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5R55E Trans Capacity - Fluid/Filter Change?

Book says about 10qt for the trans, but thats bone dry, I'm doing a fluid and filter change so what's left in the converter is staying. Anyone recently do a change and can tell roughly how much they used? Thanks

Guess I'll ad power steering too, any idea on a capacity? 2, 3qt?
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power steering should be around 1.5qt

Trans I think I used 8ish but that was over a year ago, I could be wrong.
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Sweet thanks, power steering should just be Dexron/Mercon ATF, correct?
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Is there a drain plug on these torque converters?
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I thought the 5r44e came in the 3.0? I guess not lol
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Is there a drain plug on these torque converters?
no, well in theory lol
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no, well in theory lol
Good to know. I know on the 302 trans there is a nice little drain plug for them, didn't know if the rangers one did as well.
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Good to know. I know on the 302 trans there is a nice little drain plug for them, didn't know if the rangers one did as well.

No, because that was too smart to keep doing.
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I thought the 5r44e came in the 3.0? I guess not lol
thats the 4speed auto trans... the 5r55e trans is the 5speed auto
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The 4speed auto is the 4rr4e. Per TRS:

4R44E T 1995-2001 4-Cylinder & 3.0L Rangers 4-Speed
5R55E D 1995 - 2001 4.0L Rangers 5-Speed

I found the answer to my question, the 5r44e is the 5-speed tranny that repaced the 4rr4e after 01. Here's the article if your intrested:

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...52&postcount=2
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thanks for the correction there trent
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It was more for me lol, glad it helped though.
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I should be looking under "TR" on my door tag right, for the Trans? Well that certainly has a "D" in it...

"D (1997-2005) A5LDE / 5R44/55E "

"5R44E/5R55E - Automatic Transmission:

The 5R55E is a computer controlled rear wheel drive automatic transmission used in 1997 and newer Ford Rangers and is identified by transmission code 'D'. This is a computer controlled rear wheel drive overdrive transmission."
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I'll check my door tag when I go out to the truck in a few hours, I thought the 5r55e was a purely 4.0 tranny, I hope not that would make finding a 4x4 tranny a lot easier.
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5r55e was an option soo it could go either way...

so i thought?

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someone wanting to convert over to 4x4???? adn then maybe SAS lol
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5r55e was an option soo it could go either way...
Do they both bolt straight up?

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no idea..
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Keep in mind the only difference between the 4r and 5r is the 5r applies overdrive to get a new second gear ratio.

They have identical ratios for first and final drive. There is no real advantage to swap out one 4 for a 5.

From my transmission endeavors you get 4 quarts out if you drop the pan. Another 4 when you drop out the valve body. The system holds a little over 10 pending on the size of the auxiliary trans cooler. The converter will hold all its fluid until you remove it.

Now you can drop the pan change the filter. Fill it up. Then run disconnect the trans cooler line and feed in clean fluid and drain the old fluid. This would be a driveway T-TEC. Some of the power stroke guys do this over on TheDieselStop.com
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Good to know. I know on the 302 trans there is a nice little drain plug for them, didn't know if the rangers one did as well.
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i was just saying that because of the limited number of torque converters I've seen, I've never seen a drain plug..
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Keep in mind the only difference between the 4r and 5r is the 5r applies overdrive to get a new second gear ratio.

They have identical ratios for first and final drive. There is no real advantage to swap out one 4 for a 5.
I'm looking to swap a 4x4 one for my 2wd one, if I can look for both that would make it easier to find.
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Do they both bolt straight up?

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i could be wrong but those trans dont interchange with a 3.0 if i rember right the belt houseings are a little different and the starter is on the pass side if siting in the truck 4.0 has the starter on the drivers side could be wrong though been a wile sence ive worked on a 3.0
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Goodys said he has the 5r55e with the 3.0 though? I totally forgot to check my door tag crap. I'm so confused lol
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55 is the torque rating of the trans, specifically the converter.

3.0's got the 44 and 4.0's got the 55

44 * 6 = 264
55 * 6 = 330

Meaning that's the max torque input for the converter. Beyond that its likely it will grenade. I have read the max case input power for the case is near 600ft/lbs but this includes multiplication done by the converter.

Basically my point is the 55 is the 4.0 trans. If anyone says its behind the 3.0 its either a custom swap or a typo. The 3.0 has a unique bell housing, but the rest of the trans is very similar to its bigger twin. You may be able to just swap the bell housing from one to the other. FYI, i believe it holds the pump in place.

This formula also applies to the other ford family transmissions. ie 4r70w = 420 ft pounds 5r110 = 660 ft pounds etc
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Goodys said he has the 5r55e with the 3.0 though? I totally forgot to check my door tag crap. I'm so confused lol
I'm no guru, but everything I've seen online as far as the door tag, and code D I have a 5R55E. It's definitely a 5speed trans. The filter/pan gasket I ordered about a year ago was for a 5R55E before I figured I had anything else. That worked (pan the same in the other trans in question?)
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