Re: 1996 Explorer Transmission problem
Sounds like torque converter shudder, this is mostly due to old worn
out fluid. Did you own this car since brand new? With that mileage the
tranny fluid should have been changed at least 3 times.
Change the fluid, filter, and use the factory type gasket (no cork
replacement. Also, the V8 tranny has a separate torque converter drain
plug. so make sure you drain the torque converter, some fuid drains
when you drop the pan, but most of the fluid is in the torque
On 5 Sep 2005 14:43:55 -0400, cparsons <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com>
>I have an automatic 96 explorer V8 with a leak around the transmission
>pan, it has 101,000 miles. Also when I am doing about 45 - 50 mph the
>transmission shifts into overdrive, occasionally during the shift it
>feels as if I am going over mini speed bumps. The "mini speed
>bumps" lasts less than a second. Other than the speed bump feeling
>and transmission leak the truck is running great.
>Does this sound familar to anyone?
>I took my truck to a transmission place and they told me that explorer
>transmissions were known to malfunction after 100,000 miles. He said
>they had the nickname of "Exploder".