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98 ford explorer will drive but you put in in reverse will not go

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It is possible that the shift linkage is out of adjustment and is going into neutral and not making it to Reverse, try moving the gear selector slowly from park, through reverse to Neutral, and see if it will go into reverse somwhere in between. If this does not work ,you may have Reverse gear failure, a common problem with explorer/ranger transmissions. unfortunatly it requires rebuilding the transmission

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have 98 Ford Explorer

sounds like the gear(Band )is stuck or broke a tramission spec would fix it in under a hr

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 Ford Explorer won't move in reverse

Sometimes it may just be the fluid level, if you have drive , drive it around the block a few times, then park it on level ground and hold the brake and go through all the gears slowley, two times. put it in park, open the hood and check the fluid level, the dip stick in the back by the fire wall, take it out and clean it, read the stick. SOME need to be checked in Nutral, if this is the case do so but be carefull that the truck has stopped moving when put in nutral!!! if it is low only put in the right fluid, and a little at a time, while it is still running DO NOT OVER FILL !!!!!!!! Also sometimes it is a SENSOR problem, and in most cases not to hard or costly to replace.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Explorer XLT

transmission need to fix

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SOURCE: My speedometer and odometer on my 98 ford explorer

It is prob your speed sensor located on your transmission. I would recomend you talke that prob to a qualified tech to have checked out

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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