Considering purchasing a used 1999 ford explorer from a private owner. The car seems to be in great shape although it has over 135,000 miles. I test drove it and everything seems fine. I noticed that when I put the car in reverse to back out of the driveway the gear indicator on the dash (P R N D 2 1) did not match up with the gear I was in. In other words when I was in reverse the needle indiactor was between R and N. WHen I was in Drive the needle was between D and 2 and so on. Is that a sign that there is a potential transmission problem looming or is it just a sign of the age and mileage on the vehicle? Is there something else I should look for to identify a transmission problem? As I said it drive fine and I didn't notice anything unusual about the shifting etc.
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 28th, 2006 AT 8:09 AM