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Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).
Can I get the year, make, model, and engine?
This transmission is known for concerns with all gears and shifts except 1st and 4th. There are 2 bands that are used. Overdrive band is engaged for 2nd and 5th. Intermediate band is used for 3rd gear. These bands are applied by a steel servos that moves in and out in the aluminum case to apply and release the bands. Since these bands get worked alot and often abused from not engaging and releasing in time. This results in the servo working a groove into the case causing the servo to stick closed or open or in the middle thus affecting the band tension and the shift and gear. Your issue is the overdrive band. An overhaul is needed so the bands can be replaced and the servo bores reamed out and bushing installed to fix and resolve this concern.
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I did read that you just replaced the transmission. I have no clue where you bought your trans, what there skills are or what they actually did to the transmission. Did you purchase this remanufactured transmission from Ford? Does it have a warranty? Have they tried to fix it? Are there codes stored?
That is the problem when dealing with aftermarket companies. There warranty is just not in the consumers favor. Yes a Ford remanufactured transmission is more expensive but the warranty is superior. They will tow it and fix it for free parts and labor. Since there are no solenoid codes I am 100% sure the band or servo or servo bore is at fault. This is not the first time I have fixed this concern nor dealt with an aftermarket rebuild done poor. From 02-07 90% of my paychecks at the dealer were from the Ford explorer transmission and rear axle. I have 3 lifts and 3 flat stalls and would have SUVs stacked up and waiting for these repairs.
I am sorry you are in this situation.
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