Rebuilt Transmission

ford
explorer

#1

I have a Ford Explorer that my mechanic says needs a new trany.

The vehicle takes a while to engage in reverse and does so with a loud clunk. Otherwise it runs good. I have 198K mi. It’s an "02 4wd. Their asking $2,100 for the rebuilt trans.

Wondering if it’s worth it? May have reached the end of the line on this vehicle?


#2

Try this, when it doesn’t engage reverse, go to drive for a second or two, then to reverse and see if it engages normally. I had a transmission that would do this, but it never went completely bad.

You might try a fluid and filter change if you haven’t been doing them on a regular basis. If you do that, see if there is a newer fluid recommended for your transmission, it might help.