We replaced the Torque Converter on my 2008 Ford Explorer. My mechanic said that replacing it should take care of the shudddering between 45-50 Mph. Well it has not taken care of it and now the engine races when I start to take off after stopping at red light etc. HELP, I am getting very frustrated with my mechanic

5

Asked by Oct 06, 2014 at 12:24 PM about the 2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We replaced the Torque Converter on my 2008 Ford Explorer.  My mechanic said that
replacing it should take care of the shudddering between 45-50 Mph.  Well it has not taken
care of it and now the engine races when I start to take off after stopping at red light etc.  
HELP, I am getting very frustrated with my mechanic

3 Answers

83,435

Take it back, he needs to double check the fluid level, if it is full then either he put in the wrong stall speed converter or there is something wrong with the shift solenoids or control unit. Personally I would have tried the solenoids first due to the high failure rate they have.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
5

Tennisshoes, Thank you for getting back to me. I took the car back to my mechanic. He checked the fluid level and it showed full. Still does the same thing. The other day I backed in a driveway that is pretty steep to unload some boxes. The car sat for about an hour and when I got in to leave and put it in drive the engine just raced and would not move, so I put in 3rd and it lurched forward a bit and the same, so I had to put in 1st to pull the car out of the driveway. That is when I took it in and he checked the fluid and it showed full. The car ran so much better before he put in the new torque converter. Do I have to take it back to him. The car is still under warranty until the first of the year. Could the new torque converter be bad?

83,435

That would be a reasonable conclusion, I would take it back.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 71,554 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,110
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,650
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
907 Great Deals out of 66,336 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Expedition
472 Great Deals out of 24,752 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
820 Great Deals out of 27,815 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-150
3,023 Great Deals out of 207,755 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Edge
908 Great Deals out of 50,607 listings starting at $3,500
Used GMC Acadia
778 Great Deals out of 42,233 listings starting at $2,921
Used Dodge Durango
367 Great Deals out of 23,170 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
554 Great Deals out of 23,068 listings starting at $2,295
Used Ford Escape
1,318 Great Deals out of 86,925 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota 4Runner
362 Great Deals out of 20,761 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Pilot
479 Great Deals out of 18,295 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Pathfinder
458 Great Deals out of 24,399 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Yukon
555 Great Deals out of 17,134 listings starting at $1,875
Used Chevrolet Traverse
859 Great Deals out of 42,444 listings starting at $4,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
71 Great Deals out of 2,084 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 41,635 listings starting at $8,337
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
184 Great Deals out of 6,563 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 3,313 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
280 Great Deals out of 5,856 listings starting at $12,560
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
213 Great Deals out of 4,234 listings starting at $9,895