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97 Explorer shudders at 40 and 45 stops when O/D is turned off.

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Ford explorers have common ****** issues with the shift solenoid. are there any codes . t sounds as your 2nd and 3 rd shift solenoid is not working97 Explorer shudders at 40 and 45 stops when O/D i - 10_31_2012_9_41_04_am.gif

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