When in P and putting car in reverse, the transmission does at first not change gears until you hit the gas. At that point, there is a hard shift in gear, rather than gears switching smoothly. No problems observed during regular driving. Switch from P to R is the only issue. Ford dealer diagnosed that the Solenoid Pack needs to be replaced to the tune of US$920. Does this make sense? Truck has 90k miles.
Solenoid Pack needs replacement? on 2002 Ford Explorer
by jochenesser in Deerfield Beach, FL on February 14, 2011
ANSWER by Brian Glastetter on February 14, 2011
There has been some issues relating to engagement concerns due to shift solenoid failures. This price seems a bit on the high side. Call some competitors and compare some prices.