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Transmission slams into gear so hard that it feels like I just got rear ended

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Ted Rodriguez, June 5, 2018.

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  1. Ted Rodriguez

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    Sometimes the transmission slams into gear so hard that it feels like I just got rear ended with a big bang!

    Transmission shops will probably take advantage of me unless I have some knowledge of what I'm talking about.

    I read somewhere that this might be due to the problem of having a worn out solenoid in the vale body?
     
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  3. BrooklynBay

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    Welcome to the Forum Ted.:wave:
    There have been others that have had the same issue. Does this happen when starting off from a stop or after you've been accelerating? How many miles on it?
    Also, what is that Callsign? I was not able to find it in the QRZ Callsign Data base.

    Peter
     
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    Mine does the same. Really notice it when I am stuck in slow traffic. 5-10mph stop and go. Seems like it holds 1st, then wham it slams into 2nd.

    I already had a transmission failure at 16k miles. They rebuilt the tranny and it still sucks in my mind. Even went with a Livernois tuner, which did help a bit.

    Overall, my biggest complaint with my Explorer is the transmission. I am willing to be it fails again before 100k miles.
     
  6. Ted Rodriguez

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    Supposedly all that was checked during my last oil change - 2 mos. ago.
     
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    It happens just like the other Explorer owner noted - When I'm in slow traffic 5-10mph stop and go. I read somewhere that
    the problem is due to a worn-out solenoid in the valve body? iIm not a mechanic, but the transmission expert says to start there in hopes of saving big $$$. I have over 135k miles on my Explorer.
     
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    There was a TSB for the transmission slamming into gear. I had that happen to me when I first got the car. It just happened to me in traffic as well.
     
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    The TSB is listed in the 2011 + Explorer TSB thread in the 'Sticky' section. It applied to the 2011 Explorer.

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