Transmission

Asked by Jan 19, 2016 at 02:41 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What does it mean when my 2004  Ford
Explorer XLT will not drive in the drive
position but when I put it in third gear it will
take off and start driving forward and I can
put it back in drive and then it will continue
to drive but when I stop I have to put it into
third gear start driving before I can put it
back into drive and continue to drive with
my truck in the drive  position????

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To me it sounds like your transmission is on it's way out. If it is, the longer you drive it like that the more damage you are doing to it. I would take it to a reputable transmission shop if it was happening to me.

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