Ford Excursion Transmission Problems & Cost | 4R100 | 5R110W

The Ford Excursion was equipped with the 4R100 or 5R110W transmission.. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Ford Excursion transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

Ford Excursion Transmission Models

Ford Excursion: 4R100 Transmission
Ford Excursion: 5R110W Transmission

Ford Excursion Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

Replacement Excursion Transmission:

TransmissionStreet Smart TransmissionAutozoneAdvance Auto PartsDealer Retail
4R100 / E4OD1775183618993228
5R110W2357325033493704

What are the DTC codes related to Ford Excursion transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0700Transmission Control System (MIL Request)
P0703Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit
P0704Clutch Switch In put Circuit Malfunction
P0705Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0706Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0707Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0708Transmission Range Sensor Circuit High Input
P0711Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0712Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0714Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent P0715
P0715Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit
P0717Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0718Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0730Incorrect Gear Ratio
P0731Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio
P0732Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio
P0733Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
P0734Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio
P0735Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio
P0740Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0741Torque Converter Clutch Circuit
P0742Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On
P0743Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical
P0744Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent
P0745Pressure Control Solenoid 'A'
P0748Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Electrical
P0750Shift Solenoid 'A'
P0751Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off
P0752Shift Solenoid 'A' Stuck On
P0753Shift Solenoid 'A' Electrical
P0755Shift Solenoid 'B'
P0756Shift Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0757Shift Solenoid 'B' Stuck On
P0758Shift Solenoid 'B' Electrical
P0760Shift Solenoid 'C'
P0761Shift Solenoid 'C' Performance or Stuck Off
P0762Shift Solenoid 'C' Stuck On
P0763Shift Solenoid 'C' Electrical
P0765Shift Solenoid 'D'
P0766Shift Solenoid 'D' Performance or Stuck Off
P0767Shift Solenoid 'D' Stuck On
P0768Shift Solenoid 'D' Electrical
P0770Shift Solenoid 'E'
P0771Shift Solenoid 'E' Performance or Stuck Off
P0772Shift Solenoid 'E' Stuck On
P0773Shift Solenoid 'E' Electrical
P0775Pressure Control Solenoid 'B'
P0791Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit
P0792Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0794Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0795Pressure Control Solenoid 'C'
P0797Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' Stuck On
P0798Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' Electrical
P0960Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit/Open
P0962Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0963Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0973Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0974Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0976Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0977Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit High
P0979Shift Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Low
P0980Shift Solenoid “C” Control Circuit High
P0982Shift Solenoid “D” Control Circuit Low
P0983Shift Solenoid “D” Control Circuit High
P0985Shift Solenoid “E” Control Circuit Low
P0986Shift Solenoid “E” Control Circuit High
P1762Nissan DTC: Direct Clutch Solenoid Valve

Ford Excursion Transmission Recalls

None Found

Ford Excursion Transmission Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

TSB 02–21–1 – 4R100 Transmission – Torque converter access plug may become dislodged
1989 – 1997 Ford Super Duty – 1989 – 1998 Ford F250 – 1989 – 1998 Ford F53 Motorhome – 1989 – 2003 Ford E-Series – 1989 – 2003 Ford F150 – 1999 – 2003 Ford Super Duty – 2000 – 2003 Ford Excursion – 1998 – 2003 Lincoln Navigator – 2002 – 2003 Lincoln Blackwood
Problem – Due to extreme load and material shrinkage, the torque converter external access dust plug may fall out during severe duty use.
Solution – Install new plug (part number E9TZ-7N171-A) with a 1/4 inch bead of silicone sealant around the plug.

Common Problems with the Ford Excursion Transmission

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Ford Excursion can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Ford Excursion transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Ford Excursion transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Ford Excursion transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Ford Excursion transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Ford Excursion transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Ford Excursion transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Ford Excursion transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed. Once it is in place, for the 6L80, the vehicle PCM will have to be reprogrammed / reflashed to accept the new transmission using the latest GM subscription.

Recommendations for Ford Excursion transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit truck VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Ford Excursion transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Ford Excursion Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Ford Excursion Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Ford Excursion Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Ford Excursion Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Ford Excursion Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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Dave
8 months ago

Working fine thru-out the day and started it up to leave, put it in reverse and it would not move. Before this happened my truck ( motor) was sputtering and chugging briefly. Check engine light was already on before both of these issues it just came on one day but no issues followed?? Is this a CPU problem?

Last edited 8 months ago by Dave
Robert
10 months ago

Transmission shakes and surges at 45 mph shifts hard into 3rd gear works fine at highway speed. 2000 excursion v10 168000 miles. No check engine light. Have only driven about 20 miles since the problem started.

It does not go into gear but it goes into reverse
1 year ago

It does not go into gear but it goes into reverse and it drives in reverse OK as I was going on the freeway it down shifted and also I heard was a loud pop and then nothing no at all so would that be my transmission or would that be my transfer case please say it’s not transfer case because I bought a transmission already thank you

BRENDAN VALDEZ
1 year ago

It won’t move at all but u can hear it go in to gear

Brendan valdez
1 year ago

It gose it to hear but won’t move

Donald Giesey
1 year ago

2000 ford excursion 7.3 diesel going up hill shifted in to a gear didn’t have nothing not even reverse. Torque converter possible?

Larry
2 years ago

I have a crack in my housing on my transmission 2002 18076.6

Mark Miller
3 years ago

Ford Excursion 2000 V-10 Triton with 290,000 miles. Extremely slow acceleration to the point that when pulling out of an intersection I find myself having to pull off the road because of the engine feels like it’s struggling to go forward. When sitting at a traffic light it rumbles as if it’s still struggling to get fuel.
The fuel pump in the tank has been replaced about a year ago and the fuel filter was replaced as well.
Even in reverse the Excursion tends to hesitate as if it’s going to die.

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