Hey Matt, do you have the TSB on this? It could be posted on this thread and will list all the parts needed by year. I dont remember the number anymore but I know there were atleast 2 or 3 TSB's on this until they got to the molded gasket/separator plate fix
TSB 03-22-10 should cover it. The part numbers are near the bottom.
FORD: 1995-2001 EXPLORER
2000-2002 EXPLORER SPORT
2001-2002 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
This article supersedes TSB's 03-11-9, 02-13-8 and 02-08-2 to update the model coverage.
Some vehicles built prior to 12/1/2001 may exhibit the following shift and engagement conditions:
No 2nd Gear
No 3rd Gear
No Engine Braking In Manual 1st.
Out of specification pressures controlled by the transmission main control valve body separator plate may be the cause.
Verify the condition, the main control valve body separator plate may need to be updated to the latest level. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.
CAUTION: A NEW SEPARATOR 7Z490 MUST BE USED WHEN INSTALLING THE SPECIAL SERVICE KIT 7M203 OR ADDITIONAL TRANSMISSION DAMAGE MAY OCCUR. REFER TO THE PARTS APPLICATION CHART IN THIS ARTICLE FOR CORRECT SEPARATOR PLATE PART LISTING.
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY OTHER CONDITIONS OR COMPONENTS THAT MAY CAUSE SIMILAR SYMPTOMS AND IS ONLY WRITTEN TO COVER THESE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS.
NOTE: AN IN-LINE SERVICE FILTER IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE ADDED OR REPLACED FOR THIS TSB.
Verify that one or more of the following conditions exist.
Low Line Pressure While In Drive At WOT
No 2nd And/Or No 3rd Gear
No Engine Braking In Manual 1st
DTC P0732, P0733 Or P1762
Install Kit (3L5Z-7M203-JA) to update the main control valve body assembly, refer to the installation procedures found in the kit.
Reinstall the main control by continuing to follow the installation steps listed in the Workshop Manual, in-vehicle service, main control valve body.
After completing the procedure, verify the condition has been corrected.
Clear all DTCs.
Part Application Chart
Vehicle Application Engineering Description Qty. New Service Part Use on Transmission Application 7000 -Reference Only-
95/96 Models ONLY
95/97 Models Separator Plate to Case Gasket 1 2L5Z-7C155-AA ALL
95/97 Models Separator Plate to Main Control Gasket 1 2L5Z-7D100-BA ALL
95/96 Models - ALL Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 F5TZ-7A008-CA 95GT-AA/BA/CA/DA/EA/FA/ GA;96GT-BA/CADB/EB/FA/ GA/HA/KA/MA/NA
good luck. remember to be patient. the job will take a couple of hours. and remember... I HAD NO REVERSE when i started the truck. im not sure if i reinstalled the reverse servo incorrectly. but after i drove around for awhile it came back. it took around 10 miles of stop and goes before my truck was back to normal. make sure you do the blow off valves while you are in there.
i would recommend it because it helps lower the pressure to prevent this from happening again. for your transmission im not sure. you could call your parts guy that helped you and tell you which part number it is
I think I am having a similar issue. My 03 explorer od light is flashing. Took it in and dealer said trans is NFG. The car drives and shifts perfectly. The only indication something is worng is the light, however I did notice the TC is not going into lockup. The light came on during routine driving. Never any tc shudder, etc. Car has 74k is not run hard or used for towing.
I am thinking I will replace the valve body, etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hum, why I am hear today,
my 2000 explorer just started doing the same thing yesterday. O/D light flashing, shifts fine, no T/C lock up. I shut it off, re-start and all is well. Then about another hr of driving (city, stop and go) it's back. 81k on the clock, no hard miles and or towing done with it.
Dealer replaced valve body gasket & other misc items when I had tranny flushed, because of issues. That was less then 6month ago.
Dealer wants to charge $85 for reading the codes. I have the Ford extended coverage $50 deduct. They say that it does not cover reading the codes.