The wrench symbol appeared on my dashboard. It is not constant, just every once and a while , no specific pattern. My mechanic told me it was a soft warning, however he feels with bands slipping I nee

Asked by GuruLVGBC Apr 01, 2019 at 04:51 PM about the Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The mechanic that I took it to told me the wrench symbol was a soft warning,
but that the bands were slipping and I needed a new transmission. He quoted
me a price a little over $4000. with a 3 year 100,000 waranty

2 Answers


Be very cautious about needing the work the "mechanic" said you need. The wrench on the dash is typically for engine issues - not your transmission. I would get a second opinion and maybe stop by your local Auto Zone and have them scan your trouble codes. That may tell you why the wrench is illuminating.

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Four grand sounds a steep for a transmission rebuild. If that is the problem, which I doubt.

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