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    01 sport 2dr 4.0

    Hey everyone I'm new here and I'm currently at a loss with my sport. I've had this thing for a little over 4 years now and she's got 260k miles on her and she decided she doesn't want to engage into any gear. First off the fluid level is perfect not burnt and not shiny. That being said I just...
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    Help!! Transmission doesn’t shift unless it hits redline about half od the time driving!

    Likes to only shift if you take her to redline
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    Help with transmission engagement

    Hi folks I have a 2009 Ford Explorer, that has been having transmission (5r55s) problems lately. I have changed the transmission fluid and cleaned up the transmission solenoid. Transmission is shifting better now but I have one problem. When I shift the gear from parking or neutral to drive/D it...
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    4 speed auto to 3 speed auto tranny swap.

    Hey everyone, my 94 explorer tranny went out which is a 4 speed auto. A good tranny from a 92 was given to me, but it appears to be a 3 speed. One less shift solenoid than the 94 tranny and the smaller part of the wiring harness doesn't fit the plug. Also looks like an extra wire to deal with...
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    Automatic Transmission Takes Longer and longer to shift/gear up

    I own a 2014 Ford Explorer Sport. In the years leading up to the following incident, there has never been anything wrong with the car. Within the past month, the automatic transmission has taken more and more time to gear up. You can hear the engine rev because it should be gearing up but it...

    Part of transmission band in pan?

    Dropped the transmission pan on my 05 Explorer last night to put in a new Solenoid pack, and I saw this.... I just stopped at this point... is it what I think it is?
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    Transmission slips only when cold.

    My problem: 2010 Explorer. 170,000 miles Transmission was shifting PERFECTLY, however I was getting a po741. Fluid was NEVER changed. I changed Selinoid pack, filter ,this did not help. I changed Valve body which fixed my po741 code ,however I was NOW getting slippage for 1 block when cold ...
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    Reverse causing false 338 Degree Temp Reading !! Fake P0117 & P1700

    Driving me crazy !!!!! .. I have a 1998 5.0 Limited, AWD, 81K miles. I have a MOTOPOWER MP69035 OBD2 Scanner. The truck kept always giving me a P0117 code ( Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor 1 Circuit Low), no matter what I did …. 3 new sensors, 2 new dash sensors, new thermostat, all air...
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    Wrench light pops and p0741 obd dtc

    Hello explorer enthusiasts. need some help with my ford explorer 2010 xlt. With 5R55S Since past few days i am experiencing some issues with the truck. Wrench light comes on everytime i go above 4 th gear. But no unusual behavior with the truck.. no limp mode or anything. Takes off good...
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    Anybody know what this is??

    Does anybody know what this is? Found in the bottom of my transmission pan. It's been slipping pretty bad lately so I figured I would drop the pan and check for metal shavings and replace the filter and fluid. This is what I found. Also, is that considered a lot of metal shavings? Trying to...
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    2020 Explorer xlt shifting hard

    I just purchased a ford gold certified preowned 2020 XLT with under 30,000 miles. We have been driving it around down for the past day and noticed that it seems to shift hard between 2nd and 3rd, and will jolt a little when downshifting while coming to a stop. We didn't notice during the test...
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    Thinking About Buying A 2WD V6 With Salvage Title

    MY beloved 2000 Limited V8 AWD Explorer took a hit. A forklift driver hit me in the Walmart parking lot and did enough damage to prevent me from taking a trip I've been planning for almost a year. I'm looking at a few different options. I can either spend a $5-10k and get something as nice as...
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    Question Please

    I’m asking for someone else. I think it’s a 2004. Their car will barely move you until it reach 3000RPM/30MPH. What could it be? Thanx
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    Preventative Transmission Maintenance - 07 Sport Trac

    I previously owned a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT which unceremoniously blew it's transmission on the way to the supermarket. I had a long battle with it, trying to diagnose a seemingly haunted PCM, as well as any service on the transmission being a complete pain in the ass. I purchased a 2007 Sport...
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    2005 Ford Explorer - story of my breakdown

    Hi there! Everything was great. Then this happened: Drove to work for the 50th time this month. Finished work. Hopped in the truck after a long day. Started it up just fine. noticeably rough idle, huh, that's new! popped it into reverse to back out of my spot, definitely bumpy and rough, had...
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    Leaky Transmission

    First time here, Looking for answers, hoping y'all can help.. 2016 Ford Explorer Limited approx 57K miles. So here's the deal.. Transmission is leaking. I noticed it when my wife pulled out of the garage today and there was a small spot of transmission fluid on the ground. I've attached a few...
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    Transmission + Cooling system questions

    Hi everyone! I have a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD that has been ran hard by previous owners. It has leaks from the trans cooler lines, and the fittings on the radiator. I had planned on replacing the fittings, but after I removed the trans lines, and drained the trans fluid from the...
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    Flashing OD light

    99 explorer 4.0, 4x4 - 190xxx, My OD light has been flashing intermittently. It started off only doing it every once in awhile, but now it seems to be doing it more frequently. When the light is flashing, there is some hesitation on acceleration like the brakes are dragging, it tends to stall...
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    Yes, 5R55e flare, yes vb gasket, epc, bracket but... in 2021where

    Maybe this is beating an old thread. I by no mean am saying let’s repeat what’s been said 100 different ways on here. Much of what’s said is gold and just not even read, followed by some butthead coming by and asking someone to teach them which way they need to turn the wrench, even with the...
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    2003 mercury mountaineer slams into 5th gear

    2003 Mercury Mountaineer slams into 5th gear. v6 4.0L AWD with just over 240k miles. When driving over 45mph it will slam hard into 5th gear. I also hard time putting shifter into and out of park.
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    5r55s from a 2007 compatible in the 2008 model year?

    Im swapping a rebuilt 5r55s from a 2007 explorer limited trim 4x4 with the 4.0 into my dd 2008 explorer xlt trim 4x4 with the 4.0 as well. Curious if im gonna running into any compatibility issues when i go to swap them, particularly with the ecm/tcm? Will the 2007 5r55s plug and play with the...
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    Hello everyone just joined new owner of the exploer 93 4.0 4x4 awd family. I could use a step by step on removing tranny A4LD

    Hello everyone so I could really use some help on removing a transmission for a 1993 ford explorer 4x4 4.0 automatic. My uncle had try putting in the solenoids pack in and said he did it at night and he thinks he put it in wrong or upside down or something like that I'm not sure but he's not...
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    1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 engine to transmission bolt removal.

    I am looking for anyone with experience removing an engine from a 1998 Ford Explorer with the 5.0 engine. I am stuck trying to get the last 3 bolts removed from the transmission bell housing to the engine. The firewall is so close that it has made it almost impossible for me to get a wrench...
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    Transmission Limp mode. Need help!

    So i took my 1998 ford explorer XLT on a very bumpy ride and after the drive the overdrive and 4wd started flashing. I was able to drive it home (and still able to) but the car shifts rather hard and it revs extremely high anywhere past 25 mph. Even when I step on the brakes and let off the gas...
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    Electrical? Transmission? Help!

    I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an 03 ex 4.0 I've had for a little over a year. It sat for 2 years because of a gas leak they couldn't or didn't want to fix. We put a battery on it and drove it home with no problem except gas leak and door ajar light on. And a new fuel pump fixed the gas...
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    21 Explorer XLT whine while shifting

    As the title suggests ..The car barely has 2000KM and makes a whining noise when the car shifts, specially 2-3 and 3-4 gear. It is audible and can also be felt but the camera fails to pick it up accurately (or it is difficult for someone to differentiate through a video clip). It seems to reduce...
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    5r55s Whirring and Limp Mode

    Some background - I've had my 2004 Explorer v6 4wd for probably 3 years now, and feels like I've replaced pretty much everything. The transmission went out about a year ago, so I pulled a junkyard tranny and swapped it in, at which point I also put in a reman torque converter and applied the...
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    Transmission Drain Plug Size? And Is It Magnetic?

    Can anyone confirm whether or not the oil drain plug and transmission drain plug are magnetic or not? As far as I'm aware they are not, and I intend to replace them with neodymium. Problem is I cannot for the life of me find the trans plug size. I do know the oil drain plug size is M12 x 1.75...
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    “Bulletproofing” a 5R55S?

    Hey! I got a V8 explorer recently with a 5R55S. The vehicle has about 100k miles on the dash. What maintenance should be recommended for this? I’m going to do the regular filter and fluid change but what preventative maintenance should I do to this to avoid the transmission blowing? The vehicle...
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    First time Transmission flush questions for an m50d manual

    Hey guys I absolutely love my 96 manual explorer and have done a ton of work to it this year and would love to keep it. Since I bought the truck 6 years ago I've always had a hard time shifting into 1st especially when it's cold or hasn't been driven for a bit. Lately my other gears especially...
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    2020 XLT Transmission Issues, Post-TSB

    So, our XLT started lurching and clunking during downshifting, at less than 9,000 miles. Took it in to the local dealership. They confirmed that it was covered by the piston snap ring TSB. They kept the car for a month (!), which was not awful as we had a rental F150, just got it back the other...
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    Trans Slippin soon to be sittin

    Well purchased this 2,200 . with lift done by previous owner.3in lift was too high.33 series tires i took off .replaced with 22in rims...trans going at moment along with valve head gasket oil leaking....I'm in California and want best for my X. Seeking transmission work.. rebuild.
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    97 Ford Explorer OBDII Transmission Temperature

    Hi All, I haven't been able to find much information about using an OBDII scanner for a 97-01 ford explorer and whether they read transmission temperatures? Does anyone know if they do and can recommend any sensors? Thanks Chris
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    Transmission Dipstick Tube (Lower)

    Have 2001, 4.0L and working through a transmission leak. Decided to start easy and replace the dipstick o-ring. However, noticed the dipstick tube is actually two pieces. The upper piece is what one would expect, but this fits into a lower tube (about 6-7 inches long) that leads into the...
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    Two problems, possibly related? Battery drain + Shifting Problems

    I have two problems on my 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8, and I don’t know if they’re related in any way. Can anyone help me straighten out what’s going on. First is the shifter that’s at issue. Starting off, the tranny was rebuilt 2 to 3 years ago. Also, I just went into the dash, and replaced the...
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    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...
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    Transmission failed

    Hello everyone The thing is my 2008 v6 4.0 xlt had clunky shifting, I had to wait before it actually engages to Reverse for 5 seconds. After a while same happened when I put to on Drive. After a while it started to suffer on changing from 1 to 2 to 3 (that was the last number I could reach)...
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    FSA 20B19 Transmission Shift Hesitation

    I see that my 2020 Explorer has a Field Service Action: 20B19, "Transmission Shift Hesitation" Anyone have any insight as to what this is about?
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    Blown Transmission

    Transmission missing gear 1 and 2
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    Transmission swap from F-150 (6R60 to 6R80)

    Hey guys, I just got a 2006 4WD V8 Explorer for dirt cheap at an auction and the original transmission is totally shot. I'm thinking to swap in a used one and I'm finding that low mileage 6R80s from 09-10 F-150s are much cheaper and easier to find, plus it'd be a minor upgrade over the stock...