shifting problems - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator Forum for discussion of the Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2004, 07:40   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 6
Question shifting problems

I drive a 99 explorer sport, V6. About six weeks ago I had a problem fixed. The truck wouldn't stay running. My mechanic replaced the TPS then the AIS (not sure what that one is). It didnt fix the problem so he researched and found the throttle body needed cleaned. He removed it, cleaned it, replaced it with a new gasket.

NOW - my transmission hasn't shifted right since and the check engine light is now on. It revs too high, I have to leave off the gas and then it will shift. This only happens at slower speeds - it's fine for highway driving. Reverse hesitates and I have to wait until I hear it kick in to give it gas.

My guy changed fluid and cleaned screen - didn't help. I called the trans. place. They told me it sounded like a hydrolic problem and they would have to tear it down. My mechanic did diagnostic to find the CEL and said it was a 'soft' code and that whatever is going bad is not bad enough yet for the scanner to pick up.

I find it too much of a coincidence that I didn't have this problem before he he removed the throttle body. Is there an adjustment on it that should have been done?

Any help would be appreciated!
99 ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:14   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
'92BigBronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 340
Re: shifting problems

I don't know if the newer Explorers have some sort of electronically controlled throttle valve on the tranny or not but that would be my best guess. On older vehicles, there is a TV cable running from the throttle body to the tranny that controls line pressure and kickdown depending on the position of the accelerator. It sounds to me like whoever removed the throttle body and cleaned it messed up the adjustment. If out of adjustment, it will cause the exact problems you're describing.

Simple problem to fix, as long as there's no damage to the tranny.....which can happen when the valve is out of adjustment.

Good luck!
__________________
1992 Ford Bronco
351W
E4OD- B&M Stage 2 shift kit
Full 3" stainless Bassani Exhaust
32" BFG's/stock suspension

"No replacement for displacement."

"Our lugnuts require more torque than most Honda's produce!"
'92BigBronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2004, 14:00   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 6
Re: shifting problems

Thanks I'll really appreciate the reply. I'll have that looked at.
99 ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:33.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.