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Remanufactured Ford Ranger Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Ford Rangertransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Ford Rangertransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Ford Rangertransmission 

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Remanufactured Ford Ranger Transmissions 


Since its introduction in 1983, the Ford Ranger has been one of America’s best selling compact pickup trucks. There were many body styles and trim levels for buyers to choose from, which made for an excellent value considering the relatively low purchase price. However, both the Ford Ranger manual transmission and the Ford Ranger automatic transmission seem to suffer from transmission problems as the miles increase. So let’s figure out if installing a remanufactured Ford Ranger transmission will help permanently solve issues with the 5R55E. 


Common Ford Ranger Transmission Problems  


The 5R55E is electronic, meaning that many of its components are controlled by electronic solenoids. These include the gear shifting mechanisms and the torque converter. 

If you have a multimeter, you can easily check the solenoids to determine whether there are problems. 


You can also cause the transmission to overheat with improper maintenance or abuse. The main things you need to watch out for are overtowing and revving too much. These cause the transmission to rev too high and strip gears or use too much transmission fluid. The best thing to do, if you think the transmission is overheating, is to pull to the side of the road and let the vehicle cool down. 


Also, make sure you check fluid levels every 20,000 miles. 

If you notice the transmission fluid is dark or leaking anywhere, its a sure sign that damage is imminent. At that point, it should be repaired if possible to reduce the costs involved in a full transmission replacement. 


How to Solve Ford Ranger Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Ford Ranger Transmission  

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Ford Ranger transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Ford Ranger Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Ford Ranger transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Ford Ranger transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Ford Ranger Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Ford Ranger transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.