8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,800.00
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuilt transmission (1 reports)
1996 Ford Explorer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232006

(reported on)

Explorer XLT 4.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

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

While switching from park to drive it felt as if the transmission selector was stuck, after applying a little more force to the selector I heard a snap. After the snap the transmission would remain in reverse, no mattter what drive selection I made. I had it towed to a local mechanic who advised the transmission had failed and would cost $1800 to remove rebuild and re-install. I only had 80000 miles on the transmission - never abused. I agree with all others who have complained about their explorer transmission failures - Ford should be picking up the tab - it is definitely a terrible design.

- , Peachtree City, GA, USA

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