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#6391 of 6400 Re: Dashboard bulb@Grinding Noise from the Rear [electricdesign]
Jul 30, 2013 (10:49 am)
Thank you for the informative description. I find it to be consistent with this Youtube video I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK4PZzjlwgY
I have a continued question on this matter that I can't find. I also have a burned out bulb in the A/C panel cluster, any idea how to replace that? What kind of bulb it is, etc? There may be a bulb burned out in the radio as well. Any way to replace that without replacing the radio? Any assistance you can lend on these 2 related items would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#6392 of 6400 Re: 2001 explorer 4.0 trans slips [jays4cars]
Aug 13, 2013 (10:05 am)
I've never hear not to flush your transmission - and I've flushed plenty of mine. I would do that to yours as well. If you want to flush it yourself, disconnect the pressure line that goes to your radiator for cooling, and point it into a large pan. Start the engine, and start pouring fluid from a 2 gallon bottle of new fluid. Keep doing this until the fluid changes from brown to nice and red. You're done. Reconnect the line and drive. It may be better, and it may get better in time. That's a tough old transmission. You may well recover it.
#6393 of 6400 plugged Fuel filter ??
Sep 30, 2013 (12:57 pm)
I have owned my 1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer limited edition for 8 years.It has been driven cross country several times,on the the first trip we made it 500 miles and the main belt broke in half after that I have had very few problems with it. 3 years ago I had a water pump replaced,and that same year a solenoid. we made a move 4yrs ago to Texas from Montana. since the move it has some definite performance changes during the hottest part of the year. This explorer has 312K miles on it,It had 148K when I bought it in march of 2004. I couldn't ask for a better vehicle.I read a lot of the comments posted and I'm very thankful our "Dora the Explora" (my daughter was 3 when we bought her and she named her after her hero ) hasn't given us a lot of problems. The explorer has been in the cooler northern part of the country it's entire existence, until my daughter and I moved to Texas. I don't know if it's the drastic climate change but there is a definite change in Dora's performance. I am not mechanically inclined and used to have someone help me with the minor problems with Dora. Could someone please tell me if the drastic temperature change can effect it's performance? I was planning to retire Dora at the end of the year but cant afford to right now. I know the exhaust system needs replaced but over the last week Dora acts like the fuel cant get where it needs to go.It is also having a problem when I put my foot on the gas it takes a little while for it to pick up speed and has "coughed" and a "puff" came from the exhaust and then it worked better for a couple days and now it is back to doing the same thing as before the 'cough". I am the least mechanically inclined person I know. I thought maybe a plugged fuel filter ?? I don't have a lot of money to put into the repairs but I need my vehicle for at least a couple more months,if anyone could give me some possible suggestions to try,Iwould very much appreciate it
#6394 of 6400 Re: plugged Fuel filter ?? [leopt]
Sep 30, 2013 (4:04 pm)
It may well be a plugged filter, but could be a few other things too. What it isn't, would be the weather.
#6395 of 6400 Bouncing coolant Ford Explorer 2006
Oct 10, 2013 (4:33 am)
I have a Ford Explorer 2006 that is bouncing a lot of coolant. After two days straight of bounce it, stop it and the workshop still do not know what is the problem. They decided to change the water pump and also saw a hose from the water pump that was expanded and decided to change it. Fifteen days ago they changed the thermostat because they thought that the coolant was pouring down there. One year and a half ago they changed it for the first time, and a year ago they changed the radiator. Has anyone had any problems like this?
#6397 of 6400 Stains on back windshield- 2001 F Explorer Sport
Oct 14, 2013 (7:30 pm)
I just bought a used 2001 Ford Explorer Sport and I noticed it has stains on the back windshield. They look like rust, because they are coming from those two little black circles on the back windshield, so I'm not really 100% sure. Does anyone have any tips on how to remove these stains?? Thanks so much!!
#6398 of 6400 Re: Accleration Problem [ideas_user]
Oct 19, 2013 (3:13 pm)
I have the same problem, did you figure out what it is? Fuel Pump? O2 sensors?
#6399 of 6400 2000 mercury mountaineer fuel problems
Oct 25, 2013 (9:59 am)
Alright I have a 2000 mercury mountaineer. I've been having intermittent starting problems. As of right now I have replaced the coil packs, plugs, wires, fuel pump, and fuel filter. It was running "alright" for a couple months. It would have a few problems starting but would eventually start. Now it's dead in the water. My fuel pump is sending fuel. I removed the line before and after my fuel filter each individually and turned key on engine off and I have fuel going through. But when I reconnected and check the fuel pressure port there is no fuel going to it. What could it be?
#6400 of 6400 Re: 2000 mercury mountaineer fuel problems [djoseph87]
Oct 26, 2013 (4:56 am)
My ford was giving starting issues as well n we checked the battery. The battery has a certain amount of cranks, ours was shot. Bought a new one and now it's running like new.