Originally Posted by kanuck15
isnt there a wiring issue there? or did yours have a 5r from the get go?
Mine had the 5r55e from the get go. Only difference was the newer ones had a vss sensor and from all the how to's I was reading it's a direct swap just don't plug anything into the vss sensor.
But I didn't get the transmission from the 04 anyways. I was at the pick and pull Thursday and was pulling parts off the 04 and noticed someone took the engine but left the transmission. I didn't need the transmission then or I would have taken it lol. Thursday night I was backing into my parents driveway and heard a loud clang as if I hit something and lost reverse. Went to get the transmission on Friday (yesterday) and someone else already took it.
So I got a transmission out of a 98 explorer with the 5r55e and got it swapped in yesterday. Had 170k on the clock, but I was desperate for a transmission and this was the only one I could find. Got it for $150. There were some newer ones local shops and full service yards were selling with less than 100k miles on them but they all wanted over $500 for them.
My trucks showed signs of the trans going out since I bought it but the symptoms disappeared and I thought it was good to go but it wasn't. When I drained the trans yesterday and pulled the pan the fluid was nothing but metallic and had huge flakes of metal in the pan. When I pulled the pan of the new one the fluid was clean and no signs of metal anywhere.
The new transmission has made a huge difference so much more power, smooth shifts can't even feel it shift anymore just see the rpms drop now when it shifts.