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Old 12-10-2006, 20:43   #1 (permalink)
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I've noticed this with my mountaineer:
When I usually put my mountaineer in gear, it takes a little bit for the transmission to catch on, is this normal?

Also, I am one that when going in reverse I like popping my car into N (neutral) and going with that motion, pressing the breaks and going into D (drive). With other cars that i've had this process has always been really smooth, but with the mountaineer when i put it into N while going in reverse it kind of slows down or shifts funny, and then when I brake and pop it in D, it takes a bit to catch on, is this normal with this vehicle?

It's something that I don't really like but I don't know if its something that this type of vehicle does.

Ps. Acceleration on the mountaineer is also kind of crappy, and loud, at times it feels like the motor might fall off (it's not horrible but again I am used to cars and trucks that accelerate quite fast and without much noise).

Is all of this normal? I'd like to hear your guy's opinions, I really appreciate your input.
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Re: Mountaineer Gear shift

Anyone have any opinions on this? I know someone's got to know something.
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Old 12-14-2006, 19:51   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Mountaineer Gear shift

I really need to know whether this is normal or if my transmission is shitty. The car is still under warranty until december of 2007 so I'd like to know what you guys think about it. Do your cars do the same thing?
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:39   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Mountaineer Gear shift

Anyone? Mullet Man?
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Re: Mountaineer Gear shift

I had this same problem with my 04 explorer....The dealer replaced a selinoid pack in the transmission and it has been fine since...This was done at about 25,000 miles
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Re: Mountaineer Gear shift

thanks for the reply 04eddie. I appreciate it.
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Old 01-03-2007, 15:27   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Mountaineer Gear shift

I had a 92 Explorer XLT 4x4 where as you described when putting it into gear it wouldn't go into gear right away. You had to actually wait for it to catch the gear. After several opinions it was deemed to be internal transmission failure and needed to be replaced at the cost of $2000.

I now have 95 Explorer XLT where you have to let off the gas for the transmission to shift into 2nd gear. Had it checked out at my mechanic plus the local Ford Dealer and transmission needs replaced. I can't complain though, it does have 160,750 miles on the original transmission.
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