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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#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.
#170 of 398 Re: Excellent dealer service, problem gone! [fsmmcsi]
Mar 07, 2008 (6:36 pm)
I am having same problems with my 2007 Sport Trak,read post 165. They keep telling me this is normal,but its not. It is a V/8 6Spd,would like to know what they did if possible.
#171 of 398 07 Sport Trak Transmission--6 Speed-Automatic
Mar 18, 2008 (9:11 pm)
To all with the transmission down-shifting problems after comming to a stop. Put the truck back in shop, got it back today, so far so good. Dealer ship called Ford and they sent them a different program for the transmission. It shifts normal now, just hope it stays this way.-thx.
#172 of 398 Re: TRANSMISSION PUKED [moterboat]
Mar 19, 2008 (12:37 pm)
It should be able to pull it just fine. I've pulled my 3700lb boat to the lake and up mountain inclines many times in the past year with my '93. No problems, and it has 200,000+ miles. I think you just have a bad tranny
#173 of 398 attn 1998-2004 explorer owners
Apr 12, 2008 (11:57 am)
known transmission issues are posted in my blog concerning blown valve body gaskets could save you an overhaul if you know about it and get it fixed before you spend money for a rebuild
#174 of 398 Could it be Tranny
May 17, 2008 (4:42 am)
I have a 99 Explorer with 110,000 mile. I has the SOHC 4.0 engine
At 102,000 miles had the plugs and plug wires replaced.
The vehicle started missing right after this
Replaced the plugs and plug wires again.
Still missing. If it is under 2000 rpm and you start up an incline it starts to miss. Once it downshifts and it gets over 2000 rpm it quits missing.
Replaced the fuel filter and the ignition coil module and it is still missing.
It has been on 2 different scopes and shows no codes.
Could this somehow be related to the transmission? It is not slippage, but a definite miss
#175 of 398 Re: Could it be Tranny [bottini]
May 19, 2008 (1:50 pm)
it could be transmission related if yor miss comes in at highway speeds only after the last gearshift it could be a torque chatter
#176 of 398 Re: chatter while coasting [madflower]
Jun 06, 2008 (8:06 pm)
I have an 05 explorer that is doing the same thing. Have you found out what the problem is?
#178 of 398 Re: Ford Explorer down shift issues [regal2]
Jun 11, 2008 (9:48 am)
It's terrible, the transmission troubles with Explorers. I've had mine now for 5 years, and luckily not tranny problems yet, but everyone I know who has one says the same thing, nothing but problems with their transmissions. Some of them have even had them replaced up to three time now.
When doing a little research on the topic I came across Autobeef, they have a lot of the same complaints....check out this one page it has something like 70 people all saying around the same thing..http://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Explorer/2004/transmission/transmission- _slipping_shifts_hard.shtml
-the transmission control module
-or the valve body
or the whole thing. When is ford going to help fix the problem they created in the first place.