Loss Of Reverse In Your Ford Transmission 4R44E/4R55E




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Hannah Barthlow: I have a 2006 ford explorer v6 and last night I lost the use of my reverse shift. In addition my car will not transition any higher than 30mph. Are these issues related possibly??? I live in Canton so I would be willing to make to drive to Kalamazoo to get this fixed! Thank you 

Dewayne Spradlin: Finally someone with knowledge lol !!!!! My Father is ur common old school A.T.R.A. Certified transmission rebuilder after customer could not afford to fix this rather nice exploder last time tearing into this 2wd newer 90's sport explorer another Tech from Ford Dealer shows him that something just hadn't latched pertaining to lower servo and Band once he did something to it he Said Ron I wouldn't tear it on down now it being 2wd stick it back in well it worked better than new for few weeks of bout 10 miles a day then same crap all forward no reverse!!!!!!!! I have nothing in this vehicle when u factor in the miles and shape of it but trying to find out if they are a TSB on this or updated Part# of this issue thanks in advance for any info I personally worked in Ford Parts Department several years and know we purchased from same Trans parts Distributor our self never remember seeing 1 thing Ford stock ordered or intrim order that was auto trans parts how wld a person get updated parts if Ford did such and kept hush hush from the repop parts companies 

Gene Shields: Thank you very much, this was very informational and logical I bought a 98 explorer two days ago and it doesn't go in reverse I believe this is the problem,takes sense 

thomas martin: 1996 ford ranger 2.3  its eather 4r44e or 4r55e trans just had trans flushed a week later code p0761 came up could anyone help me with this problem truck is old dont wanna sink a lot of money into 

Ern H.: mine is slow going into reverse sometimes. is this a sign its going out

Steven Bailey: sometimes i have reverse and sometimes i don't what do you think it could be i have a 1998 ford ranger 4x4 4.0 with the 4r44e

Lynsky71: I have a saturn sedan that has no reverse. However if it is really cold out it does work. And when it does work when I go to put back in forward gear sometimes it won't go forward unless I sit for a few seconds and you can hear it go back in gear.

Laban Burchette: Was thinking about buying a f150 but after seeing this an the truck already has these exact problems im scared especially sincethey told me it will only go in low and not switch any kind of gears really. I'm thinking just Trans swap. Be great to get someone else's opinion. 

IAMKING696969: I have a 96 Explorer 4.0 2wd with a 4R55E trans... Anyway, it drives fine in D but only has Reverse after about 20 minutes of driving. Reverse works perfectly when hot but not at all when cold. I'm also getting a DTC that says Turbine Speed Sensor but can't remember the number right now. Any ideas as to what could be causing my problem?

Nate Brooks: I got lucky when my tab was broke it did not cause any other damage. 

I have never worked on a transmission before but getting the trany out of a 98' ford ranger 4x4 was really easy, took half a day, and tearing down the trany took a few hours. valve body was good, but the reverse band tab was broke. ordered the new parts, all new gaskets, seals, all bands, and friction plates (the teeth are stepped on the old ones). Probably take another day to get the new parts in and the drive train back together, but all in all super easy (and for $250 in parts, very cheap). 

I have no idea why people are so scared of rebuilding their transmission, I mean compared to rebuilding engine this trany is super simple, and dose not have that many parts. 

People transmissions and engines are amazing precise mechanical machines with 1000ths of an inch accuracy, one little thing off and it they will destroy themselves!!!!! If it makes a sound, or behaves "differently" then STOP and its time to check the mechanics. you could go from a $42 reverse band, to a cracked case and have to pay $1000's..............

Mohamed Muhijden: Hello
I don't know where to began but I have bought a ford mondeo 2.5 v6 2002 automatic car about 2 years ago. And recently it started making some loud noises/vibrations  around 43 mph, lower and above that the car behaves normaly so I thought it was nothing and kept on driving like that. Until one day when I got out of work and was on my way home. As I was driving, I came to the red light and stopped the car, when the green light went on. I tried to move but the car made loud noises and it didn't move forward as it would. And I smelled a bit of smoke, coming out of the car engine. Suddenly the car didn't move at all, only in reverse. I didn't find any problems with driving reverse, only driving forward was not working at all. 

Later on I took the car to a local mechanic, And they informed that I hade to replace the transmission. Even though it costs me a lot, I managed to buy a new one. When the mechanics put the transmission in, suddenly the car was moving forward normally. 

And lastly when the mechanics put the transmission in, we tried to see how it worked. And we found out that the shift box in the car only worked when we pulled the P (park) to D (drive) as fast as we could. At that moment the car managed to move forward. 

On thing we found again was when I drove at 43 mph, the car made noises and vibrations again. And on top of that the car didn't want to drive reverse. 

I really would want your help at this momet, so please help me. I think the problem is not in the atomatic transmission, but in the gearbox. 


so please help me and sorry for my bad english

Joseph Carter: Looks like my exact problem, I have 183000 on the truck should I instead get the transmission rebuilt instead of just the tab fix considering the miles?  Never had any slipping, all gears seem to work fine other than no reverse.

SoVAWoogieBoogie: Hey guys, is this problem accompanied by any type of sound? I have a 98 f150 that wouldn't move in reverse and had a buzzing / rattling noise. In just 12 hours it went from only occurring in reverse to happening in drive as well. After hitting a bump in the road the vehicle will no longer engage in drive or reverse. Noise is still there.

SoVAWoogieBoogie: Hey guys, is this problem accompanied by any type of sound? I have a 98 f150 that wouldn't move in reverse and had a buzzing / rattling noise. In just 12 hours it went from only occurring in reverse to happening in drive as well. After hitting a bump in the road the vehicle will no longer engage in drive or reverse. Noise is still there.

loudon jenkins: Mine goes into reverse and moves under its own power at idle but when you touch the gas the slightest bit its like it kicks into neutral. Ideas?

nikki england: Jack up the battery and slide anew car under it is a possible solution. :D

MurderFaceXD: I'd rather just buy a new Transmission 

lchacon: Is there a way you can tell if you need the reverse band replaced or if the sun shel is broken. By sound. Mind sounded horrible today could drive faster than 25mph

Hillarparn1: Thanks for the info. Sure don't like ford right now because my Explorer won't go into reverse. Checked the O-rings on the servo, ok. Jammed a screwdriver up against the belt, rattled everywhere inside the casing. Annoying! Well, thanks a lot for the info. Now I have to go brake my piggybank. 

Emmanuel Bravo: I have the same problem with my explorer. Can i keep drive like that with this problem in the transmition???????

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