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#3463 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer Headlights [robertc004]
Mar 28, 2005 (12:24 pm)
I am experiencing a similar problem and looking on this board to see if there has been any problem resolution other than replacing the switches. 1997 EB Explorer and both my fog lamps don't work and my right low beam doesn't work. I replace both headlights and checked all fuses. Still no low beam on the right side, but high beam works fine. I hate to take it to the dealer for repair. Any ideas?
#3464 of 6400 Re: Looking at a Ford? [ryanjm183]
Mar 28, 2005 (1:23 pm)
You're responding to a posting that is almost 5 years old. I am quite certain that mkt1204 has already made up his mind by now!
#3465 of 6400 Re: I hate Ford [ryanjm183]
Mar 28, 2005 (3:19 pm)
Hmmmm, well, for starters its 11 years old, can't really fault it for having a few issues. Second, how many miles on it? Third, have you taken it to a mechanic? Seems to me like you are blaming the truck for something that isn't its or Ford's fault.
#3466 of 6400 Re: I hate Ford [akangl]
Mar 28, 2005 (4:06 pm)
Well said. It amazes me how people complain about issues when they are driving a car that is 10 plus years old with 150,000 miles on it. Gee, even 10 year old Hondas and Toyotas have issues...
#3467 of 6400 Re: I hate Ford [ryanjm183]
Mar 28, 2005 (6:18 pm)
I would look at fuel pressure first, then spark.
#3468 of 6400 AWD to 4X4
Mar 29, 2005 (4:15 am)
I have the 1998 5.0 v8 eddie explorer, AWD is eating me up plus many say it is a waist of the V8 power unless hauling. Though i read somewhere before that I could replace the awd transfer case with a 4X4. Reading around in her i know it will cost a pretty penny. Guess the question is with gas prices the way they are HOW MANY PRETTY PENNIES WILL IT SAVE ME!! 13mpg now
#3469 of 6400 Re: I hate Ford [ryanjm183]
Mar 29, 2005 (4:23 am)
I have a '94 Eddie Bauer and it idles fine but sputters and jerks when you apply the gas. Also it feels very sluggish taking off. I mean more than it should with the miss that I just described...... Any suggestions?
Have you had it tuned up recently? It sounds like a bad spark, bad sensor (Mass air flow, oxygen), or bad fuel flow (fuel filter?, fuel pump)
Chipmunks living under the hood?
A good tune should be able to find the problem.
#3470 of 6400 Re: AWD to 4X4 [cdfexp]
Mar 29, 2005 (6:49 am)
13 mpg is not that bad for something as heavy and un-aerodynamic as an Explorer.
I only get 14-16 in my V6. Had there been a V8 on the lot I would have bought it instead.
I'd love to "waste V8 power" for an mere 2 mpg!
Mar 29, 2005 (10:26 am)
I have had my XLT for 4 months and have 4100 miles on it. Should I wait until 5000 miles for the first oil change or is it better to have it done now. Previous car I did every 3700 miles.
#3472 of 6400 Re: First Oil change [jhartmann2]
Mar 29, 2005 (11:20 pm)
I use conventional oil in my wife's '02 XLT 2 wd w/v6. I change it every 5,000 miles. I tnow has 37K on it with no problems.
Hope this helps!