2000 ford explorer gear problem

Asked by Dec 16, 2014 at 03:55 PM about the 2000 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When putting in reverse everything is fine. When in gear its not moving, I need to wait several minutes to finally move

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Check tranny fluid level,

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manual or automatic


check vacuum lines

@crumbob automatic


does it work in the 321 of the PRND321 on the dash for the gear selector

@crumbob works in 1 not in 2 (doesn't have a 3) and reverse, but you need to wait 2 to 3 min before starting to move. This can be caused by a bad trans fluid level?


or a very dirty trans filter you should get it change make sure to put the right trans fluid in

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@crumbob you need to change all the fluid?. Thank you


yes whenever you change trans fluid the filter comesw with a filter and a new pan gasket you will have to drop the whole trans pan

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Before throwing good money at it, bring it to a local repair facility (no national chain) and explain the problem and have them test it. Fluid and filter should be changed every 40K. Has your's been changed in 14 years?

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