What is the best replacement for your 6R80 transmission? 

Are you having problems with the transmission of your Ford Expedition? Are you trying to determine if the 6R80 transmission rebuild should be a rebuilt or remanufactured transmission? Let's discuss the difference between a remanufactured and rebuilt transmission.

A "remanufactured" or "reman" transmission is a unit that has had work done on all the original parts to bring the quality level to the standard of a new transmission. Because it is much more thorough, it is commonly considered a "new" transmission. A "rebuilt" transmission only has the problem parts fixed or replaced.

The 6R transmission debuted with the 2006 model year Ford Explorer and the Mercury Mountaineer. The 6R80 transmission is currently in Ford F-150 pickups back to 2009. It has a torque converter lockup in all six gears and an integrated tow/haul mode, enhancing the braking and towing performance. Here is a current listing of the vehicles using this transmission.

2009–2017 Ford F-150
2018-present Ford F-150 
3.3L 2009–present Ford Expedition
2009–present Lincoln Navigator
2009-2010 Mercury Mountaineer
2011–2016 Ford Territory (SZ TDCi)
2011-2017 Ford Mustang V6, GT, Ecoboost(15-17)
2011-present Ford Ranger 2.2L, 3.2L
2015-present Ford Everest 2.2L, 3.2L
2015-present Ford Transit

See more transmission options: https://reman-transmission.com/transmissions

Let's discuss the reliability of both transmissions. Because rebuilt transmissions are repaired with used components, and while they perform as you would expect, the parts are not new ones.  

The remanufactured components use new parts, which essentially makes them like new. A reman transmission is installed in a verified and authorized repair shop, while rebuilt transmissions can be from any repair shop, verified or unverified. A remanufactured transmission will go through a testing process before released to the owner. So while both rebuilt and remanufactured transmissions might be compatible with your vehicle, a remanufactured product is more reliable and higher in quality, therefore making it more desirable. Also, a remanufactured transmission usually comes with a factory warranty that can span three years.

The warranty period can be longer and is not limited to mileage. The warranty for a rebuilt transmission is quite basic, but the repair costs are covered for up to 12 months. But if the transmission fails, you may not be able to have it repaired in the shop of your choice. If you are experiencing problems with your Ford Expedition 6R80 transmission, look for remanufactured transmissions "for sale near me." The cost will be significantly less than new, and you will find that your vehicle has become more reliable. With the installation of a remanufactured transmission, opposed to a rebuilt transmission, the value of your vehicle will increase should you decide to trade or sell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_6R_transmission