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Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems of the 2006 Ford Explorer

Four problems related to automatic transmission torque converter have been reported for the 2006 Ford Explorer.

car   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem 1
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Nissan maxima. The contact stated that upon inspection, there was a visible transmission leak. No warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they diagnosed the problem. The authorized dealer stated that the parts to replace were the torque converter and transmission. The vehicle is in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000. Dyd.

car   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem 2
Failure Date: 01/10/2013

While driving the car in town traffic, began to notice a stuttering or shuddering in the engine every time I got to around 40-45mph. Once accelerated through that it would go away. This became noticeable about 6 weeks ago, and I watched to see if it went away or got worse. After about three weeks it also started to shudder around 30 mph, especially when going uphill. It also began to jerk substantially when I stopped at a red light, almost like I had been rear ended. I took it in to my regular mechanic and we assumed maybe we had engine misfire and a fouled spark plug, as it had done some shuddering previously last fall. We had replaced all the plugs and coils at that time(74000k) and the problem went away until August. There were never any engine lights or error codes. The mechanic took one test drive and said no way, take it to a transmission place. Took it where it has been the past two weeks. I was quoted 2400-2800. 00 to rebuild, stated that the torque converter had internal pressure issues and would have to be completely torn down to see what it needed. Called four days later to up the estimate, stating this particular model had a mercedes transmission so now we at a minimum of 4000. 00. We had an old Ford Explorer, 1998 v8 awd that had over 165000k on it that never had tranny issues. I am shocked and disappointed that a 2006 with less than 85k that had never pulled or hauled anything other than people would have the transmission go out, just outside of warranty. And when it was taken in initially the problem was 'spark plugs', which were also an issue because they were so rusted in that they required a special tool to extract and still cracked one. Ford has a serious quality control problem.

car   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem 3
Failure Date: 05/09/2011

The wrench appeared on my dash , took it to aamco and they diagnosed it as the torque converter was bad. This is a 2006 Explorer with 96,000 miles. I had the torque converter replaced and wrench still on.

car   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem 4
Failure Date: 11/09/2010

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Ford Explorer. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle began to jerk intermittently. The failure recurred whenever the contact was driving between 45-65 mph. The vehicle was taken to a specialized transmission center where the torque converter and other related parts were replaced. In addition, the computer system was updated. The malfunction became worse after the repair was performed. The vehicle had not been further repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Kmj.