I have a 2002 Explorer XLT that begins to run 'rough' when it gets uparound 40 mph. It starts okay and seems to run okay. Any ideas??

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Asked by May 23, 2010 at 08:08 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It has 92,000 miles on it and is serviced regularly. I know it's hard to diagnose, but I'm wondering if this is going to be an expensive repair.

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it sounds like the lock out on your tork converter is going bad.

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Is that an expensive repair?? Thanks for your input.

it can be,around $1,500.00,the tranny has to come out,but their are also some scencors that could be bad,in that case you would have a service vehicle light on.

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Arrrgh!! There are no service lights on. I was afraid it would be expensive. Thanks so much for your help!

your welcome.

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could be the tork converter,it was a problem for certain model years.

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Wish I would have googled this BEFORE I bought this Explorer. You guys were right on pointing at the transmission. Apparently I should have been turning the overdrive switch OFF ... otherwise it's always on. WTF, Ford??? Shouldn't the option be to turn the O/D ON??? After googling it, I found this was the most common problem (out of 2200 problems/complaints!!) that Ford had with the Explorer that year. I called Ford Customer Care and guess what? They didn't care. I was told if this had happened four years ago, Ford would have done a goodwill repair, but because it took 8 years to rack up 90,000 miles (which is where the transmission goes bad) they won't do anything about it. I loved the truck - it still looks new, but I'm going back to GM! I grew up in a GM family, married a Ford man, fell in love with my '92 Explorer, and fell out of love with Ford.

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