94 explorer wont move in any gear while running

Asked by Kermit Aug 29, 2020 at 11:19 PM about the 1994 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just picked up a 94 ford explorer 4.0 4wd with the a4ld
transmission  with intentions to repair or replace
transmission I was told by previous owner that it was
stuck in drive and still driven then one day just would
move anymore now it has no forward or reverse gears Im
also sure the parking pawl is broken because I can push
the car in park..
I just replaced torque converter but still same issue Imma
kind of in a pickle on this one I would really like to get this
explorer on the road again if anyone has any tips on what I
should inspect or replace next would be awesome and

2 Answers


You need to rebuild the transmission or replace it. Replacing the TC is only one part. On a 26 year old Ford transmission with probably over 150K miles it is way overdue. I hope you got the truck for next to nothing.

Yes thats what I figured but I thought that maybe it might be something easy to fix and I could save the transmission but yes I pretty much got the explorer for free it runs great purrs like a kitten for 20+ year old vehicle really just gonna fix it up and just make a mud toy out of it

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