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2011 Ford Explorer Base FWD 4dr

2011 Ford Explorer
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
17 (est) mpg city / 25 (est) mpg hwy
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September 17, 2012, 11:42 am

Tiffany R
 

Question: Why do I have to put it in 1st gear to go? Do I need a new transmission?

When I start it and put it in drive, it won't go anywhere. I have to slide it to 1st gear to get it to go, then it runs fine after this.


September 22, 2012, 9:32 pm

Richard W
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I would check your gear selector position switch. It mite need to be adjusted or changed.


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