Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
I have a 1998 Explorer with a auto trans that will try to move in revese and Drive but cant seem to get going. I can use all other gears if I manualy shift from one to another. We can turn over drive off and start off in Low 2, and when vehicle gets to aprox 35 mph manualy shift to drive, then when speed reachs aprox 45 to 50 push the OD button to turn OD back on and trans will shift into overdrive and go fine. On reverse only thing that will work on it is to throttle and get vehicle moving and once it starts rolling just keep it going. This has been going on for several months but couple months ago it started working fine and lasted until couple weeks ago and is back to the problerm described. When problem started changed fluid added LUCAS, tryed Sea Foam trans tune and nothing worked until like descrided 3-4 months later started working fine and worked for 1-2 months and has quit again. Looking for suggestions prior to rebuilding transmission.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1998 Ford Explorer
there is an sensor on the speed odmeter cable on the side of transmission. it will kill thr overdrive and cruise control but not the speedometer. about $50.fixed 2 explorers that way
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
SOURCE: not shfiting right
eric sounds like you have a electronic trans mission or computer controled trans.is the check engine light on ?
second it sounds like your trans is in limp in mode ( only has second gear).
the hard shifts is not good news.
somtimes when the controller sets a code that forces limp in it has to be cleared.
dis-connect the battery for a few min. then try it again see if it shifts but be easy on it and make sure fluid level is good.
if it it still messes up CHA CHING hehe i'll fix it fer 1000 bucks
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
HI !!! there usully one problem w/ this when thoesnt shfti right from firs to the second also takes more time is the Solenoid Pack in Rey. have computer tested and it wil tell you which has to be changr all this work inside the trnsmsion
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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