Re: 99 Explorer trans problem - UPDATE
Replying to my own post, but here goes:
Dealer did a fluid and screen change, had the "tranny guy" drive it, and
declared everything "OK". The truck still has a shudder at about 30-35, but
the hard shifts are gone. I would describe the shudder as a forward-to-rear
motion, almost a bucking sensation, but not at all violent. Like lightly
tapping the gas while on flat road.
I'm thinking now that it could be EGR related, but the check engine light is
Anybody have any ideas - does this still sound like a transmission problem?
"gw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Last time I got a remanned transmission put in by a dealer, it was *worse*
> than the one that came out. The last trans shop I went to (long ago) gave
> a TH200 in place of a TH350 in a V8 Caprice. Burned up 3 times under
> So should I expect it to be toast? Or is my friendly hometown Ford dealer
> going to bend me over and break it off when all I really need is a
> trans shop?
> Truck goes in on Monday.
> "TranSurgeon" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > yeah
> > a dealer will tell you you need a remanned transmission
> > "gw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:75OdnULwbY7hxmbfRVnemail@example.com...
> > > I have a 99 Explorer Sport 4x4 with the automatic (5 speed?)
> > >
> > > The truck has 113,000 miles on it. To my knowledge, the trans has
> > been
> > > serviced.
> > > We're getting hard shifts, and some shuddering in the higher gears.
> > >
> > > It's going to the dealer on Monday for a fluid and filter change /
> > > trans service. Is there anything major I can expect them to tell me is
> > wrong
> > > with this thing?
> > >
> > >