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Old 07-13-2010
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5 spd auto issues

SO hears my story, ive got a 2002 ranger 2wd 3.0l i belive it has the 5r44e auto in it. I lost reverse some months ago and found the servos on the side of the case to be leaking. I replaced the piston cap o ring and snap ring for the one towards the rear of the tranny. Reverse came back but then it wouldnt shift from 1st unless i rved it up and let off the pedal then it feels like it would jump to 3rd or 4th and the OD light flashes only when i dont rev it up and let it off. i replaced the front servo parts then aswell and still nothing changed. Ive been reading your posts and found a couple people with this issue. i preformed the TSB about changeing the seperator plate and found the old gasket to be blown out on on the part over the soleniods so i thought that was it. How ever no luck i changed the plate and the EPC valve update that came with it and now if i step on it it will shift to the "2nd" gear(1st with OD as i understand) but then will not shift to 3rd, and it still will not shift under light throttle out of 1st, and as i understand it shoud really go 1-3-4-5 under normal driving the 2nd gear is reall only for when you step on it, i may be wrong on this tho. If i place the truck in D and get up to cruiseing speed around 45 or 50 mph and then shift it into the displayed 2, the OD light flahses and then it just revs out. before i did the tsb tongiht i ha dpull codes p0733 and p0735. Any input on this would be awesome!
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Old 08-27-2010
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I have 2 questions ...
Is it a early 2002 5R44E and 2.Do you have a Ranger Edge?
I used to have a early 2002 Ford Ranger Edge with a 3.0 and a 5R44E and the trans was a lemon.
I think they were in the process of working the bugs out of them around that time.
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Old 09-08-2010
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gear 3 incorrect ratio and gear 5 incorrect ratio. same thing happened to me in my 01. I replaced the valve body and all the solenoids... didnt work so i just bought a new tranny :(
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Old 09-09-2010
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The low/reverse servo is access from the bottom. You need to drop the pan.

My question is do you have manual engine braking in first?

I lost reverse in my first trans. The reverse sprag clutch was shot. Although I have yet tore it apart to verify. But I did test with the test plate and air pressure with ford tools and manual.

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