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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#374 of 383 1996 ford explorer 4x4
Dec 15, 2012 (11:55 pm)
I have replaced the shiftmotor and actuater still if you put it in 4x4 it engages for 15 seconds the 4x4 both hi and lo flash it goes back to 2 whell drive the lights blink 6 times every 2 minutes
#375 of 383 Re: ford explorer downshift issues [cfsdir]
Dec 29, 2012 (8:40 am)
I had the same problem with an 02 Explorer I purchased. Didn't do it during my city test drive, waited until I was on my way home with the title and an AS IS NO WARRANTY tag.... Took it to a well known tranny shop that charged me $75 to tell me it's a piece of s**t take it back where I got it from and if I wanted a second opion take it by the dealer on the way home and they would tell me the same thing. So I did stop in and they drove it up the road with me in the passanger seat and the service tech said the transfer case was kicking in and out and for me to put a new set of tires around it and it would fix the problem... I looked at him in disbelief bc one shop just told me to drill wells in my pockets and it needed full trans build and tranfercase. long story short new matching set of rubber and its smooth as silk now.
#376 of 383 Re: ford explorer downshift issues [jughead1984]
Dec 31, 2012 (5:37 am)
Interesting on the new tires. Makes sense, as my 2006 Explorer with 4WD needed a new tire (picked up a nail in the sidewall). The tire shop said I should get a new set (about ready anyhow), as the newer 4WD system with"automatic" settings can wear and begin to buck as the transfer case would think one wheel was slipping (like on snow) and try to engage the 4WD. Apparently the wear on the treads will make the tires rotate at slightly different RPMS vs a brand new tire. I took his advise and got a new set of tires. Did some research and found out this advice was correct. Glad your new tires did the trick. Now make sure you rotate them often to keep the wear between the front and rear tires even.
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#377 of 383 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer transmission O/D light blinking [mjfix]
Feb 02, 2013 (12:27 pm)
You may want to look into this: http://www.fordservoboretransmissionfixsolution.com is where you can get a fix for your transmission if the OD light is flashing or Check Engine light is on. If you get Codes for your trans like PO 775 or PO 745, it is most likely the servo bores. This place gets you a 200.00 fix that you can do in your driveway in 2 hours. It fixed my 03 2 weeks ago and is now doing fine! Ford originally replaced my transmission case at 36,000 miles for this problem. Now it happened again at 148,000. Puts more mileage on a nice vehicle!
#378 of 383 Transmission wont shift 2003 Explorer
Mar 25, 2013 (7:39 pm)
I just had my transmission rebuilt on my 2003 ford explorer xlt 4.0L 4x4, installed it and it will not shift. The transmission wire harness broke from the solenoid pack at the tail when removing the transmission. Repleced wire harness from the dealer with Vin number from my SUV (another dealer said it couldn't be done this way, that I needed the code off the harness. tag was missing) Replaced solenoid pack with a rebuilt unit. Replaced Torque converter with a remanufactored one. Dropped transmission again and sent it back to transmission shop. Tested out fine. Transmission still will not shift. What else should I do?
#379 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer transmission problems [meme17]
Apr 01, 2013 (12:47 pm)
2007 Mecury Mountaineer V6 AWD
Problems began at 65,000 miles.
Hard shift from Park to Reverse - Sometimes.
Grinding action from 2nd to 3rd upshift - Always.
Hard Thump from 2nd to 1st downshift - Always.
Said didn't know but could update software for $100. Went with it but did not work.
Said to rebuild it.
AAMCO - Free diagnostic check, said they needed to do more and would cost about $200. Said could be external, solenoid pac possibly.
Local Transmission Shop
Test Drove and diagnostics; Said to rebuild. Also said Transfer Case is cracked.
I read and watched videos, trying to convince myself there must be something that can be done. So, I tried the fluid flush and even the shop that performed the jobs said I'd be rolling the dice, they said they have only know fluid flushes to solve these probelems very rarely. But, I went for it because I had to. They added Shutter Guard treatment. Still same issues. $180
We will never own another Ford product ever. Nor will anyone in my family and I will do my best to inform others to never consider Ford products when purchasing.
This is how you kill a brand. Not by the hard work of the many who build it, those on the factory floor or assembly line. Doesnt matter where its built either, its the corporate attitude and negligence at the top of the company structure. Look, it hasn't been about the vehicle in a long, long time at Ford. Its just something to sell for profit. Nothing more. They should get into the toilet paper business because all they produce is pure crap.
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#381 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer transmission problems [gagehatesford]
Apr 22, 2013 (6:51 am)
My 1994 is doing the same thing out of no where! the o/d light flashes withing the first few blocks of driving. Now this morning I got back from dropping kids off and it wont go into park! i had to put is in N and use emergency brake!! All of the shops and internet are saying what you posted.. So you're thinking that there is no hope, and need a new or rebuilt transmission to hopefully solve problem?
#382 of 383 transmission not shifting in 2001 Ford Explorer Sport
Apr 27, 2013 (2:11 pm)
my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport wont shift on its own in drive but doesn't hesitate to go it was fine until it sat for about 5 months without running what could be the problem?
#383 of 383 2007 Eddie Baurer Sport V-6
May 08, 2013 (12:11 pm)
Transmission went out at 99K miles. Have car at transmission shop. Any one with similar probs?
No prior problems now this. No warranty.
Went back to Frank Boucher Janesville, Wi.....not helpful. Thanks, Ann.