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audiobahnuser18
04-28-2008, 07:15 PM
Alright guy's i need some help and bad . Suggestions idea's whichever. I have a 1993 ford explorer and yeah i know tranmissions **** in them but i had no choice in the matter i had to have a car to get to class work etc.... now i was driving today everything was fine driving normal etc....Went to go park in my driveway normal shift nothing jumped or nothing either. Then when i went to go leave i can't go in reverse. checked fluid it's good but i can go in drive . Also i can't go in netural either it's like it's stuck in a brake tork. It's wierd i can't figure it out here's the wierdest part you lift up the front on a jack front tires spin freely no problems then lift up the rear the rear tires spin freely. So all 4 tires can spin freely. Someone if you have any ideas , suggestion's please help me out:(.

audiobahnuser18
04-28-2008, 07:17 PM
Someone please help me i can't go anywhere:(. I need to get to class , work .

Grinder1989
04-28-2008, 07:21 PM
Did you check your tranny fluid while the engine was running and while it was hot?

audiobahnuser18
04-28-2008, 07:22 PM
Checked trans fluid when was operating temp.

mavster
04-28-2008, 07:24 PM
But was the engine running?

Grinder1989
04-28-2008, 07:26 PM
If its not the fluid then it would have to be the torque converter. Thats the only thing I can see causing you problems. My truck had two burned up clutch packs and it was shifting like crap but still drove.

Grinder1989
04-28-2008, 07:26 PM
Checked trans fluid when was operating temp.

x2, Was the engine running?

sixfootman2005
04-28-2008, 07:31 PM
need to run it through all gears and check fluid while it's running...otherwise i'm not sure might be something in the trans

audiobahnuser18
04-28-2008, 07:36 PM
grinder engine was not running. and it will drive just won't go in reverse or roll back in netural:(.

thevic24
04-28-2008, 07:42 PM
iam kinda confused, is the shifter not moving or is it moving and just not going into reverse? if you put it in drive and it goes but wont go in reverse, that would be somthing in the valve body-a sticking valve. if it works when its cold, that will most likely be the problem. if you can get it to a shop, have them do a "power flush", this may help the problem or you might have to have the valve body rebuilt. for an aod that should be about 200-300$.

Grinder1989
04-28-2008, 07:48 PM
grinder engine was not running. and it will drive just won't go in reverse or roll back in netural:(.

The engine must be running when you check it. Your probably low on tranny fluid. Start the engine, let it get hot, then check the fluid while the engine is running. Wipe off the dip stick and check it again, if it doesn't even register, you'll need a quart or two.

audiobahnuser18
04-28-2008, 08:02 PM
thevic the shifter is a column shifter and will actually shift but the truck itself will not go into reverse. grinder i just bought 2 quarts im gonna try adding some in now.

rollingthunder
04-28-2008, 08:05 PM
There is no use, the tranny needs replacement or overhaul.

Blazin_Jason
04-28-2008, 08:07 PM
Had a similar problem once, reverse band in the tranny went. Dropped the pan and found a few chunks of material in there. Everything else worked, would shift into reverse, engine would rev, but no go. Not the same issue as yours though. Have you tried putting the t-case in neutral if you can?

Grinder1989
04-28-2008, 08:07 PM
There is no use, the tranny needs replacement or overhaul.

That is not true if the tranny is low on fluid :fyi:

rollingthunder
04-28-2008, 08:09 PM
Btw, this is a quote from a post I made the day you posted this suv on the forums. It is from 11-24-2007

"Get the transmission rebuilt/replaced with a 5 speed. A4LD's are bound to fail, and its gonna cost more down the line. Looks in excellent shape though, I love mine!"

Alpine CDA-9815
04-28-2008, 09:10 PM
Drop the pan, see if there is any metal in it.

audiobahnuser18
04-28-2008, 11:31 PM
Well guy's found out what it is . It's the spider in the rear end more then likely. My neighbor came over that had done hot rod rear end's constanlty when he was younger built race car's etc. He said more then likely that the spider gear in the rear end is stripped out. Once we pull off the rear end cover there will probably be metal shaving that fall out of the actual rear end. because the spider gear stripped out. So gonna go to junk yard 2morro and hopefully find a rear end for my truck. really hoping we can find one also.

DeViOuSoNe
04-28-2008, 11:34 PM
That is not what it is, Think about that, and think of why it would not make sense.

audiobahnuser18
04-28-2008, 11:41 PM
Devious why don't u explain to me why it wouldn't make sense man?

Grinder1989
04-29-2008, 12:09 AM
Did you do what I suggested? If not, your wasting you time.


Devious why don't u explain to me why it wouldn't make sense man?

The spider gear has nothing to do with the tranny not engaging in gear.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 12:14 AM
No grinder it is engaging in gear u can hear it when u shift into reverse. It's like something is locking it up.

Grinder1989
04-29-2008, 12:23 AM
No grinder it is engaging in gear u can hear it when u shift into reverse. It's like something is locking it up.

Well then you are being far too vague with your description. The rear end may be the problem then. Could be the transfer case if it's 4wd. All I can say is good luck and you should have got a Chevy. My truck is 34 years old and I run the **** out of it. Rear end is fine. :) But seriously, that *****. I would go brand new rather than junkyard because the junkyard parts will fail way before the new ones.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 12:27 AM
Well grinder rear end alot more expensive new which i don't have the cash:(. maybe grinder if so im sorry about that man. Thanks man and yeah man i wish i had a chevy im a chevy guy. only thing i like made by ford are there mustang's. But for trucks/suv's chevy all the way. Just at the time i was real real tight on cash for a form of transportation so i had no choice in the matter. Thanks for all the help though grinder really appericate it man.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 09:05 AM
Well guy's my prayers worked with my money problems and i appericate and love my parents so much. my dad woke me up yelling in happy as fck i was like wtf. well at the party store he always played my mom's number which is her birthday on the 3-digit number. Well it came in today won over 1500 dollars. there gonna help me with my funds for my trans or rear end which ever it is. I can't believe this happened.:D

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 12:34 PM
Hey guy's was just wondering if this would work for my explorer. Appericate the help.

http://images.craigslist.org/01011101021101160720080411de206137ba09793bc900792f .jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/01021001041101160920080411b18e6211384684987d00195f .jpg

Here's info on it. Ford 8.8 out of an Explorer (91-94). The ratio is 3.73 and it is Limited Slip

thevic24
04-29-2008, 12:37 PM
is your truck 4wd?

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 12:46 PM
the vic yes it's a 4x4 explorer.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 12:51 PM
Anyone know cause if this will work for my truck sh*t i'll pick this up today. there goes my rim cash but this is more important i need my truck back on the road. so i can get to work and school. I had to miss class today cause i had no way of getting there:(.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 01:00 PM
Anyone? I know there has to be some trans/rear end guy's on here somewhere:(.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 01:05 PM
Nvm guy's the guy sold it:(.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 01:07 PM
F*CK so im still looking:(. Im praying/crossing my fingers my dad's friend at yard has one.

FineLinePimpin
04-29-2008, 04:24 PM
OK you still need to drop the trans pan AND the diff cover in the rear. While it is possible on explorers its not very common for them to strip the spirder/pinion gears in the rear. Also if you find a rear end the ratio that MATCHES your front end ratio or say good bye to your 4wd. is it more likely your trans as ALL older explorers at some point will have problems with the trans. Dont bother buying one from a junk yard unless it comes with like a 2yr warranty..and they never do.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 05:29 PM
fineline just took off the rear diffrential cover. As soon as i pulled it out the metal shaving's came out and the spider is fcked. i need a new rear end:(. trans is fine cause shift's fine etc.... my rear end just gone. So im hoping to find one from my dad's friend.

Blazin_Jason
04-29-2008, 08:29 PM
Like stated you need to find a rear with the same gear ratio as you have now. Or get a new carrier and gears for your current rear and rebuild it.

rollingthunder
04-29-2008, 08:48 PM
All you have to do is look at your axle code that is written in the door jamb of your drivers door. Just make sure the one on your ex matches the junkyard one, and thats all there is to it.

audiobahnuser18
04-29-2008, 10:36 PM
nvm guys it's not the rear end fck:(. cause spun the tires around looked at gears and wasn't metal shaving was just debrie from when pulling off the gasket off the diff cover. even put the car up the rear tires were up and the tires even in reverse were not spinning with no load on it. so know can't be a bearing either. I did a pressure test also on all gears and all gears reading good pressure rpm's not droppping:(.

FineLinePimpin
05-01-2008, 10:13 AM
Its got to be your trans then. You need to get it somewhere and get it diagnosed better. How are your u-joints and your rear end yoke..and the yoke on back of yours trans?

audiobahnuser18
05-01-2008, 01:31 PM
Well man just had a car haller pick up my truck today guy is checking it to see what it can be and got a diffrent trans already that's sitting in my garage for it.

audiobahnuser18
05-01-2008, 03:14 PM
crossing my fingers/praying that it's not really expensive to fix. I already had to use all my birthday money to get part's:(. so much for my h.o. alt i was saving up for.

audiobahnuser18
05-02-2008, 12:11 AM
Well guy's so much for crossing my fingers. my other trans is shot:( nothing left of it she's gone. gonna cost me $1200 to put a new trans in my truck:(. FCK this sux.