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#4885 of 6400 1996 Ford Explorer Transmission
Mar 07, 2006 (11:59 am)
My Explorer is in the shop.
Had it in a dealership 6 months ago, transmission had acted up. Had been bucking in reverse, and slow moving forward. Drove 40 minutes to dealership, and they couldnt get it to fail. So took it home.
Now, the reverse is out, and I am told that it looks like the planetary letgo exploded. Either way, it can not be rebuilt. For a ten year old vehicle to need 3k+ in transmission work, vehicle itself is only worth 4k - 5k.
It does have 125k miles, from reading previous, it sounds like I have been fortunate that it lasted this long.
I know my list of options is short, but any suggestions would be appreciated.
#4886 of 6400 Re: devilsizer [mazman1]
Mar 07, 2006 (5:52 pm)
I had the same problem, but had no taillights. Do you know the fuse # for the dashlights? I do not have an owners Manual.
#4887 of 6400 Re: 1996 Ford Explorer Transmission [cajung]
Mar 07, 2006 (7:06 pm)
Sorry your trans is out at 125K. What engine do you have, the 6 Cyl SOHC?
#4888 of 6400 jerking and power loss
Mar 08, 2006 (2:45 pm)
I have a 2000 ford explorer. When you put the least amount of pressure on the gas pedal to pass or to get on down the road, a jerking and reaving of the engine sound, and aslo a slight power loss can be felt. What causes this?
#4890 of 6400 Re: horn fuse keeping blown out [ford_suv_rooki]
Mar 13, 2006 (5:48 am)
I have the same problem exactly with my 98 Ford Explorer. I replaced the under the hood Ford Relay and nothing happened. Cannot find a fuse identified for the horn but still the symptoms are exactly the same. Both horn and cruise control went out at the same time. Have you found a fix yet?
#4891 of 6400 Tranny problem
Mar 13, 2006 (5:15 pm)
I have a 02 and thought I would do some tranny maintance only to find after I drained it and had the wrong filter that I have a sealed tranny. I finally found another filter. Does anyone know how to go about putting the fluid back in the tranny? I have an idea know on how to check it through the plug but haven't found any suggestions on how to fill. If anyone can give me an ideas it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
#4892 of 6400 Re: Tranny problem [bckthuzs]
Mar 14, 2006 (5:20 am)
The problem is going to be how much transmission fluid to put back in to the transmission. Too little or too much will create serious problems. You could ask someone at a local Ford dealership or transmission repair facility to tell you how much fluid is needed and how to get the fluid in to the transmission. You could also have the truck towed to the Ford dealership and have them complete the job. This should be a good learning experience. Before DIY check out the complete procedure to make sure you have the tools and the ability to perform the repair. The cost of completing this repair could be considered tuition for this learning experience. I had a similar experience with my daughter's Eagle Talon's timing belt. I thought I could save her money by DIY. I fouled up the alignment of the belt and had the car towed to a repair shop to complete the job. Now I let someone else do timing belts. They are easy to do if the engine is out of the car, but in the car......!!!
#4893 of 6400 Re: Tranny problem [bckthuzs]
Mar 15, 2006 (4:11 pm)
"I have an idea know on how to check it through the plug but haven't found any suggestions on how to fill. If anyone can give me an ideas it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks"
This is not a "back yard" procedure. Have the car towed to a FORD DEALER. There is a machine that the dealer uses to perform this procedure.
#4894 of 6400 Re: engine code P0446
Mar 16, 2006 (2:32 pm)
keep getting this code to a check engine light. is it likely a charcoal canister? is that an easy piece to lay my hands on?