Why is my 02 mountaineer not kiking into gear I hear a whining noise coming from tranny it's a v8 all wheel drive
Well, I can think of a couple of things. Number 1, are you sure the noise isn't comming from your rear diff. The independent rear end isn't as strong as the solid 8.8 axles of the older mountaineers. The toe links go out, and it causes the axles seals and rear bearings to go out. However, in this case I would look at the axle seals going into your rear diff. carrier. If it looks like your leaking, you could be blowing out the limited slip diff in the rear end. That would make a whining noise, and a lack of power because of the diff spinning instead of the tires. Now as for the transmission, that could be bad news. Ford does have a TSB for one of the internal parts wearing a groove in the casing. If I remember correctly it is one of the shift solinoids. That could be another cause the truck itself not going into gear. On the other hand some of the older Explorers had problems with the valve body gasket and that can do the same thing. So you may want to just change the valve body gasket and see if that fixes the problem before you have your whole trans remained. I know I threw a lot at you, especially with that added stuff about the rear end issues, but that is all items you might want to check.
Dec 02, 2013 |
Cars & Trucks