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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#318 of 398 How do i check trani fluid pressure on a 02 Ford Explorer XLT?
Nov 10, 2011 (11:32 am)
Hi everyone! I hope everybody's doing great!
Can anyone tell me how i can check the transmission fluid pressure on a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT?
I just found out how complicated it is to put the trani fluid in to this car, so i would like to check the pressure first =)
I think the fluid is low, but I'm not 100% sure...
It would be great if somebody could help me, thank you!
#319 of 398 Re: How do i check trani fluid pressure on a 02 Ford Explorer XLT? [miss_nikki]
Nov 14, 2011 (2:55 pm)
I think you want to check your fluid level? To do this make sure the vehicle is level and at operating temp. . On the transmission pan is a large hex with a smaller plug(may be allen or torx head)inside. Remove the inner plug and fluid should drip out. If it does not add the correct fluid until it does. (refer to manual, I believe its MerconV). To add fluid you will need something to force the fluid against the forces of gravity and through that small hole. This would be beneficial to do this because at this point you can add fluid. To check the pressure you would need an expensive pressure gauge(which you will probably never use again) and be unplugging and plugging an area that might leak, and you can not add fluid at this location. A pressure reading may indicate an extremely low level, but not necessarily the correct operating level.
#320 of 398 Intermittent Emty fuel guage on 2005 Mountaineer
Nov 14, 2011 (2:44 pm)
I have a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer which the fuel gauge intermittently reads empty. It is a 4.0 flex fuel model. I have read posts about 2002 models needing wiring kits or flex fuel modules to correct this. Anybody know where to start on this model?
#321 of 398 Re: Intermittent Emty fuel guage on 2005 Mountaineer [windcatcher066]
Nov 14, 2011 (3:04 pm)
More likely, it's your fuel pump, which has an attached float and provides voltage to the guage. Sometimes, whey they age, the float sticks. More often, they stick up and read full, but it's also possible the float has a leak in it and won't float all the time, and sinks to the bottom. This happens on virtually all cars, by the way, not just these. I'd start with replacing the fuel pump. If you're going to do it yourself, I think you have to drop the tank, and if so, make sure it's empty as possible! They're very heavy full. Good luck.
#322 of 398 Re: Intermittent Emty fuel guage on 2005 Mountaineer [windcatcher066]
Nov 16, 2011 (6:57 am)
"...intermittently reads empty..."
An open fuel guage sensor would indicate a full, OVER full, tank. A short, less than 30 ohms, would read empty. A "sunk" fuel sensor due to a leaking float would also indicate empty but would not likely be an intermittent situation.
So the most likely cause is a short, to the chasis, in the wiring between the top of the fuel tank and the instrument.
#323 of 398 2007 Ford Explorer, 168,000 miles
Nov 30, 2011 (11:24 am)
My explorer is doing some really weird things... I hope someone can help! When I first start it, it will rev up to almost the red sometimes it dies sometimes not. When I put it in gear it 'jerks' really hard almost feels like I hit something. When driving it shifts real hard in 1st and 2nd. Another thing, when first driving after it has set overnight or for a few hours, it does this thing like if you were to pump the accelerator while driving... bounces very annoying!!
Please does anyone know what the heck is going on? Is it just a piece and I should count my losses and look for something else or can it be fixed? Thanks so much!!
#324 of 398 Re: 2007 Ford Explorer, 168,000 miles [drwofford]
Dec 01, 2011 (11:54 am)
If it does it consistently, so you can demostrate it to the shop, it should be fixable, and possibly pretty cheaply. Some component is failing and causing this to happen. It may be easy. I'd give it a try, for sure.
The hard ones to fix are the ones that rarely do it, and NEVER do it within 1000 feet of the mechanic....
#325 of 398 Re: 2007 Ford Explorer, 168,000 miles [nvbanker]
Dec 05, 2011 (8:15 am)
Thank you. Im def gonna take it somewhere to have someone look at it! Its just soo annoying!!
#326 of 398 2006 Transmissoin
Dec 19, 2011 (7:34 am)
2006 Ford Explorer 4.0L. The transmission seems to not shift between 2nd and 3rd for a few minutes. It will drive fine for a while, then it does the slip again and the rpm increases when I give it gas. I wait a few minutes and it drives fine again. It is intermittent. Also, when this happens, the temp gauge will shoot to the top and after about 2 to 5 seconds, come back down to normal. A diagnostic showed a mis-fire on #3 spark plug. I changed the coil pack and plugs 1, 2, & 3. It is still doing this.
I believe it to be a bad sensor maybe or governor. Thoughts?