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Thread in 'Reliability' started by Mark Bentley, May 25, 2017.

  1. swshawaii

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

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    ^ Mileage? ATF (Mercon V) color and smell?

    Not specific to the 5R55E, but good advice and info:
    https://www.transmissionrepaircostguide.com/what-is-a-transmission-flush/

    Note: Some service centers use machines that add additional force to blast fluid and/or cleaning solution through the system.
    This is NEVER a good idea as this can damage seals and/or lodge sludge in places it shouldn’t be as mentioned above.
     
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    Csdsm18 Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Mileage is only 77k now.
     
  3. swshawaii

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

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    What about fluid color and smell? Also, do you tow, haul heavy loads, or off road?

    No shifting issues and my fluid appeared clean and a light pink color with no burnt smell when I had a complete transmission service done by my small local Ford dealer at 62,000 miles. $200 included 2.5 hours labor, 20 quarts Motorcraft Mercon V, filter, and gasket. Dealer used a BG PF-5 machine that has no power and exchanges fluid using the vehicle's own transmission pump. I figured the cost of the fluid and filter alone was almost the same price as the complete service so I let them do it. YMMV
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Csdsm18 Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    That's a excellent deal there. I gotta call my ford dealer see what they would charge. I never checked the fluid yet. Shifts flawless no towing or heavy payloads. How many miles do you have now?
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Just passed 80,000 miles recently. Bought the ST in 2009 with 46.000 on it and drive it less than 3000 miles per year now.

    Doubt you will get the same full transmission service price today but call around. Those familiar with these 5R55 transmissions will usually only use OE Ford/Motorcraft Mercon V fluid. Providing your fluid is clean you should be safe doing a full fluid and filter exchange instead of the pan drop "dilution" method. Good luck and keep us posted with your progress.
     
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    Jon OData Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    08 that I got new, currently 177k, no major issues except a rebuilt tranny and lots of front wheel bearings which is kind of normal.

    Exactly. Mine has been well-maintained since new, tranny flushed at 50k, 100k, and 130k, and it crapped out at 132k when I lost reverse. It's just a weak design.
     

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