Why won't my 1996 Ford Explorer accelerate in reverse?


Asked by Oct 22, 2014 at 09:04 AM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1996 Ford Explorer will go in reverse, it
will also move in reverse, it just won't
accelerate in reverse.

4 Answers


Reverse only has one gear. So its only going to go so fast, usually 8-12 MPH tops. Now if it won't go that fast check your transmission fluid level. Make sure its full and looks like cherry kool- aid. If its low and smells burnt have it flushed. I highly recommend BG brand.

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Really...how fast do you want to go? That 4R70W has a 2.23:1 reverse, lower than even 1st gear.."G'mornin TransAm77


LOL, Good morning Fordnut. How it going today?

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