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200 ford explorer will not shift into overdrive,

2000 ford explorer will not shift into overdrive, and reverse, will not upshift except manually

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have u run a trouble code test yet?



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My Mom had the same problem, and ended up needing her transmission totally rebuilt. Later she was told that when Fords do this they usually just need the transmission flushed and all the filters replaced which is a way cheaper alternative and a good thing to try before you shell out 2k for a total rebuild !!!

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