Ford

Have Ford Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Ford
This answer was rated:

I need a transmission expert! So if your not a transmission…

I need a transmission expert...
I need a transmission expert! So if your not a transmission mechanic DON'T anser.I'm changing the transmission on my 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 Engine I already took the transmission out.I have both transmissions laying side by side.the one I pulled of the truck,and the one I bouth,used.I took the torq converders out.to put new seals in the transmission I bouth.Now,the torq converter in the tranny I bouth,don't go back in all the way.it seems the shaft/Rod that go's in the middle needs to go in like an other inch.in the old tranny,it go's in fine.also in the old tranny,i'm able to take the Rod/shaft out and put it back in.in the one I bouth,I can't take it out.are you suppose to be able to pull that Rod in and out?and yes,I'm wiggleing and turning the torq converter while trying to push it in.Can you help me?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
7/10/2017
tims auto repair
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 16,201
Experience: owns a repair shop....25 years
Verified

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Ask Your Own Ford Question

yes,,the front shaft will pull out of the 5r55 transmission

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My question was,about the middle shaft/Rod.are you suppose to be able to pull in and out this Rod that goe's into the torq converter?it's this rod that's keeping the torq converter from going in.in the old tranny,the Rod goe's in about 1 inch deeper.in the old tranny,I'm able to pull the Rod and put it right back.in the tranny I bouth I can pull the Rod out,or push it in any more.it needs to go in another inch.this tranny was running fine a week ago,when the other truck was wrecked.

yes,,the center shaft pulls out..

perhaps you have the shaft in backwards..

tims auto repair
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 16,201
Experience: owns a repair shop....25 years
Verified
tims auto repair and 87 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
hey Tim,I already rated you,5*****how ever,I have more questions.the shaft never been out of this tranny.so it can't be in backwards.I tried takeing it out,I can't.like I said before,only in the old tranny,I can easily pull the shaft out,and put back in.

they are both 5r55 transmissions,,correct?

Ask Your Own Ford Question

are you using the converter that came with the transmission?

Ask Your Own Ford Question

was the converter in that transmission to begin with??

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
transmission's are exactly the same.Yes I'm using the converter that came with this transmission.and,Yes.the converter was in the transmission.But,I Don't think your under standing me.the converter is NOT the problem.is the shaft.it's not in all the way.like in the old tranny.I tried boths converters in the old tranny,they go in just fine.

i do understand,,

that shaft will come out..i would think that when you pulled the converter,,the shaft followed it out a little..use a hammer and tapit easy to set it back in the transmission

thanks

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ask tims auto repair Your Own Question
tims auto repair
tims auto repair
tims auto repair, mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 16,201
16,201 Satisfied Customers
Experience: owns a repair shop....25 years

tims auto repair is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

24,320 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

28,139 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,380 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
The transmission is dropping in and out of gear auto trans
The transmission is dropping in and out of gear auto trans ef falcon … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Shifter will move but vehicle will not move. Transmission
Shifter will move but vehicle will not move. Transmission gauge also shows hot … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,976 satisfied customers
Installed a rebuilt transmission in a 1990 ford 4x4
installed a rebuilt transmission in a 1990 ford 4x4 automatic and it won't pull … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
The Overdrive light is flashing and the Transmission is not
The Overdrive light is flashing and the Transmission is not shifting properly on my 2007 Escape, 2.3L I4 engine/ automatic transmission. What can I do ? … read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
We have a 2006 mercury mountaineer with a transmission. And
We have a 2006 mercury mountaineer with a blown transmission. And a 2005 Ford Explorer with a blown motor. We are wanting to put the transmission out of the explorer into the mountaineer. Both door st… read more
Jagmaster
Jagmaster
Bachelor's Degree
346 satisfied customers
Looking for vehicles with same exact transmission.. can you
Looking for vehicles with same exact transmission.. can you give me some vehicles to look into? please.https://www.driverside.com/specs/ford-econoline_commercial_cutaway-1999-2870-5750-0?style_id=1612… read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
1,555 satisfied customers
Transmission slippage possible leakage. Three days asgo.
I am going to add the recommended transmission fluid but should I ad transmission stop leak first … read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
I was looking for a tutorial video on changing transmission
Hi, I was looking for a tutorial video on changing transmission filter on 2009 ford flex. would you have one … read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
I'm doing a engine/transmission swap in an 07 F-150. The old
I'm doing a engine/transmission swap in an 07 F-150. The old drive train is the 5.4/4R75E and the new is the 6.8/5R110 out of an 06 F-250. I'm trying to find a pin out for the body harness side of bot… read more
Michael
Michael
Automotive Technician
High School or GED
257 satisfied customers
No heat and transmission fluid gauge reading cold. Water
No heat and transmission fluid gauge reading cold. Water temp gauge normal … read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,320 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 Ford Ranger with a manual transmission the
OK I have a 2008 Ford Ranger with a manual transmission the questions are do I need a neutral tow kit. If so what card will I need to program the system? … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
What is the purpose of transmission speed sensors on an 08
What is the purpose of transmission speed sensors on an 08 Ford Escape? It runs fine no problem but check engine light is on and was diagnosed at Auto Zone as a bad speed sensor. … read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,320 satisfied customers
Transmission fault service now and check engine light just
Transmission fault service now and check engine light just came on at the same time … read more
Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
Associate Degree
1,033 satisfied customers
EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION ON A 2009
I AM CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION ON A 2009 LINCLON MKS 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION FWD … read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,320 satisfied customers
Transmission malfunction warning. About a year. 2012 ford
it is my 23 year daughters car and she hasn't done anything she doesn't know what to do … read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
Transmission seems to be stuck in neutra. Transmission will
Don't know. Tried changing fuses, disconnecting battery, checked fluid. … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
2004, f150, 5.4 engine two wheel drive. The transmission
2004, f150, 5.4 engine two wheel drive. The transmission slips at around 45 mph as if it shifted into neutral, when it slows down to around 20-25 mph the power returns. Just changed fluid and filter a… read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
Will the engine and transmission. From an 08 focus SE fit in
Will the engine and transmission. From an 08 focus SE fit in an 04 SE focus … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x