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Transmission Behavior Change After Extended Highway Driving

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by pzy3339, December 4, 2018.

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Have you had this issue?

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  3. im a turtle

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  1. pzy3339

    pzy3339 Active Member

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    Does anyone else have issues with shifting after being in overdrive for a while on the highway?

    I have been driving this thing for 6 years, 75k miles, this issue has been present the whole time.

    After an hour or so on the highway the shift out of the top two gears occasionally gets kinda clunky.

    I have never had this happen while towing, no matter how far or how heavy, only when its in OD for an hour plus. Its like it gets stuck in overdrive.
     
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    5 speed or 6 speed?
     
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    I have not noticed any changes on mine.
     
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    I have not had that problem.

    Maybe it's because I'm a turtle?
     
  6. pzy3339

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    To clarify, I bought it with 125k miles on it, and have added 75k to that. Rolling over 200k soon, still runs awesome, just shifts stupid some times.

    Like I said though, it has been doing that the whole time.

    6 speed, V8.

    This issue only happens after its been in overdrive at 65+ for an extended period of time. If it needs to kick down for a hill or a pass the disengage from overdrive is a bit rough. It also feels sluggish for a bit when you get off the freeway.

    Maybe getting too hot?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback

    I too, am a turtle.
     
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