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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,011.00
Average Mileage:
168,060 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. broken band/rebuild (2 reports)
  3. complete rebuild (2 reports)
1995 Ford Explorer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1995 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 072012

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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won't go into gear won't go into gear

ALL unhappy Ford Motor Company consumers: 1. Call Customer Relationship Center; 2.Demand letter; Small Claims Court

- , Holly Springs, NC, USA

problem #8

Apr 122010

Explorer Expedition 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

beautiful car, a real keeper, but the four speed automatic transmission (Ford calls it "EAO A4LD*PE" in the build sheet they sent) was extremely expensive and needed a complete rebuild.. I love my explorer sport and wanted to keep it, so I paid $3800 out of pocket to have the transmission entirely rebuilt! The details of the transmission failure simple: it just stopped working; it wouldn't move at all! I had to have the car flatbedded to my mechanic at MasterCraft Car Care, in Woodbridge, VA.. I can provide the complete and detailed service repair invoice if you would like to see it.

- , Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #7

Dec 152009

Explorer LX 4.0L V6 Fi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles

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won't go into gear won't go into gear won't go into gear won't go into gear won't go into gear won't go into gear

rebuilt tranny, reverse worked fine for about 2 months overdrive light always blinks 1o minutes after you headed out on freeway. . so i replaced all the servos and the parking indicator control switch. adjusted bands after i tried all this because reverse just went out... i can tell you after all the research i have done and all the headaches . that this is a defect on fords part of design and cover up our fault.. til we have to omit.

maybe linked to the trans pcm. and all the other electronic speed sensors. turbine torque sensors , ect. then again the error code on a $3,000 snap on scantool says this too. the mechanical part of the transmission is ok... its the rest of the electronic relay,sensors and faulty readings the the computer receives and transmits the transmission does as its commands...SO , FORD COMPANY. YOU BASTARDS NEED TO GET A CLUE, STOP ALL THE COVERUP AND STEALING THE INNOCENT CONSUMERS MONEY. I HOPE THEY FIND OUT . THIS AND YOU HAVE TO PAY WITH YOU PEOPLE SELLING YOUR WIFE'S MERCEDES OR YOUR DAUGHTERS FANCY COLLEGE OR SHE BREAKS DOWN FROM ONE OF THE MANY COMPLAINTS ON THIS WEBSITE... SHAME ON YOU. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO. LIES, LIES,LIES AND ALL FOR WHAT. TO RUIN A GREAT MANS DREAM HENRY FORD

- , Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 062009

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD, THEN I HEAR A REAL LOUD ROAR AND I START COASTING. THEN IT WENT BACK INTO GEAR, THEN ABOUT 10 MILES DOWN THE ROAD IT WENT OUT AGAIN. THIS TIME IT DID NOT GO BACK INTO GEAR. I PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND TRIED EVERYTHING I COULD THINK OF TO GET IT BACK INTO GEAR. I FINALLY PUT IT INTO 4 WHEEL DRIVE SO I CAN AT LEAST GET IT HOME. IT WORKED, BUT I COULD FEEL ONLY THE BACK WHEELS WERE WORKING.

- , Summit Hill, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 102008

Explorer Eddie Bauer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

My son purchased his first vehicle, a 1995 Ford Explorer , Eddie Bauer, with his own money. The vehicle had 70,000 miles on it. The previous owner had replaced the transmission at 48,877. So we had it checked out and thought he made a good purchase. The vehicle now has 95,000 and just stopped moving and would not go into any gear. I towed it to the dealer and he said it is the transmission and it would be $1,500 just to diagnose and then they dod not even make the parts for that transmission. So it is not worth putting another transmission in it. I said to the Dealer and Ford that each transmission only got 47,000 or 48,000 miles on it. They said "It is out of warranty and there is nothing we can do".

I said "What sh*t Ford is and I would tell everyone about our situation" I would never purchase a Ford ever, ever. They have no customer service at all either. Very rude and arrogant and dealer. Unbelievable!

- , Cary, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 012008

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 299,000 miles

Well, the only thing I can say is, my transmission just went out. Doesn't sh*t etc. I own a used car dealership and have for 10yrs and because of what I've read and the issue I have with my Explorer, I have canceled any dealing with Fords, do not accept Fords as trade ins (sorry folks) nor will ever have one again on my lots. I have also called many of my family members and friends who likewise own dealerships and none of them will ever be dealing with Ford again. Goof Luck Ford, enjoy your revenue and contacts wash away before your eyes. It seems that I will not be surprised if they have to close their doors do to lack of sales. I say.............."Ha!, too bad, make stuff that actually works (somewhat) and then try again". Good riddance Ford (from my side)

- , Marietta, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 282007

Explorer XLT 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,039 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Have you head anything back on initiating a recall, class action lawsuit for Transmissions on Ford Explorers??

I have a 1995 Ford Explorer XLT and the transmission slips so bad, that sometimes I am stuck in the middle of the road for a few mins until the transmission kicks in, and then I can go, but really slowly only! And I have my 2 year old daughter with me most of the time! From a red light to go, it works great, but when you are driving normally, and need to speed up to get into a traffic lane, the engine rev's up, but goes no where, and you have to sit there until you feel a click from the transmission, then you can drive normal again!

This isn't right!

- , Calgary, AB, Canada

problem #2

Feb 142008

Explorer XLT 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles

the problem started with o.d. light lit. improper shifting.trans has been a problem since I purchased @64000 miles.transmission services bought me 60,000 more miles.

- , Lorain, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 022007

(reported on)

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 213,000 miles

My wife said one night as she would come to a stop light she heard a noise like a rice burner in the next lane revving their engine. The next evening I had a chance to drive it. After it warmed up when I would let off the gas to come to a stop, sure enough you could hear a sound like something spooling up. The engine RPMs never changed. After driving it a little bit longer it would not go back into gear after coasting. I tried moving the lever into L, 2, D, and turning the OD off. This changed nothing. When it would come out of gear, it would go back into gear after just a minute off being stopped. I have not done anything to it yet nor driven it since, but am going to start with the basic of changing the fluid and filter. I have had no major problems with this vehicle even with it's high mileage. just replacing the normal wear items as well as keeping it serviced.

- , Fort Worth, TX, USA

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