He said this tranny was a bad design from Ford. I understand that a sealed system isn't exposed to other elements that a conventional one is, but in a conventional transmission system fluid intervals seem to vary between 30k to 50k miles on a lot of other makes of vehicles. The spline is the part at the end of the driveshaft which slides into the transfer case. If you do or its before actually stopping its likely something else. Ford Explorer clearly has a major problem with unprecedented rates of transmission failure in multiple model years. Anyhow, like before the trans flush smoothed things out.
Do yourself a favor and just go test drive one. In this case the rear. We'll just have to hope the quality stands up to my 2 kids. From my quick research on the fault code and discussion here, this doesn't seem to be the case. If I lightly feather into acceleration it shudders hard shifts? In over 40 years of working on tranny's he's never seen one completely torn up inside to require a 4G rebuild unless the car is a dragster on the local strip. The body-on-frame construction will please those in need of towing capacity, while the independent rear suspension and stiffer frame enhance handling on paved surfaces.
I did disconnect the positive battery terminal for 20 minutes, but nothing seemed to change while driving. I hate to say this about American vehicles and workers, but I think America has lost their edge on quality and workmanship, sad! Some shops tend to take advantage of women around these neck of woods. Will a new transmission have to be re programmed to work in my vehicle or is it plug and play type? It's driving me nutty as I am concerned over the smallest noises and abnormal glitches when it comes to vehicles. I really appreciated everything you did for me! He bored out the hole I guessing the shaft in the housing and put in a better heavy duty bushing. It was a great car and I miss it dearly! After i got it all back together and confirmed the fluid was full I drove it around and got it up to operating temperature and it started doing the same thing. I went from a Five Hundred into the Explorer and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it handled in tight spots as well as how smooth the ride was. Go get the pcm upgrade with the new shift patterns for the transmission.
I just let it go but in time it got worse. I recently purchased an 08' Explorer V6 and it seems to be having some odd transmission behavior and I was looking for some help. There are no annoying rattles. This is my favorite of any car I've ever owned and I am very pleased with the performance of the 292 horsepower V8. Brought it right in and dealer states two different issues with the transmission, bottom line, needs replacing. Still ticking along great with over 220K and no further tranny problems.
After the 96 was rebuilt with 80K I handed it down to my son. If the transmission hasn't been flushed with that mileage I don't think I would chance frying the transmission by doing a flush. Although I live close to a large town and today afterwards i went there and there was a lot of stop and go driving - this seemed to make the shuddering worse. After completing the trip, my Explorer's transmission decided it no longer wanted to work at just 117,000 miles, effectively leaving me stranded about miles from home. Buying a used 2008 Ford Explorer transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. In my case the torgue converter went out on one and a band broke on the other. The 100 buck charge is cheap.
It doesn't appear to be slipping and I am not smelling any funky odors and the transmission isn't making any noises itself, but this concerns me. Recommended specially for practical persons. The transmission shop I went to was well aware of this issue, having fixed several, and knew of several aftermarket kits designed to fix it permanently. The warranty I'm talking about just ran out in June this past summer. After the vehicle gets up to operating temperature I notice a sort of shudder, only between 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th gears. Anyway, they said that if it comes back, my tranny will need to be replaced. Take it to an independant shop and save some cash.
Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler. Side curtain air bags are standard on all Explorer trims for 2008. Safety equipment, including standard stability control with a rollover sensor, will appeal to the family haulers. I drove my Explorer to 143,000 miles and traded it last year for a 2013 Ford Fusion huge mistake. Optional third-row seating on all trim levels expands utility for larger families. Driving on highway, transmission doesn't shift from 55 Mph to 63 mph, then it finally shifts and a smooth ride at 70 mph.
I drained and filled the trans fluid three times now, and the fluid is coming out nice and clean. My experience with these 5 speed transmissions on the V6 is that they need the specified fluid change interval in order to work at peak performance. The part is about 80 to 100 dollars. Take the car in and have the fluid and filter changed at 40K. Apparently Ford manufactures these transmissions with a poor design that allows the shift pin to rub right against the aluminium until it wears out a giant oval and slips out of place. Gas mileage is not this best for this year but I am guessing that's why the price of the truck is soo affordable.