Transmission swap

Asked by Oct 21, 2016 at 11:16 PM about the 2003 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab SB

Question type: General

I need to replace transmission what year models
will work

4 Answers

85,525

I just replaced the trans in my 2002 F150 and went with a factory rebuilt that has a 3 year unlimited warranty. They provide a new torque converter and replace all the electronics as well which other rebuilders don't. You would need to provide a VIN to find the correct transmission for your truck. Check out Ford, I wish I had known about their program when I had the last one rebuilt (crap).

85,525

Modern engine and transmission compatibility is complex due to the electronics involved. It is best to use the exact correct trans for your truck.

21,060

If it is a 4 speed it's probably a 4R100. But be careful if using a tranny from a donor vehicle. The electronic/solenoids and torque converters are very expensive, and if they are defective out of the donor vehicle, you're going to be wasting a lot of time in installation. If you've owned the vehicle since new, or know it has not been dogged, I suggest you have your's rebuilt by a qualified mechanic or purchase one remanufactured by motorcraft. As "Full" stated; three years of warranty is a good deal.

21,060

Something else to consider. Speaking to a Ford mechanic it look up the rebuild time for a 4R100 transmission. It's almost 13 hours. An install of a remanufactured transmission is a lot less. What you're saving on labor costs can go toward the purchase of the transmission.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 219,096 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,410
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,640
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,573 Great Deals out of 173,276 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,148 Great Deals out of 64,234 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
403 Great Deals out of 48,598 listings starting at $1,899
Used Toyota Tundra
665 Great Deals out of 34,267 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
434 Great Deals out of 11,069 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
653 Great Deals out of 45,101 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
371 Great Deals out of 26,650 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
601 Great Deals out of 38,611 listings starting at $1,895
Used Nissan Titan
285 Great Deals out of 17,696 listings starting at $3,800
Used Chevrolet Colorado
337 Great Deals out of 37,331 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
363 Great Deals out of 30,285 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
785 Great Deals out of 41,561 listings starting at $1,987
Used Ford Explorer
1,186 Great Deals out of 68,925 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 115,444 listings starting at $20,645
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
166 Great Deals out of 28,927 listings starting at $18,500
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
212 Great Deals out of 7,776 listings starting at $16,294
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
477 Great Deals out of 11,400 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
732 Great Deals out of 15,278 listings starting at $9,655

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.