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95 ford transmission problems

Ive been having some problems with my automatic transmission slipping or not even going into gear at all. I changed out the trans filter and it was fine for about 50miles. Now the same thing is happening all over. There was metal shavings in the drain pan. Any advice will be greatful. Also does it have a transmission fluid over flow tube?

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  • t_shaun10 Nov 28, 2008

    idealdetail- The shavings were very very small. When I rubbed them between my fingers it felt kind of like sand. No big pieces though. After I put the pan back in and went to fill the fluid up, there was a small metal tube beside the pan that leaked out fluid. I'm not sure if that is an over flow or what? I let it run for a bit and then checked the fluid level and it was full so I was guessing it was an over flow. When I put it in D or R sometimes it doesn't catch so I put it back in P and normally it will catch after that. I am having problems going up hills though. I REALLY don't want to have to replace the Trans lol. Any other input?

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The 1995 explorer has a pressure valve that can get clogged pretty easily is the truck slow to change from P to D or R to D if so i would change the valve i think its around $50 last time i bought one. 
The metal shavings do not indicate anything good i'm afraid was there big pieces? alot of shavings or just a few? 

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  • alex Martin Nov 28, 2008

    i would get the pressure valve replaced should cost around $80-$120 forgot the exact name of it, this transforms the transmissions and keep them going a little longer. The shavings are ok then to be expected if its a high milage. I have seen these transmissions last over 240 thousand miles.

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Hi. I hate to say it, but if you have metal shavings in your drain pan you've got some major problems, especially if it slipping and not going into gear. The problem with not going into gear is usually the syncros being worn. I recommend taking the transmission to a transmission shop. They can look at it and some shops you can talk into just fixing the broken/damaged part instead of rebuilding the whole tranny. If you don't want to go that route you can look for a used one, but either way you will have to one or the other VERY soon if you want to keep on rolling.

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