1995 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
Gentlemen, My 1995 ford explorer while going up a very steep hills down shifts itself into first gear and will not release unless the gas pedal is slighly released, when the car shift up to second it quickly goes back to first even though the speed of the vehicle has not decreased, the same vehicle while going downhill does not downshift into second gear as required to use "engine braking" It will however downshift into first gear, One thing very noticeable on flat driving is that once vehicles takes off from a dead stop at a good speed, the first gear will also not release unless gas pedal is release for a split secod, after that the vehicle performs admirably as long as I don't encounter another very steep hill. Please note that this situation only occurs on the range of 20-30 mph while going up hill. If the vehilce is goiing up a hill at over 35 mph, this does not happen. The tranny oil is somewhat not new but acceptable, Vehicle's 4 wheel drive functions are great at work on demand. I am beginning to thing that either the bands might need adjustment of that possibly one of the valves in the valve body is sticking and not releasing at the proper pressure. What is your take on something like this.
thanking you in advance,
have the same problem?
Monday, March 29th, 2010 AT 3:45 AM