Transmission swapping and retrofit

Asked by Jul 13, 2017 at 10:55 AM about the 2001 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

Can I put an easier to find 2001 ranger 2wd auto
trans 5r55e into a 97 ranger 2 wd auto that has a
problem filled 4r44e trans? And will it register and
accept the extra gear? Would be going from an 4
speed od to a 5 speed od trans. Will it work or will I
at the least lose my overdrive when the
ecm.recognizes fifth gear as overdrive.

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