Hello scotty I hope your doing well today , ive been watching your youtube videos for a long time…

Cotytodd1

Hello scotty I hope your doing well today , ive been watching your youtube videos for a long time now and uve answered so many of my questions with your educated videos . I myself am a self serve mechanic for all of my vehicles but I’m pretty stumped on a problem I’m having with one of them. I have a 2004 ford explorer xlt model 4.0 motor 4 wheel drive and the problem I’m having with this vehicle is transmission related , when I crank the car up everything sounds good as it should but I get a “ check transmission or OD light flashing “ on my dash but heres the problem when I put it into any gear it will not move as in will not drive forward or reverse , however I did notice if I crank the car and immediately put into drive and hit the gas the car will drive for about 10 secs or so until I let off the gas then it will not move anymore rpms go up but will not move so if I turn the car off and let sit for around 10 mins I can crank it up and do the same exact thing drive for 10 secs and stop . I’m not sure if it needs a new transmission or not but you would think it would have shown signs of wear or something of that sort but nothing at all . I went to the store one day and when I tried to leave everything seemed normal but then the car I guess went into a limp mode and I couldn’t get over 15-25mph luckily I wasn’t far from home and I pulled into my garage and its been sitting since , I have a code reader but its just a little cheap one and doesn’t pull transmission codes . btw I didn’t mention it but on this particular transmission it doesn’t have the dipstick under the hood it’s the sealed kind . I bought this car for my wife around a year ago and unfortunately we only were able to drive it for six months and this happened . do you have ideas on what it might be or what I could try ? like I said I’m stumped on this because of my lack of transmission knowledge but I’m really hoping I’m not looking at junking a car I jus bought not long ago . I love watching your videos on youtube they have helped me many times on checking things with my vehicles and I hope you continue to make many many more . i hope to hear back from you soon and if not i understand your a very busy man . thanks scotty - your number one youtube fan !!

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Cotytodd1
Cotytodd1

@dirty dan dang i hope thats not the case , i wonder if draining the fluid and dropping the pan/change out filter would be worth a shot ?

dirty dan
dirty dan

The trans is probably shot , those use bands to shift and we're notorious for going out, neglected fluid changes due to the sealed trans are usually what put those in the junkyard