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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#189 of 398 2003 Explorer Transmission Trouble
Jul 28, 2008 (6:16 pm)
i am noticing slight slippage in the tranny, but only from take-off...there is a slight pause which to me feels like its slipping, and the other day I noticed a slight "clunking" sound as it "paused". I went to check the transmission fluid and to my surprise there is no dipstick to check the fluid, I called the local Ford dealership and I was informed that Ford didnt equip it with a dipstick and that if I want to have the fluid checked I have to take it to them, so tomorrow I get the luxury of paying about fifty bucks just to have the fluid level checked and filled if needed. But between now and then, does anyone know what causes the "slip" or "pause" that i speak of?? I would love to hear anyone elses similar story.
#190 of 398 check and fill options 02 XLS
Jul 30, 2008 (5:19 pm)
Has anyone found a way to check and fill the transmission outside of dealership involvement?
#191 of 398 Re: 2003 Explorer Transmission Trouble [mrbroncos81]
Jul 30, 2008 (7:33 pm)
Take it from me, you may want to spend the money and take it to the dealership. I have a 2005 Ford Explorer that had 43,000 miles on it when the O/D light came on and the Check Transmission warning light. It was a Friday evening in traffic of course and I called a Ford dealership. They did not have a transmission tech on site on a Saturday so I took it to an independent transmission shop. My car was slipping from 1st to 3rd gear. Could not happen at a worse time because I was in the process of moving and starting a new job, so I let this shop do the work. The mechanic assured me it was nothing that I did and my transmission failed due to a faulty part. He gave me my old parts back and even wrote a letter and said he would speak with their rep to explain the problem. He said I should not have this type of transmission failure at 43,000 miles. Cost me over $2,200 for a reconditioned one. I have contacted and spoke with 2 customer service reps at Ford Motors and both say they can't do anything because I did not take it to a Ford dealership. If you are having slip or pause problems, take it to the dealership to be on the safe side just in case you end up with a major problem due to their faulty parts.
#192 of 398 1996 Explorer 4x4 Someone please help me!!
Aug 05, 2008 (9:33 am)
I was driving my car everything was fine I did not hear any wierd noises the trans wasnt slipping or anything and i came to a complete stop I tried to go again and my car won't move it won't move in reverse or drive I tried four wheel drive I have tried everything If I get it up to about 4rpm it will slowly roll, I took it into the shop and they want to charge me all kinds of money just wanted to check and see if anybody new what it could possible be Thanks Stephanie
#193 of 398 Re: 1996 Explorer 4x4 Someone please help me!! [shufed]
Aug 05, 2008 (9:39 am)
normally if the trans doesnt move backward or forward its a torque converter failure but if it will move 1 or the other way its inside the trans
#194 of 398 Re: 1996 Explorer 4x4 Someone please help me!! [fordfan_17]
Aug 05, 2008 (9:44 am)
Ok thanks I do not have anyone to tell me if this trans place is trying to screw me they are telling me that they have to take it all apart and it will cost me about 1600 is the torque converter that expensive or that hard to replace?
#195 of 398 Slams hard into reverse
Aug 08, 2008 (10:42 am)
Don't know what this is about, but at least half the time I shift (automatic transmission) into reverse, it slams. Any ideas?
#196 of 398 Re: Slams hard into reverse [cl3]
Aug 08, 2008 (1:07 pm)
common problem with this trans (5R55W) servo bores wear out and the solenoid blk needs to be replaced
#197 of 398 Re: Binding Tranny? [bradleyk]
Aug 09, 2008 (7:23 am)
I'm having a very similar problem with a 2000 two-wheel drive, and I've been told it's the solenoid pack in the transmission.........to the tune of $700. I'm not sure about that, and I was wondering if you've been able to determine the problem with yours.
If so, I can be reached directly at mshillmail.com
#198 of 398 Re: Slams hard into reverse [fordfan_17]
Aug 10, 2008 (5:40 pm)
OK, thanks. There goes more dollars into this thing.