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Old 11-27-2007
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4.0 OHV on a 4.0 SOHC tranny?

I've got a quick question...

Will a 1997 4.0 OHV tranny bolt up to a '01 4.0 SOHC?

The guy I'll be buying it from is auto and so is mine. Will I need to get a new pcm or anything?

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i think your PCM will be fine IF your tranny now is the 5R55E tranny......
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i could be wrong but i think the 97 trans is a 4 speed.

if your doing what i hope your doing (finaly) just tear it down and simply replace the shaft and housing.


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you need to get the transmission code off the door . it will either be "T" 4 speed, A4LD, 4R44E

or a "D" 5R55E

if it is a D then it will work but you will have to change the bellhousing/pump to the OHC unit

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I would prefer to do that, but I can not find those parts anywhere around here.

If you have any info on where I could pick them up, PLEASE let me know. I'll give ya some extra moola for finding it for me!

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seems someone here got a housing off ebay

i can get a shaft for you local, i'll have to call for the price
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i could be wrong but i think the 97 trans is a 4 speed.

if your doing what i hope your doing (finaly) just tear it down and simply replace the shaft and housing.
in '97 you could get either the 4R55E, 5R44E, or 5R55E.....the transmission he is talking about IS the 5R55E.....all extended cab 4wd Rangers in '97 had the 5R55E which is the same transmission as in the newer Ranger.....

replacing the bell housing isn't that big of deal, unbolt the bell housing off his tranny, and bolt it on the OHV tranny.....replacing the tailshaft for an inexperienced person could wind up being more than $150.....
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maurice. i edited that post.

there was only 3 autos offered in 97.

A4LD, 4R44E, and the 5R55E.

all depends on the trans code on the door sticker.

we know his is a 5R55E

i hate to do this but, your swaping to a manual for "some reason" whats really wrong with your transmission?
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Door code is a "D"

nothing is wrong with it......what i thought was wrong with it was in the X2 program......Bama didn't program it worth a crap.....i switched my program back to stock and it runs like a baby....shifts perfect.....

the reason i am continuing swapping to a manual is because i wanted a manual when i bought the truck, had to settle for an auto......
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4R44E were only in the 3.0L I believe...A4LD are in the 4 bangers...

What were the 5R44E offered in?
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Props to your manual swap Maurice...it'll be good... *thumbs up* Wish I could do the same with mine...
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thanks Pete....it will be fun...
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4R44E were only in the 3.0L I believe...A4LD are in the 4 bangers...

What were the 5R44E offered in?
A4LD and the 4R44E are just about identical
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I wish i could afford to swap to manual
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no you dont.
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no you dont.
what is so bad about a manual transmission that you don't like?
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What models were the 5R44E offered?

Manual is great and fun to drive...
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the reason i am continuing swapping to a manual is because i wanted a manual when i bought the truck, had to settle for an auto......
I hear ya my dad kept on telling me i would hate manual and I wouldnt like it since all my driving is in the city so I settled with auto in the 98..

I made damn sure on the 07 I got a manual and learned how to drive it.

My parents were leary of me driving the 07 to work the day I got it since I was rough with stick.. The salesman who sold the truck says if he wants to drive it bad enough (like I did) he will learn it.
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i think drivers ed cars should be a manual.....
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i think drivers ed cars should be a manual.....
That would definately get all the bad drivers off the road lol.
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i think drivers ed cars should be a manual.....
are you kidding me, i got behind the wheel and had no problems, yet again i drove myself to drivers ed and finished a week before everyone else.

the first time this one chick got behind the wheel.. oh man..
my neck hurts thinking about it, needless to say she only drove for a few seconds.
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i think drivers ed cars should be a manual.....


That would definately get all the bad drivers off the road lol.

LOL AMEN! Couldn't agree more...
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what is so bad about a manual transmission that you don't like?
lowers the value of the truck, harder to off-road with, less towing cap. shall i go on?


the 5R44E was offered on 3.0 and 2.3 i think from 2002 and forward. its the same trans as the 5R55E just less input strength. it has a 3 pinion rear planet set, the 5R55E has a stronger 6 planet set. the 5R44e has one less forward and direct clutch then the 5R55E.

wee. i have yet to let all you minions know all my knowlage about these units!
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well considering i don't off road, if i need to tow anything larger (ie: boat, camper, or any other heavy load) i will get my brothers '00 Cummins.....
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lowers the value of the truck, harder to off-road with
Not always true, I know if a truck comes with a manual version I will buy it over an auto, its only when no manual version is offered that I would get an auto.

and its not harder to offroad with, just takes a better driver and lower gears always help too.

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