I own a 2006 Ford Explorer with 253000 miles on it. Experiencing problems with shifting while accleration.

Asked by Feb 13, 2014 at 07:36 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I purchased four new tires, same size but different brand, and after leaving I noticed my vehicle was not shifting into gear on acceleration and was making a very loud winding noise.  Is it a coincidence or would putting on new tires cause a problem with the transmission shifting.  I know a transmission can go at any time especially with as many miles as I have, but I had no warning at all prior to this.

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On these the transfer case is very sensitive. The tires have to be the same size same tread same amount of tread. Even though a tire is the same size different brands can be 1/2" taller or smaller. This causes the transfer case to bind up. Put 4 new tires on the same kind exactly and it will fix your problem.

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How lucky you are to own an Explorer that didn't need transmission work at 90,000 miles!

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I think I have the same issue with my 2006 Explorer but I didn't just put new tires on my explorer. If the truck idles for a little while when I press on the gas pedal the truck winds and after a minute or so it kicks in to normal and runs normal. It doesn't happen all of the time and no lights are on - not sure what is causing it. not consistent but I believe it happens consistently if I let the truck idle for a while before driving it - anyone know what would cause this?

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It is about ford explorer 2006 xlt. the Engine wires were cracked and short nad descided to change. All went through nicely. But after starting the car ""Powertrain malfunction indicator: Illuminates when a powertrain or a 4x4 fault has been detected" Wrench Light indicator is on and Car transmission is malfunctioning.

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