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MOTO MIKE

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Hey guys, I'm fairly new here, and maybe you've covered this topic before. I have a 94 explorer limited with 3" lift and 31's. problem is I kept the stock gearing (which i believe is 3:22) and now i'm having tranny trouble. The trans doesn't want to stay in second gear. when it does stay in second, as soon as I apply more gas, it jumps down into first. even at 35+mph. can any one suggest what the problem might be. the gears all hit solid, no slipping i can detect, but the fluid has been burned. Only the minor amount of metal has been located in the pan. finally, if I'm looking at a rebuild, which seems likely at this point, what kind of rebuild kits are out there, performance types? are there any problems I might encounter rebuilding it myself? is it adviseable to try?
 



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MOTO MIKE

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Come on guys, hasn't anyone ever worked on a tranny before? there's more to Explorers than lift kits and bigger tires!!
 












mdrut

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I have never messed with the transmission in my explorer. If its not slipping , soulds like a valve body. Check B&M or Action Transmission, sould have shift kit or valve body you are looking for.
 






MOTO MIKE

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MDRUT, thanks for the Info, I'm certain it's not slipping, however it won't stay in second gear. I'm willing to give the valve body a shot, but could this problem be electrical? I'll bet a shift kit may just be the ticket though. if it doesn't solve the problem, perhaps it will help locate it.
 






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