2003 Ford Explorer Automatic Transmission

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      2003 Ford Explorer Automatic Transmission

      If you've ever wondered how your engine's power is converted into energy that turns your wheels, it's because of your 2003 Ford Explorer transmission. It's a complicated assembly that's intended to harness and transmit your car's power, but with hundreds of parts inside, a problem can interrupt your day. While some transmission problems can be fixed, a transmission replacement is often faster and more reliable, and AutoZone can supply the transmission parts for you.

      What Does a Transmission Do?

      Like any other vehicle, the transmission for 2003 Ford Explorer SUVs takes the rotational energy from the engine and allows the driver to control how it's delivered to the wheels. Inside, clutches, shafts, gears, and electrical components perform intricate tasks to shift between gears, change from forward to reverse to park, plus there's a torque converter so your car can idle without stalling. The transmission is filled with fluid that creates hydraulic pressure to perform many of the functions as well as cool and lubricate the internal components.

      Signs of Failing Automatic Transmission

      Many 2003 Ford Explorer automatic transmissions will last the vehicle's lifetime if properly maintained. However, lack of lubrication, a defect, or excessive strain can cause a failure. Symptoms can range depending on what's wrong, but common issues include harsh shifting, red fluid leaks, an inability to go forward or reverse, and whining or clunking from underneath your Explorer as you drive.

      2003 Ford Explorer Transmission Replacement Cost

      Some problems can be corrected with a repair or rebuild, but replacing the transmission assembly can save time and provide added assurance that the problem is fully resolved. It's a major undertaking, and less-experienced DIYers might want to have a professional mechanic swap out the transmission for them. A new transmission will cost between $1,900 and $3,300, and there may be additional fluids and parts required.

      For all your repair needs including fluids, brakes, exhaust parts, and vehicle drivetrain accessories, visit AutoZone. Filter by year, make, model, and engine size to choose from the parts that will fit your vehicle just like OEM. Select Free In-Store or Curbside Pickup or pick Home Delivery to have your parts sent straight to you.