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#5066 of 6400 2005 Explorer Transmission?
Jun 10, 2006 (2:37 am)
I have an '05 Explorer XLT with 24,000 miles on it. Just bought it from Ford Dealership. I notice that after driving and warming up, it shifts very, very hard from Park to Reverse and also from Drive to Reverse. It appears that it is "kicking" into gear. Is this a tranny problem? Has anyone else experienced this? I just bought this and the dealer is going to fix it on Monday. Any thougths?
#5067 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer Transmission? [teddyjackson]
Jun 10, 2006 (3:43 am)
Hard to diagnose with those limited symptoms, but I have a 2004 EB which they had to replace the transmission solenoid on because of a slow shifting. Moving the transmission between gears like you mention, would result in a delayed gear shifting from the transmission. This would appear to then slam into gear.
#5068 of 6400 Re: Rear A/C (and door ajar) problems [bobisme]
Jun 10, 2006 (4:51 am)
we had the passenger door switch replaced 2x under warranty, the third time they "dug deeper" and did something with the wiring. didn't have a problem after that.
has our blend door replaced under warranty. i hear that is a common problem and from what i have read may be the cause of what you are experiencing
#5070 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer Transmission? [teddyjackson]
Jun 10, 2006 (6:00 pm)
see if the dealer will change the tranny fluid on your car (for free hopefully) and it might fix the problem.
#5071 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer Transmission? [kiawah]
Jun 11, 2006 (12:55 pm)
Kiawah, when they replace the solenoid, did that correct the problem?
#5072 of 6400 Auto Trans. Prob ???
Jun 11, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Have a 94 Explorer. Will not shift out of 1st into 2nd gear till I go about 1-1/4 mi. then all is ok. If I stop & shut it off --same thing ---Could it be a vacumn ????
#5073 of 6400 Re: Auto Trans. Prob ??? [deadeye5]
Jun 12, 2006 (3:32 am)
Yes, it could be weak or plugged vacuum line to the vacuum modulator. It is on the right side of the trans case, tucked in behind the exhaust system, hard to reach, impossible when exhaust is hot. With engine and exhaust cold, pull the vacuum line off the modulator, hard to reach. Check to see if any trans fluid or liquid comes out of the hose. Prescence of transfluid means you need a new modulator. You will have to lower the trans or take exhaust loose to have enough room to remove the modulator. Don't loose the pin inside, about an inch long. Put vaccum gauge on the hose to the vacuum modulator, should have good vaccum, the same vaccum as you read at the intake manifold. If vaccum is low, check, clean or replace vaccuum line.
#5074 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer Transmission? [teddyjackson]
Jun 12, 2006 (6:20 am)
Yes, replacing the solenoid resolved the problem (put on aout 1K miles since)
#5075 of 6400 transmission fluid transfers to engine oil
Jun 12, 2006 (10:58 am)
92 Explorer. Loses ATF at rate of 1qt per 500 miles. No visible leaks. Engine oil shows overfull by the amount of lost ATF. Believe it is being sucked thru vacuum modulator into intake manifold. No smoking. Can't figure how it is getting from manifold to oil pan. Anyone know what is happening here ?