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    97 Explorer Front differential Bushing Broke

    So I was getting my alignment done when the tech took me into the shop to show me that my front differential bushing was pretty much in half. I realize the only way to replace this is by dropping the front end (which I needed to do anyways to replace the gasket on the differential). While...
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    97 Explorer AWD 5.0 hard shift from 1st to 2nd

    So I am looking at this diagram of the 1-2 accumulator and noticed on my parts list I don't have the bore sleeves. Would I just use the old ones or should I be replacing those as well?
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    97 Explorer AWD 5.0 hard shift from 1st to 2nd

    Thanks for your guys help!! I found a parts list here to replace the 1-2 Accumulator should anyone else find the need for it. Does this look right to you guys? Just want to double check, wasn't sure about needing 3 springs. But on the other hand its only $6 bucks better to have it and not...
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    97 Explorer AWD 5.0 hard shift from 1st to 2nd

    Awesome!! I appreciate the help and info. Now its time to get some parts, and get back back to work. p.s. While I work on replacing the 1-2 accumulator, is there anything else I should look for while in there. Just don't want to put it all together to take it apart again.
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    97 Explorer AWD 5.0 hard shift from 1st to 2nd

    Is there a diagram or instructions somewhere that I could follow? Would I need to drop the tranny or could I do it through the pan?
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    97 Explorer AWD 5.0 hard shift from 1st to 2nd

    Would there be an easy way to check it before replacing the parts. If I did replace the parts what kind of labor are we talking.
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    97 Explorer AWD 5.0 hard shift from 1st to 2nd

    Hello, I have been reading these threads for a while, and tried a few suggestions from previous members, but to no resolve. I recently bought a 97 Ford Explorer awd 5.0. A Few days after buying it I noticed it would shift pretty hard from 1st gear to 2nd. If I am light on the gas its a...
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