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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#29 of 383 Re: Took the Car back [t_silver]
Dec 14, 2006 (5:39 pm)
Let me help you understand.....this is my 6th Explorer/Mountaineer, since 1994. I've been with them through thick and thin, through transmission fluid nightmares, cracking intake manifolds, leaking exhaust manifolds, rollovers and - lots and lots of great well driven miles. This doesn't scare me at all, I WILL get it fixed - but I'm waiting to see how you fare with this "software reflash". If it works for you, I'll send mine back in again. Meanwhile, it's a kick to drive, with that hot Mustang engine, and oh, so comfortable, a hallmark of the Explorer. These things used to agitate me more than they do now. I know sooner or later, they'll take care of it. Ford has been very good to me over the years, as has my Lincoln/Mercury dealer.
#30 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer down shift issues [nvbanker]
Dec 14, 2006 (6:47 pm)
don't wait - we kept taking it back and declared it a lemon.... consequently, ford has agreed to give us a replacement vehicle of our choice.....whle the trans does not seem too bad at times.... it gets worse. Mind would not downshift and i almost had to use my emergency brake because it would not stop.... please don't let this go, its not safe. we have had downshift issues, hi rev before it gets into gear, etc.....trust me, it gets worse... we love the explorer... and will get another - just not with the V8 6 speed..... thanks and good luck!
#31 of 383 Shift shock
Dec 14, 2006 (10:49 pm)
Well, if it gets worse, fine, I'll send it in. It only does it when it's cold, and in this town, that's only 3 months a year.... Next time it needs service, it'll go in with another ticket on the tranny....eventually, they'll get it right. By then, they'll have a lot more experience with this 6 speed transmission.
#32 of 383 Re: Shift shock [nvbanker]
Dec 18, 2006 (4:43 am)
banker, I respect your outlook on this as mine is much the same. I have the 07 model Explorer Sport Trac w/V8 and I feel the same transmission lunge at times. I'm not really worried about it and let me explain why. I also have a 98 Chevy Corvette and it does the same thing although not quite as often. Anyhow, other than the occasional bump feeling that I get, the tranny has not given me a bit of trouble to date, 9 yrs later. So as far as the Sport Trac goes, I realize that this is a new transmission and i'm going to give them a bit longer to work out the problem. Glad to hear that Ford is fairly reasonable when it comes to replacing the vehicle.
#33 of 383 Lunging.....
Dec 19, 2006 (5:50 pm)
Having driven the new Explorer around some more, I have determined that it only does this wierd shift when cold. Once the transmission gets close to operating temperature, (175 F) it smoothes out nicely, in fact, is as smooth as my Lexus transmission is. So, I'm not worried at all, and have stopped noticing it actually. I'm really liking the truck....
#34 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer down shift issues [t_silver]
Jan 17, 2007 (8:50 am)
I am having the exact same problem with my 2006 Mountaineer. Also it seems to slip whenever I'm taking off from a stop sign. Have you had a solution to your problem?
#35 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer down shift issues [jbuck2]
Jan 17, 2007 (11:31 pm)
Yes, I have. The dealer replaced one recalled part , OPCODE 05T04B, they reprogrammed the PCM and TCM, and it's perfect now, a real joy to drive. No idea what that part is they replaced - if I had to guess, I'd guess a valve, but not sure. Prevail against your dealer to check it out. The first time, the dealer told me it was fine. The second time, I got the Transmission guy to go on a test drive with me and showed him. Seemed to help a lot.
#36 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer down shift issues [jbuck2]
Jan 18, 2007 (4:25 pm)
we had just about everything done to this including a new transmision installed-Ford stood up to the plate and did the right thing - they gave us a new vehicle of our choice and we are loving it - we chose another explorer - different trans - it is so smooth we don't even feel it shifting... good luck - I am very impressed with how ford handled things... kudos to them!
#37 of 383 2006 Ford Explorer EB V8
Jan 24, 2007 (7:39 pm)
Bought a new Ford Explorer EB and have had nothing but transmissions problems Initially, the truck would shift very hard and the rpms would go high. The engine would roar as if I was racing in the Indy 500. I took it back to the dealership and they re programmed the computer. The car drove great for about 2-3 weeks. Then I noticed it would jump when coming to a stop (Actually felt as if I was rear ended) The gas mileage was terrible approx 9-10 mpg took it back to the dealership they reprogrammed the computer again. Once again it drove great with the exception of the gas mileage being so bad. The car reverted to it's old way's again began to clunk and shift poorly. I took it back to the dealer once again and they said that the valve body seal was stuck. The replaced the seal and re-programmed the computer. Needless to say the truck is in the garage again and they are now replacing the solenoid. I can't believe this is happening to us. This was an expensive vehicle... I have owned Fords my whole life and never experienced this. They are loosing my trust and more importantly they are loosing me as a customer........ If any one else is having these problems please contact me DCable01comcast.net
#38 of 383 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer EB V8 [dcable]
Jan 24, 2007 (8:16 pm)
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