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Band tightening on transmission

My Freestyle sometimes shutters when changing gears especially from 2nd to third.Often the idiot wrench light comes on and I have to pull over and shut the car off to reset the computer. It has been suggested that bands may need tightening as the tranny is slipping. Is this possible? I have gone online and seen that there are tons of problems with this transmission. Any advice would be appreciated. Barrie would be appreciated.

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Changing the transmission oil fixes a lot of this related problem
a clutch pack and band adjustment makes for smoother ratio changes
you problem is that the engine light comes on and you are not getting the fault codes read to determine the problem in the transmission
have that done at an accredited transmission specialist shop first then when you have a proper diagnosis done , you can decide on what course of action to take

Posted on Jul 06, 2017

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'Bands' as they are sometimes called, are in automatic transmission systems and stop the different planet wheels from turning to give you gears. It is unlikely in either type of gear box.

Posted on Jul 06, 2017

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did you have transmission fluid changed and filter,transmission flush, beware oem transmission fluid should be used in ford sythetic transmission is required using dexron 2 0r 3 fluid will give slippage and erratic shift patterns

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Hello There

Sounds like your transmission oil needs to be changed, when was it last changed?


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Posted on May 20, 2009

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Without the information as to why you had the Tranny rebuilt at 51K, I can share with you most likely the problem as per my experience with these units. The Valve body or Block depending on the year is going to be the accused problem as well as repair. Yet the reason most fail is actually the Servo inside the Trans Case itself.
Some common complaints associated with a 5R55S / 5R55W are high TCC slip RPMs under increasing loads, slip codes, and converter apply or release concerns. These complaints are often caused by wear at the ID of the TCC modulator plunger valve sleeve, due to constant oscillation by the pulse width modulated TCC solenoid. This plunger valve positions the TCC modulator valve, which feeds line to the apply circuit, which controls slip rate. Wear of the sleeve will allow the TCC slip rate to continue to rise, and could prevent full lockup.
The Servo kit assemblie restores hydraulic integrity to the TCC solenoid circuit with precisely tolerance parts. The elevated modulated pressure, will not raise apply pressure to the point of TCC piston fatigue, and will result in firmer TCC apply and reduced slip RPM in heavier use applications.
02 Explorers built prior to 03/04/02 with a 5R55W Tranny; can show no 3rd Gear, or slippage in 2-3 gear, with diagnostic codes P0733 & PO745 present.This may be due to a broken Band. Two tests will easily confirm or deny this problem.

Most assuridly the valve body or block will need to be replaced. But further investigation as to why should be a concern or the Valve Body or Block will be no more than a band aid. Repeating itself within a few months. Improper dianosis for these units are why so many Ford Owners are constantly bad mouthing explorers in the Forums.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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