2002 Ford Explorer Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

2002 Ford Explorer Transmission Problems / Transmission Repair in Charlotte NC
2002 Ford Explorer Transmission Repair in Charlotte NC
About the 2002 Ford Explorer:

The Ford Explorer is a full-size crossover SUV sold in North America and built by the Ford Motor Company since 1990, as a replacement for the smaller but related Ford Bronco II. It is manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky (it was also assembled in Hazelwood, Missouri until the plant closed on March 10, 2006). The Ford Explorer was instrumental in turning the SUV from a special-interest vehicle into one of the most popular vehicle types on the road.

The Ford Explorer has a huge problem with transmission failure, mostly from the early 2000s — especially the 2002–2004 Ford Explorer. Transmission problems in Ford Explorers are one of the most commonly complained about issues of any car on the road. One dealer even claims that 1 out of every 10 Explorer’s from the early 2000 model years will have transmission failure at some point.

What signs can you look for when it comes to transmission failure with the 2002 Ford Explorer? A common first time symptom is the blinking O/D light and noise, such as rattling or clanking, while shifting gears. If you are experiencing any of these transmission problems (trouble shifting, noises, O/D light is on), please contact us for a free diagnostic. Transmission problems only worsen with time. Sometimes, if the problem is not too severe, you can avoid a complete overhaul, but if you wait too long it may be your only option.

2002 Ford Explorer Transmission Problems

* Difficulty shifting gears
* Difficulty shifting into park
* Shifts into gear, but won’t go
* Makes a winding down noise when stopping
* Slips into neutral when stop
* Gears slipping
* Transmission fluid leaking
* Transmission Hesitates
* Loses gears
* Difficulty shifting from park into reverse
* Rattling noise from transmission
* Won’t shift into 3rd gear
* transmission slips when shifting and clunks
* O/D light is blinking
* clunking sound

Possible Solution to Transmission Problem Symptoms as listed above:

Some transmission repair shops will recommend replacing the solenoid pack. Solenoid pack will only repair certain conditions, such as delayed, harsh shifting into reverse and harsh shift from 1st to 2nd gear, and / or 740 torque converter code.

Although, a 740 code torque converter clutch can also be attributed to a hydraulic cross leak or or worn valves in the valve body, or a bad torque converter. Also, shift codes can be attributed from worn servo bores in the case. In that instance, this would call for the case to be fitted with new sleeves to repair the worn servo bores. This would be done in a complete transmission rebuild process.

To determine the exact solution for your transmission problem, you vehicle needs to be tested. We can properly scan your vehicle and do a hydraulic pressure test. This hydraulic pressure test will determine if you have an electrical, hydraulic or mechanical problem. Call us at 704-821-3460 to schedule this test.

Transmission Trouble Codes with the 2002 Ford Explorer:

DTC Codes – P0700-P0899 – Transmission
P0700 Transmission Control System Malfunction
P0701 Transmission Control System Range/Performance
P0702 Transmission Control System Electrical
P0703 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Malfunction
P0704 Clutch Switch Input Circuit Malfunction
P0705 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0706 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0707 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0708 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit High Input
P0709 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0711 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0714 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0715 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0716 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0717 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0718 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0719 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Low
P0720 Output Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0721 Output Speed Sensor Range/Performance
P0722 Output Speed Sensor No Signal
P0723 Output Speed Sensor Intermittent
P0724 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit High
P0725 Engine Speed input Circuit Malfunction
P0726 Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0727 Engine Speed Input Circuit No Signal
P0728 Engine Speed Input Circuit Intermittent
P0730 Incorrect Gear Ratio
P0731 Gear I Incorrect ratio
P0732 Gear 2 Incorrect ratio
P0733 Gear 3 Incorrect ratio
P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect ratio
P0735 Gear 5 Incorrect ratio
P0736 Reverse incorrect gear ratio
P0740 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
P0742 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stock On
P0743 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical
P0744 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent
P0745 Pressure Control Solenoid Malfunction
P0746 Pressure Control Solenoid Performance or Stuck Off
P0747 Pressure Control Solenoid Stuck On
P0748 Pressure Control Solenoid Electrical
P0749 Pressure Control Solenoid Intermittent
P0750 Shift Solenoid A Malfunction
P0751 Shift Solenoid A Performance or Stuck Off
P0752 Shift Solenoid A Stuck On
P0753 Shift Solenoid A Electrical
P0754 Shift Solenoid A Intermittent
P0755 Shift Solenoid B Malfunction
P0756 Shift Solenoid B Performance or Stock Off
P0757 Shift Solenoid B Stuck On
P0758 Shift Solenoid B Electrical
P0759 Shift Solenoid B Intermittent
P0760 Shift Solenoid C Malfunction
P0761 Shift Solenoid C Performance or Stuck Off
P0762 Shift Solenoid C Stuck On
P0763 Shift Solenoid C Electrical
P0764 Shift Solenoid C Intermittent
P0765 Shift Solenoid D Malfunction
P0766 Shift Solenoid D Performance or Stuck Off
P0767 Shift Solenoid D Stuck On
P0768 Shift Solenoid D Electrical
P0769 Shift Solenoid D Intermittent
P0770 Shift Solenoid E Malfunction
P0771 Shift Solenoid E Performance or Stuck Off
P0772 Shift Solenoid E Stuck On
P0773 Shift Solenoid E Electrical
P0774 Shift Solenoid E Intermittent
P0780 Shift Malfunction
P0781 1-2 Shift Malfunction
P0782 2-3 Shift Malfunction
P0783 3-4 Shift Malfunction
P0784 4-5 Shift Malfunction
P0785 Shift/Timing Solenoid Malfunction
P0786 Shift/Timing Solenoid Range/Performance
P0787 Shift/Timing Solenoid Low
P0788 Shift/Timing Solenoid High
P0789 Shift/Timing Solenoid Intermittent
P0790 Normal/Performance Switch Circuit Malfunction
P0801 Reverse Inhibit Control Circuit Malfunction
P0803 1-4 Upshift (Skip Shift) Solenoid Control Circuit Malfunction P0804 1-4 Upshift (Skip Shift) Lamp Control Circuit Malfunction

2002 Ford Explorer Transmission Fluid Flush / Check

Sometimes Transmission problems can be the result of a transmission not be serviced on time. If the transmission fluids have not been changed or if the fluids are low, this can very quickly cause a problem in any vehicle’s transmission. The 2002 Ford Explorer does not come with a dipstick to check the transmission fluid, but there are ways to still do so. Ford did come out with a special tool needed for servicing the transmission fluids, which can be purchased, but it isn’t commonly found. If you are in need of a transmission fluid flush for your 2002 Ford Explorer, please contact us at 704-821-3460 to schedule an appointment.

For a Free Diagnostic on your 2002 Ford Explorer transmission problem, please call us at 704-821-3460, stop by in person or email us at twinauto@live.com We have over 30 years experience with Ford Transmissions (and all other types of Transmissions). Ford won’t move or don’t want to drive? Free Towing is available with all transmission rebuilds (mileage restriction may apply).

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2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

The 2003 Honda Odyssey is the 2nd Generation of Honda Odyssey vehicles. The Honda Odyssey is considerably larger than its predecessor, and adopted the Chrysler style minivan format, with sliding rear doors instead of hinged ones, simpler front strut suspension in place of upper and lower control arm front suspension, and other features. The Odyssey was originally conceived and engineered in Japan, in the wake of country’s economic crisis of the 1990s – which in turn imposed severe constraints on the vehicle’s size and overall concept.

2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Repair Charlotte NC

Although the 2003 Honda Odyssey is a great family vehicle, it is also known for its transmission problems. The 4-speed automatic transmission in 1999 to 2001 models had serious problems with transmission durability. Honda Odyssey five-speed models typically were damaged by premature wear of the third-gear clutch pack. As the clutch friction material abraded, it scattered bits inside the transmission case, clogging fluid lines and causing erratic shifting. Drivers might suffer slipping, poor or no shifts, or sudden down-shifts from 5th gear to 2nd gear. Second gear could overheat and break, causing the transmission to lock. The Acura CL, TL, MDX and Honda Accord suffered similar problems

Here are some other specific transmission problems associated with the 2003 Honda Odyssey that would be cause for a transmission repair:
* Transmission gears slipping
* Transmission will not go into gear
* Check engine light is on
* Car shakes at highway speeds
* Gears skip at highway speeds
* Hard to shift between gears
* Loss of gears, gears break
* Will not move forward
Common codes found in the 2003 Honda Odyssey that signal a transmission rebuild, transmission repair or problem:

P0730- automatic transmission need to be replaced
P0845- There is problem with 3rd gear pressure issue
p0740- Torque Converter Clutch Circuit/Open
p0780- shift error

Twin Charlotte has over 30 years experience with 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Repair and 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission Rebuilding. As Charlotte’s best transmission rebuilder, Twin Charlotte offers the longest transmission rebuild warranty in Charlotte NC – 3 Years / Unlimited Miles. If you are a 2003 Honda Odyssey owner and you have any of the above Transmission Problems, you may be due for a transmission rebuild or a transmission repair.

DO NOT IGNORE THE SIGNS OF A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM.
Transmission problems will continue to worsen as they are neglected till eventually the car will stop, failing to shift into any gears and possibily endangering anyone who may be driving when the gears are lost. Some types of transmission repair are simplier than a complete transmission rebuild.

For a Free Diagnostic, Free transmission Check and Estimate, please call Charlotte’s best transmission specialist at 704-821-3460 or email us at twinauto@live.com.

Chevy Transmission Repair in Charlotte NC

Chevy Transmission Repair in Charlotte NC

Chevrolet Transmission Problems and RepairThe transmission in your Chevy (GMC) should last for at least 60,000 miles. However, if your vehicle was abused (driven harshly) or the transmission fluid levels were not kept at proper levels, then you may end up with a transmission that fails prematurely. This is true whether your Chevy (GMC) has a manual or automatic transmission. There are many warning signs that your Chevy (GMC) transmission is going to fail or is in need of a transmission rebuild.

Chevy Transmission Problems and Symptoms

Shifting / Jerking
Most Chevy transmission problems are centered on hard shifting or surging issues after stopping. The Chevy’s automatic transmission may have problems shifting from first to second gear with a hard jerking.

Transmission Fluid Leaks
Always check the transmission fluid level in your Chevy. Another common complaint is transmission fluid leaks. Transmission fluid is a special type of oil made for lubricating the gears in the transmission. The oil will be red in color for GMC vehicles.

When you check the transmission fluid, the transmission oil level should be between the upper and lower marks on the dipstick. If it is not, you will need to have the transmission filled with the transmission fluid. (You can call us at 704-821-3460 to schedule this service)

Grinding Noise
Another sign of a transmission problem in your Chevy is a grinding sound when you shift gears. This problem indicates that the synchronizers or gear teeth are damaged and serious transmission servicing is needed. Some Chevy transmissions may have difficulty getting out of third gear and may be caused by a faulty shift solenoid.

Chevy Transmission Repair charlotte ncAccording to Consumer Affairs, most Chevy transmission problems involve a loud noise, either during driving or only during shifting. Sometimes this is accompanied by a jolt as the automatic transmission shifts. Many transmission problems also lead to decreased fuel economy.

While these symptoms are little more than an inconvenience, other transmission problems, such as fluid leaks or problems related to the electronic control unit, can lead to a stalled engine, which may put drivers at risk of crashing.

If you are experiencing any transmission problems with your Chevy as listed above, or suspect you have a transmission problem, contact us at 704-821-3460 for a free diagnostic and estimate. Transmission problems should not be ignored as the problems will only escalate with time.

Twin Charlotte is Charlotte’s Transmission King, providing the longest Transmission Rebuild warranty in Charlotte – 3 Year / Unlimited Miles. Contact them today for a free estimate on your transmission repair or transmission rebuild.

Rebuilt Transmission vs Used Transmission

What is the difference between a rebuilt transmission vs used transmission?
Can I save more money?

Used Transmission Charlotte NC

Many car owners have to deal with broken transmissions. This is something that occurs on almost every car sooner or later. This is never an appealing proposition, since a faulty transmission can’t be ignored and at the same time isn’t exactly the cheapest thing to fix. When a transmission goes bad, it may need a simple repair or if the problem is severe, it may need a complete rebuild. But what is the difference between a rebuilt transmission vs used transmission? Can a used transmission really save me money? These are questions we hear from Charlotte NC car owners almost every day of the week.

Here’s the difference between Rebuilt Transmission and a Used Transmission:

Used Transmission
*a Used Transmission is a transmission that has been in a car for a certain number of miles, but is currently not in a vehicle — commonly sold online and found in a junk yard
* Used transmissions usually carry 30 day warrantys, 1 year warranty, or no warranty at all
* Used transmissions come “as is” and may have weak internal parts which may lead to another transmission problem down the road.

Rebuilt Transmission
* Rebuilt Transmission means that the transmission has new internal parts replaced, but still remains in the old transmission case.
* Soft parts such as gaskets, seals, filters, valves and clutch components are replaced in a rebuild when necessary
* Rebuilt transmissions are tested and carry a longer warranty than any used transmission

In conclusion, a used transmission may cost less than a rebuild, but it may not fix your problem. When you are purchasing a used transmission you are taking your chances. A used transmission may initially work after installed, but may also have pending internal damage to some of the gears, valves, or seals. If you purchase a used transmission that has such flaws or damage, you may have saved yourself a few hundred dollars at the beginning, only to spend twice to three times as much later when you still need to have the transmission rebuilt.

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Rebuilt Transmission Prices in Charlotte NC

So you think you have a Transmission problem…
Car won’t move? Check Engine Light on? Trouble Shifting Gears?
These are all common symptoms of a transmission problem. That means you may need a transmission repair or possibily a complete transmission overhaul, called a “Transmission Rebuild”.

First..What are my Options?
Rebuilt Transmission Vs Used Transmission

There are many benefits to a Rebuilt Transmission vs Used Transmission:

1) A Rebuilt Transmission has all new internal parts (although it still remains in the old transmission case)
2) Soft parts such as gaskets, seals, filters, valves and clutch components are replaced in a rebuilt transmission if needed
3) Rebuilt transmissions are tested and carry a longer warranty than any used transmission

Rebuilt Transmission Repair charlotte ncUnlike Rebuilt Transmissions, a Used Transmission is a transmission that has been in a car for a certain number of miles, but is currently not in a vehicle — commonly sold online or found in a junk yard. Used transmissions usually carry 30 day warrantys or no warranty at all. Used transmissions are typically sold “as is” and may have weak internal parts which may lead to another transmission problem down the road.

Rebuilt Transmission Prices

There are a certain amount of labor hours and parts that go into a Transmission Rebuild. The amount of labor hours vary based upon your type of vehicle. The parts the need to be rebuilt in the transmission may also vary depending on the shop that rebuilds your transmission. Twin Automotive & Transmission of Charlotte rebuilds all types of transmissions and is one of the only rebuilt transmission shops in Charlotte that will include everything needed for a complete transmission rebuild in their quotes (Some shops will charge additional for a new solenoid pack, torque converters, hard parts or more) For complete pricing on a rebuilt transmission, call Twin Automotive at 704-821-3460.

What to Ask or Look for in a Rebuilt Transmission Price

* Transmission Solenoid: Beware of auto repair shops that state you may only need a solenoid replaced. Many Rebuilt Transmission shops will price a solenoid replacement at a very low cost, just to get someone in their door. Although you may need your solenoid to be replaced, replacing only the solenoid will not usually fix your transmission problem and could still cost you the price of a transmission rebuild. Reputable rebuilt transmnission shops like Twin Automotive & Transmission will include the solenoid in their rebuilt transmission pricing.

* Customer Testimonials: Don’t be shy to ask for customer testimonials or look online for reviews of the rebuilt transmission shop.

* Rebuilt Transmission Warranty: Twin Automotive & Transmission offers Charlotte’s LONGEST Transmission Rebuild Warranty. Be weary of shops that only offer warranties 6 months to a 1. The industry standard for minor repairs are between 1 – 3 years. Rebuilt Transmissions are a major repair. The shop performing the transmission rebuild should be able to stand behind their work with a minimum 2 – 3 year warranty.

Other important things to know about Rebuilt Transmissions:
* Transmissions can take between 1 – 3 days to be rebuilt, although older models may need additional time if parts need to be special ordered.
* Simple transmission repairs like linkage adjustments could take only up to 45 minutes
* Inside 1 transmission contains hundreds of parts
* Transmission Fluid is the most important part of your transmission. Make sure your transmission is serviced regularly.
* The most common cause for transmission repair is fluid buildup damaging the transmission

Rebuilt Transmission Price – What to Expect

The best way to determine the exact cost for your transmission rebuild would be for to call Charlotte’s Transmission Specialist at 704-821-3460.
http://www.twincharlotte.com – Charlotte’s longest Rebuilt Transmission Warranty

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Transmission Rebuild Cost in Charlotte NC

transmission rebuild cost charlotte ncSo you know the symptoms of a transmission problem — gears aren’t shifting right, there may even be missing gears, or the car doesn’t even want to move.
Now what you do?
What is a Transmission Rebuild and what is the average transmission rebuild cost in Charlotte NC?

Twin Automotive, the Transmission King of Charlotte, is here to explain everything to you.

Transmission Rebuild – Diagnosis & Complaint

First off, you need to determine if the problem you have with your transmission even meets the requirements to have a transmission rebuild. There are some problems that involve more or less to do with the transmission. Many times automatic transmission diagnosis can be traced back to problems elsewhere on the vehicle. For example, recently I had a driver complain about banging when he put his vehicle into reverse and applied power to back out of his driveway.

Upon further inspection, his transmission problem was actually a broken transmission mount. Replacing the rubber mount solved the problem he was having. There was actually nothing wrong with the transmission itself.

 

As other examples problems can be caused by poor engine performance, problems in the hydraulic system, or even abuse resulting in overheating of the fluid. Mechanical malfunctions and electrical failures or even improper adjustments can also cause transmission problems. Here at Twin Automotive, we use state-of-the-art updated transmission diagnosing equipment, auto scanners, and computer software. This software, along with other pressure tests and mechanical tests allow us to properly determine the problem with your transmission and any other problems you may be experiencing with your vehicle. (We just don’t look at trouble codes, we inspect everything else too.)

Transmission Rebuild Prices and Cost Factors

So what determines the price of my transmission rebuild in Charlotte NC? With the advent of more sophisticated computer technology in automobiles, the transmission is more complex than ever. A Transmission Rebuild involves removing the transmission from your vehicle, draining and disassembling the entire unit, cleaning and visually inspecting each part, replacing broken or damaged parts, adding new transmission fluid, and rebuilding the unit.

The total price of your transmission rebuild in Charlotte nc may vary depending on the internal problems there may be in your transmission. During the transmission rebuild process, there are basic parts that are replaced automatically, such as seals and gaskets, but if you have broken gears or ‘hard parts’ that need to be replaced, the cost will be affected.

Also involved in the total price will be the cost of labor involved to remove, tear down, rebuild and reassemble, and reinstall the transmission. Most vehicles require a specific amount of labor hours, so this is not a cost that should change from the initial estimate, unless another problem is uncovered that requires additional time.

A transmission rebuild cost could range anywhere between $1500 –  $4000, depending on your type of transmission and how extensive the damage may be.

Call us today for your transmission rebuild cost and price. We can give you an exact figure for your rebuild and include Charlotte’s longest transmission rebuild warranty – 3 Years / Unlimited Miles. Remember that most transmission problems start off small. If you have a transmission problem, have it checked out to prevent future damage and a most costly repair.

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