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How do you remove the bands from inside the transmission to rebuild it on a 1998 ford explorer

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If your not experianced enough to know how the transmission is disassembled, you might want to leave it to a those who do it for a living, transmissions are expensive, and replacing one part doesn't work, the front pump has to be removed to get to the band. there are a bunch of seals to replace, the whole trans has to be cleaned, (old friction material will clog the main body), what about the tork converter, you have to replace it or try cleaning it out, I would find a rebuilt ready to install, it will save you time and money

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