2002 Ford Explorer

Tiny
RRANDLEAS
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  • 2002 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I had my oil and oil filter changed along with my spark plugs and wires one day and the next day my vehicle started acting strange. When I would take off it would delay shifting when it got somewhere between second and third gear. And after doing that several times the overdrive light would come on and start flashing real fast. But, after I got it to shift it would do just fine as long as I didn't have to stop and take off a bunch of times. I figured out that you could not check the transmission fluid because it does not have a dipstick for that. Do you think there is a possibility that when the oil was changed the person might have pulled the plug to the tansmission instead the plug to the oil since they are so close to each other and they werent sure what they were doing.
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Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 9:48 PM

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Tiny
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It is definitely possible, I would check those levels quick before you really damage something, they probably pulled the tranny one and a couple of quarts came out before they realized that was the wrong bolt, and never replaced the fluid, causing your tranny to act up. Ford, especially explorers, already have a reputation for bad trannys so I would not hesitate any longer and check that out
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Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 9:56 PM

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