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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#326 of 383 2006 Transmissoin
Dec 19, 2011 (8:34 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?
#329 of 383 Ford Explorer rebuilt transmission vs computer
Jan 19, 2012 (2:41 pm)
We had our 2003 Explorer's transmission go out on us, and had a local shop replace it with a rebuilt transmission. Two weeks after the repairs we find that the "new" transmission is slipping and the O/D light is flashing. We took it back to the shop, who indicated a day later, that the computer needs some time to adjust to the repairs. This sounds odd to me . . . not knowing much about this, I thought I would see what your thoughts are.
#330 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer rebuilt transmission vs computer [redlass]
Jan 22, 2012 (10:02 pm)
I'm calling BS on that one. I suspect your shop put in a "salvaged" transmission from a wrecking yard, and it's faulty as well as your old transmission. The slipping and
OD flashing light indicate imminent failure. They owe you another transmission. The computer has nothing to do with this problem. Especially the slipping!!!! That mechanic should be closed down by the Bunko Cops. They are crooks. Go get your money back - you've been frauded, and take it to a more reputable shop. Don't trust these guys!
In short the one they put in, is as bad as the one they took out, IF in fact, they even replaced it to begin with!
#331 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer rebuilt transmission vs computer [redlass]
Jan 23, 2012 (3:58 pm)
I agree with nvbanker. I have a 2005 Ford Explorer XP and I purchased brand new. My transmission went out at 42,000 miles and the OD light was flashing and gears slipping. I was even given the defective parts. My SUV was out of warranty and Ford would not take any responsiblity even though I have read about many problems with their transmissions during this period. I had to take mine to an independent and they replaced it with a rebuilt transmission. I now have 91,000 miles and have had no problems. They never told me anything about the computer needing to adjust. Sounds like there was a problem with the "new" transmission they put in your SUV. Hopefully they gave you some type of limited warranty.
#332 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer rebuilt transmission vs computer [redlass]
Jan 26, 2012 (2:29 pm)
Thanks to both of you for your response/advice. I do show a 12- month/12,000 mile warranty in the paperwork, so they have offered to take the transmission back out and put it in again, but sounds silly if the "new" transmission is bad. I think I'll dispute the charge on my card and see what happens with that move. Live and learn. . .
#333 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer rebuilt transmission vs computer [redlass]
Jan 27, 2012 (11:00 am)
If you were to disconnect the 12 volt battery for 10-15 minutes the engine/transmission control(ling) ECU would reload the factory default control parameters and it might take 100-200 miles before the transmission returns to "normal" operation.
Anyone swapping out a transmisison is likely to be aware of the need to do this.
You want to have the ECU "re-learn" the correct control parameters for the "new" transmission. On the other hand the question arises as to whether or not the "new" transmission is fully compatable with the revision level of the ECU firmware.
#334 of 383 Re: Ford Explorer rebuilt transmission vs computer [acunningham1]
Jan 27, 2012 (11:11 am)
(St,d)ealers have a perfect right to question the causative factor(s) for pre-mature failures of drive line components with a vehicle that can be so easily miss-configured, locked center diff'l on a tractive surface, for actual roadway conditions.
I find myself continually amazed reading some of the posts here indicating a poor knowledge of/about the use of adverse condition drive systems.
There is NO system that can endure use, actual engaged use, on a tractive roadbed for very long, or accumulatively.
#335 of 383 4wd explorer transmission slips
Jan 28, 2012 (3:55 pm)
i have a 96 explorer, on my way back from wanachee, my gears were slipping , i could stop put it in park then a minute put it back into drive and the gears would engage and could drive a few more miles before doing the same thing again, this accured 2 or three time got to a 7-11 check the tranny fluid and it was fine got back on the road and at a light the tranny was slipping and tryed putting in park with some rough grinding noise it did go into park putting back into park it wouldn't ingage..so i towed it home...explaining to a transmission shop they were indicating it sounded more like a transfer case issue.so i pulled and took to them, a week and they still haven't checked it ..i picked it up and took to a salvage yard to just get another one, explaining to the salvage yard the issues they were telling me it really sounds more of a transmission problem, not a transfer case..so now my question on here is this sound more like a tranny issue??? can any one help!!!