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#3574 of 6400 Re: demus [jrc346]
Apr 18, 2005 (12:29 pm)
The 2000 did not come with a transmission cooler. Why would you suggest this? Maybe it does in the US but not here. This is an external cooler that sits right in front the rad and simply supplies a much higher level of cooling to the transmission. Not sure what you are referring to. Ford inidicated to me that they do not install these as factory items.
If you know Explorers that well, then you should not look at the model of transmission but the PARTS that are internal. With the garage where my truck was done, we compared transmission parts from a 1998 Explorer, 6 banger auto to mine and the parts are the same. We then compared to a newer 2004 and the same. This also came from a top manufacturer of the Explorer trannies. Do you know who I am referring to? It is a US company...Now that is research when you can actually compare like we did. I have a transmission now with the modified parts suggested by this manufacturer to Ford several years ago. Plus it comes with a 2 year warranty. Not bad for a rebuild huh!!!!
#3575 of 6400 problems with 04' ???
Apr 18, 2005 (12:32 pm)
i am looking a an 04' XLT with a 4.0, i was wanting to know what gas mileage might be and if there was any problems with it?
#3576 of 6400 Re: demus [demus]
Apr 18, 2005 (9:29 pm)
"If you know Explorers that well, then you should not look at the model of transmission but the PARTS that are internal. With the garage where my truck was done, we compared transmission parts from a 1998 Explorer, 6 banger auto to mine and the parts are the same. We then compared to a newer 2004 and the same."
Somethings not right here. In 2002's and up the trannys are 5 speed autos. Are they not 4 speed trannys in previous years? If so, how can the parts be the same?
#3577 of 6400 Re: problems with 04' ??? [codered]
Apr 18, 2005 (9:35 pm)
The 4.0 will get between 14-15 city and near 20 on the highway providing you don't go much past 75mph. The mpg seems to really drop after that. The only problems that seem to be out there are the transmission solenoid and the rear-end. My advice is if you are worried about the mpg you should stay away from any SUV. Also, do not buy an Ford Explorer WITHOUT A FORD EXTENDED WARRANTY. This warranty can be purchased over the internet at a reasonable cost. Shop the internet for your warranty and then ask your local Ford dealer to match the price. I purchased mine at www.fordwarrantys.com. I purchased the "basecare" which is a "powertrain warranty" that will cover the transmission, rear-end and other misc. components.
#3578 of 6400 Re: 98 Explorer power locks sticking [mrzoom]
Apr 19, 2005 (4:53 am)
You bet I will
#3579 of 6400 Re: 2002 Explorer Transmission Failure [demus]
Apr 19, 2005 (10:26 am)
Maybe Ford is too busy paying for their lawsuit to put too much attention into the warranty. Speaking of which, has anyone actually checked out that "esuvee" website? I think it's www.esuvee.com. There's a game on there that's supposed to teach you to drive an SUV. It's worth a laugh.
#3580 of 6400 Security Key Pad Reset
Apr 19, 2005 (1:44 pm)
Does anyone know how to find out what the factory setting for the code is? I bought mine used, and in the books, I can't find a sticker or a card that shows the number. The dealer wants $100 to tap into the computer to figure out what it is or they probablyare going to rest it.
Shouldn't the dealer be able to run the VIN and figure out from there what that number is. Does anyone know how to reset the keypad?
#3581 of 6400 Re: Security Key Pad Reset [jodar96]
Apr 20, 2005 (5:25 am)
There's a panel for the rear windshield washer fluid on the left hand side of the back bed. In that panel (towards the front of the vehicle), there's a transformer with a 5 digit code on it. That code is your security pad code.
#3582 of 6400 Re: [demus]
Apr 20, 2005 (7:02 am)
Gunna clear the air here. Congratulations on your rebuild, hopefully the modified parts will give many more miles of reliable transportation.
I am familiar that there are some carry over parts from the 4-speed into the 5-speed, but those parts are few. The most important components are new; valve body, clutch plates, shift solenoids etc. Those are the parts that count. BTW: The 1998 Explorer with the 4.0L SOHC V6 would have the same transmission as your vehicle.
"Ford indicated to me that they do not install these as factory items."
Did you call on these parts or check on them at the dealer service dept? If so, I am curious as to which parts they are.
Anyway, I am not here to prove anyone wrong. My original response to your post was one of question to your logic. Flaming Ford for this and that over one bad transmission. My suggestion to you then, and is now, that your experience with your transmission failure COULD be the exception and not the rule.
On the transmission cooler. This has me puzzled. I have a 2000 Explorer Limited with the 4.0 V6 that I bought at a dealers auction in Flint, MI. It originally came from Canada, as do many vehicles at this auction, and it does have a transmission cooler. It looks factory, but maybe it was added by the previous owner?
#3583 of 6400 Re: [jrc346]
Apr 20, 2005 (5:53 pm)
I believe I read on one of the review sites that Ford, starting in 1996 with the V8s and in 1997 with the SOHC, put the transmission coolers in those vehicles fitted with the offroad/towing package. My 1997 XLT 5.0 has the cooler, and if your 2000 has the tow package, it came with a cooler from the factory.