1991 Ford Explorer Q&A
1991 Ford Explorer Question: Cost of transmission replacement?
I just bought a 1991 Ford Explorer 4.0L 4WD Automatic Trans w/OD (A4LD). When cold, the transmission shifts very late and hard. Checked the fluid and it looks severely burnt. My question is: How much should it cost to replace the transmission including all parts and labor if it needs replacing? - meathead3333
Your car is 20 yrs old. Is it worth it to replace with a reman? If it is then you are looking around 3K, or look for a used one preferable with lower than you old one mileage. - not your average garage
Start with looking at vacuum and the vacuum diaphragm first, as this essentially controls shifting on this mostly non-electronic unit. Even with nasty fluid, you may not be totally in trouble on this unit. - DaveJHM
Your car is twenty yrs old, you have two options maybe you can find a used one with lower that your transmission mileage, that will be the cheapest way, or for a rebulid one for around $2500.00 out the door. Theo - Visitor
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