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Cracked bell housing what are my options
 


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Need a 1998-2011 5r55e. You cannot use a 2wd trans, cannot use a trans from anything except a 4.0, cant use anything earlier than 98.

There were changes in the speedo sensor at some point and I can't remeber when but you can adapt either style to work on either system with a little work.
 

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Thanks for the information ,now to find one.
 

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How many miles on the old transmission?

You can put on a new bell housing, it is a separate part, but does require some disassembly and rebuilding
But you could have a new trans in the end, depending on the parts you replace while its apart

A used automatic is a roll of the dice, like any used parts but more so since more can go wrong with an automatic, lol
 

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I thought the 5r55e was based on the a4ld which has no removable bell housing.
 

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I thought the 5r55e was based on the a4ld which has no removable bell housing.
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Welcome to TRS :)

How many miles on the old transmission?

You can put on a new bell housing, it is a separate part, but does require some disassembly and rebuilding
But you could have a new trans in the end, depending on the parts you replace while its apart

A used automatic is a roll of the dice, like any used parts but more so since more can go wrong with an automatic, lol
It has a lot of miles
 

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Then a used trans is not as big a gamble unless you were going to do a full rebuild on yours


As far as I know all automatics have to have a removeable bell housing for rebuilding purposes
But not like the old manuals, the back of bellhousing is also the front case of the main pump, so not easily swappable
 

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It has a lot of miles
Need a 1998-2011 5r55e. You cannot use a 2wd trans, cannot use a trans from anything except a 4.0, cant use anything earlier than 98.

There were changes in the speedo sensor at some point and I can't remeber when but you can adapt either style to work on either system with a little
Then a used trans is not as big a gamble unless you were going to do a full rebuild on yours


As far as I know all automatics have to have a removeable bell housing for rebuilding purposes
But not like the old manuals, the back of bellhousing is also the front case of the main pump, so not easily swappable
I have had this truck for 7 years and have had no major problems my son will be doing the work on it I’m trying to research and find out what would be the best thing for me to do
 

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The c6 and th400s in my shed both have non removable bell housings. They are just cast as part of the case... fairly common. In my opinion the a4ld/4r/5r are built stupid. They have a removable bell housing but the way it's designed requires pulling the trans apart to change it...
 

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Yes, should not have said all
 

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You were kinda right. I’ve cut the bell housing off of powerglides to put SFI scatter shields on... That makes it “removable” with the correct tool.
 

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A4lD, 4r44,5r55,are all descended from the C3 which had a removable bell with a front pump that requires a special tool to align the pump halves when you overhaul them. I used to like C3's because they'd fail suddenly, losing 3rd gear when the reverse/high clutch pack seal tore. They'd still drive and 3rd would often work when cold. Since they didn't slowly burn up the fluid didn't stink up the shop when I tore one apart, C4's on the other hand often smelled like a buffalo took a dump on the wood stove.
 

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You were kinda right. I’ve cut the bell housing off of powerglides to put SFI scatter shields on... That makes it “removable” with the correct tool.
My th400 has the bell cut off and an ultra bell installed so it fits bb ford. Just bolts on with the pump..
 

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My th400 has the bell cut off and an ultra bell installed so it fits bb ford. Just bolts on with the pump..
Removable.
 

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like mentioned by some.....bellhousing in this case is swappable. 2wd or 4x4 donor wont matter.


use the converter as the alignment tool if your not using the donor converter.
 


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