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Old 07-28-2005
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5R55 Weakness???

So I've heard 5R55 is notorious for not being very strong. Was never really an issue until I mounted my 33's. Anyone know what this is due to? can be done to prevent/solve this problem???
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It wasn't an issue 'till you are running 33's? What is the issue you are having? To solve the problem or issue, you need ot have a problem or issue.

Mine was strong, and all the times I beat on it -- it kept itself together. I did smoke a German built Getrag 6-speed in my SVT Focus though, so I guess anything is possible.
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i never heard of many problems with the newer 5r55es...maybe the Al4d or older 5r55/5r44/4r44s...
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I would put a shift kit in it, my 5r44 with 35's shifts waayyy too long from 1-2. Whenever it drives again i'm definately puttin the shift kit in there so i don't burn up the clutches any more.
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Not having any problems, just don't want any really. I gonna install a bigger tranny cooler with a fan and trans temp gauge. I wsh they made a finned aluminum pan for this tranny. Do you have to do a V8 swap in order to be able to use a 4R70W?
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4r70w=not a chance.

What issue are you having.. your topic isnt very descriptive.
Its hard to say anything when we dont know anything about your issues.
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Not having any problems, just don't want any really......
No problems. I just don't wanna find out later on the side of the road where it is that those trannies fall short.
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Heat kills an auto tranny. keep it clean and keep it cool. add a cooler, change the fluid 10-15K and check periodicly for fluid conditon and level. doing that should ensure a long living tranny.
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