GOES BACK IN TO 4TH GEAR CLIMBING HILLS OVER 100KMS

  • Tiny
  • melissa1983
  • 1998 Ford Explorer
  • 220,000 miles

I'm thiNking of buying a 1998 ford explorer limited but it has minor gear box issue it is 5 speed auto it goes back in to 4th gear when climbing hills over 100kms what could be the problem and bout how much would I be looking at to fix it the person that has it for sale said they have been driving it around with this problem for 6 months and that it hasn't got any worst

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 12:41 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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I would kind of think that it would be anormal situation. It's loading the vehicle down so it downshifts.

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 2:12 PM
  • Tiny
  • melissa1983
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They said it only started doing this after the transmission had an oil change

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 2:48 PM
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Still sounds normal to me but have a trans guy look at it get his opinion.

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 4:09 PM

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