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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#209 of 398 1997 Ford Explorer Sport tranny problem??
Oct 25, 2008 (7:52 pm)
I would greatly appreciate some advice. My 97 Ford recently passed "regular" inspection,however, failed emissions testing. Mechanic says it is 1-4 oxygen sensors. Vehicle running fine prior to inspection. Now, without warning, vehicle no longer moves when placed into reverse or drive. I can go forward, up to 20mph, in first and/or second gear, but nothing when in reverse or drive. Could the two issues (emissions/inspection & tranny issue) be related?? My friends say "tranny's gone"...is this true?? Vehicle has 168k miles on it so not sure worth sinking tons of money into, however, not really into position of buying a new one either. Appreciate your help!!
#210 of 398 Re: 1997 Ford Explorer Sport tranny problem?? [heartsalive]
Oct 25, 2008 (8:33 pm)
You are describing the same thing mine did, and mine was the transmission at only 56,000 miles (2005 Explorer). I was able to drive it in 1st or 2nd only long enough to get myself out of traffic danger on a Friday close to 5:00pm.
It happened without any warnings. The seals were in tact and it was full of fluid.
You could price a used one or rebuild....
#211 of 398 2000 FORD EXPLORER XLS 4WD - TRANNY
Oct 27, 2008 (5:14 pm)
TRANNY SLIPPING AT 2500 RPMS AT 30MPH , CODE READERS AT LOCAL PARTS STORES NOT READING TRANNY CODES. HAD TO SEND TO LOCAL COTTMAN TRANS. BLIND AND HOPE FOR HONEST DIAGNOSIS. THEIR CODE READ TO733. THEIR SUGGESTION IS TO REBUILD. COST ARE AS FOLLOWS $1535.00 (WITH $100 COUPON) TO REBUILD AND TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDED AT $372.00 BRING THE TOTAL TO $1910.00 PLUS HARD PARTS(?) WHAT EVER THAT MEANS. SUGGESTIONS ? COMMENTS?
#212 of 398 Re: 2000 FORD EXPLORER XLS 4WD - TRANNY [fanoffords]
Oct 27, 2008 (11:04 pm)
I know you can't drive it around to get another estimate but with that info and readings maybe you could call your local Ford dealer and ask for assistance? I was shocked when they came in $300.00 lower than my auto repair guy.
#213 of 398 94-95 explorer
Oct 31, 2008 (2:14 am)
i have a 95 explorer with a blown 4r55, and a 94 with a new trans, and blown motor, and an a4od trans, is there any way to put the a4od in the 95 with out a problem ?
#214 of 398 Re: our explorer down shift is a real problem [cj_poole]
Nov 20, 2008 (5:35 am)
The same thing occured with my 96 Sport Trac. Time for a new Trans.
#215 of 398 Transmission failure
Nov 30, 2008 (11:17 am)
I have a 91 Ford Explorer. I was driving down the road at 35 mi per hr. when the transmission seemed to go in neutral. I was not able to reengage the gear though the gear shift lever seemed to operate all right. What could it be? The linkage?
#216 of 398 97 transmission or transfer case?
Nov 30, 2008 (11:12 pm)
This car has been relatively free of problems for the last 8 years (I bought it 3 years used) but I am now hearing some clunking when I start driving in reverse, and once in a while I am getting a spinning/grinding sound when shifting from drive to reverse, and occasionally on freeway shifting.
My trusted independent mechanic believes it is the transfer case, $1500-2000 to fix.
I got a second opinion from Aamco, which guarantees they will fix it for $2000 if I let them overhaul the transmission. Upset that I let them take me for $280 to diagnose the check engine light and fix an oxygen sensor, my fault for not walking.
May take it to Ford dealer for a 3rd op just for fun, but there is no way I can justify investing $2k in an 11-year old vehicle with 102,000+ miles.
From reading this post it looks like Explorer transmissions are set to implode 100k miles, so if you have more you are living on borrowed time. Guess I was lucky.
#217 of 398 2003 Ford Explorer transmission O/D light blinking
Dec 25, 2008 (6:53 am)
I have a 03 Ford Explorer, the O/D light just started blinking. The transmission seems to be slipping. Between 20-30mph the engin rev sup to 5rpm on the tachometer and then the gear kicks in. Do I need a new transmission? How much would it be and should I get a rebuilt one. Could it be some other problem? Truck has 85K miles. Has this been recalled?
#218 of 398 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer transmission O/D light blinking [mjfix]
Dec 25, 2008 (9:56 am)
I am not a mechanic but I have a 2005 Ford Explorer that had 43,000 miles on it at the time. The same problem was happening. The O/D light was blinking and the transmission was slipping. I would have taken it in to the Ford dealership but it was a weekend and they did not have a mechanic on duty to diagnose the problem. I took it to an independent transmission company and needed a rebuilt transmission which cost me $2100. It turned out to be a gear train failure and the mechanic showed me the defective parts, which I kept. There was no recall as I made sure to have it researched and Ford customer service gave me the same information. I have heard a lot of bad feedback about Ford's transmissions. I would definitely contact Ford to see if there has been a recall on your truck.