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#3582 of 6400 Re: [demus]
Apr 20, 2005 (7:02 am)
Gunna clear the air here. Congratulations on your rebuild, hopefully the modified parts will give many more miles of reliable transportation.
I am familiar that there are some carry over parts from the 4-speed into the 5-speed, but those parts are few. The most important components are new; valve body, clutch plates, shift solenoids etc. Those are the parts that count. BTW: The 1998 Explorer with the 4.0L SOHC V6 would have the same transmission as your vehicle.
"Ford indicated to me that they do not install these as factory items."
Did you call on these parts or check on them at the dealer service dept? If so, I am curious as to which parts they are.
Anyway, I am not here to prove anyone wrong. My original response to your post was one of question to your logic. Flaming Ford for this and that over one bad transmission. My suggestion to you then, and is now, that your experience with your transmission failure COULD be the exception and not the rule.
On the transmission cooler. This has me puzzled. I have a 2000 Explorer Limited with the 4.0 V6 that I bought at a dealers auction in Flint, MI. It originally came from Canada, as do many vehicles at this auction, and it does have a transmission cooler. It looks factory, but maybe it was added by the previous owner?
#3583 of 6400 Re: [jrc346]
Apr 20, 2005 (5:53 pm)
I believe I read on one of the review sites that Ford, starting in 1996 with the V8s and in 1997 with the SOHC, put the transmission coolers in those vehicles fitted with the offroad/towing package. My 1997 XLT 5.0 has the cooler, and if your 2000 has the tow package, it came with a cooler from the factory.
#3584 of 6400 Re: [jrc346]
Apr 20, 2005 (6:13 pm)
"I am familiar that there are some carry over parts from the 4-speed into the 5-speed, but those parts are few."
I am the first to say that I am not a mechanic, but transmissions that are several model years removed and different gearing (4speed vs. 5 speed) having almost the same parts did not seem at all right to me. I have an idea about why this misinformation might be spread.....but I won't go there......
#3585 of 6400 liftgate window
Apr 20, 2005 (6:34 pm)
received the notice for the liftgate window recall in october. parts finally came in about a month ago, got mine replaced about 3 weeks ago. never had a problem with the original ones, but yesterday, when i went to close the hatch, the passenger side rod that attached to the window popped off and slammed shut. I am very nervous know. this is the replacement hardware - and it failed. a couple of seconds earlier and i would have gotten clocked in the head. the dealer said this is the 1st time he has heard a replacement part failing. any thoughts? should i be nervous? i am concerned that myself or my spouse will be using the window and the next replacement rod will let up and someone gets hurt.
#3586 of 6400 Re: liftgate window [ajmtbm]
Apr 20, 2005 (6:47 pm)
Got mine replaced several months ago. I have used the "hatch" several times. No problems. My bet is you got a faulty part (it happens!) or a bad install (this happens too!) At any rate take it back and don't worry about it!
#3587 of 6400 Re: [chuck1]
Apr 21, 2005 (3:36 am)
Huh...well the information I am referring to came from a source I don't remember (how convenient I know ) that I read back when the 5R55W came out. I thought it said something like " the new transmission is the old 4-speed unit with 90% new parts and an additional 2nd gear." Though I am also no technician, I could be wrong, and so could the article I read. I think it was one of the auto magazines I used to subscribe to.
Anyway, I can almost predict the response I will get back from demus. It'll be something like, "only it wasn't only my one failure, it was a THOUSAND(S)!" In the words of Ace Ventura, ALLLlllllrriiiggghhtttyyy then. Guess I'll go dance around my Explorer (00; 81,000 miles), my Expedition(99; 124,000 miles), and my T-bird(96; 144,000 miles) and rejoice that their transmissions are all original. SUCH LUCK! My secret to success, maintenance...Bye
#3588 of 6400 Check engine egr problem
Apr 21, 2005 (5:52 am)
My soon took his '96 4L Explorer to Autozone to have them run a diagnostic test. They said it was an egr insufficient flow problem. Well, I've checked the egr valve, blown compressed air through the egr manifold and pitot tubes, and all appeared OK. I've also replaced the egr sensor, but the check engine light remains on. Any ideas?
#3589 of 6400 Re: Check engine egr problem [sailinmon]
Apr 21, 2005 (4:18 pm)
You replaced the DFPE sensor? Checked all the vacuum supply lines for leaks?
#3590 of 6400 Oil from differntial or transfer?
Apr 22, 2005 (4:30 am)
Okay here comes a long story...Driving on the highway 2 weeks ago my ABS light came on..then we saw black smoke coming from the back end, My 2003 mountaineer got towed to Ford and they said it is my front differntial, and it needs new axles a week and a half later pick it up, 13 miles down the road the same thing happens again after paying 2600. They come and tow me again. The manager says it was because the car needs new tires and they are off my 3/4 of an inch and now the transfer case is gone along with wiping out the new front end differnetial....does this sound like tires could create this and to have the same problem occur 13 miles down the road and it happens again I feel like I am being taken...I take great care of my Mountaineer it has high mileage 72,000. but is cared for. It does not sound right for a 2 year old car to have to have over 5000.00 of work does it.
#3591 of 6400 Re: Oil from differntial or transfer? [dstef]
Apr 22, 2005 (7:18 am)
I would get another consulation on it. If it does end up being another major repair, I would get rid of it. But the whole thing doesn't sound right to me.