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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#43 of 383 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer EB V8 [dcable]
Feb 02, 2007 (12:59 pm)
i am having the same promblem i belive,when my rpm drops and i release the gas pedal, and the speeds decrease i hear a roaring , grinding sound. this only happen with highway drivening. if the speed drops from 65mph to 50mph i will get this sound, but if i give it gas, it gose away. my truck is a 2003 explorer, 4.0l-6. I'm not sure if i am still cover under warranty ! i have 73,352.2 mile on the truck. what should i do or what would be my next step ?
#44 of 383 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer EB V8 [dcable]
Feb 02, 2007 (1:21 pm)
you dont need a ll attorney! save your money....every state is a little different... we are in florida.... when you purchased your vehicle, the dealer should have given you a ll book....or you can search attorney general web page for your state... here after you have had your vehicle in for repeated attempts for the SAME repair or problem and it still persists, you file the lemon law paperwork (in that book) and then ford asks that they have at least one repair attempt to fix it before they talk to you--if it still is not repaired, keep calling ford (not dealer) we finally met with a tech from ford headquarters and after 3 hours, he asked us what we wanted...which was just another vehicle, we also love the explorer (we had the limited), and he said that they would advise us in 2 days whether ford could do it. long story short - it was a buyback which is MSRP TO MSRP and we could not be happier.....it took a little time for paperwork (about a month) but all is well. I feel what saved us is that we kept VERY GOOD DOCUMENTATION OF EVERTHING-dates, times we were in for repairs, phone calls, who we spoke to and when, the mileage, dates, problem that we had at the time (its not always on the work order you get from them)....we also had a wonderful dealer.... they also sat in on the ford tech meeting with us... they were very supportive...i will be a customer there for a very long time.. they really do care! good luck... its worth the inconvenience ......thanks!
#45 of 383 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer EB V8 [leroy1723]
Feb 06, 2007 (10:56 pm)
You are definitely out of warranty, unfortunately.
#46 of 383 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer EB V8 [dcable]
Feb 07, 2007 (7:15 pm)
For those of you who are experiencing shifting issues with your 2006 Ford Explorers. Please post your complaints with National Highway Traffic Administration. Go to www.nhtsa.dot.gov people are starting to file complaints about these ongoing issues. Perhaps Ford will do something about this problem.
#47 of 383 Ford explorer dowshift issues
Feb 11, 2007 (5:24 am)
Hopefuly this will be my last update. My dealer replaced the valve body about 6500 miles ago and transmission has been perfect ever since! Maybe they finally have a valve body that works!
#48 of 383 ford explorer downshift issues
Feb 11, 2007 (9:59 am)
I too bought a 2006 ford explorer EB addition in Sept 2006.
I brought it in for the first time in Oct. 2006 with downshift issues..they replaced the computer chip...it was fine for about a month then brought it back again in Nov.2006 and they reprogrammed the chip...again fine about a month until it started having the shifting problems again. I brought it back in Dec. 2006 and they said they couldn't feel it or find anything but to drive it around till it was doing it more and bring it back again. Well guess what...it is back there again in Feb. 2007 with the same issues...this time they do feel it and are telling me that this is the way that all Ford Explores shift and drive....and that the car is adjusting to the way I drive. I don't believe this at all...especially after finding this site and everyone here who is having the same issues. I am going to keep fighting this and not stay quiet.
#49 of 383 Re: Ford explorer dowshift issues [dbroghamer]
Feb 11, 2007 (2:34 pm)
For the record, the valve body was on recall, and it was swapped out, the TCM and PCM was reprogrammed, and mind shifts like butter now, so I'm very pleased with my Explorer now. Took 2 visits, but that's pretty normal in my experience for Ford.
Feb 12, 2007 (3:41 pm)
Reprogramming did not work... so now they have replaced a valve and some other part of the transmission. The service rep said that this had worked when the reprogramming didn't help with other vehicles. Sounds like it fixed your problem. Hopefully, it will fix mine. If it wasn't for this transmission problem I would be totally satisfied with my 2007 Mercury Mountaineer. Jbuck2
#51 of 383 Re: jbuck2 [jbuck2]
Feb 13, 2007 (3:42 pm)
I hear ya - they are great trucks, best design out there, good value - but if they won't shift - you hate them. Keep at it, they'll fix it. It CAN be done. When it's finally shifting right, you'll love the vehicle.
#52 of 383 Resolved the Downshift Issue
Feb 15, 2007 (1:05 pm)
I too have taken my Eddie Bauer in 3 times for repair... the first and second they did a software update and that did not work. This week they replaced the valve body (I told them about it from this site!) and presto... no more down shift problems! Thanks to everyone here for the advice.