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We just bought a 1999 ford explorer for our daughter, when taking off, sometimes the transmission appearred to hesitate in switching gears. My husband change the filter, gasket and fluid. In drive there is no longer any hesitations, but now it will not reverse when put in reverse and when in nutral and you do not press the gas it goes backwards and when you press the gas it goes forward. my husband says that when he puts it in park it sounds like it has a load on it. What could be the issue.

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Just a guess, but it sounds like an internal valving problem (pressures inside are being mis-directed likely by valves that are not closing all the way) This can cause damage to clutches as they are fighting against each other to move the vehicle. It should be checked by a reliable transmission shop immediately. (they have the proper test equipment to determine what needs to be done...(transmissions are not "user friendly" for repairs other than filter service and external adjustments)

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