really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. there is no solution. it just keeps destroying new plates (1 reports)
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problem #1

Aug 102023

Explorer 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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I've tried buying two plates, cutting out the middle of one and welding it to the other to increase the life of the plate. but that only lets it last a year or so. the engine speed ramps up when I take it out of park which makes it even worse on the plate. I had to block off the idle air control valve just to keep the rpms reasonable going into gear. I am just too old to keep replacing this thing. And, I have two of these cars, twice the troubles. I really like Fords but, the engineer who designed the hole spacing on this plate should be forced to fix each and every one of these , each time they tear up. preferably in hell. thank you for this opportunity to complain.

- lindenasbell1961, Yakima, US