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1994 Ford Explorer XLT with an automatic transmission problem.

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Old 11-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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1994 Ford Explorer XLT with an automatic transmission problem.

I just bought a 500$ 94' explorer xlt with a tranny problem. When its cold it doesnt want to shift past first gear but after it warms up it shifts no problem.
Any idea on what it could be or on how to fix it? Some help would be much appreciated! thanks
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the transmissions section. It sounds like you have a sticking governor.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:21 PM   #3
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How do i fix that?
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Check # 45 in my list of useful threads: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=155582
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yeah,i have been looking at that thread actually, mine is a 4x4 too so would that change anything?
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Everything should match your set up.
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mkay so to fix it just take it apart clean and lubricate?
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Sometimes it might be necessary to replace if it's worn down. WWW.Wittrans.Com sells them. Sonnax makes a 35 MM weight as an upgrade for the old weight.
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So that would solve it from not shifting out of first when cold, and from 2nd to third?
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The weight on the governor is probably binding when it's cold, then it loosens up as the fluid warms up.
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ok, this weekend ima tear it appart and see if i can fix it thanks!
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:bump: no luck and on top of it all the transmission is not engaging till like 10-30 secconds after i select drive. This is so frustrating.
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