Question about Ford Explorer

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 before it warms up it shifts perfect at operating temperature though from 1st to 2nd the truck it shimmys a little it goes into 2nd not slipping or pounding just shakes a little,and without delay the Ford mechanic says the 2-4 shift band needs adjustment, oh yeah just had the oil changed about 9,000 miles ago not to fix a problem just normal maintenance, could this be the problem a band adjustment or should I expect something more serious?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

Did you have transmission fluid changed and filter,transmission flush, beware oem transmission fluid should be used in ford sythetic transmission is required using dexron 2 0r 3 fluid will give slippage and erratic shift patterns

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What could be wrong with the transmission in my 1992 automatic 4x4 Ford explorer? It doesn't want to shift when cold from 1st to 2nd until it gets to 35 to 45 mph, then it shifts perfectly.


Danny, Possibly transmission governor problem. Check the attached links, video, forums,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
A4LD Governor Replacement

Ford Transmission Slow to Shift Here Something You May Want to Check

Transmission Common Sense If You Have Problem

Apr 11, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 1999 ford ranger shifts hard from 2nd to 3rd gear what is the problem I recently changed fluid and filter but shifts hard !


Auto Trans not shifting correctly from 2nd to 3rd - Ford Explorer ...

www.explorerforum.com > ... > Under the Hood

May 8, 2004 - 19 posts - ‎9 authors
Auto Trans not shifting correctly from 2nd to 3rd Under the Hood. ... Become an EliteExplorer. Lithuania. 1999 5.0. Join Date: Jun 2003. Posts: 107 ... When this happens, the transmission will skip to the next gear like you said.

Transmission Harsh shifting - YouTube

? 3:59
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAoiL4vR8Qw
Jan 13, 2013 - Uploaded by James Burns
... Doctor, explores the causes of harsh shifting in automatic transmissions. ... Early diagnosis is important to ...

Hard Tranny Shift between 2nd & 3rd - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

www.ford-trucks.com > ... > Super Duty & Heavy Duty
Feb 24, 2012 - Hard Tranny Shift between 2nd & 3rd Super Duty & Heavy Duty. ... I just got a new to me 99 f250 5.4 V8 SD XLT 4x4 Auto Trans longbox 118k miles. ... it out and said it was solid except for a hard shift between 2nd and 3rd gears. ..... Hard shift between 2nd and 3rd, Brenda Lamka, Explorer, Sport Trac, ... hard shift 2nd to third gear only 4r100
Dec 26, 2012
hard shift into 3rd
Nov 4, 2009
4r55e 5r55e Ranger / Explorer Transmission Problems - CLICK ...
Mar 15, 2007
00 Expedition trans shifts late and hard

Jan 01, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Heres the symptoms : engages but slips in reverse and drive, sometimes feels like partial brake applied. I have manual 1st and 2nd. When engaged in drive, you turn off overdrive and you can spin the...


it may be a bad transmission modulator valve located on the side of your transmission,vacum operated. a sudden downshift or forward shift when unexpected is sign of a bad modulator valve or a vacum leak to the transmission.best to shop around for a garage w/references when it comes to transmission work though. check all the vacum lines to your transmision,you need to look on the underneath side of your truck on the side of transmission for a loose or disconnected vacum line on the side of the transmission. when you feel the vacum line,follow it to the top of engine,the vacum line is about 3/8th line,and may be disconnected or losing air. to make this short,when you drive the car,start out in low gear and shift the transmission,manually from 1st to 2nd to 3rd does it do right with no slipping? if it does this right and shifts great manually,the modulator valve on the side of the transmissions bad,or a bad vacum leak in-between.thank you for choosing fixya.com

Apr 09, 2011 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

2004 explorer goes into engine failsafe mode when it shifts from 1st to 2nd. Engine still seems to idle ok, shift fine and run good but has reduced power. Tool light, abs light and service engine light...


No way to guess at this symptom,too many possible causes.You will need to have the diagnostic codes retrieved from the computer by a repair shop or a parts store.When I have that information I would be happy to make a recomendation as to a repair.Thanks!

Apr 02, 2011 | 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Does not shift from 1st to 2nd to 3rd...


It have valve bodies that control shifting. The only way to properly correct is to rebuid trans

Jan 06, 2010 | 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

1 Answer

Slower engine speed in 4wd mode, 1st or 2nd gear (auto trans)


mcdevito75 here, I would figure yes, if your shifting while in motion, definetly yes, when you shift your changeing gear ratios in the 4 wheel drive or the transmission, this will cause the engine to slow but also make the gas pedal moe responsive.If you feel or hear this slowing down of the engine while standing still (at a red light) it"s most likely the computer contolled sensor in the tranny. I woulkd still check with my local shop for their advice too.

Nov 25, 2009 | 2004 Ford F150

1 Answer

Temp gage normal warms up and then goes red for a few seconds


is the thermostat sticking from cold operation?
have you tried replacing it to see if it still happens?
if it does still happen, could be temperature sensor
the sensor might be cheaper and easier to replace 1st

Nov 03, 2009 | 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Transmission shifting problems


If Drive Selector switch is properly aligned then a shift silonoid might be the problem.

Feb 20, 2009 | 1996 Ford Explorer

2 Answers

I have a E36 328i *** import. When cold the shift from 1st to 2nd is extreamly rough. After a few km's (possibly when the trans warms up) the shifting is perfect. The problem only occurs between 1st &...


I had the same problem with my car it is not a major problem your car probably has high mileage, You can replace your torque converter replaced but that will be expensive, The price to fix it completely outweigh's the problem.

What I suggest and works for me is while the trans is still cold just anticipate the shift from 1st to 2nd and just before the change occurs eas of the accelerator and then when the car has changed from 1st to 2nd just accelerate again.

Sep 08, 2008 | 1997 BMW 328

1 Answer

Hard shift and blinking overdrive


The blinking overdrive button is telling u that a serious fault has occurred in the electronic controls or a mechanical fault such as excess slippage is occurring.

Jul 16, 2008 | 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

780 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...