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Old 08-11-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
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99 Explorer trans problem

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 never 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 / general
trans service. Is there anything major I can expect them to tell me is wrong
with this thing?


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Old 08-11-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Explorer trans problem

yeah

a dealer will tell you you need a remanned transmission


"gw" <no.spam@here.com> wrote in message
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> 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 never

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 / general
> trans service. Is there anything major I can expect them to tell me is

wrong
> with this thing?
>
>



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Old 08-11-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Explorer trans problem

I kind of figured that would be the outcome. Any ideas what may actually be
wrong with it so I can have a more informed conversation with them or a
trans shop? (If I can find one other than AAMCO in Maine). The dealer was
the best option found so far. Our local garage couldn't even get the right
filter for it to do a fluid change. Gave up on him in a hurry.

Thanks.

"TranSurgeon" <nobulltrans@mchsi.dotcom> wrote in message
news:%BJKe.259617$xm3.249233@attbi_s21...
> yeah
>
> a dealer will tell you you need a remanned transmission
>
>
> "gw" <no.spam@here.com> wrote in message
> news:75OdnULwbY7hxmbfRVn-1g@adelphia.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 never

> 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 /

general
> > trans service. Is there anything major I can expect them to tell me is

> wrong
> > with this thing?
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 08-11-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
Roy Brown
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Re: 99 Explorer trans problem

But does that mean gw really needs one? Or do you have a different idea?

I'm wondering the same thing about my 94 Ranger. I'd still like a chance to
talk to you.

BTW I just realized I've spelt your name wrong multiple times. My apologies.

--
Roy
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"TranSurgeon" <nobulltrans@mchsi.dotcom> wrote in message
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| yeah
|
| a dealer will tell you you need a remanned transmission
|
|
| "gw" <no.spam@here.com> wrote in message
| news:75OdnULwbY7hxmbfRVn-1g@adelphia.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 never
| 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 / general
| > trans service. Is there anything major I can expect them to tell me is
| wrong
| > with this thing?
| >
| >
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Explorer trans problem

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 me
a TH200 in place of a TH350 in a V8 Caprice. Burned up 3 times under
warranty.

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 competent
trans shop?

Truck goes in on Monday.

"TranSurgeon" <nobulltrans@mchsi.dotcom> wrote in message
news:%BJKe.259617$xm3.249233@attbi_s21...
> yeah
>
> a dealer will tell you you need a remanned transmission
>
>
> "gw" <no.spam@here.com> wrote in message
> news:75OdnULwbY7hxmbfRVn-1g@adelphia.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 never

> 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 /

general
> > trans service. Is there anything major I can expect them to tell me is

> wrong
> > with this thing?
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 08-19-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
gw
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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
not on.

Anybody have any ideas - does this still sound like a transmission problem?


"gw" <no.spam@here.com> wrote in message
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> 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

me
> a TH200 in place of a TH350 in a V8 Caprice. Burned up 3 times under
> warranty.
>
> 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

competent
> trans shop?
>
> Truck goes in on Monday.
>
> "TranSurgeon" <nobulltrans@mchsi.dotcom> wrote in message
> news:%BJKe.259617$xm3.249233@attbi_s21...
> > yeah
> >
> > a dealer will tell you you need a remanned transmission
> >
> >
> > "gw" <no.spam@here.com> wrote in message
> > news:75OdnULwbY7hxmbfRVn-1g@adelphia.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

never
> > 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 /

> general
> > > trans service. Is there anything major I can expect them to tell me is

> > wrong
> > > with this thing?
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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