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    3-4 shift flair in '97 Explorer

    So I went through my transmission awhile back because the front one way clutch went out. I replaced it along with all the clutches. When I first drove it I don't think it shift flaired at all but shortly thereafter it started flairing going into 4th. I readjusted the bands to make sure if...
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    How to: Quick and Easy 2nd gen Blend Door Replacement Tutorial

    Thanks for posting up the pics! Reading through the original post it looks like he cut around the hinge and used the straight part on the drivers side as the flap hinge. I think doing this (or using the very front part against the firewall) as the hinge for the flap would make it easier to get...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    Got my tranny all back together last night minus a new filter. I'll pick it up in the next day or two. I think I'm going to try to get it in on Monday and hope to God I did it all correctly! LOL! I'll keep y'all posted. BTW the front cluctch wasn't all destroyed or anything, it had just...
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    How much power with the 4.0L bottom end handle

    How are the rod bolts not going to hold up to more power or boost? The only stress on them would be from excessive RPM's and the extension when the piston hits TDC and the bolts pull the rods back down. These things are rated at 160hp at the crank so I'm guessing probably about 120-125 at...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    Got the tranny torn down tonight. Sure enough it was the front one way clutch. Hope to have a new one in a couple days and with any luck get the tranny back together over the weekend.
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    How much power with the 4.0L bottom end handle

    So I've kind of tossed the idea around about throwing a turbo that I have on my '97 4.0L OHV Explorer. I'm curious though how much power the bottom end will handle. Are the rods in these things pretty strong or are they prone to break when you start pushing them?
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    '95 4WD issues 4X4 light flashes 6 times

    OK so after doing a bit of reading on this site I'm coming to the idea that maybe the speed sensor for the front output shaft is not getting a signal and therefore not allowing the transfercase to lock on the fly but only when you come to a stop. Also what makes me wonder this is because I had...
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    Flipping Ford 8.8 for Trailer Axle?

    You'd have to make sure the vent is rerouted. I don't recall if the vent sticks up fron the top of the axle but if so it'd be pointing down and more likely to be hit. Also is there a speed sensor in the top of the 8.8" axle? I seem to recall a shop having to use that to fill an 8.8 under an...
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    4x4 auto not engageing while moving

    I'm having a very similar problem with my parent's '95. After doing some reading I'm starting to question if it's the speed sensors on the transmission that are the culprit but I have no idea yet. Just a place to start. How many times does the lights flash? On my parent's they flas 6...
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    2001 Ford Explorer XLT - 2/3 Shift Flare - Need Answers Please

    This sounds very similar to what I'm currently going through. I started a thread about this and have come to the conclusion that my front one way clutch is bad. Manual 1st and 2nd works fine, I can get it up to speed then shift into D and 5th gear will pick it up and go fine. But it won't...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    Awesome! Thanks!! Any word on good or bad rebuild kits? I found this one for a pretty good price on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200577926013&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en Good? Bad? Indifferent? I found one place that lists the band...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    I'm 100% sure 5th is functioning. When I drove it 100 miles to my parents where my dad has a shop and a lift to work on it I'd manual shift it through 1st and 2nd, then shift into D for 5th while cruising. According to what I'm reading in this thread the coast clutch is a friction and...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    OK thanks PopRichie77. Guys thank so much for your help on this! I really do appreciate it. Auto trannys and rear ends are pretty much the only things I haven't gotten into much and this has really helped me understand at lest this transmission. I'm going to try to pull it this weekend and...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    So I know the TC is locking and that 5th gear is there. It’s looking like 4th is the one missing. I’ve looked at the valve body and checked all the solenoids. As best as I can tell the solenoids are all functioning properly. I plan on tearing it down before I start ordering a bunch of...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    So still the OD off light is what this is referring to then correct? Where is a good place to buy this clutch and a rebuild kit? Anything else a guy should replace while I'm that far in? How deep in the transmission is this clutch? Also does anyone have the factory drivetrain manual...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    Now we're getting a little somewhere. Initially before all this started happening I thought this was a 4 speed and that 3rd and reverse were the issues. After doing some research I found it's a 5 speeds and since I checked the codes and the only code I found come up bad was 4th gear improper...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    You initially said the clutch is in hold in D 1st and 2nd, but not in manual 1st and 2nd. So I asked if the clutch is what is in hold propeling the vehicle forward in D 1st and 2nd, when it's in manual 1st or 2nd and the clutch isn't in hold what is engaged to propel the vehicle forward? Or is...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    I was afraid of that. As to my other question as per your earlier post the clutch doesn't engage when in D. So what locks up to get forward motion in D?
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    So on this forward engagement valve is the end plug supposed to be a tight fit like the others? Or is it loose in the bore? On mine the plug is very loose. Could this be a cause of my no forward motion in D issue? Or is the plug just there simply as a stop for the sprint to push against for...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    That does sound likely. If that's the case though then what drives it in Man 1st and 2nd? Is this clutch by chance serviceable from the rear of the tranny without having to pull the tranny and do a full rebuild? Obviously if there is something mechanically wrong it wouldn't fix it. My...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    Will the coast clutch affect forwad motion if it's applied or not. My thinking is no, but I'm not sure. So besides that what else is it that would allow the clutches to engage and I have forward movement when manually shifted but not in D? The only other thing I can think of is the manual...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    OK so I checked over all the solenoids and they all seem to be working fine. They have the save resistance, and when I put voltage to them they all click. If I blow in the end of them I can hear the air escaping from the orfice in the back of the solenoid, then when I activate it it changes...
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    '95 4WD issues 4X4 light flashes 6 times

    My parent's have a '95 explorer 4.0L. When you put it in AWD it won't go in until you come to a complete stop. It also won't come out until you come to a complete stop. The 4WD light also starts flashing 6 times then a long pause then 6 more times. Dad's taken it to the Ford garage and they say...
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    You mean the valves may have leakage or the solenoids may have leakage? How do you check for leakage? And what do you look for?
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    '97 Explorer Tranny solenoid digonosis

    I haven't pulled trans codes yet but the OD light isn't flashing either so I'm not sure what I'm going to find. From what I've been reading up with so far the actual 4 shift solenoids are all on/off the other two solenoids are PWM. So I assume if they are full 12 volt solenoids and the PCM...
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