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Automatic Transmission Problem

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09-14-03, 08:36 PM   #1  
Automatic Transmission Problem

On a '99 explorer xlt, the transmission wont shift into drive unless the fluid is really hot or you rev it to about 5,000 rpm.Any idea why?

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09-14-03, 09:39 PM   #2  
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unless the fluid is low, your not fixing it without a scan tool, you need to read the fault codes and find out what the computer is doing to not shift it. no other way i know of.

it could be a sensor, computer, a broken wire or a bad trans. guessing is expensive and wasteful, pull the 'trans' codes and see where they lead you.

if anyone says it needs a new trans, get a second opinion no matter how reputable the shop/"chain-store"/dealer/garage is.

very burn't fluid is usually the final nail in the coffin though

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09-15-03, 06:49 AM   #3  
When was the last time the tranny was serviced?

I agree with Mike's analysis....

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