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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#101 of 398 1996 Explorer tranny problem
Jan 21, 2007 (8:53 am)
My 96 ford explorer which has 170,000 miles has a tranny problem,heres what happen,i took off from a red light rather fast then about a half mile i stopped in traffic and when i went to go ,nothing happened,when i got towed home i checked tranny fluid which was 2 quarts low,i added fluid and still it wouldn't move unlees i step on accelerated hard meaning 4000 rpm's and it will move,anyone have any ideas on what could cause this,i'm thinking tourque converter,any help would be great,ty jeff
#102 of 398 Re: 2006 Explorer 4.0L 4x4, 7000 miles [tfmr]
Jan 21, 2007 (6:25 pm)
transmissions tend to "whine" when there is a lack of fluid. its a way of telling us that it's getting grumpy so to speak
#103 of 398 Re: 1994 ford explorer tansmission [mford94]
Jan 21, 2007 (6:33 pm)
does the indicator light up on the dash next to the button? If so, then i would have the 4 wheel drive transfer motor checked. its located on the backside of the transmission. if it hasnt been used in a long time, they tend to get gummed up. to fix this, have someone hold the 4 wheel drive button down that way the signal is constantly being sent, while at the same time have someone tap on the motor underneath with a hammer to knock it loose.
if the light doesnt light, then it is most likely either the relay or the switch in the dash.
hope this helps
Jan 24, 2007 (9:07 am)
i recently messed up my transmission on a 95 ford explorer xlt 4wd i have someone wanting to sale me a 99 expo 4wd for like 500 hundred dollars..the motor is shot but the tranny works..but will it fit my expo?
#105 of 398 shifting issues in '93 explorer
Jan 24, 2007 (3:02 pm)
this morning when i went to shift into reverse, it didnt. when you change from reverse to drive and park to reverse, the idle usually leaps about 100-200 rpm. when i put the selector in reverse, the rpm's raised and held, but did not drop back down incicating the transmission has shifted. i tried it again and again. the next time however, it shifted like normal. what could be wrong?
#106 of 398 Re: shifting issues in '93 explorer [70ss454_man]
Jan 26, 2007 (4:07 am)
I would suspect the shifter linkage. When you say you shift to reverse are you sure you are in reverse? The dash indicator says reverse but you might be in neutral. Try quickly moving the lever all the way down then back to reverse.
#107 of 398 Re: shifting issues in '93 explorer [ahoron]
Jan 26, 2007 (8:44 am)
Yes, I'm sure that it is being sent into reverse. I know this because this morning at around 7:30 when I left, it did in fact shift into reverse, but it took nearly 20 seconds.
I have done the suggested already last time it did it, and nothing seemed to happen...
#108 of 398 Re: Transmission Problem [wolfeman1]
Jan 29, 2007 (8:14 pm)
Well $1,900.00 later I have my Explorer back. I love it, only prob is that in sucks up gas...I forgot that part.
#109 of 398 Re: shifting issues in '93 explorer [70ss454_man]
Jan 30, 2007 (8:39 am)
this morning when i shifted through gears it did it flawlessly. all of a sudden it stopped atcing up...
#110 of 398 Re: shifting issues 98 explorer xlt awd
Feb 16, 2007 (8:16 am)
I have the weirdest thing going on with mine, yall know about the o/d off light right? Well in the mornings or when it hasnt been driven for a while, the light doesnt blink and it runs like brand new, cant feel a shift. But when this damn light starts blinking after about 1 hour of driving or maybe 30 min. u can feel it shift from 2nd to 3rd and down to first. Its crazy, does this sound like i need a new tranny or could it be something smaller. Very Confused