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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#160 of 398 Re: 1995 ford explorer transmission question [mmorse44]
Feb 10, 2008 (1:08 am)
Hey my 1995 is junk also your not the only one. I have spent some serious cash on the thing also. I spent 1200 to get the thing rebuit had a 6mos garuntee then 3 mos after that was up it went out again, they fixed it for 500 but gave no garuntee and now about 2 or 3 mos later it is junk again. I think he just did a temp fix and charged me up the butt for it.
I am tempted to sell it for the rest of the parts.
Feb 10, 2008 (4:46 am)
will a ford ranger fit on a exopler sports i had a 03 ford ranger with the same motor in it
Feb 12, 2008 (4:11 am)
do anyone know where i can download a repair manual for a 1998 ford explorer on the tranny i think that i can replace the parts in it if i had a manual
#164 of 398 1993 explorer losing speed
Feb 16, 2008 (3:47 pm)
I have a 93 explorer with 115,000 miles on it. It was running good until 2 months ago. Now when i'm on the highway or going up a hill it starts to hesitate, and then loses speed. It runs good up until 55 or 60 mph. Any ideas?
I also had to replace the vacuum plugs 2 or 3 times. One of them keeps falling off, and the stem had some kind of fluid on it, anyone know what fluid it could be and why it's there? I'm kind of a rookie when it comes to repaires, and appreciate any advice. Thanks
#165 of 398 2007 Ford Sport Trak V/8 Transmission Problems
Feb 23, 2008 (10:27 am)
Bought this truck, a demo with only 14000 miles on it. Have had this transmission problem since day one. After stopping feels like I got rear ended. Dealership says this is normal. I know this is a downshift issue and after reading the other post's I know this is the problem.Has anyone had any luck with their dealership's on solving this issue?? Also you can go to: ALLDATAdiy.com and put vehicle In to view recalls and service bulletns. When and if I get results I will post and let everyone know!! Replies Welcomed-Thanks!
#166 of 398 chatter while coasting
Feb 29, 2008 (5:52 pm)
I have an 04 explorer with the v6 4wd. When I coast I am getting like a thunk thunk noise like there is something on the rear tire (the noise seems to be behind the drivers seat..not exactly sure where... When I accelerate it disappears. When I put the vehicle in 4x4 high it doesnt exist. it only exists with 4wd off and it is not under any power. Any ideas on what this would be causing this and how serious of an issue this is? DO i just need to try changing out the tranny, rear differential fluid or new tranny or what?
#167 of 398 Re: chatter while coasting [madflower]
Feb 29, 2008 (6:03 pm)
Thats hard to say...but it does sound more like a rear differential than a tranamission. I would pull the cover off the rear diff first and inspect the ring gear for damage on the coast side of the gear.
#168 of 398 Re: chatter while coasting [rhtrans]
Mar 01, 2008 (10:23 am)
Slight update. It does happen now while under power. But only while turning left (? I have now forgotten. but it was turning.) it does -seem- to be coming from the left side.
(Cars can echo.)
How hard is it to pull that off and i assume I need to replace the main gasket (any others?), and what kind of fluid do I need to put in it? Do I need special tools? or can i just directly pop that off by crawling under it?
anything else to check for?
#169 of 398 Excellent dealer service, problem gone!
Mar 07, 2008 (5:29 pm)
My 2006 Explorer V8 has exhibited some slight 1-2 upshift and downshift problems since it was new, but they were too slight for me to botehr taking it in for service. I now have 34,600 miles on it, and the problem (occasionally feeling like being hit from behind on some stops, occasional jerky take-off from stops) had worsened, so I took it to Santa Margarita Ford. I especially appreciate the transmission mechanic's desire to having it right returning it to me. He worked on it, and it was supposed to be finished at the end of the day Wednesday. However, when I arrived to pick it up, Duane in the service department explained that the mechanic was not statisfied with the way it shifted, so wanted to replace more parts. I picked it up this morning (Firday), and it is very, very smooth.
Moderators - you really ought to separate these mechanical issue forums out by model year range. For example, the 6-speed automatic used in the 2006 and newer Explorers (and other vehicles) is not the same as the 5-speed unit used in the 2002 to 2005 models, nor the 4-speed unit used in the 2001 and earlier models. Each should be in separate discussions.