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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Ford Explorer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222007

(reported on)

Explorer XLT 4.0 SOHC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

While in the mountains and going down a significant hill, I placed the shifter in the 1 position to help slow my car in going down the hill. It was like placing the car in neutral, I had NO engine braking (compression hold-back). Consequently, I ended up with billows of smoke coming from my front brakes. I finally found a place to pull over and thought the car was going to catch on fire. I have engine braking in 2 and in D, with or without OD.

- , Bristol, TN, USA

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