1996 Ford Explorer XLT Transmission Problem
After the Alternator bearings went bad and the battery was not charging I replaced both the Alternator and battery with new ones. When I did that the automatic transmission started acting up. When I put the lever in REVERSE it hesitates about 2 minutes before it finally engages at which time the Overdrive light starts flashing and it idles roughly.Also, if you try backing up an incline with it it does not have enough power to do that but on level ground it will reverse just fine at that time. If I then put it in DRIVE it seems to have very little power. I then go down the road and it will not up-shift on its own as they are supposed to do, all that happens is that the RPM's go up but no amount of acceleration makes the gears chnage from D1 to D2 and then to Drive. Being in Drive on the lever it is like the vehicle is bogged down. The truck has 258,000 miles on it and the transmission has been rebuilt twice with the last time being 20 months ago. I am wondering if changing the alternator and battery would cause this or if it is just a coincidence that the transmission is now acting up. I have let the PCM reset on it by unhooking the battery for 15 minutes but that changed nothing. Does anyone have any siuggestions on what could be my problem?