Transmission problem?

Asked by Jun 17, 2017 at 07:31 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Ford Explorer with an automatic transmission. It started
acting up not too long ago where if I put it in drive it wouldn't change gears.
I would have to push the gas and rev it up to 3000 rpm for it to change
gears. Today it stopped working. I put it in drive and it wouldn't move, and
put it in reverse and it wouldn't move. If I rev it up it will rev but nothing will
happen. The rear differential was replaced last month and the transmission
started acting up about three weeks ago. What could the problem be and
how would I fix it? If it is the transmission would it need to be replaced?

8 Answers

120,415

Put butter on it because it is toast! Check the transmission fluid level but it is pretty obvious that your transmission is gone.

1 people found this helpful.
32,665

or a dirty valve body...have it serviced ..change it over to synthetic atf

1 people found this helpful.
120,415

Hope that Kelly is right!

1 people found this helpful.

i don't have much money to work with, is there a way i can fix it myself?

120,415

You do not want to rebuild the transmission yourself. You can change the fluid and filter yourself.

1 people found this helpful.
120,415

When you change the fluid you can try adding some Lucas Transmission fix as a last ditch effort to get a few more miles out of your trans.

1 people found this helpful.

i have an uncle who owns a truck shop a few states away and he's coming to visit soon and said he'd help if the transmission is shot. but thank you everyone for your help.

10

i just put a rebuild jasper trans in has 80,000 in everything works great but over drive is flashing and when goes into third gear goes a little hard what is the issue

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,752 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $2,700.

Postal Code:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    12,910
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,870
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    2,290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
14 Great Deals out of 411 listings starting at $5,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
67 Great Deals out of 5,312 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
8 Great Deals out of 777 listings starting at $5,900
Used Ford F-150
136 Great Deals out of 11,442 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Durango
29 Great Deals out of 1,104 listings starting at $2,400
Used Toyota Highlander
17 Great Deals out of 1,239 listings starting at $4,910
Used Toyota 4Runner
9 Great Deals out of 512 listings starting at $7,900
Used Honda Pilot
12 Great Deals out of 786 listings starting at $2,740
Used Ford Escape
145 Great Deals out of 6,982 listings starting at $1,785
Used Nissan Pathfinder
26 Great Deals out of 1,126 listings starting at $2,980
Used GMC Yukon
23 Great Deals out of 1,047 listings starting at $5,500
Used Ford Mustang
36 Great Deals out of 1,232 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
749 listings starting at $33,822
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 276 listings starting at $23,700
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
164 listings starting at $20,990
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
150 listings starting at $17,000
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
124 listings starting at $14,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.