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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-24-09, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT

I have a 1997 Explorer and When I drive it and I ake my foot off the gas (other wose no longer under load) the car makes a strange sound sound and the RPM's drop as if the car was in neutral. It also does not matter what gear the car is in.

Can anyone help me diagnose and fix this problem

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-31-09, 02:44 PM
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Re: 1997 Ford Explorer XLT

Describe the strange sound? When was the last transmission service (fluid and filter change) performed?

I know Ford used to be in love with their rev holder feature on their vehicles, whereas other manufacturers automatic transmissions would drop into what seemed like a neutral gear upon release of the accelerator, this didn't allow much engine braking of course but allowed the possibility of getting better mileage.

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