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98 ford explorer will not stay in gear. can't get it in gear unless ignition is turned off then back on

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Hi
It could be one of 3 things

The oil level is low for the transmission

The slave cylinder is faulty or air locked and or leaking, its difficult to see leaks sometimes as it can just be a small damp area, leaking fluid and sucking in air.

And lastly it could be the torque converter has packed up or the clutch.

Try topping the fluid up first and look all around the gearbox for damp patches. Also if you put it into reverse with your foot on the brake and try and hold it there for a second or two this can free up any stuck parts.

Hope this helps
Regards
Dan

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