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ford ranger 4x4: i want to replace solenoid transmission control

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i want to replace solenoid transmission control on 1998 ford ranger. after removing the tranny pan there are several what looks to be like the solenoid tranny control. i need to know which one it is.
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Which reansmission do you have the 4R44E or the 5R55E?

Which solenoid are you replacing?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i dont know witch transmission. truck shifts manually not automatically so i was told it could be the solenoid transmission control so i went to auto store and ordered one and thats all i have is one

You likely have the 4R44E and there are four solenoids and two of them are shift solenoids. See the enclosed diagram for there location. See if this helps.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

so i pretty much need to change both to even tell if this is the problem? correct?are all the solenoids interchangeable? is it the same part for all?

Yes if that is the problem you will need to change both and the shift solenoids are different form the other two solenoids so be sure to install shift solenoids.
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