1996 Ford Explorer Transmission Shifting Problems

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 134,000 MILES
My 1996 Explorer XLT takes a long time to upshift. The car stays in 1st until the rpms are pretty high then you have to take your foot off the gas pedal to get it to shift. What is causing this and how can I correct this problem?
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Thursday, January 10th, 2008 AT 5:50 AM

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Tiny
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Some of the early model Explorers had trouble with valve body gaskets. The gasket fails and bleeds pressure. There use to be a service procedure that allowed you to replace just the seperator plate and a valve in the valve body (the kit came with instructions). Now I think you have to replace the entire valve body with the seperator plate. Hope this helps.
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Thursday, January 10th, 2008 AT 10:01 PM

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