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Old 05-31-2010, 18:47   #1 (permalink)
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2003 Explorer transmission issue-Suggestions?

About a week or two ago our '03 Explorer (4.0L) started developing a whining sound as the SUV was slowed to a stop. It is still doing the same thing, but finishing off with a "clunk" as the vehicle stops.

Other than this, everything seems normal but that can't be good. Anybody have any suggestions as to what it is doing and what I should do now?

Thanks.

BTW, this is the very first issue we've had with this Explorer. We are very pleased thus far with it (bought it new in '03).
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Old 05-31-2010, 20:52   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 Explorer transmission issue-Suggestions?

Can you raise it up and listen? Have the transfer case and transmission been serviced?
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Re: 2003 Explorer transmission issue-Suggestions?

No, the transfer case and transmission have not been serviced. Vehicle has 66,000 miles.
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Re: 2003 Explorer transmission issue-Suggestions?

They're due. See what the fluid in the tranfer case looks like. Metal shavings, burnt, etc.
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