sensor added in 2001 is external is it not. If I can buy this 2001 and replace it in my 1998 it would be a blessing. Should you have any questions or concerns about your Shift Select transmission, our Product Support Team is only a phone call away. Racers had to spin the Tunnel-Port well above the 8,000-rpm mark, which was more than these engines could handle. This heads, a four-bolt main block, and a steel crank with heavy-duty Boss rods.
For more information check out their website Here- Step by Step install video Here- Common Symptoms- -Shift flare into 2nd, 3rd and 5th gears. Unfortunately, I could not find any confirmation whether this will work for fact. It did this for months. Local junkyards have many 2001+ trannys with low miles for a good price. Mostly specific difference between 5R55W wide shift and 5R55S synchronic shift is a different overdrive planet gear ratio. Warranties for a used transmission is only 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or 6 months. The transmission must fit the specific make and model of the vehicle for optimal performance, as it needs to be the right size and have a suitable capacity to handle the power from the engine.
The overdrive servo bore will usually have more wear due to it being used for second and fifth gear. Befuddled by failure after failure, Ford engineers looked to the new poly-angle valve 351C wedge head. Had to have the transmission completely redone. Ford should Reimburse there customers for at least partial payment for the repair. Transmission case premature wear occurs on the overdrive and intermediate servo bores. You can have a gear ratio error code without having an electrical code solenoid , but it is unlikely that you will have an electrical circuit code without a gear ratio error code. With a 50,000 mile 4 year warranty.
That hangs loose and my thoughts on the gearing, etc. Apply oil comes up through the servo pin bore and through the hollow pin applying the servo. ? It was the first 5-speed automatic transmission to be employed by an American automaker. I have a Mercury Grand Marquis with 245,000 miles never had a new motor or transmission. I have a friend that will sell me his 2001 for cheap and mine is haveing problems in 1st gear. So needless to say I'm pretty pissed and will never own another Ford again. These are just a couple of most common problems seen on these transmissions, but not all these problems may have this problem.
You can bet it was political in some respect, yet this cannot be proven. Externally, the 351M and 400M are identical in appearance. Its seems they have common issues with transmissions and the rear differential. Called tranny shop and the guy said, You need a rebuilt Transmission. Transmission made a loud clunk when downshifting to come to a stop and sometimes made a grinding noise and vibration when slowing down to come to a stop. Did this for a few weeks only when my girl friend needed the 2012 Ford Focus also having major tranny problems Now When the Explorer would pop out of gear the engine would redline.
Get back out on the road by finding a new, used, or rebuilt Ford Explorer transmission on eBay from reliable sellers. Just as the title states, the Ford 5R55 Transmission has four versions. The vehicle would not run, and I had to have it towed! One fine day while on the freeway, it slipped out of gear while I was on the freeway going about 80 mph in the fast lane. Ford is giving us a run around about getting it fixed. The 351C was discontinued and replaced by the 351M. I need to drive much farther and pay more for 98-00 transmission with more miles Did anybody ever attempt this swap?? Buying a used 5R55E or 5R55E transmission may save you money.