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#3339 of 6400 Re: Craig [coltpeyt]
Feb 13, 2005 (11:49 am)
I used to own a 98 Ford Bronco 4x4 fully loaded. I lost my left rear tire on the highway going 60mph+. I saw other Broncos with the same problem. Then my Bronco burned to the ground one summer eve. I swore to myself and friends that I would never buy a Ford product again. My father had a 95 Explorer Limited and kept it till 2003 when he replaced it with a 2003 Limited. He never had a problem with the 1995 Explorer. I bought a few Chevy’s and loved them till I was hired by Ford Motor Credit and got an employee discount. Just in time since I was incurring huge repair bills with my Tahoe. I thought since I was getting such a great discount I would replace my Tahoe with a Explorer. My Explorers window sticker was 34,000.00 I got it for 25,000.00.Paid cash..Pretty good deal. The leather interior is alright nothing special. After I had it about a month I noticed when going in reverse and turning in drive that the transmission seemed to slam hard. I took it in and that they said they fixed it. Well a month later same problem, did the same thing and was told it was fixed. I bought this vehicle in May 04 and now have 19,571 miles on it. I commute to Denver CO everyday and I am now noticing the same thing and also a hesitation when accelerating on the highway. The Ford dealer has no idea what to do at this point. Personally I think the dealers are a bunch of idiots. Seems like buying a good Explorer is hit or miss. Good luck dealing with Ford it seems like you have a long road ahead of you. Also this may help you a bit. Ford dealers receive a list of possible problems or defects (this is not a recall list) from Ford Motor Company and transmission problems and 4WD and torque are some of the problems listed. The dealer may show you the list if they like you and you ask nicely. They don't have to. I have the list for 2003 and 2004 but I will have to look around my office for it. When I find it I will list the problems that relate to you and the Company directed repairs. Might help.
#3340 of 6400 Re: Craig [macattack]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 13, 2005 (12:17 pm)
Maybe GMAC is hiring
Is that Ford list the same as the technical service bulletins that get sent around?
#3344 of 6400 Re: Explorer Limited Slip [wkendwarr]
Feb 17, 2005 (6:11 am)
just a update... looks like Ford has made the replacement of the rear diff a option if the customer wants to fix the limited slip problem...
#3345 of 6400 Re: Rear End Leak - 2002 Ford Explorer [gasooner]
Feb 17, 2005 (6:13 am)
gasooner, I just noticed same thing on our 2002 Mountaineer with 37K - did you ultimately fix yourself or take it to a shop? If so, how much was the fix? thanks
#3346 of 6400 Explorer, stalling and idle problem
Feb 17, 2005 (10:16 am)
I have a 1999 Explorer XLT with a V-6 4,0 ltr SOHC with only 35.000 miles. Problem is car keeps on stalling and bad idle. Scanlizer said cam position sensor, cleared the code and installed new sensor, still the same, cleaned injectors, checked fuel pressure and fuelpump everything o.k Please could somebody help me with this problem because nobody here on Aruba can not even the Ford dealer, thanks very much Jan
Feb 18, 2005 (9:59 am)
I've got the same problem as you do with the Limited Slip Diff. It's been chattering slightly for awhile now. I took it to the dealer yesterday, and after a few feet of test drive, the tech told me they'd replace the diff under the extended warranty. Should be fixed next week.
#3348 of 6400 RE: Explorer, stalling and idle problem
Feb 19, 2005 (9:10 am)
Have they checked out the EGR valve? If that is stuck or there is a problem with the vacuum line going to the EGR valve the car will idle rough and/or stall out. I had this problem, removed and cleaned the EGR valve and the issue was resolved.