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Cody Davidson

Asked by Dec 18, 2015 at 03:06 AM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 Ford Explorer for the 4.0 liter 2
wheel drive automatic what would be
causing the transmission not to go into drive
I was going to town one day stopped at a
stop sign went to take off and wouldn't
move but it still has reverse could it be a
sensor or could there be a loose wire I don't

2 Answers

Tom Demyan

Check the fluid, is it at the right level and nice and red? When checking the transmission fluid level, the engine should be warm, parked on a level surface, in park and running. Should be between the cross hatch area, check both sides of the dipstick, lower side is your level.


Could be a band or servo inside the transmission. If fluid level is correct and only reverse gear, that would be my bet.

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