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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#294 of 398 2002 explorer OD light flashes
Jun 19, 2011 (6:01 am)
Hello, I am new to this forum. I have a 2002 ford explorer with a 4.0, V6 engine. When driving the OD light starts flashing after some stop and move circle and continues through out the trip. The transmisson dosen't shift to the 4th gear until I take my foot off the gas after doing above 3000rpm for some seconds. Sometimes it would shift to the 4th gear with a screeching noise on the back wheels and a jolt, this occurs on long trips.
When I turn of the engine and starts it back again the OD light won't flash until I drive for a while.
I know this model has transmission problems but could this be fixed. My check engine light is on and the oil level is ok. What could be the problem.
#295 of 398 Re: 2002 explorer OD light flashes [chixy5]
Jun 20, 2011 (2:10 pm)
A flashing OD light on these cars means your transmission is malfunctioning, and it's terminal. Your transmission will need a rebuild or a replacement very soon, or it will leave you stuck somewhere. It can't be fixed easily or any other way. Sorry for the bad news.
#296 of 398 Re: 2002 explorer OD light flashes [nvbanker]
Jun 20, 2011 (6:26 pm)
Actually that transmission might last for another 100,000 miles if you simply disable OD.
#297 of 398 Re: 2002 explorer OD light flashes [chixy5]
Jun 21, 2011 (1:23 pm)
Once the transmission heats up, the light starts flashing.
Mine did that and I had the trans replaced.
#298 of 398 Re: 2002 explorer OD light flashes [explorerx4]
Jun 23, 2011 (8:14 am)
The light also flashes if the torque converter lockup clutch is slipping, not fully functional. Disable it and lose a few MPG but otherwise..
#299 of 398 tranny fluid change
Jun 29, 2011 (12:20 pm)
would you be able to pump a sufficient amount of fluid out of the dipstick tube so i dont have to drop the pan?
#300 of 398 Re: Ford Explorer transmission problems [igozoomzoom]
Jul 19, 2011 (6:03 pm)
I have a 2007 Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer that turned 4 years old last month. It had 63,000 miles on it when I brought it in the first time for hard shifting of the transmission, couldn't get a domputer code and recommended a computer upgrade which we did. Problem continued and worsened. Brought it back the second time and still no code on the computer and recommended a transmission flush which we did and still no improvement and in fact got worse...running through gas....RPMs all over the place....shifting banging. Brought it in the third time and now its a $1200 selanoid pac for the transmission. I have been fighting with Ford for weeks about it being a defective part since I only use it on the highway to go back and forth to work...NEVER even towed a thing except some grocery bags from Shop Rite. Anyway, after weeks of chasing "supervisors" on the phone it comes down to they will not stand by their product and we are stuck paying. I'm furious and WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER FORD. I just dropped the truck off at the dealership with a sign on the back letting all potential customers know of transmission problems at a couple thousand miles over warranty. Next, onto the local newspaper editorials. Everyone needs to know that this car maker will not stand by it's defective $35,000 product!!!!! DO NOT LET ANYONE BUY A FORD PEOPLE.
#301 of 398 Tranny vibrations
Jul 21, 2011 (6:21 pm)
My old (1992) Explorer with 109,000 miles on it starts to vibrate when it shifts into overdrive. I assume it's the torque converter clutch slipping. Think it's worth repairing? It runs ok, shifts ok, except for the shudder after shifting into fourth. I've been driving it with this vibration for quite a while. Don't know if I could be causing more damage by driving it in fourth on the highway. Another issue: when engaging the 4-wheel drive, there is a clunking sound, which the owner's manual says is normal, except that the clunking continues as long as it's in 4-wheel mode. Any ideas as to why it's doing this? Thanks for your help.
#302 of 398 2007 Ford Explorer Transmission
Jul 24, 2011 (2:06 pm)
I am looking for any ideas I can find on a solution for this. I have a 2007 V6 Explorer Eddie Bauer with 140,000 miles. My transmission died recently, so I had it rebuilt. Ever since I got it back, I have had intermittent problems with the transmission going into reverse or first gear. It only happens one out of every 4 or 5 times. When I put it into gear, I have to rev the engine a lot just to get it to move a little. Finally, it will kick into gear.
The valve body has been replaced twice since the transmission was rebuilt a little over a month ago, and i am still haveing the same probelm. the repair shop has been great. They thought they might have been getting a bad batch of valve bodies, so they used a different supplier last time. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the problem.
Any ideas on what the problem could be?
#303 of 398 Re: tranny fluid change [quentens]
Jul 24, 2011 (3:22 pm)
Don't do it that way. But first of all, what year are we talking about? Because, many of the newer transmissions do not have a fill tube or dipstick. Assuming yours does, disconnect one of the transmission lines from the radiator, and put a hose on it that points downward to your collection pail. Start the engine and begin pouring fluid down the fill tube, it will pump the old stuff out the hose on the bottom. When the color changes on the discharge tube to the red color of what you're putting in, you have changed all the fluid. But now, what are going to do about the filter?