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5R55E FILTER QUESTIONS


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So I'm looking up 5r55e transmission filter and gasket kits for my 02 Explorer 4WD (trans code R) and 02 Sport Trac 4WD (trans code D), both have the 4.0 SOHC. I want make sure I'm ordering the correct filter set for each. I know through researching the forum and google the ST has a Ranger drivetrain and the trans code D is the 5R55E, but can not find out what trans code R is, maybe the 5R55W or 5R55S. @RonD stated in my thread when I bought it that it was a 5R55S. But I can't find anything definitive denoting what model transmission it is. So, any help would be grateful.

I can't see why there would be a difference between RWD and 4WD in regard to the trans filter but I'm finding stuff that points otherwise. Why is this?

So, which filter for each vehicle?

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I can tell you that 2wd vs 4wd is different. 4wd trucks had a deeper sump trans pan and the taller filter.
 

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Count the bolt holes

And +1 ^^^, 4WD transmissions have a deep pan so filter sits lower
 

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Makes sense with a deeper pan. It seems silly why they would do that, just have a deep pan for both. So, the S and W models have 16 and E models have 18. I didn't think to count them. Thank you both. @RonD and @snoranger

So, which type is better for the pan gasket: cork gasket or paper?
 

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I prefer cork gaskets in general because it swells to fill gaps when wet
 

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So, which type is better for the pan gasket: cork gasket or paper?
I have used LubeLocker gaskets in the past with good success- they are a paper/rubber, aluminum core (hybrid? not sure what to call it) gasket with a ring or two of silicone? rubber on either side. Have one on my diff right now and one used on the trans of my previous ranger w/ no leaks.

 

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