1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic
It seems like our Explorer is stuck in overdrive. Around 45MPH & above it sound like the transmission/engine is in a lower gear. When I push the overdrive switch the light go on and off but nothing changes. Changing the gear does nothing to help. They all seem to function OK.
Hoping to squeeze a few more miles out of the car.
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately things are only getting worse. I got in
the car to complete your test and I started shifting into first and second.
I was actually thinking earlier that the transmission was not changing
gears. So I push the gears around a few times and got them to start
changing. Then I got lucky and my overdrive started to work. I could see the
rmps change as I pushed the button. Boy was I a happy camper
. For one block. I stop for a light and the tranny would
not go it just slipped. I turned the car on and off and I was able to drive
it away. Only to have the original problem back. I parked it in
front of the house, shut it down and the tranny fluid started gushing out a
small drain pipe next to the tranny.
Sad, I might have to start car hunting. Any hope?
Saturday, May 30th, 2020 AT 11:39 AM