Check for proper operation with parking brake control engaged. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2000 Ford Explorer. I don't think that is the problem. Use a large adjustable wrench, to prevent the control lever from rotating. If there is engine driveability problems, the relearn is to drive the vehicle for 10 miles + to allow for relearn Let me know what you find and if this helps.
It's a farely easy transmission and it beats paying a couple grand at least for a transmission shop to rebuild it. From all the research I have done already, I think the pink substance is a mixture of transmission fluid and anti-freeze. Anyway, I look in the transmission filling area and noticed the level was waaayyy past full above crossbar area ; I see that there is only milky-pink like substance in it. I need to buy a transmission and have it here before I take it to the shop to be replaced. It may need a wiggle. Ford has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.
Make sure the engine and transmission is at operating temperature, and the car is sitting on a level surface. I don't show any vacuum leaks. The larger nut is already in place and does not need to be tightened any further. The 5 speed is known to leak from the 3 rubber plugs at the back end of the shifter rails just behind the shift lever. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Remove retaining nut 13mm and control lever from transaxle. The Ford dealership doesn't work on medels over 10 years old. If you can, let it sit overnight. Notice too, that most dipsticks say right on them what range you should have the car in, and at what temp. You don't have to change the automatic transmission fluid on your Ford Explorers if you drive it under normal driving conditions, but regular changes will extend the life of the transmission. Make sure you install the correct lube.
Wipe it with a clean rag and insert it back into the dipstick tube. More then likely what it will be is when you take apart the transmission if you check your forward drive clutches and steels they more then likely are going to be burnt up. It's the nature of the beast. I couldn't get the overdrive off light to shut off. The next day, I was checking all fluids and levels. Check to see if the shifter linkage is adjusted right first then check the fluid and if it's brownish and smells like a burnt odor, then yes your clutches and steels are burnt up. Somewhere that will post to aus! I couldn't get the overdrive off light to shut off.
I than drove it around the block and the overdrive off light started to blink and the transmission was struggling to change gears. Do not overfill the trans! The Ford dealership doesn't work on medels over 10 years old. Use an open-end socket wrench to hold the larger nut stationary while tightening smaller nut. More specific information would be needed for an answer; like the model year and type of transmission on the vehicle manual or automatic. Check the fluid for brown tint and a burnt odow.
Use an open-end socket wrench to hold the larger nut stationary while tightening smaller nut. I did this through the hole in the floor by removing the shift lever and boot. More then likely what it will be is when you take apart the transmission if you check your forward drive clutches and steels they more then likely are going to be burnt up. Remove retaining nut 13mm and control lever from transaxle. Do this everytime you check the transmission fluid.
Remove air cleaner and air cleaner outlet tube. Sorry for digging up an old thread but didnt want to start a new one. We are going to reteach the computer what it should be doing. Check to see if the shifter linkage is adjusted right first then check the fluid and if it's brownish and smells like a burnt odor, then yes your clutches and steels are burnt up. This has to be a manufacturer issue! The 2 transmission bolts should be hand-tightened onto the new radiator. With the engine at idle hold the brake and cycle the range selector shifter through all the different ranges: P, R, N, D, L2, L1, and then back to Par … k.