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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...
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    Help car wont start

    To give you some history. I have an explorer 2001 with 168k miles. I noticed O/D light flashing everytime I drove longer than 10 minutes or so. Then out of nowhere about 4 months after i first noticed the o/d light, I started it up and heard a bunch of noise in the engine so I parked it and...
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    Ford Explorer Issues

    Hi, this is my first time posting to a car forum, sorry if I sound ignorant about cars or anything. I recently started having issues with my ford explorer, it is a 4.0L V6 4WD 1996 Ford Explorer. It started when I took my car home for the holidays, the transmission was slipping a little bit...
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    2.3 Sport mode not downshifting

    I have a Limited with the 2.3 and notice when using sport mode you can accelerate fine but then while the truck slows down it acts like it is stuck in that gear. Does eventually downshift but hangs on for awhile. Anyone else noticing this?
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    99 exploreer trans issue

    so i went to pull out of my driver the other morning and as I was pulling out I felt a pop, now the truck acts like its constantly in neutral really need some help seeing how I don't really have any money to put into it right now. its a 99 Explorer 4.0 SOHC with an automatic trans. odometer says...