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E Code - do I need a new transmission?

Discussion in '2002 - 2005 Ford Thunderbird' started by John Hayman, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. My new for two weeks 2003 has an e code and a bad tyranny. Help me, as the dealer said I bought as is. What is the repair on this
  2. tbird

    tbird Super Moderator Staff Member

  3. Thank you for your help. I will keep you updated.
  4. My local Ford dealer says I need a new transmission. Do I? I have read many posts about the E code, but none that really sounded like the perfect answer. I hate to unnecessarily pour money into a car that I just purchased.
  5. I went to the Ford dealer who suggested a $4000 rebuilt transmission. Today I went to Vernon's Transmission and he thinks he can correct the problem for $800. What do you all think?
  6. Well, today I dropped off and later picked up my car from Vernon's Transmission. He replaced the solonoid and valve (updated to steel valve from aluminum). Made it all the way home without the E code. Yeah!
  7. Sierra977

    Sierra977 Active Member Lifetime Donor

    A performance/durability upgraded version of the 5R55S transmission can be bought for $3500 from multiple sources. Why would you put a stock transmission back in your car?
    John Hayman likes this.
  8. Thanks for the advice. So far, the $750 repair is doing well.
    sfosvc1 likes this.

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