Transmission trouble

Asked by Jul 04, 2017 at 07:08 PM about the 1991 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Help!!! Just put a new transmission in my 91
explorer. It's starts right up but will not move! Do I
need to run it for awhile till the fluid gets around or
does anyone know what could cause this???

2 Answers


The biggest cause for new transmission inoperative is when installing the torque converter it was not engaged with the front pump properly, you should hear a double clunk as you rotate and push in the converter into position, when this happens it usually breaks the front pump gear and then no pressure. I only did this once but I got in a hurry and didn't double check the install had to pull it back out replace the front pump, thankful it didn't leave any metal fragments to clean up.

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If the front converter does not pop in the bell housing is ualuslly diffcult to install but not always ,check and make sure you have the correct fluid level.. and make sure your shift cable is adjusted correctly

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