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don lathem

don lathem 1/4/2013

2006 Ford Explorer XLS 6 Cyl 4.0L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

How do I check a transmission for damage and wear?

I am buying a used car with an auto trans. I need help in inspection trans for potential problems. What should I look for when inspecting the vehicle?

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rick 1/4/2013

None of us can check it for you . Don't be affraid to take it to a GOOD shop and spend a little $ for a check up . They can look everything over and give ya peice of mind . And who ever is selling it won't care if it's in good shape and don't have anything to hide .

5r55 tech

5r55 tech 1/4/2013

The trans on this vehicle could be what Ford calls 5R55S. No dipstick. Take it to o Ford dealer and have them drop the pan. You can tell the general condition of the trans. They can also refill it properly and correctly. Mercon 5 is needed. Supply your own and save some money. At least 7 quarts should be enough.


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