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I own a 2006 Ford Explorer ; 4.6L V8 6-speed 4x4. My

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I own a 2006 Ford Explorer ; 4.6L V8 6-speed 4x4. My transmission is doing the well known issue for this model "lunging" but not too often and there is some shifting issues around 40-50mph. Is it true I can have this transmission re-programmed to match the 2007+ models to alleviate possible failure or am I doomed from the start?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Forgot to mention the vehicle currently has 114,000 miles.
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 5 months ago.
Hi there.The programming update can make a good transmission perform better. However, Ford warns such update is not a repair or preventative maintenance procedure for any current or future mechanical issue.You can call your local dealer with your VIN and production date and have them look-up all possible updates for your vehicle.Please let me know if you have any other questions.Best Regards.

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