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#3927 of 6400 Ford Explorer XLT LEMON
Jun 28, 2005 (7:49 pm)
I have a 1998 explorer that recently had the auto and converter replaced at a cost of $AU3500 then had in back one day to find out the CRANK SHAFT SNAPPED has anyone out there heard of this happening? I've only owned the explorer for 1.5 years and are not very happy with this especially being fourth generation ford people and was thinking of trading the exp for a new teritory! Ford motor company have not been helful at all. So now i require a new engine and are looking at 5000+ NOT HAPPY....
#3928 of 6400 ROOF RACK NOISE ON '05 EB EXP.
Jun 28, 2005 (9:06 pm)
If the noise is a wind whistle, stop reading this post because it doesn't apply.
If it's a lower-frequency resonance, where the bars themselves vibrate, I offer a solution that worked in my previous life. Fill the cross-bars with sand. I'm serious; this was a field fix back in the 60's.
#3929 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer XLT LEMON [kye2]
Jun 28, 2005 (10:05 pm)
It's too bad on you misfortune. However, since you purchased this vehicle used, you really have no way of knowing how it was treated prior. Also, according to it's age, it probably has between 60,000 and 75,000 miles on it. How do you think Ford should be responsible on a used vehicle with this many miles?
#3930 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer XLT LEMON [kye2]
Jun 29, 2005 (3:16 am)
What Engine and transmission do you have?
#3931 of 6400 Re: ROOF RACK NOISE ON '05 EB EXP. [lateralg]
Jun 29, 2005 (5:28 am)
It makes sense since you're changing the effective mass of a mechanical oscillator thereby changing its resonance frequency.
#3932 of 6400 Re: why would the Explorer Tranmission fluid overflowed [electricdesign]
Jun 29, 2005 (7:35 am)
Since the rebuilt transmission was under warranty they ran the diagnostics which check ok. Then they found the front assembly seal need to be replaced which they did for free, changed the filters, and fluid. Most likely I need a V8 but they didnt take the opportunity to install a large transmission fluid cooler. Will keep an eye on everything. Thanks
#3933 of 6400 Shift lever is mush on my 97
Jun 29, 2005 (8:08 am)
Shift lever has no real distinct positions anymore. Wife was complaining that it was jumping out of park. With the cable disconnected from the transmission it is really sloppy feeling with no distinct detents. I adjusted the cable so park works better but the gear positions fall mid position. Anyone know of any plastic components that fail up in the column? This is the wifes daily driver and don't want to tear the dash apart for days on a fishing trip for the bad component. I can't be the only one this is happening to. This is not a transmission problem. There is a lot of play in the shift cable when it is disconnected from the transmission.
#3934 of 6400 Re: ROOF RACK NOISE ON '05 EB EXP. [tidester]
Jun 29, 2005 (8:15 am)
and in other forums, i've read some vehicles had the cross-bars installed backwards (ie with the wrong leading edge pointing forward). if there is an obvious visual difference to the leading and trailing edge of the cross-bar, i'd compare to another vehicle, and try flipping them around.
#3935 of 6400 Vibrations under power only
Jun 29, 2005 (8:30 am)
I have a 95 Explorer with 121K miles that has two separate vibrations, one at 35 MPH and the other at 50 MPH. Both occur only under power and go away when the accelerator is released. I've been told its due to front and rear axle/wheel bearings needing replaced ($2K-$3K), but I'd think it would vibrate all the time if that were the problem. Any ideas or suggestions?
#3936 of 6400 Re: ROOF RACK NOISE ON '05 EB EXP. [user777]
Jun 29, 2005 (10:30 am)