A friend, single mom, needs her 1999 Explorer fixed. The aromatic transmission is dead. I've found one out of a mfg date 11/1997 a 1998 model year. Her's is a 3/1999 Will the transmission interchang


Asked by Nov 29, 2014 at 01:33 PM about the 1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998 vin 1FMZU34X1WZA47221
1999 vin 1ZMZU34E3XUB91558

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If they're from the same type of engine, it should work. If you're a DIY kind of guy, I'd recommend you do research on "Faulty accumulator" to see if any of those symptoms are on the "Dead" transmission. Accumulators are usually less than $30 and valve body gaskets are cheap.


It just revs in reverse... Can feel it trying. Have to put it in 4 low to creep forward. Changed filter lots of metal chips like fingernail clipping. Is your suggestion still good.


The 1998 is a 4.0L pushrods The 1999 is a 4.0L overhead cam.


I looked at the stock list of Rock Auto a fine parts place. I put in the information you gave about one being OHV and the other SOHC and the results were identical.... the same transmission fits both, according to Rock Auto

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I have a 99 explorer. The eighth digit on the vin is the engine. "X" indicates a 4.0 OHV pushrod type engine. The letter "M" suppose to mean a 4.0 SHOV engine. Could the "E" be the V8


The E must also be overhead cam

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