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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#249 of 398 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Transmission Issue
Oct 04, 2009 (2:10 pm)
Issue: Chugging/jerking when put in reverse in morning at 80K miles. Does not seem to happen at lunch time. Transmission flush temporarily corrected issue. Now at 99K miles recurring issue. Also, just replaced master cylinder ($450). Should I expect the worse and revisit my goal to try and get another year or two out of her? My 98 Explorer Sport was never a problem and traded in at 114K miles. Thanks for any feedback.
#250 of 398 Re: 94 expolrer auto trany install [jimsteinmeyer]
Oct 05, 2009 (11:22 am)
I am having the exact same issue with ours... and we are getting snow at the end of the week. Did you ever get an answer? Please help?!
#251 of 398 99 explorer v8 transmission/00' mustang tranny
Nov 02, 2009 (8:24 pm)
Does anyone know if a transmission from a 00' ford mustang gt will fit in my 99 ford explorer with v8 engine?
#252 of 398 Re: 99 explorer v8 transmission/00' mustang tranny [juan0624]
Nov 04, 2009 (5:46 am)
We found that the easiest and most accurate answer can be given to you by your local ford dear that also does service. You will need the model number from both transmissions and they will be able to tell you if they are interchangeable. Good luck
#253 of 398 93 ford explorer tranny issues
Dec 07, 2009 (5:15 pm)
I have a 93 ford explorer that takes a long time to engage in drive, but goes into reverse right away. sometimes this pause before drive kicks in can take a minute or two. reving the engine helps, but it pauses everytime....
#254 of 398 Ford Explorer/A4LD
Dec 13, 2009 (7:17 pm)
I really want to make sure that I repair the right thing on my
I have 1994 Explorer with a 1992 A4LD Transmission. I have received a number of responses to my problem. I want to verify before starting the
I have been told that the problem is:
1. The Governor
2. Could be the Torque Convertor
3. Although not likely, it could be the Modulator.
I recently installed a 1992 A4LD transmission that was recently
rebuilt: I don't know if the Torque Converter was replaced at that
time. The only difference between the one removed and the new one is
the Modulator. The original Modulator was not adjustable and the one
on this transmission is.
When the vehicle is cooled down, it intermittently is reluctant to
shift i.e. It will start out in first but seems to lack power. The
same is true when it is cold however, it is not intermittent, it simply
lacks go-power. It takes more RPM than normal. It slowly shifts to
second, third. I can punch it and force it to shift although not
always successful. If it does shift it will then shift normally until
it sits for a little while and has the opportunity to cool down.
If I warm up the vehicle to normal operating temperature before
driving, the transmission will shift normally. One again, it may or
may not shift correctly when it has the opportunity to cool down a
Only thing I noted beside this is:
When I open the hood, when cold, I hear what appears to be a vacuum
leak in the area of the EGR Valve however, I cannot find. To be honest with you, I don't know if this is normal. I don't fully understand how the vacuum is created so any input in this area would also be helpful.
What I have learned is:
1. I know how to replace the Modulator and watch for the pin.
2. I also know how to replace the Governor however, "Whatever It
Takes" Transmission parts (WITTrans.com) lists a number of Governors so
I have been told to remove the old one and identify which is installed.
This is questionable from my perspective since I have to literally take
the transfer case off, remove the govener, and order and wait for a
3. It has also been recommended that I replace the 30mm Weight with
the Sonix 35mm weight.
I am willing and capable to do all that is recommended however without
confirmation I am hesitant for the following reasons:
1. If the governor will cure the problem great however, If it is not
the governor I will have wasted my time and had a lengthy down time
waiting for the part.
2. Additionally, if it is not the governor and it turns out to be the
torque convertor I will have to do the same process again but have to
remove the tranny on top of this.
3. I have not mentioned the modulator since I am going to replace that
What I am asking for:
Confirmation of what I need to replace before I begin and/or the
procedure to verify the problem before I tear it down. Additionally,
if someone can verify which governor to order without first removing
the one installed would be of significant assistance.
Thanks In Advance.
#255 of 398 Re: Ford Explorer/A4LD [disvnvet]
Jan 06, 2010 (1:02 pm)
I have a 1992 ford 4x4 explorer. 189 K miles.
IT WILL GO INTO REVERSE GREAT BUT NOT FORWARD GEARS.
I did a tranny flush, and replace the filter and the modulator.
I tried to do the external band adjustment, but not sure how. I think you go 10 inch lbs then back off 3 1/2 turns.
after doing the work, I can blip the engine 3 or 4 times up to 1500 rpms, and it will literally jump into low gear.
I need a little technical assistance, Thank You
Jan 16, 2010 (12:03 pm)
I have a 95 explorer and am installing a new engine but I can not seem to get the convertor fully engaged into the tranny input shaft any suggestions ?
#257 of 398 Re: tranny ? [bruce2222]
Jan 17, 2010 (10:46 am)
Is this a new engine or another engine. I gather you are trying to slide the converter onto the transmission shaft. When installing you should turn the converter clockwise while pushing towards the tranny. It will slip in two separate times. When you hear the converter bottoming out you will know that it is in all the way. If it does not go on at all, make sure there is nothing in the converter hole or on the end of the tranny shaft. If both are clear and it still will not go on, make sure you have the correct converter.
Let me know.
#258 of 398 2000 explorer sport transmition
Jan 20, 2010 (9:29 pm)
have a v-6 explorer sport 2 wheel drive and my question is;
the past few months it has been shifting funny and the RPM's
are climbing.Today from a stop light I counted the shifting between gears
and counted only 4 with the overdrive off.
Does anyone know why it won't hit that 5th gear?