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    Default Ford Explorer 4x4 Transmission (A4LD)

    Well its that dreaded time where i need to get my hands on a tranny soon. Wondering wherer you guys are getting yours at? Ordering it online as a reburbished one sketchy? And if its my first time, would you reccomend me tryin to do the install myself, why or why not? If not, whose willing to help me out for lunch or beer aha
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    I bought a rebuilt transmission from a in Scottsdale by the name of AmericanCarsZ when the 4R55E went out in my Explorer. Most places want from $900-$1500 and their cost was $650. They also offer a 2 year warranty.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4R55E...Q5fAccessories

    My dad also had them rebuild the 700R4 that we are installing in his FJ40.

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    junkyard?
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    If you are going to order one you can get them at NAPA and stuff. They are not that hard to pull. Just time consuming. I would have another car lined up to drive while you pull the trans.
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    It's not that hard. I did mine on a Saturday in my driveway with my nephew helping me. I've done it by myself before but it's a lot easier with another set of hands.

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    You should have no problem pulling it yourself. Have at LEAST 2 jacks and con a friend to help.

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    Thanks for the responses guys! Just wondering what is all needed to do the swap? Im not afraid to get dirty so lemme hear it. The more I can save the better.

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    The only fear i have of that, is pulling one and it actually being in bad condition aswell. Such a waste of time and money imo.
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    Basically jack, jack stands, sledge, sockets(deep), wrenches, screwdrivers, and a LONG extension(just combine a couple).

    I used a trans from a salvage yard my last swap and its held up great. Think about it, you buy used from DR why not a yard? lol Most yards will give you a warranty also.

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    Oh i didnt know that getting a trans from a junkyard was worth it. I assumed that it was a luck of a draw kinda deal ya know? I dont wanna spend all day pulling one out and turns out that its junk
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    Sometimes they can be. Back when my transfer case went out I ended up pulling three before I got a good one. But like cllake said you can purchase a warranty with it.

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    i can get them pretty cheap though at a junkyard right?
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    I would highly recommend a trans-go stage 1 or 2 shift kit when you put it in. best mod ever for a a4ld

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    I think a trans cost around $120 at the wrecking yard. If you go to Pick-A-Part they usually have a mid week 50% off on certain items. That's when I pulled the transfercase and I think it was only like $40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylesgorter View Post
    I would highly recommend a trans-go stage 1 or 2 shift kit when you put it in. best mod ever for a a4ld
    agrees but the superior kit is way more in deph and i like it better but with a kit a new low stall converter, a soft parts rebuild, fresh blood and a filter and like 4 coolers your good to go
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    trans go shift kit huh? what exactly does it do and how do i go about installing it? Sorry for the newb questions.
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    [QUOTE=jeepspeed;2382207]Thanks for the responses guys! Just wondering what is all needed to do the swap? Im not afraid to get dirty so lemme hear it. The more I can save the better.

    I would recommend renting a tranny jack. I had a 73 Chevy pickup that had a 6" lift and I could get the tranny and transfer case out as one piece. The tranny jack only cost me like $25 a day. So worth it, made the job alot easier.

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    i am pullin mine by myself at the moment and i am going to get one at a junk yard its 75 with 10 dollar core and like stated above just time consuming have somethin else to drive for a couple days its possible to do it in one day i think with an extra set of hands but it will be a full day work if you do a junk yard trans i would do a new filter and new oil just my .02

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    get yourself a ford transmission rebuild book, and do it yourself. transmissions are not nearly as complicated as you think.

    save yourself a lot of money and earn a bit of confidence
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepspeed View Post
    trans go shift kit huh? what exactly does it do and how do i go about installing it? Sorry for the newb questions.
    the trans go is aboyt 95% in the valve body
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    really? ill take a look at that. Whats the worse that could happen, i break an already destroyed tranny??
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    Im in the same boat with you, needing to decide what to do with my a4ld. WAnt to hear more about the upgraded versions and how much better they are over stock setups. I currently cant even drive mine due to bullshit. i hate not having my ride on hand whne i need it.

    ---------- Post added at 10:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:54 PM ----------

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    really? ill take a look at that. Whats the worse that could happen, i break an already destroyed tranny??
    O yea and the bullshit was explained in the expo thread page 52.

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