Actually, that question is for any vehicle. You need to see if your tranny has a place on the outside to adjust the bands on the inside. Od light flashing during highway driving and then odor of something burning on October 10, 2010. If you research this a bit on Google you can even find out how to do it yourself, but you would have to be a pretty good mechanic to…. The following covers Ford Explorers models from 1991 through 1999. The transmission would shudder and vibrate when the gears would shift down and at times while accelerating. I did not want to to damage the pan so I kept these eight bolts at the same pressure.
For some of the bolts I had to use an extension. Excellent for all types of hypoid differentials with or without limited-slip and systems operating under shocks and heavy loads. This is an idea hijacked from German engineering. Your transmission does not consume fluid. In case you were curious I put a picture of the dirty filter below.
The dealer inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that she needed to replace the transmission. As far as the aftermarket ones I'm not sure. If not, add more fluid. In addition, repairs were made to the overdrive piston, overdrive speed sensor, overdrive band, carrier planter, and reverse board bushing. D light began blinking and the truck started jerking violently.
Most all new vehicles are sealed and need to be changed every 30,000 miles. The first repair was done at a Ford dealership and after much complaining we were able to have some of the cost absorbed by purchasing an extended warranty. The first thing to do is to pop the heat shield off of the pan. After all of that I had to prep the new filter and gasket. To replace the filter crawl back under the vehicle. Make sure the fluid level is in the normal operating range.
The bigger the pan the better chance you will keep the drive way clean. When Your overdrive light flashes. There was no prior warning. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph the overdrive and service warning lights illuminated as the vehicle began to lose power. . The contact noticed a recall for the power train transmission. The fluid will need changed, not flushed, around 75K miles or so.
I did not see any signs of damage and I was pleased. A power flush is what is bad, when a machine is used to forcefully pump fluid in and out of the transmission. I normally leave the jack under there as well. There is no transmission dipstick. Thanks for all of the feedback and opinions.
Look into getting a manual our you already do not have one. Open your Mercon V fluid bottle and pour in. Refer to the photo to see the heat shield. All the trims had 4. I have read in other ford explorer and ford forums that the 02-05 trannies are not the greatest. Ok You Need a swivel socket.
The contact stated that the shifter handle fractured while attempting to exit a parking lot. The mechanic also replaced the transmission fluid. I then took all of the side bolts out. On an auto transmission the dipstick is on the passenger side near the exhaust manifold close to the firewall. Makes you wonder if the dipstick was the one who designed this, doesn't it? It's gotta be some kind of record for a 700R4.
On a manual tranny, you check the fluid by pulling the fill plug on the side of the transmission. It never was a very smooth shifter from when I got her at 31,000 miles, but it has not changed either. After the majority of the fluid has stopped flowing I then removed the remaining bolts. If it doesn't, you could be low. Looking at several other descriptions on this website, it is apparent that Ford continues to ignore this transmission issue. The dealer told me that they can hook up to the transmission cooler lines and flush it and then fill it.
Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Driving it on the freeway and long distances are just fine. Of course I would coat the gasket with a layer of Permatex form a gasket before installing it and I don't have to torque the bolts much to prevent leaks. I am also making sure to tow with overdrive off. They were the microfelt filters as well.