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2001 Ranger 4x4 5R55E interchange

wwlightning

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Hoping you guys can lead me in the right direction. We have a 2001 Ranger 4x4, 4.0. The 5R is giving us issues. We are at about 202,000 miles. I dont know if the trans has been changed before or not. I'm searching for a replacement. So far, I have gathered that 01-11 5R55E will work. Is this only Ranger or will others work? What makes a 4x4 trans different from a 4x2? Will a 5R55S work? This is my teenage daughters truck and looking for the most economical way to go.. Thanks for any input!
 


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I can't answer the rest of your questions but you need a 4X4 transmission for a 4X4. The transfer case bolts onto the tail of the transmission. The RWD transmission tail is different and won't let you bolt the transfer case to it.
 

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Welcome to TRS :)

A 4x4 transmission has a shorter main shaft and round rear housing to bolt transfer case to
2WD has longer main shaft and longer tapering rear housing that rear drive shaft slides into
Internally they are the same but you need to do a full rebuild to change main shafts
so usually best to match 4WD and 2WD with same

You can use 2001-2011 5R55E from a 4x4 4.0l Ranger or Mazda B4000(4.0) 4x4

In 2001 Ford changed the 5Rs and added ISS sensor and OSS sensors to the outside, so you can't use earlier 5Rs
The 5R44E won't bolt to a 4.0l engine

No on the 5R55S, or W, or N

Good site to check for used parts is: car-part.com
 
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