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2003 Ford Explorer Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC


2003 ford explorer transmission repair charlotte ncIt is very common for a Ford Explorer to need a transmission repair or rebuild, due to several transmission problems or even failure. Most Ford Explorers from the early 2000s. Specifically the 2002 Ford Explorer, 2003 Ford Explorer, 2004 Ford Explorer are the most common for transmission repair. We have already covered the 2002 Ford Explorer Transmission Repair at this previous article. Today, we are discussing the 2003 Ford Explorer Transmission specifically.

What are signs your 2003 Ford Explorer Transmission needs repair?

1) O/D Light Flashes Transmission Messages
This is the most common symptom that your 2003 Ford Explorer needs a transmission repair or rebuild. It is also common for your check engine light or transmission light to illuminate with a transmission problem as well.

2) Transmission Slipping between gears and Upshifts hard occasionally. or trouble shifting between gears
Problems shifting gears can be caused by a number of reasons including (but not limited to) poor shifting habits, transmission fluids not maintenanced properly, or even the age of the vehicle has caused parts to become worn and break.

3) Transmission is making a clunking, rattling or even griding noises when accelerating or changing gears
Typically these noises occur while the vehicle is in motion. It may be hard to tell where these noises are coming from. Do not ignore sounds such as these.Grinding and clunking noises generally are telling you that something has failed or is failing.  A grinding noise can be generated by many things from worn out brake pads to axle bearing failure to transmission gears, transmission mounts, transmission clutch problems and breaking or more.

The symptoms listed above are no joke when it comes to your 2003 Ford Explorer Transmission. If you are experiencing any of the signs above, please contact us immediately or bring your vehicle by our Charlotte/Indian Trail location for a transmission inspection and diagnosis.

Transmission problems should never be ignored as minor problems (and repairs) only lead to major costly repairs if left ignored. Simple shifting problems lead to broken gears, which can leave you stranded in a vehicle that will not move. Call Charlotte's Transmission Repair Specialist at 704-821-3460 or contact us here for a Free Transmission Repair Estimate (and a $200 OFF Transmission Coupon).

Do you have a question about your 2003 Ford Explorer Transmission?
Reply to this article below for a response from a transmission specialist.


Just got our 2003 explorer v8 awd out of the shop today for a "broken tranny mount". Not even 6 hours later the tranny is now revving and changing gears irregularly. Which it has never done before. Couldn't even get it home in time to slap a for sale sign on her before this happen! The main thing I noticed is it would slip out of gear on any sort of incline and rev high. Got her home finally but back to the shop we go! Too bad... She's a beauty, but very ugly underneith. Any recommandations for shops in Cali?? (128,000 miles exactly).
Posted @ Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:16 AM by Amber Bertram
Can a 2005 transmission fit a 2003 Ford Explorer without any problem? 
I am very interested in the answer? 
Posted @ Friday, October 21, 2011 12:23 AM by Hale
Can I change Park rod and pawl by removing transfer case and adapter plate while in 2003Ford Explorer 5R55W Thanks, Joe
Posted @ Thursday, March 01, 2012 5:21 PM by Joe Roy
I am thinking about buying a 03 ford explorer but when test driving i could hear a winding down sound when slowing. sounds kinda like new tires but the tires are not new. I really like the truck but I cant seem to find anyother info on this sound.
Posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 12:40 PM by jason
2003 Ford Explore some time is show lighting O/D, i try to change oil transmission,but light is show. 
I put 1 liter 6 i do no may be is no reach let know the liter is most they there..... i need your help. 
From Murphy
Posted @ Friday, March 08, 2013 11:02 PM by Adeyemi murphy
I have windstar 2000 limited edition, 
i had this problem, on a motion all my transmision fluid gush out from the Gear, I had to stop when I saw this I put 2 liters of ATF oil and all leaks out immediatelt. I parked the vehicle for 4 days later i put 5 liters for for us to see where leakages came from . To my suprise i found no leakage again and thr vehicle is working ok. - Please what actually happen.
Posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:40 AM by alabi adewale
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