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Old 11-26-2007
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Ok so today on the way to work an i stopped at a light an go to take off an nothing all the truck does is red lines. So i shift it in to 1st an then it goes but that is the only gear that it has now. This the third transmission this truck has had an it only has 47k on it. Need less to say i am not a happy camper to day
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3rd holy crap that sucks!
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Wow I got 82 on my first one its about to go but I rag the hell out of it.
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3rd trans at 47k, what are you doing to the poor truck.

neutral drops are bad.
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am not doing crap to this truck these trans are crap
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i have no idea but could it have something to do with the ecu?
cuz having your 3rd trans at 47k is ridiculous.
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ya i know two were partly my fault from mudding but the third i drive it hard but not that hard i will find out later today of tomorrow whats wrong with it
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That sucks!! I remember my parents had a brand new 1989 dodge caravan back in the day and the thing went through 4 or 5 transsmission rebuilds under 60,000 miles. That is why I will never get a Dodge.
Hope everything works out for you.
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i am glad i got the extended warranty or i would have been out some money
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ok so they said they are going to have to tear it apart so its going to be a while before i get it back
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am not doing crap to this truck these trans are crap
I can vouch for that. I have had over $5,200 in trans. work done between 36k and 65k, all under warrenty. I didn't even wheel/off-road it very ofter and it wasn't hard then. the trans just sucks!
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my tranny went for 120k+ and it only blew because i forgot to change its oil since about 100k. that was stupid. 3,000 for a rebuilt one installed.
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My co worker had an O3 edge 4.0 stick and the 3 years he had it went in 27 time for transmission problems the last time they brought it out and said it was good to go and he pointed to a 06 Jeep wrangler and said good I want to trade it in on that , he said the techs jaw hit the ground when he said it .
I dont know Ive heard some horor storys lately about 03-04s but with anything thats mass manufactured there will be a lemon or 2 Im sure your drivng has very little to due with the actual problem just my 2cents
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I've gave mine hell and it still works awesome!

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idk my trans has been through tons of crap, had some issues but its top notch now.
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sounds like you've got a friday tranny.
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haven't had any problems with mine, but we'll see after the rear end is rebuilt if I did anything to the tranny... I'm expecting it. As that point, I'll use the rebuild of the tranny against Ford when I find the class action lawsuit I'll be jumping on for the rear end.

Could be worse, my dad's 99 Hyundai (biggest piece of crap) had the first tranny go out at 30,000 miles, second at I kid you not 100,032 miles, 32 miles OVER the warranty, and the 3rd tranny at 120,000 miles. I told him to get rid of the piece, and he's got it parked in the garage since it won't move now.
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you all have a 4.0 transmissions i have a 3.0 an sure there a different trans
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shouldn't be any difference between them. The only difference is the 4 speed auto and the 5 speed auto.

According to wikipedia

"The 5R55E, though mechanically identical to the 4-speed 4R55E, was a five-speed transmission, the first produced by an American maker. The ability to produce five forward gears is by improved software control. The 5R55E introduced adaptive shift control and sophisticated friction to friction shift ability. The 5R55E introduced Directional high energy frictions and eliminated all but one thrust washer with high-capacity thrust bearings. It was the first 5-speed electronically controlled transmission in an American vehicle. It was designed for the high-torque 4.0 L SOHC and 4.0 L OHV Cologne SOHC V6."

and the 4R55E was "used in 4.0 L six-cylinder versions of the Ranger and Explorer."

So there isn't much differences, though it never said anything about the 3.0L. My guess is that they did the same thing with the 3.0L they did with the old 2.8L in putting a heavier tranny behind it as to not "fry" the tranny. However, Ford's are known for crappy transmissions. I was lucky my E4OD in my Bronco lasted as long, and I'm surprised my Ranger's has 152,000 on it
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Old 11-27-2007
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i really don't know what is going on with it i am not abusing it or anything i just thank when they rebuilt it they didn't do it right i will find out when i get the truck out what was wrong with it
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Old 11-28-2007
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ok so i called the shop an it was nothing i did the is a clutch in the trans that is suppose to engage on e way an free well the other way but some how they both engage tearing up just about every thing 2500 dollars worth so i have to wait till the warranty company oks it to get it fixed. The service adviser said that it only cost 2526.00 to get a rebuilt one i thank that is that way they are going to go.
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an now they are saying its not going to be done till next week
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ok so the dealers ship where my truck is wants to charge me a 250 up charge because my warranty company wants to get there on own transmission the dealer ship is pissed because there not making an money so they charge an up charge! Has any one ever heired of this?
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Old 12-03-2007
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ok so the truck should be out by i hope fri or sat!!! I miss That damn truck Tired of driving my days 95 Taurus with the 3.0
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$2500 for a rebuilt tranny install? There is no max $$ on those things are there?
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