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Old December 6th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default (help!) 5R44E output shaft and ext. housing specs

i have a newer 5r44e transmission from a 2wd 08 ranger and i havent verified a tag number on its case as of yet

will any 4x4 ouput shaft from any 5r44e be the same length and spline count to be switched into my 2wd trans? i went to ford and they pulled up atleast 4 different 5r44e 4x4 shafts on their computer program and i have no clue what the difference would be. they also pulled up a few extension housings for a 5r44e that were all different part numbers would there of possibly been a revision in the housings to adapt a sensor into it later in its life or just a different casting? im trying to adapt a 1997 1354m ranger case for my sas, and i dont want to order a bunch of parts that are not what i need.

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Old December 7th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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you need to know the diameter of the needle bearing inside the shaft. the extension housing must have the 2 boss's/ threaded holes for the shifter. you may have to do some trimming of the shifter bracket to allow clearance for the output shaft speed sensor.

i did this 2 years ago. i found a 5r55e doner trans and used the shaft and housing. i also used the 6 gear planet set to increase strength.

heres the 2 shafts


the housing


not sure if you can see the small hole in the shaft. theres a bearing in there and it rides on the middle shaft. they must be the same.


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Old December 7th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #3
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Ha, I was just going to refer him to you Mark.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #4
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ok ok thats pretty good to know, i didnt know the 5r55e had a 6 gear planetary,,! but i was hoping my t case would be in this week but i dont think its gonna make it before the weekend, im sure the rebuild will keep me busy on the 1354 when it gets here.

did they make an output housing that has the bosses on it but doesnt have the sensor hole in it? mine doesnt use an output sensor on the tail housing!?, i need a part number for the one without it. ford cant show me what one it would be. but i guess i could just weld it up..

i was thinking of using an a4ld tranny as a donor, im sure there are plenty of them in the yards around here cheap. i dont know about the needle bearing though, this is the first time ive ever read that there was a diference in them, did you run into issues with that im assuming?. im pretty sure that the shaft and housing used on the a4ld were the same used on the 44/55e

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Old December 10th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #5
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great build thread on the 4x2 to 4x4! really made me less intimidated to tackle it. its always nice to see others go do it before i actually go get it done.
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