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  1. J

    ***HELP*** 02 Steering Issue

    First is a small (maybe 1/4") amount of in/out steering wheel play. As in, I can pull the steering wheel toward my chest and push it back toward the steering column. There is no play in any other direction, or when turning the wheel. Also, on occasion, the steering wheel would slip a little...
  2. J

    PTU / Transmission

    11 explorer limited 4WD. Have recently experienced what I think is transmission slippage/shutter at highway speeds when accelerating to pass a vehicle. Description of a hesitation and lunge 3 or 4 times before kicking in to pass, not really a Jenking action. Then last night at a steady 55 mph...
  3. mfitz725

    99 Ltd sohc transmission problem

    HI everyone! This is on my 99 Limited SOHC 4X4 with (I believe) the 5r55e trans. Last Wednesday went to a neighboring city for a Dr appt (21 miles) Came to a couple of stoplights on the but didn't notice anything being wrong. Got to my last turn and waited for the light to change. When I...
  4. N

    5r55e Transmission ?Wiring Issues?

    Hello Everyone! First time poster, would like to start with thanks for the add. I have 2004 Ford Sort Trac 4.0 2wd. Truck has very little response in reverse & drive, but has excellent pressure in 1st, 2nd and can be manually shifted to drive. The customer says he had an 2003 Explorer that had...
  5. S

    5R55E slipping out of first gear when warm

    I have a 5R55E transmission that has been slipping out of first gear, almost into neutral it seems, and I have to remove my foot from the gas, and let it clunk back into gear, then it's fine. It only will do this when the transmission fluid is warm, only once, then drive with no symptoms. Or if...
  6. S

    Help with 5R55E transmission issues

    I have an Explorer Sport Trac with the 5R55E automatic transmission. It has been having some issues for a while which I am trying to repair completely. The issues I have are below. 1.) After transmission is warm and if I make a stop at the store and shut the truck off for maybe 15-45 minutes...
  7. L

    Hesitation/jerking problem

    I have an 08 explorer. 103k miles with the 4.6 v8. This problem just started today, I noticed a slight hesitation on the gas pedal in the low gears. Progressively it got worse the longer I drove, as it’s running through 2nd -3rd it really doesn’t have full power. Idle is fine, not running rough...
  8. I

    1994 a4ld failure

    Good afternoon guys. I've got a 1994 Explorer XLT who's transmission failed about a month ago. The backstory is it overheated in August and lost a bunch of fluid but ran fine after a top-off until November. In late November a trans cooling line leaked right before the intercooler. I repaired...
  9. Mitchs07explorer

    Transmission flare issues... anyone's guess

    I've posted in here several times with this same issue but I figure it was worth one more shot. At 80k miles I started experiencing hard clunking shifts, shuddering during shifts and an occasional flare from second to third gear. I took it to the Ford dealer and had them flush the tranny. Was...
  10. R

    Transmission slipping

    Hi everyone, I just joined and I have a question for you'll. I have a 2005 Ford Explorer with 193000 miles and my transmission is slipping. Can anyone please provide me with any direction or action to make. Am I just low on fluid, or can it be fixed, or do I have to just replace the the...
  11. M

    Rebuilt transmission slipping

    2002 Explorer. Just finished putting rebuilt trans. in (purchased from auto store) test drove, gears slipping a little. Added more trans. fluid test drove again and gears are slipping worse and now engine light on and O/D flashing. Not sure if fluid is still low or if overfilled. Any suggestions.
  12. D

    1999 Explorer 4.0 v6 torque converter

    I have an automatic 1999 explorer and have had the transmission rebuilt 3 times in 2 years. Its been doing fine for about 6 months until now. I'm driving down the road staying at the same speed and the car jumps from however many rpm's it was at to about 3000 rpm's over that. Then it'll go back...
  13. B

    2002 Ford Explorer 4.6 won't shift out of 1st

    I am not seeming to have any luck over the past week or so. I have a 96 Explorer that is stuck in drive, and now my 2002 4.6 V8 is not shifting out of first. Any ideas what this could be? It's frustrating having both flipping out on me right now. Thanks in advance.
  14. R

    trans randomly going into neutral

    So today on the way to work I made a sudden stop because some guy blew a stop sign. Pulled away and trans seemed to be in neutral. Shifted into park then back to drive and was fine the rest of way to work. This also happened a couple of weeks ago while sitting at a red light,pulled away and...
  15. N

    Lucas transmission fluid trial/error 2002 explorer

    a lot of people wonder about lucas transmission fluid. i'll go into detail about my experience, feel free to posts some comments, i'm curious if anyone else have experienced this. Here's my story: my tranny started having a small issue last month when the odometer hit 157XXX miles. While...
  16. A

    Transfer case slipping

    I have a '97 UN Explorer 5 spd manual, A4WD. Borg Warner 4405 when in 4 hi or 4 lo I still only get wheelspin at the rear wheels. I have jacked the rear of the car up leaving the front wheels on the ground and chocked, if I let the clutch out in first gear in 4WD low I can feel the car try to...
  17. W

    What transfer case chain do I need

    I just swapped the 4405 transfer case in my 97 4.0 with one out of a 98. How can I find out what chain is in the 98. I swapped the back half of my 97 onto the 98 to get VSS output. Everything works fine except that there is a lot of slack in the chain and I am getting a loud clunk or pop when I...
  18. A

    Transfer case grinding? trans slipping?

    Hello everyone. I've been doing research on here for my Explorer for over a year now and love this site...just about any question I have is answered here. With that being said, I have a question that I can't seem to find a specific answer to... Here's the breakdown: I have a 1996 Explorer 4.0L...
  19. J

    Torque Converter unlocked?

    I have a 91' Explorer 2wd and It just feels like the tranny isn't fully grabbing the engine until I reach overdrive. I've done pleanty of work on engines but transmissions are still a mystery to me. Can anyone help?
  20. C

    1996 Explorer 4wd 4R55E trans slipping

    I am trying to decide if I want to buy a 1996 Explorer 4.0 4wd with a transmission problem. From what I have read it has the 4R55E in it. I can get it cheap, but I'm searching for possible causes for the problem. Here is what the owner told me about it. First of all he said it has been well...
  21. C

    Help... EPC Solenoid causing 2-3 Flare??

    This is my first time posting here, so hopefully my post ends up in the right place and follows protocol... it's a little long, sorry: I have a 1996 Explorer 4wd (4R55E) with 187K. I just got the truck 2 weeks ago and the replaced the engine with great results... I have no history on the...
  22. D

    Tranny Refuses To Go Into Reverse Periodically

    I have a 1998 Explorer XLT V6, 2/4wd and 120k miles. Needless to say, I love the vehicle. This has been an ongoing problem of mine that no mechanic has been able to diagnose, let alone fix. When I shift the car into reverse, about 1/10 times it will make a crunching sound and sit in...
  23. X

    trans issue

    first off im new sorry if repost but i couldnt search anything so i just picked up a 96 xl 4.0 auto drove it straight home caus the alternator was toast drove it last night the temp gauge goes to red i rev it a bit goes to 3/4 so on and so forth after cold start sitting for 12 hours it takes 2...
  24. Q

    Transmission slipping and shifting harder

    We just bought our 1999 Ford explorer Sport 4.0L V6 OHV. It has 154,7XX miles on it now. We got a tune up including: new sparkplugs, wires, fuel filter, and new air filter for $330. Soon after the truck starting shaking intensely so I went back to shop. The CEL read it was the ignition coils...
  25. M

    EDITED: 1994 Explorer 4wd auto slipping in 3rd and 4th

    Please move ahead to last post for most up to date info...... Hello all. Back again with another transmission issue. My brother recently purchased (3 weeks ago) a 1994 Explorer 4 door 4x4 with 4.0L and 100,000 miles on it. The truck has been doing fine for about 3 weeks with no real...