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    2008 v8 Explorer 6R60 trans issues

    Last year my trans was shifting in and out of overdrive. Took it to a shop. They said there were metal shavings in the pan and OD gear was going out. They installed a remanned transmission. Everything was fine for about 8 months until it started shifting down to 1st gear prematurely. I took it...
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    1998 explorer goes in reverse but not in drive.

    I can hear a knocking sound coming from the bell housing area and the explorer won't go forward unless I give it some gas first. It goes fine in reverse.
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    Camshaft Position Sensor/Electrical Problems

    As stated in a previous post, I have multiple codes on my 2003 Ford Explorer Centennial Edition, 4.6L. After testing my alternator I figured most of them were due to it being weak. After removing countless alternators at the junkyard and testing them outside of the vehicle, I finally found one...
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    5R55S drives forward just fine / Reverse only works if I do not press the gas

    New user here. I am having an issue with what I believe to be the transmission on my 05 ford explorer 4X2 XLS. I believe it has a 5R55S transmission and I came up with that by doing a VIN check online. It seems like when I drive forward everything seems normal. When I put it in reverse it...
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    Possibly looking a 4th Gen. What Issues Should I Be Aware Of?

    While I greatly prefer First-gen Explorers, They are getting hard to find in the area I'm looking with the equipment I want. I was just punching different years on CL and seeing what pops-up. I saw a nice Eddie Bauer V8 model. It looks really good. I specifically want Eddie Bauer package...
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    swapping a 2004 explorer transmission in a 2003

    I posted this on an explorer FB page already, but I figured I'd get some more recommendations here. I have a 03 4.0 4x4 that the OD band broke and shot metal through the transmission. I was originally planning on rebuilding it myself, but would rather swap in a good trans and save a lot of time...
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    Rpm fluctuation/drop then surge.

    so recently after hitting 200,000 on my 07 EX 4.0. my transmission between 3-4th gear rpms will stay the same,@2000 then drop,1800 then spike up to 3000 then shift into 4th gear, it doesn't do it all the time, and i can drive slow or be "nice to the transmission" it will still lag but not...
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    Transmission, clutch or what???

    Vehicle: 98 Ford explorer XLT, manual transmission 1. Shifter Stick is loose 2. Vibration throughout the vehicle 3. HIGH rpms when accelerating 4. Loss of power So the back story. One day I was driving out of town. Coming across a ridiculously busy street for a small town I was waiting to make...
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    Transmission Exhaust Mount Question

    I’m replacing all of the bushings and hangers on my exhaust and the only one I’m missing now is the one that bolts onto the transmission area. Does anyone know if you just remove the bolt and the bushing bracket comes off? I plan on supporting the exhaust with a jack. I just want to be sure...
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    Felt Like I blew a Tire, But I didn't. Transmission?

    I was driving at around 40-45mph when I believe I hit a small dip in the road. It felt like I blew a tire so I immediately started pulling over into the gas station I was passing. I rolled to a stop and hopped out to check the tires. None of them were blown.. I tried to start the vehicle and...
  11. Exploring XLT

    Transmission swap

    I have a 1993 Explorer, 4x4, auto transmission. Today my transmission blew, was wondering whether I should put another a4ld in, or if there was a practical swap that I could do. 250k on the Explorer, I was quoted $1250 (cdn) for rebuilt beefed up a4ld, is ther another trani that I could consider?
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    Transmission Failure

    Hi y’all! While I have been an avid reader of threads this have never posted. I have a 04 Explorer 4x4 with transmission issues. I noticed what felt like I was losing power but so slight I wasn’t even sure. Then the o/d light started flashing and it dinged to check transmission, but was running...
  13. firefly1246

    High Mileage Sport Trac 250K and counting

    Hey all, Thought I would start a thread to show what maintenance has been needed on my 2003 Explorer Sport Trac XLT 2WD, now that i have owned it over 3 years. This truck is now my primary daily driver now that my 2004 Explorer EB has been totaled by someone pulling out in front of me and my...
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    5r55s P0755 - Not the first and sure won't be the last

    Let's start off by saying I'm a chef not a mechanic but determined to learn to fix what I can. I got the check engine light on with with abnormal shifting. Pulled the code and got P0755 after some research decided to try the servo bore repair kit. (Little note that is a real struggle to do with...
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    1993 Ford ranger M5R1 3.0 L manual 5spd transmission installation issue

    Hey, I have recently bought a ford ranger with a supposed low mileage tranny swap.. it bust on us, so got a new tranny, replaced the clutch, slave cylinder, throw out bearing etc.. putting the tranny in.. got it all in place, 5 of the 6 tranny-engine bolts in place, except the very top passenger...
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    04 Explorer, won't go into reverse

    So the other day I drive to a family members house and I couldn't get into reverse it just reved like neutral I drove home and got home and it worked then later in the week I pulled forward and it wouldn't got in to reverse I've checked my transmission fluid and it's blackish vrown... Will...
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    2000 Ford Explorer V6 - Looking For Some Transmission Advice

    Hi there, first time poster long time lurker. My Explorer had 120,000 miles on when I bought it, it approaches 180,000 now. That was about fifty thousand miles over the past 3-some years. It has always shifted well while driving, and has always had a loud clunk when I shift into reverse...
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    6R60 Fluid Refill After Cooler Line Leak - Info Needed

    Hi to all, First post on here but I've been searching & learning about my Trac but I do need some help on the correct fluid and fill procedure once I fix the leaky line (o-ring?). I have read that there is a fill plug and mini dip stick on the passenger side of the trans and the fluid must be...
  19. Exploring XLT

    Aluminium extra capacity transmission pan

    Does any one have any thoughts on them?
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    Spinning gears after tranny rebuild (x-post from Stock 95-2001 Explorers)

    New to the forum here. My wife's 95 Explorer 4wd experienced the classic "no D until engaging 2 or 1" problems I've read and tubed about. Eventually all forward engagement stopped (it could still Reverse like a madman.) Had it towed to the house and gritted my teeth for a new painful...
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    2002 into 2005 transmission swap

    I have a 2005 ford explorer xlt 4.0 v6 4x4 automatic with a 5r55s transmission that is blown. I have found a possible donor, a 2002 ford explorer 4.0 v6 4x4 automatic with a 5r55s transmission as well. I am assuming it can be swapped but I am not 100% sure. I have heard that there is a...
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    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...
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    '99 5.0L V8 - Engaged gear doesn't match shifter position.

    Hi folks, I'm a new member here seeking advice on how to proceed with a transmission issue I'm having. I'm not very knowledgeable with cars, especially when it comes to automatic transmissions but I'm hoping you might be able to give me suggestions on how I could fix the issue I'm having. I...
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    New tranny - Need Opinions Please

    HEY GUYS - I NEED OPINIONS! 2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6 FLEX 5 Speed Automatic So, my transmission finally gave out on my 03 Ford Explorer with 243k miles on it. I talked to my mechanic (totally honest guy that I trust). He ran the numbers and basically I'm looking at roughly between $1,500...
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    Transmission Behavior Change After Extended Highway Driving

    Does anyone else have issues with shifting after being in overdrive for a while on the highway? I have been driving this thing for 6 years, 75k miles, this issue has been present the whole time. After an hour or so on the highway the shift out of the top two gears occasionally gets kinda...