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Jul 25, 2005 (9:29 am)
I have a 2002 ford explorer sports utility truck and for some odd reason i notice that in the mornings when i start the car off and shift to reverse the car gets a bit jumpy on reverse...but after a few minutes to warm up...it will function normally. This just happened recently and I'm not sure if it's something to do with either the tranny or with the engine....Help, inputs are highly welcomed and appreciated
Jul 25, 2005 (12:30 pm)
There may be a recall on that for you. It's definitely a trans problem.
#4109 of 6400 It's the trans.
Jul 25, 2005 (12:34 pm)
Service it completely, if it doesn't ďmprove, you may need more extensive work.
Jul 25, 2005 (2:04 pm)
i have a 98 ford explorer v-6 4.0 . ive been having a problem with it starting. it use to turn over and then start. it started taking longer and longer for it to start. now it wont. it just turns over but it wont start. i had the coil pack tested its was replaced a while back. when it was replaced the mechanic told my girl friend that it just was not going to start one day. he told her what part needed to be replaced but she doesnt remember. can you help ???
Jul 25, 2005 (4:06 pm)
it's a fuel line check valve.
#4112 of 6400 ABS disaster on the beach
Jul 25, 2005 (7:06 pm)
OK I'm a little scared at this one. I have not been doing too well on the beach with this Explorer. The Jeeps that I had seemed better. I was going along and it just didn't feel right but , then I realized, as I was about to get buried, that it felt like the brakes were on. I stopped , even tried 4 wheel low and was backing out of a mess when it happened. It felt like my foot was pinned on the brake , then smoke up front everywhere and the ABS light came on. I stopped shut down and waited a while , Dug a little, then got going again in reverse (still). The light eventually reset itself on the way home ( the ABS was not working when it was on ) and the ABS is working again. My question is , well I guess , what the hell happened? Explorers can't be that bad offroad. Is the ABS hooked to some kind of traction control that didn't like my wheels spinning in the sand? I'm fearing thousands at a dealer on this one. This truck is no use to me if I can't take it on the beach here on Long Island. Any help please.
#4113 of 6400 Re: ABS disaster on the beach [redexplore]
Jul 25, 2005 (8:27 pm)
While you're waiting for a reply here you may find some useful tips in SUVs for Beach Sand.
Jul 26, 2005 (8:48 am)
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#4115 of 6400 2001 Exporer/Mountineer cut out when engaged reverse
Jul 26, 2005 (10:16 am)
I'm new to these forums. Took a quick look, but could not find an answer that I need. I hope you can help. I have a 2001 Mountineer (Explorer in disguise), with the V8 engine. I took it on a long road trip over the weekend (400 miles), and had no problems with it. However, when my wife went to start it this morning, it started, but as soon as she engaged reverse, the engine died.
She tried this a few times. Each time it started ok, but as soon as she put it in reverse - it died. She tried idling the engine for a few minutes, but the same problem. Eventually, after about idling for 10+ minutes it was ok. There is not a lot of gas left in it - but it says about 55 miles - and it's not on a steep slope or anything (plus it starts when she turns the ignition).
Anyone heard about this problem with Explorers?
Jul 26, 2005 (10:54 am)
I have a 2004 Mountaineer V-8 w/AWD. My car started the chirping soon after I bought it. I have had the Clutch assembly replaced and then when that didn't work had the Clutch re-gapped. Neither worked. I have had it in for this 4 times and it still has not been resolved. They even sent a Regional Customer Service Rep up form Cincinnati to my dealer in Columbus and it happened to be a cool spring day. It would not chirp. Now that it's hot and muggy the chirp is driving me nuts. I love this vehicle, but to buy a car with a MSRP of almost $38,000 and have to live with this is ridiculous. I've gotten to the point where I'm just trying to ignore it by having the radio on or the fan blower on a higher setting. Let me know if you ever get yours resolved.