97 Explorer XL Transmission
V6 4x4 Explorer, 214,xxx km on it. Automatic transmission was rebuilt just 5k km ago in April 2010.
It will only go into reverse - most of the time. We managed to get it going in D last night, but that ended up being strictly a fluke, because it will not do it again. I have checked the transmission fluid, it is super clean and good level.
I've checked the e-brake cable and the brakes, nothing is seized up or anything so it's nothing super simple like that...must be a ford lol
What can I do to try to diagnose and repair this? What are some possibilities? I've never had a Ford or a 4WD so transfer case etc is very much out of my knowledge at this point.
When playing around, I have tried all drive options - D, 2, 1 - as well as the 4wd options - 4H, 4L, 2wd. Nothing changes. I can get it into reverse in any of the above, but it will not go forwards.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.