When I turn car on I can drive fine but when I put on brakes and then the gas it will not go into gear don't know when if ever transmission was flushed.

Asked by Apr 13, 2015 at 02:18 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving and my od light started
flashing. Then not even 5 min later I lost
acceleration. If I park the vehicle and restart
it I can drive until I stop then no acceleration
again.  I do not know when the last time if
ever the transmission was flushed.  It has
200,000 miles it's my work vehicle and I'm
150 miles from home. Need cheap fix until I
can figure this out. Will flushing the fluid
help?

7 Answers

8,545

The OD light is "over drive" have the car scanned for transmission codes.

I did this no code came up

8,545

Flushing the fluid will give you an idea of the transmissions condition, you may have a partially plugged filter which will starve the pump.

Thank you. Will try flushing iy

A clogged filter will make it run hot then shut it down basically right?

8,545

It will starve the pump of fluid, heat it up and then your going nowhere.

Did you fix the problem on the ford

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