Re: General info
When looking for a Ranger with higher mileage and an automatic transmission, be very wary of rebuilt automatic transmissions. The 4R44E-5R55E transmissions have had several minor-major Technical Service Bulletins issued that are best addressed when the trans is rebuilt. However, some trans shops do not address these TSB's, and they only replace what they see has failed. However doing this can be detrimental because the parts that are proven to wear out will wear out, and you'll once again have to drop the transmission and have those parts replaced. It's kind of like buying a house that was flooded, taking the drywall off, and installing new drywall, and calling it fixed. There is still mold on the wall frame, and it will cause more problems down the road.