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A bad modulator valve would it stop your tranny from getting in gear

My explorer wouldn't shift into over drive,so I drove it that way for about 20miles,i stop at a light then it wouldn't move at all

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As the transmission control module controls all gear actions including the torque converter clutch operation then I would say yes.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013

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SOURCE: won't shift out of first gear

good diagnosis that is correct if the vehicle speed sensor is not working the speedo doesnt work and the trans doesnt know when to shift

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SOURCE: The gear shift is stuck in park. The wheel moves

Make sure you have brake lamps. The shift interlock solenoid is powered by the brake lamp switch.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: It is extremely hard to move the shift lever from

Your shift cable needs to be adjusted. I would take it to the garage that installed it and have them adjust it.
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Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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SOURCE: Trans slips between 2nd and 3rd shift

MV could be the problem. Always work thru issue before buying ANY can of additive. Generally those things just mask the issue..not fix it. Change your fluid,and if that doesnt correct it,then take it in and have the tranny bands tightened. most shops do this relatively in expensively.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: have a 2001 ford explorer and the overdrive light

When the OD light flashes in this truck it means a malfunction has occurred in the transmission, it usually will be due to excessive slippage of the transmission based on the signal of the input and output shaft speed sensors. Here is what you need to do is have the Transmission Control Module tested for the fault code or codes that was stored when the light starting flashing, it is doubtful the valve body is the problem based on my 30 years as a Ford dealer technician.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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