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#1 of 6385 Front Porch Philosopher
Apr 16, 2000 (3:18 pm)
This topic is a continuation of Topic 774....
Perpetual Ford Explorer Woes - II. Please
continue these discussions here. Thanks!
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#2 of 6385 Explorer Stalls no More!
Apr 17, 2000 (3:35 am)
See previous post regarding unpredictable, dangerous stalling in perpetual Explorer Woes I. So far approx. 500 mi after replacement of a thing called a VZV valve and fuel cell cannister in the gas tank and no stalls. This could be the end of one of my Explorer headaches that have plagued me for 31k mi. For those of you with unpredictable loss of power or stalls this might be the answer. You can post here if you need more specifics. And I will call my local dealer to get better info.
#3 of 6385 1994 Explorer Steering!
Apr 17, 2000 (3:13 pm)
Help! We have a 1994 Explorer Ltd with 160,000 miles on it. My husband loves this vehicle, but we are having problems with the stering; i.e. there is some play in it when you turn to the right and then back to the left. Anyone have this kind of problem? Also, about a year ago the A/C went - we're not sure why, but he's thinking it's the compressor. Anyone with experience in these areas??
#4 of 6385 kfreagan - Who's your dealer??
Apr 17, 2000 (3:28 pm)
we also live in the Atlanta area and are looking for a good reliable Ford service location - who do you take yours to?? Thanks - return e-mail "PurrPalaceaol.com"
#5 of 6385 To: Won't Start (Intermittent) (sky767)
Apr 18, 2000 (4:40 am)
I had the same problem with a ford taurus V6 wagon and it ended up being a fuel pump going bad. After the pump warmed up, and was then shut off for only a few minutes, it would vapor lock the fuel line, and the pump did not have enough power to pump thru the vapor lock, and the car would not start until it had cooled down and the vapor lock was released. It also happened on very hot days with the air-conditioner on, the engine would just quit while driving. It would basically run out of gas because of the vapor lock in the fuel line.
#6 of 6385 Perpetual Ford Explorer Woes - I
Apr 19, 2000 (1:14 am)
To the person buying from Budget-Rent-A-Car, maybe it's just me, but never in my life has anyone I know or myself treated a rental car with respect outside of wrecking it. I would tremendously fear the abuse it has taken, especially if it's ever been in my hands. I would expect a lower than average price, and wear and tear that may only become visible over time.
#7 of 6385 Transmission Fluid
Apr 24, 2000 (2:06 am)
The transmission fluid disappears. No sign of leaking. No sign in the water or oil. No smoke. It must be burning the fluid -- but how does it get in the exhaust ??
#8 of 6385 re: transmission fluid
Apr 25, 2000 (3:35 am)
a classic cause of losing tranny fluid is a leak in a vacuum control to the tranny... the fluid is then sucked into the manifold and burned in a small enough quantity to not make the car look like it's fogging for mosquitoes. If you have vacuum hoses to the tranny, pull them and stick a Q-tip in the tranny end. If it doesn't come out clean and dry, have those modulators replaced.
#9 of 6385 Stuck it back!!!
Apr 28, 2000 (1:05 am)
I just purchased a 2000 explorer sport last night, trading in my bronco. This morning , after all paperwork has been filled out and I picked up the truck the previous night, I get a call saying there is a problem with my trade. They told me they allowed too much for my trade because it had a reconstructed title, and that they refused to send in the application for title to the registry of motor vehicles untill I went down and paid them the difference in what they now though my trade was worth. My father and I went down to the dealership to meet with them. They explained the situation. I told them right out that I already have the truck, financing went through, and that the deal is done, 3 people at the dealership had that title right in front of them , no one made a point to point out there was a problem with a vehicle haveing a reconstructed title....the deal was done-their loss. The guy begain to argue with us and we told them it was there problem, not ours and to send the paper work in, which they continued to refuse to do. The arguement continued to the point where they couldn't come up with any other excuse as to why I wasn't notified about this problem before everything was finished.....and we were asked to leave. After contacting the attorney general, the registry and various other agencies.....none of them had an answer....I went to my lawyer and had him get rolling on the case because I wouldn't have been able to continue to drive the vehicle unless it was registered. Finally, we got through to the owner of the dealership. After numerous phone calls back and forth, he finally agreed that his people screwed up and that it was their fault and they would have to suffer........which is what should have been decided at the beginning. They are supposably sending in the paperwork immediately. Just a bit of advice to future purchasers........don't buy a vehicle with a reconstructed title, because according the the dealership, when you want to get rid of it, no one will want it. # 2....do all the registry work yourself.....don't let the dealer hold that last bit of the puzzle over your head. Shame on York Ford in Massachusetts for trying to stick it to a young purchaser who works hard to try to afford such a vehicle....and then have the dealership try to squeeze more out.....and when they don't get it....they treat the customer who just dropped almost 24 grand in there like dirt!!!!!!
#10 of 6385 problems
Apr 30, 2000 (6:26 pm)
I own a 97 ExplorerXL at 76,000 miles started having a noise like a diesel engine. Mechanic replaced plugs, wires, pcv valve, fuel filter, replace serpentive drive belt and tensioner, replace plenum gaskets and both timing chain tensioners, repaired wiring at downstream 02 sensors. All this recommended by Ford Company. The problem did not change anything. The Ford Co. still does not know what the problem is. Nothing shows on the scan EEC system. Recommended maybe a 3rd tensioner problem that will cost approx. $2000. I understand this seems to be a problem with a lot of Explorers.