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Tranny refuses to shift ¿

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by derriksaysroar, February 4, 2016.

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  1. derriksaysroar

    derriksaysroar New Member

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    I have a 98 explorer sport, and while driving, my car doesn't seem to go above 3rd gear. Driving on the street is fine, i can still accellerate fine to well above the speed limit, but when Im on the freeway, the higher gears don't engage, and the revs will just keep going higher as I accelerate, even when giving just enough throttle to accelerate. It almost feels like i have the overdrive off. I can't figure out if its a solenoid issue, torque converter, overdrive servo, or my tranny just can't grab the gears anymore.

    My check engine light is on and has been intermittently appearing but has now become stationary (I haven't found out why), and my overdrive light is not flashing.

    I really really need this problem sorted out and fixed.
    Please and thank you in advance.
     
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    imp Well-Known Member

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    You need to find out if trouble codes are being stored. Many local auto parts stores will read them free. Sometimes, you have to "squeeze" them a bit for specifics, as they want to sell you parts. imp
     
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    Robman Active Member

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    Silly question but does the o/d light work?

    I think limp mode caps out with 3 gears, could be wrong.
     






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