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Transmission Went Out For The FOURTH Time...

well, many of you know i am on my 2nd transmission(rebuilt also), after only 4 years and 45,000 miles...

it wont go into reverse and the truck is in "limp mode"

any ideas how to get it fixed? or do i just need to replace it?

what is my transmission called? how much could i get one for used?


i have a 2002 3.0 2wd auto
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You have three trucks, maybe its time to give up the ranger. Too many problems. I mean, you have two other vehicles to drive. You arent doing too bad!
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the f250 is our hunting truck.

not my daily driver.

it is stored 160 miles to the north of me.

the f150 is a 1977 pickup. it gets 7mpg.

it needs about $3k worth of work to make it a dependable daily driver.

the ranger has to get fixed.
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Don't listen to anyone...keep the ranger. It looks really good.
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it sucks.

i think i need a 4.0 2wd... leave her pretty stock maybe...

i hate this 3.0

and get a beater jeep, later on, to wheel...
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damn i never knew you had any trouble with that truck (the ranger). does this happen to alot of 3.0s.. or is it just bad luck on your part?
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did the tranny go on the way to your dads?
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2005 Ranger FX4 Level 2??
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2005 Ranger FX4 Level 2??
2006 FX4 Level II is what i want
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damn i never knew you had any trouble with that truck (the ranger). does this happen to alot of 3.0s.. or is it just bad luck on your part?
Well right now the 3.0L isn't the problem. The transmission is.

My mom's truck is the same year and has the same transmission and her truck is doing great. It only has maybe 27K or 28K miles on it, but she and my dad are very hard on it. I guess your truck is cursed?

Maybe you should consider another truck. A 2WD 4.0L might be better for you since you have two other trucks to take off road. And you can get a Cherokee for less than the cost of a transmission.
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I'm pretty sure the 3.0 has the 4R44E behind it, someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Paul just swapped in a beefed up tranny in his (4.0) after spring creek claimed the last one, you might ask him. I think it was in the $2500 range..
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I'm pretty sure the 3.0 has the 4R44E behind it, someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Paul just swapped in a beefed up tranny in his (4.0) after spring creek claimed the last one, you might ask him. I think it was in the $2500 range..
I'm not sure what it is, but I'm pretty sure it's not the 4R44E. I think that's a 4 speed.
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i say swap it for a 5-speed :)
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i say swap it for a 5-speed :)
I will never get another one of those...
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I'm pretty sure the 3.0 has the 4R44E behind it, someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Paul just swapped in a beefed up tranny in his (4.0) after spring creek claimed the last one, you might ask him. I think it was in the $2500 range..
The 4R44E got replaced by the 5R44E behind the 3.0's and 4 cylinders about 1997.
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5R44E is the devil

so, anyone know why it would be in "limp mode" and why it wont go into reverse?
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If possible go over to rrorc.com and shoot toolbox-rob a pm about it. He is a ford service tech and knows pretty much everything there is to know about rangers.
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Dude that sucks I love your truck I hope you would do the same stuff to the next one if you do get another!

P.S.- Did you get new tires for her yet?
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had other stuff to pay for(bills and some other crap), so no new tires...

i was thinking i might look into just getting something that is good for driving to work, school, out of town...

a 4.0 2wd...

try and get black...

do some minor things... sunroof, system, clear corners, tint, tonneau, rims...

nothing that could affect it negatively...

but who knows...

right now, the priority is to get this stupid ranger running for me...
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Yea I hate my 3.0 too but I have 38,000 miles and am still waiting for a problem to show up I KNOW its coming with how I treat it when offroading.
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Well right now the 3.0L isn't the problem. The transmission is.

i know its his transmission, i just wasn't sure if they had different trannys for the 3.0 (versus what they use for the 4.0). plus he said he hated his 3.0, thts why i asked if it happens to many 3.0's (meaning the tranny in them) or is it just bad luck for him.
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you have the 5R44E and in stock form is somewhat soft.
you can save yourself a ton of money on labor if you can remove it yourself and take it to a good trans shop to have it rebuilt by someone who knows how to rebuild these trannies. also make sure you have them use heavy duty fleet parts and put a shift correction package in.
i have the shift correction package in mine and it should make it last a little longer, theres two trick parts to this, the first is a pressure riser , raises line pressure, the second is a thermo by-pass valve, alows fluid flow to the cooler at all times, not just when its hot.
i have the link somewhere for all the parts you need.
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heres the link for the shift correction package

http://www.superior-transmission.com...tion/4r44e.htm


let me see if i can find a fleet rebuild kit
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I will never get another one of those...
why a 5speed man is better then a auto any day...i wont own a auto anymore i hate them
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why a 5speed man is better then a auto any day...i wont own a auto anymore i hate them
Manuals suck in heavy traffic. My next truck will probably be an automatic since I don't see myself not having to deal with heavy traffic for a while.
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