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Ford Explorer Transmission Questions
#86 of 398 Re: Update to Ford Explorer Downshift Issue [nvbanker]
Aug 15, 2007 (6:26 am)
Well they have test driven the vehicle and it seems to drive OK to them. I have been to then 5 times in the 2 years I have had this vehicle. They did the reprogram in Feb of 07, and have responded to my concerns before.... but now they are saying unless they experience the sensation they will not be able to do what the TSB tells them to do. This is the 5th vehicle in 15 years I have purchased from them I never have my 2000 Expedition in there or my other vehicles I told them that I do not think it is a safe vehicle....if the refuse to fix it should I drive away with the vehicle or leave it there and file a "Lemon complaint". I have 7 children and I really do not trust this vehicle and I'm beginning to not have much confidence in the Dealer anymore.
#87 of 398 Re: Update to Ford Explorer Downshift Issue [driversrus]
Aug 15, 2007 (8:43 am)
I never understand why some mechanics must actually observe a known problem before they want to employ the official fix for it.
In addition to what Steve said, it may also be that they are fearful of law suits for unneeded repairs.
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#88 of 398 Re: Update to Ford Explorer Downshift Issue [jbuck2]
Aug 16, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Just "leaving" the vehicle with the dealer won't help you. Lemon laws vary from state to state. Find out what your state requires, retain a lawyer, and do what you need to do.
#89 of 398 Update on my Mountaineer What are they up to now?
Sep 26, 2007 (2:46 pm)
Well it has been awhile. The partial problem has been fixed according to the Dealer. The problem was not the transmission but the Fly wheel clutch? not sure thats the term but any way the transmission and the engine were on two different planets....so the rpm's would go way up but the car would stand still. At first they adjusted it but that didn't last so now they replace the clutch thing and the the transmission tapping you at the stop lights has re appeared. I'm not making this up! The Ford rep has come by to talk to the dealer about my car everything was kind of secret.. that's when they decided to replace the clutch thing. They have provided my with a car because they have now had my car for 3 weeks...test driving it. I told them when they pronounced the car cured... to give me a price on what they would buy the car for...because I could never sell it with a history like this..I left a report with the ODI a few weeks ago and ever since the are very slow to give the car back. What are they thinking right now... What should I do next? I just want this problem resolved in a way that is fair to me and safe for my family.
#90 of 398 Ford Explorer Transmission Problems
Oct 02, 2007 (12:59 pm)
#91 of 398 Transmission Problem
Dec 17, 2006 (8:09 pm)
This is my 1st post,hope I am doing it right.I have a 1996 XLT Explorer Control track 4WD.It has 138,278 miles on it.I have had it about 6 six years.The transmission is shot.My problem is , is it worth putting in a new tranny?I know they are expensive and was not sure if it was worth it.Other than the tranny everything seems to be alright.Please help me out.
#92 of 398 Re: Transmission Problem [wolfeman1]
Dec 18, 2006 (3:53 am)
I would say Yes it's worth it. 138K miles of service is good and while it won't be cheap to replace the tranny, it will be far less expensive than purchaseing another vehicle. It sounds like your Explorer has been well taken care of, it's teliable and still in good shape so replace the tranny. You might not go to Ford to replcae it or you will pay a premium for it and I think there are other transmission shops thqat could replace it cheaper.
#93 of 398 Re: Transmission Problem [ayarbo1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 19, 2006 (4:01 am)
Check out To Fix Up or Trade Up, That is the Question and Help! Repairs cost more than the car is worth!! too.
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#94 of 398 96 transmission problems
Dec 19, 2006 (2:06 pm)
i have a 96 explorer with 83000 mile and my transmission is starting to slipp(only when it is cold). if i am sitting at a stop and try to exclerate quickly my transmission slips. i can put my gas petal all the way to the floor, my engine will rev up but i go no where. i have never worked on automatic transmissions and no nithing about whats wrong. i had a diagnostic test done on it and they told me they did not pick anything up. i am thnking about changing it out myself with a rebuilt one. but if anyone has suggsetion please let me know. thatnk you
#95 of 398 Ford Explorer 2003 tranny problems
Dec 26, 2006 (1:12 pm)
Thirteen months ago I put eight hundred dollars into a tranny repair on my Ford Explorer 2003 58,00 miles. OK...I accept that.
Today the dealer told me I need a new transmission. No second or fifth gear 71000 miles. I've owned it less than 2 years. My wife drives it 12 miles roundtrip to work a week. Then some weekend trips to NH.........we don't beat it.
I still owe $10,000 on this. New tranny going to cost $3200.00 with a 36 month warranty.
I'm at a loss, I was stunned with silence when the dealer told me this. 71,000 miles and it needs a new transmission. As much as I like the Explorers, (this is our 3rd), I don't know if I could buy another.
Maybe it's time to go Toyota. I've got good friends who swear by them. I've been looking at the Ford Eddie Bauer models.
Not now. And not again until Ford can build something that'll last a bit longer than 71000 miles. I know,........ it's the pick of the draw.