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92 Explorer Eddie Bauer- Simultaneous turn signal, brake lights and cruise contr
Last week, my wife called me at work saying she couldn't get anything to work and I came home to find the battery cables a little loose. I cleaned them and retightened them. They weren't corroded,...
5 years ago 2
 
1997 for explorer power steering pulsates when turning wheel
Wheels turns freely with motor off and weight off front suspension. With the motor running the front suspension and wheels pulsate when turned either direction. All tires are just balanced and...
8 years ago
 
97 Explorer 5.0L V8 failed the emission test
I went in for my emission test and was surprised I failed. The car drives fines and there wasn't any trouble light on. The results showed HC and CO is fine, but NOx exceeded the limits by about 25%....
11 years ago 1
 
MPG Reading in Message Center
I have a 2004 Explorer Limited (40K miles) with the V8 and AWD. Yesterday while driving my MPG readout in my message center started to change. It was reading a constant 17.2 mpg (I actually got 18.3...
12 years ago 2
 
Service memos
My dealership is claiming that there is a brand new memo that came out stating that remote starters kill the battery for in 2006-2007 Explorers. Is there anywhere I can find this information on Ford's...
12 years ago 12
 
Dragging parking Brake like noise -2005 Explorer
I just replaced the rear disc brakes, rotor and parking brakes in my 2005 Ford Explorer. The rear parking brake is the hat style which the parking brake is within the rotor for the disc brake. The...
12 years ago 2
 
'97 Explorer 4.0 SOHC - Hard start in cold
My '97 Explorer has developed a starting issue in cold weather. I turn the key and it starts immediately, runs for a second or two and shuts off. I have to repeat the process numerous times before it...
13 years ago 4
 
V6 Magnaflow vs Flowmaster
i'm considering a dual/dual muffler for my 2000 explorer sport with 4.0 SOHC V6. i've heard arguments on both sides with no definite numbers to back up either. I can't find any good numbers or...
13 years ago 2
 
Reading DPFE voltage using OBD-II PID
I back probed the connector on the DPFE referenced to SIGRTN , Vref = 5V, DPFE = 2.39V (zero delta pressure - both ports open to air). The DPFE voltage should be < 0.6 volts with a zero delta pressure...
13 years ago 3
 
Front Drive Shaft '97 AWD 5.0L
I just removed the front drive shaft of my '97 Explorer, AWD, 5.0L and found that the cv joint at the transfer case was bad. I purchased a replacement, part #65-9452, from a local Napa store. I've...
13 years ago 2
 
1996 Ford Explorer XLT V8 AWD Heater Core...Easy or Hard?
The heater core is leaking on my 1996 Ford Explorer XLT V8 AWD. I can see and smell steam coming from the Vents. Has anyone replaced a heater core for this model? Is it easy or hard? I'm debating on...
13 years ago 2
 
Transfer case problem 1997 Explorer
My 1997 Ford Explore has been in the shop for 4 weeks now. I first noticed the problem when a loud banging noise occasionally came from under the car when pulling slight hills. My local Ford dealer...
13 years ago 5
 
Fuel Vapor Canister removed completely
The mechanics never found the problem and I got tired of breathing gas fumes so I removed the Fuel Vapor Canister from my 94 Explorer and connected the vapor line directly to the CANP line. ...so far,...
13 years ago 3
 
Grinding gear noise when braking to a stop
Have an excellent and well-loved Ford SUV Explorer from the 94's. One out of seven stops I will hear grinding gear sound and feel it through the brake pedal. Just a second or less because when the...
13 years ago 9
 
gear/shift indicator out of position
I'm not sure what happened, but the gear indicator on my instrument panel has gotten off by one position. Is this a common problem? All the gears work as they should so there isn't anything wrong with...
13 years ago 7
 
Overheating 99 Ford Explorer
Looking for some ideas. Recently my Ford Explorer started overheating. It's a 99 4.0L SOHC with 120,000 miles. Once it cooled down I checked the coolant and it looks a nice green although the overflow...
13 years ago 5
 
Strange Slurping Noise
Here's an odd one. 99 XLT with 4 wheel drive. After sitting through a really heavy rainstorm, started out and there is an odd slurping sound -- sounds like it's behind me somewhere on the left side of...
13 years ago 3
 
5R55E auto trans won't downshift to 1st gear on 2000 Explorer 2wd
Good Evening, I found an earlier post (2004) on this topic but no clear solution. Any ideas on why my auto trans won't downshift to 1st gear when manually placed into 1st gear? It will limit itself to...
13 years ago 3
 
spark plugs
What is the correct Motorcraft spark plug for 2000 Limited 5.0 V8? I will probably use Motorcrafts; the originals have given me good service. Is it SP432 (Autozone shows this) or AWSF-32EE (owners...
13 years ago 3
 
expected cost to replace plugs and wires on 99 v8 mountaineer
I've done some searching and see what people expect to pay for the plugs and the wires, but I've seen nothing on the expected labor charges to get this take care of. I took my 99 mountaineer with the...
13 years ago 4