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Aug 16, 2010 (8:00 pm)
Heres my situation.....I bought a used ford explorer with barely 60,000 miles on it...I have a 2,000 mile dealer warranty and I also purchased a 2yr 22,000 mile warranty.....I am still within that 2,000 mile 30 day warranty.......now heres my problem, when the transmission downshifts at 20 miles an hour it clunks.....I have brought this to the dealers attention and they are trying to say its normal....i personally think they want to pass the buck on the warranty company afterall its their time and money......how can a clunk on a twent mile an hour downshift be normal.....has anyone ever heard of this?...anyone have any viable ways to handle this.....im thinkin bout tellin the dealer im callin corporate and warning the warranty company of the obvious problem that the dealer hopes i make it past 2000 miles with......please i need ideas and advice quik
#132 of 184 Re: I need Help bad [explorethebs]
Aug 17, 2010 (9:17 am)
I do not believe that clunk is normal..possible a adjustment ...if you have a code reader this may show up .Something like this maybe more power for you to prove to the dealer there is a problem........I have 210.000 on my 99 Explorer with no rebuild mine does not do this...hope this helps
#133 of 184 Re: I need Help bad [fillr68]
Aug 17, 2010 (9:39 pm)
definitely helpfull to know im not crazy......i decided that if the trans was doing that on a twenty mile an hour downshift.......what would it do in 4x4 low.....heres a hint.........bang bang bang.....took it back to the dealer today and finally they are willing to recognize the problem......they are going to have a meeting as to either rebuild my trans for 3000.00 or find me a replacement vehichle
#134 of 184 Re: I need Help bad [explorethebs]
Aug 17, 2010 (9:42 pm)
oh......forgot to mention at no cost to me......theyll cover everything
#135 of 184 2003 Ford Explorer
Aug 26, 2010 (2:19 pm)
I have an '03 XLT that I have been hearing/feeling a thumping noise. It only appears to be happening while coasting. The noise stops when I apply the accelorator. It really seems to be worse at slower speeds and when going around turns. I have also noticed, sometimes, that there is a metalic grinding noise coming from the front (i think). I have had the brakes and wheel bearings checked out and they don't appear to be the problem.
#136 of 184 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer [barnos01]
Aug 30, 2010 (8:47 pm)
ok....heres the update...my explorer went in the shop....after doing a diagnostic on the trans it was found that there was a spike in the downshift at 20 mph......no kiddin, thats what ive been tellin them all along.....they removed and overhauled the valve body because the valves were gunked and sticking, they also said there was a peice of metal in one of the valves that was hangin up.......im happy to say the problem has been fixed and im rollin with pride....I hope this helps someone else because i hear its a very common problem on the explorers
#137 of 184 Re: I need Help bad [explorethebs]
Nov 26, 2010 (1:59 am)
I've owned copious amounts of Ford Explorers from 1997-2006 and the same thing happens to me everytime. Depending on the dealership (most say the same that oh, it makes that sound, and so forth). thats full of shit and by law you have the right to make them switch it out. With the purchase of a warrenty you are entitled to have it switched out as many times as you would like while under contract. when i bought my first explorer in 97 in the first week it had that problem and i returned it and saying the tranny had a problem and i was younger at the time and they didnt take me serious, and i raised hell in there till they finally changed it (I even took the bosses and mechnics on tesst drives to hear the problem). but being the cheap and stingy assholes they are at dealerships they replaced parts with old parts taken off a used tranny. in 7 years i had the tranny replaced 4 times on warrenty till i finally decided to have it done at Wally Transmissions. after that (my explorer was still on warrenty) i brought the bill back to ford and demanded reinversment, and after days of bsing with them i contacted a place in Sacramento and explained my scenero and not only did they extend my warrenty for another 7 years on the house they also reinversed me for the tranny, and that Ford dealership had an investigation opened into it and they had to pay several fines...
The point im trying to make is every state has a certain area that controls all the dealership lots and if you explain in great detail the problems with ur car, and the conversations being said they will open an investigation and if they see fraudlant things are going down, they will have that dealership pay for your car to be fixed properly, and if more clames come in like yours that lot will be shut down.
#138 of 184 1999 ford explorer 4x4
Dec 06, 2010 (7:05 am)
My explorer both the 4 wheel drive lights come on at the same time and flash 5 times and then go off for a little while then come on and do the samething.When you try to engage the 4wheel with the switch it does not go in.
#139 of 184 1999 ford explorer 4x4
Dec 06, 2010 (11:55 am)
most likely it is your shift motor located on the drivers side of the transmission right on the transfer case..try to unplug the motor first to make sure there is not bad contection .it is a little difficult to disconnect the plug my need a second pair of hands
Dec 12, 2010 (6:02 pm)
i think my 2003 explorer with 107,000 miles is stuck in 4 wheel drive but my 4 wheel drive light is not on. i went from getting 16-20 miles per gallon to 11.5 miles per gallon. i did a full tune up and put some fuel cleaner in it. any suggestions???