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Front Timing Chain Hydraulic Tensioner Disaster Averted

Thread in 'Engine' started by swshawaii, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Duncan Kimbro

    Duncan Kimbro Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Thanks Tim. Got it last Wednesday and really enjoying it.
     
  2. Carl Judy

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  3. Carl Judy

    Carl Judy Member

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    Is a transmission problem common? I have over 217K on mine and pull a 24 ft boat and have for yrs. never had any problem. U got me worried now. Mines an 01 ST 4wd.
     
  4. swshawaii

    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    ^ Sorry Carl, just saw your post above. 5R55 series transmissions are known to have issues after 100,000 miles or complete failures without towing heavy loads. Judging by your past projects and rebuilds preventative maintenance on your vehicles is second nature. It's common knowledge the key to longevity to engines and transmissions is keeping fluids clean and cool as possible. There are hundreds of threads from many Ford forums regarding the 5R55E's various issues if you search. Found just one of many from EF that may be of interest to you, but there are MANY more on the internet. Good luck.

    ATF oil cooler
    https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/oil-coolers.247990/
     
  5. Carl Judy

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    Thank u
     

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