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    Trans shifting hard (more) Help!!

    Ok, just an update if anyone was following my thread. The trans needed to be rebuilt and mechanic also found a leak from oil drain plug and differential fluid leak. He's gonna fix everything and rebuild trans for $1500. Much less than I was quoted, although he is a friend of a friend and...
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    Trans shifting hard (more) Help!!

    I've decided that its a bit much for me to undertake at this point, but having said that, when I take it in for repair, should I have the mechanic replace all of the soleniods so that it prevents another from sticking in the future or is that what they do anyway for this type of repair...
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    Trans shifting hard (more) Help!!

    So the VB is just a few bolts to remove?? Would it be in a manual like a Chilton's or where would I find a tutorial to do this? I would give it a try to save a bunch of money if I could. I don't have a garage and its bitter cold in Michigan...lol But I'll bundle up and go for it. I am...
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    Trans shifting hard (more) Help!!

    Ok, shop says the code is a PO-733, which means as stated above either a Valve body issue or it might need a solenoid according to the mechanic. Also said something about hard shifting into 3rd gear error and possible debri in the tank. Either way it might be anywhere from $500-1200 total...
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    Trans shifting hard (more) Help!!

    No flashing light yet but after reading some of the posts on here, it sounds like it might be next. And it figures, the warranty just ran out last summer.
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    Trans shifting hard (more) Help!!

    HI All, My 2000 X Sport 4x4 is shifting real hard and sometimes will not shift on time causing a rev of the motor then finally it shifts into gear. Fluid is up, just checked it. Started last night while driving home when it was cold, now its all the time. Any input would be great. I...
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    Oil Leak from Oil Pan Gasket...(more)

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I had it looked at by a mechanic shop where my bro worked a few months ago and they could not find any leaks coming from the covers or around the engine at all when it was on the hoist. I am not sure where its coming from, but it does have an odor that seems to...
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    Oil Leak from Oil Pan Gasket...(more)

    Hi All, I am 99% sure I have an oil leak coming from the oil pan gasket as I can rub the area where the pan meets the block and have oil all over my finger. I am thinking of changing it myself to save some bucks. I am wondering if the gasket is re-usuable or if I have to buy a new one...
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    Location of A/C Port..(more)

    Hi All, Read most of the AC thread but didn't find the answer. I am looking for the recharge port on a 98 XLT 4X4. Any help would be great. Thanks, Rob
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    Smell of Burning Oil under hood and inside..(more)

    Hi All, Recently I have smelled a burning oil smell coming from the engine compartment and often inside via the heating ducts. My brother took it to his work and put it up on the hoist and he along with a few mechanics could only find a leak coming from the oil filter. No other leaks were...
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    How to remove front Carpet on 2000 Sport???

    What are the steps?? Obviously remove seats and trim. What about console or other parts? Can I use hand tools? Does the power seat connector just unplug from the floor? I have wrenches and sockets would that do the trick? Any hidden complications I should be aware of? Thanks for all the...
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    My Carpets are Trashed!!! Whats a good cleaner??

    Hi All, My carpets are trashed after a few Michigan winters. I need to know the best cleaner out there or any ideas on the best way to clean them. I know I can go to the local carwash and use the cleaner but do they work good?? Any info would be great. Thanks, Rob
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    How do I tell if I have premium sound and amp???

    Thanks alot everyone!! I really appreciate the help. I was told that the 98 and newer models had the amp built into the HU, but it appears thats not the case. Rob
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    How do I tell if I have premium sound and amp???

    Is it located behind the storage compartment or on the drivers side? Want to try and find it if I can. Thanks
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    How do I tell if I have premium sound and amp???

    Hi All, I have a 2000 Explorer Sport. It has a Single CD/Tape HU in it. No changer. The rear speakers are stock and labeled 25w 4 ohm. They appear to be either 5x7 or 6x8. They sound great! How do I tell what sound system I have? I am almost certain its not Mach audio, but where would...
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    Replacement Console Parts

    Hi All, I am looking for a replacement console for my 2000 sport. It consists of two pieces of plastic that basically clip into place. One has the cup holders and the other has a little storage area. I know I can get them from the dealership but was wondering if they can be purchased...
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