Grinding gears...EEK!

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  1. buriedtreasure

    buriedtreasure New Member

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    Okay, so I drive a pansy truck (2003 Explorer Sport Trac). I've owned it for a little over 2 years now and it only has 30,XXX miles on it. It only had about 7K when I bought it. Any way...

    The other day I was drivin' and coming from the fact that I live in Houston, we have A LOT of a-hole drivers. Well, someone sped up to try to keep me from getting on the entrance ramp, so I floored it. Smooth into second (this was from a stop merging onto the feeder road), get into high second, then the gears f'n grind like hell into third. Now, I have a really strong third gear, so it was really noticable.

    I thought that it might've just been a weird slip and so I just shrugged it off. Well, the other day I decided to floor it not once, but twice, and it did the same thing. Should I have it looked at? I've done it again and it doesn't always do it, but has about 3/5 times.

    Also, these things are supposed to get 17mpg rural and 21mpg highway. Well, I'm getting an average of 16mpg and I drive almost ALL highway. Any idea what could be up? I know that those numbers are under perfect conditions, but I used to get a lot better gas mileage than that. It's not the ethanol. It's not my air filter (brand new). Any ideas?

    Thanks :).
     
  2. nmt6789

    nmt6789 Guest

    If you cant find em', grind em'
     
  3. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    is it a stick or an auto?

    i didn't know they made stick sport tracks
     
  4. affende

    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    :hsugh: auto
     
  5. affende

    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    time for a 30K mile tune up...

    and put some seafoam through the gas and oil...

    grinding gears....sounds like the syncro is going out on you...needs to get fixed.
     

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