2002 Explorer LTD O/D Light w/ Trans Codes P0735 & P0775
90K miles - O/D Light flashes rapidly and Engine Service Light comes on. If I pull over, stop the car, then restart problem clears. Some days I can drive 150 mi with no instance, others it may happen several times during the day. Only seems to be a problem at higher speed - 60 mph or so.
I took to the dealer and they recommend replacing the transmission for $4,380. Ouch. Replacement comes with 3 yr 100K mi warranty (don't get me started on that). Dealer said "Transmission case warped, 5th gear piston stuck, solenoid pack damaged."
Multiple questions to the forum:
1) Is there a fix short of replacement?
2) I live in Washington, DC area - anyone know of a reputable transmission shop to get this worked on?
3) What is a fair price for a rebuilt and what should I expect for warranty?
3) How long will this limp along until it dies? Give it to me straight Doc....