Re: 02 Explorer Which auto transmission do I have?
When I went to get my last oil change, the dealer recommended me get my
transmission flushed. I told him that I was told (by a third-party auto
store) that this transmission (5R55W) is a sealed case and does not require
the fluid to be changed. The rep at the dealership said "Oh... you just
don't have a filter to change, but the fluid will still get used".... so now
I'm almost to 56,000 miles (however the transmission was replaced when the
original completely failed at 19,000 miles, so this tranny in there now only
has about 37000 miles on it).
"Jim Warman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> This is the (IIRC) 5R55W/S transmission. Under "normal" service, it is
> "lubed for life" according to Ford. Severe service recommendation is
> mile service interval.
> Special tools and techniques are required for service including the
> to monitor transmission temperature.
> "wth" <HATESSPAM@mchsi.com> wrote in message
>> 4L V6 auto 4 wheel drive
>> vin # 1fmzu74k12zc*****
>> data plate on drivers door shows TR "V" Axle 45
>> Maintenance guide 30,000 miles refers to changing fluid on trannys AX4S,
>> 4F50N, 4R100, 4F27E.
>> Vehicle has no transmission dipstick.
>> It's also a "normal service use vehicle".