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#6095 of 6400 Re: the transmission [joshual1887]
Jul 24, 2008 (4:11 pm)
I have a 2005 Explorer that had 43,000 miles. The O/D light came on. You are correct. I ended up spending $2100 on a rebuilt transmission a few weeks ago. I am trying to get Ford Customer Service to address this issue however I see it is going to be an uphill battle. Of course it is out of warranty and no recalls. I had a 1998 Ford Explorer, traded at 65,000 miles and had no problems with the SUV so that is why I bought another. This will be the last Ford product I ever purchase.
Jul 24, 2008 (4:25 pm)
This will be the last Ford product I ever purchase
Well that's too bad, because Ford has some excellent product out there these days. Explorer transmissions however, aren't really on that list.......
Jul 25, 2008 (7:24 am)
of all the research ive done and people ive talked to, ive found that the 95-96 4.0 transmission is the worst. 91-93 not so bad, 94s just stop working, 97 was changed to five speed auto in order to deal with the additional power of the 4.0sohc engine. and after that ford has made various changes over the years. they just cant get it right lol
Jul 25, 2008 (7:28 am)
i will say outside the trans and elecrical my explorer is ok to drive. it gets 18.2mpg on average which is about average with the 4:10 rearend. its got 280,000 miles and for every 80,000 i go it needs a transmission. i love the engine though weak it may be, its a very simple design and easy to work on.
#6099 of 6400 Re: trans [joshual1887]
Jul 25, 2008 (9:05 am)
Hi Guys,Well here in the Uk i have a 97model that has been converted to run on Liquid petroleum gas,LPG cost wise i get around double the miles for the same price as a gallon of Petrol,But sad to say i have lost D1,and it is a right pain as parts here are a little thin on the ground and buying second hand you never know what you are getting,The vehicle as only done 76.000 miles,Looks like a common fault with this box,Gerry Uk
#6100 of 6400 Re: trans [joshual1887]
Jul 25, 2008 (12:49 pm)
94s just stop working
My 94 ran 140,000 miles with routine maintenance every 30,000 miles, no problem. It was probably the best out of the 7 Explorer/Mountaineers I've owned....
Jul 28, 2008 (5:39 am)
im not saying 94s are bad, i said of the research ive done ive found that the 94 usually gives no warning of a transmission failure. it just stops working
#6102 of 6400 Explorer, 4.0; EFI (X engine)
Jul 28, 2008 (7:59 am)
In neutral engine idles well and responds well when accelerator is depressed. Engaged in any gear, engine idles well, but will die when accelerator is depressed. This started suddenly at a traffic signal; there was no prior warning indicating a problem.
Trouble code P1451 is displayed in scanner (EVAP control system vent control valve circuit malfunction). It was suggested that the cause could be a vacuum leak, but none has been located. Too, the "operational data" from the scanner says, "Fuel System 1, Open Loop (det)." The manual for the scanner says this should be a "closed loop" situation.
Does anyone have any ideas about possible causes that I can address, before surrendering and taking this beast to a shop?
Jul 28, 2008 (8:18 pm)
I have a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. I am having a big problem with the car alarm. When you lock your car the alarm will start going off about an hour later, even if there is no one at it. at first it just went off once in a while and now it goes off at least 3 times a day if not more. How do I fix it?
#6104 of 6400 Idle & dying engine problems with Ford Explorer's
Jul 29, 2008 (11:50 am)
Does anyone out there really have any clue as to why Explorer's so often have erratic idle, starting and engine dying (for no apparent reason) problems? It seems to me that there must be some "VERY GIFTED FORD MECHANIC" out there who could offer some solid advice on the root cause for most of these issues. I've never read of or talked to anyone who ever eliminated or even helped the problem by changing the Idle Air Control Valve, or any of the other most often mentioned replacement parts to solve the issue including myself. I'm only now learning about the magical VZV valve and Fuel Cell Cannister inside the gas tank. Could this be a common cause to the Explorer's erratic idle and dying engine problems? If you fixed your erratic idle/engine dying problem, please let me know what you did.......