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Total Complaints:
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2000 Ford Explorer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012010

Explorer LXT 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


It's my wife's car, so I don't get to drive it much. I finally did a good drive/listen, and determined the tranny as the source. I DO have a dip stick, thankfully, but it seems that a fair amount of the leakage is taking place in that area-as if it doesn't fit well or something. So far, it "only" mis-behaves sometimes, and we have been driving fine. The fluid is clean, and having read another post, I don't plan on changing it, which can induce trouble due to "setting up" from age. I'm looking at replacing the tranny and/or torque converter, which has been ID'd as a trouble area.

Question: Does anyone recommend a rebuild over a rebuilt? JEGS over rebuild?

- , Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012008

Explorer V6 4.0L Ohv

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

My car has a loud dinging that sounds like metal on metal but im not sure if its the tranny or the rear dif. I don't know i checked all my fluids they looked good. but im not sure Please help if you have any ideas i don't got the money to go to a shop right now but i will if i have to

- , Simi Valley, CA, USA

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