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2002 Ford Explorer: My check engine light..accelerated

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Had my 2002 Ford Explorer diagnosed, a code of P0745 was found. My check engine light was on and when I accelerated (automatic trans.)my rpm gauge raced to approx. 4000 rpm's, when I finally reached 30mph tranny jerked down toXXXXXrough during travel and when I decelerated same thing again. What does t5he code indicate specifically?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm here to help get your problem resolved. Ask follow up questions, thanks. This usually means the transmission has a internal mechanical problems and will need to be replaced. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

P0745 PCA PCA solenoid inoperative Mechanical failure of the solenoid detected. Possible slip in gear and/or third gear ratio. Will turn on MIL.
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thanks for your question.

This is usually caused by a broken intermediate band. Very common to this transmission. Ford has a bulletin out for it that I have attached below.

Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 5529
Experience: Auto Trans, Drivability and Electrical Specialist
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