1993 Ford Explorer overdrive

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 300,000 MILES
I have about 15,000 on a complete transmission rebuild. After sitting for about two years, I pulled the explorer out of storage and started driving. Tranny shifts fine, even downsifts with a load fine but once in overdirve, the engine "revs" about 500 rpm constantly. Put it back in 3rd and this stops. Any ideas?
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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 AT 8:50 PM

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Tiny
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Hello
Need to understand the revs 500rpms?
Do you mean it revs 500 above what it is turning in 3 before overdrive? Possible torque covertor lockup switch going haywire.
Is MIL /check engine light on?
Let me know
Thanks for donation
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 10:19 AM
Tiny
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There are no dash lights on, the check engine light will come on after it idels for awhile but goes out again when driven. The reving occurs after shifting into overdrive and the tach goes from about 1500 to 2000 and back down repeatedly
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
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The rpm flucatuation is caused by the torque convertor locking up droping rpms like it should then droping out back to Dr. The cause could be the lockup switch in valve body or the teflon sealing rings that holds fluid pressure to the clutch in convertor have failed due to non use. Have you tried new fluid and filter? Maybe some trans flush could help then new fluid and filter. If you keep going say up to 65 + does is stop fluxing?
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 12:55 PM
Tiny
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I tried changing fluid and filter with no results. I was considering some Trans-X. The slipping still occurs at 65 but not quite as pronounced. How hard of a repair is the lock up switch? Thanks for all your help
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 3:35 PM
Tiny
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Drop pan the switch screws into valve body just pull off wire and unscrew. Very common part to fail. That's why I asked if it was less at higher speeds it is better so that takes the torque convertor and valve body out of possible problems.
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 4:11 PM

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