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02 Ranger Transmission Help

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02 Ranger Transmission Help

Hi everyone I'm new to the ranger world I need to replace my transmission but every where I go ask me for the I'd # witch I was told it is not the VIN # pics below she the ID's talking about the 2nd pic is the sticker from under my hood.... Tia
 
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Welcome to the forum

2002 Rangers used 3 different transmissions
Manual transmission was M5OD-R1(M5R1) for any engine size, 2WD or 4x4

Automatic transmission was a 5R44E, or a 5R55E
Ranger had 3 different engines in 2002:
4cyl 2.3l engine used 5R44E
3.0l V6 also used 5R44E
4.0l V6 used the 5R55E

These are MODEL NUMBERS................not "what it fits" numbers

The 5R44E from a 3.0l V6 will NOT work on a 2.3l 4cyl engine and visa versa
A 2WD transmission will NOT work on a 4x4 vehicle.

For example, if you have a 2002 Ranger 2.3l 2WD with an automatic, you could use a 5R44E from a 2002 to 2012 2.3l 2WD Ranger

So tells us what engine you have, 2WD or 4x4, and manual or automatic
 
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02 ranger 2.3L rwd automatic
 
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So you need a 5R44E from a 2002 to 2012 2.3l Ranger, 4cyl Rangers were all 2WD(RWD) after 1998 or so

When transmission is out change the rear coolant line on the back of the engine, can't get to this fitting easily, and it does leak sometimes
Also install a new rear main seal on crank shaft, they are cheap and do wear out, you do this for ANY engine when transmission is out, or engine is out, lol.

And just a "heads up", sellers often use model number 5R55E for a 5R44E, who knows why but it is VERY COMMON.
So if you see a 5R55E for a 2.3l engine it is actually a 5R44E, so fine for you to use.
Example of that here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-FORD-R...-/142279806266
 
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Wow thanks so much for your help I will definitely change everything why I got it out I did not know to do this I have never did a trans swap it's all a new learning lesson.... Again thanks for your help it's mucc appreciated...
 
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Rond the line your talking about does it hook up to the Coolant Recovery Tank Hose ????.

Also I have tried to look up OEM PARTS for my truck and can't find a site that will give me OEM parts numbers do you by any chance know of any sites ??? Tia
 
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You can try here: https://parts.ford.com/en.html

Have VIN ready

2.3l Duratec doesn't have a coolant Recovery tank?
It uses a Degas system, so has a reservoir but it is under pressure like radiator.

But the connection I am referring to comes out of the back of the head
 
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