1997 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 125500 miles
I love my 1997 Ford Explorer but something is wrong with it. We had the transmission replaced about 9 months ago. It costs us $1000 (friend price). The "new" transmission had 40,000 miles on it but the transmission hesitates when it is put in gear and it slips intermittantly. I have to let it "warm up" before I can drive it. I can come to a stop at a light and when the light changes and it is time to go, it sometimes will slip and then "kick" in to gear before it will go forward. It worries me. Body is in great condition and only 125,500 miles on it but I've been laid off now for a year so I cannot afford to replace the transmission again. I read something about a vacuum modulator valve or 4WD actuator. Could either of these be the problem? I also received a recall letter from Ford about a "speed control deactivation switch". Would have anything to do with it? I don't know what any of these are but can you help please.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 12:24 PM