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Old 12-03-2012, 21:08   #1 (permalink)
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Tranny replacement on V8 Explorer AWD

Tranny is bad I thought it might be transfer case but the tranny pan and filter tell it all. Metal chunks all over in the pan. We have it almost ready to come out Is there any tricks to getting it out and back in? We had to replace the intake and that has helped get the top bolts off the bell housing while being apart didn't plan it that way but it works out great. I am picking up a used tranny for $300 at the junk yard they are pulling the tranny pan to verify the tranny to be free of metal before I buy it. What tranny fluid type is required in the AWD tranny and transfer case? I bought this for $500 and it is in pretty good shape brand mew tires new front axel new front wheel bearings and rear shackles too. Any help greatly appreciated.


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Re: Tranny replacement on V8 Explorer AWD

I'm not familiar with the install for your vehicle. I'd be more cautious about rust and how long the transmission has been sitting stockpiled for. Some yards don't properly wrap their parts (at a minimum) to seal them from moisture buildup/rust. Good yards offer a warranty, even if its 30 days for part guarantee only - not labour. Pick a parts can also be left sitting for prolonged periods and can cause similar problems. It's good to ask when a vehicle/part came in, or was disassembled.

Without a vehicle year I can't give fluid specifics. ATF (use a synthetic) is used in the transmission. Transfer cases vary from manufacturer. My Dodge uses ATF, as most do, however, some transfer cases require the use of a light gear oil, or engine oil.
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I'm not familiar with the install for your vehicle. I'd be more cautious about rust and how long the transmission has been sitting stockpiled for. Some yards don't properly wrap their parts (at a minimum) to seal them from moisture buildup/rust. Good yards offer a warranty, even if its 30 days for part guarantee only - not labour. Pick a parts can also be left sitting for prolonged periods and can cause similar problems. It's good to ask when a vehicle/part came in, or was disassembled.

Without a vehicle year I can't give fluid specifics. ATF (use a synthetic) is used in the transmission. Transfer cases vary from manufacturer. My Dodge uses ATF, as most do, however, some transfer cases require the use of a light gear oil, or engine oil.
I will be using a Schaeffer Oil tranny fluid for both transfer case and tranny they both call for ATF. The explorer has been there since summer hasn't been taken out yet.


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