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#4160 of 6385 1996 Ford Explorer XLT.. Window and 4Wheel Drive Problems
Aug 03, 2005 (9:36 pm)
just within the past week my 1996 Ford Explorer XLT started acting strange. I leave the windows down when the car is in the garage and when I backed out of the garage and tried to roll them up nothing happened and didnt work with the switches on any of the other doors either. So I shut the car completely off and turned it back on and they worked again. Didnt think much of it until it happened again but this time I noticed while driving down the road that the lights in the console for the 4Wheel drive kept changing between 4wheel drive and 2wheel drive. I did replace the door lock mechanism for locking/unlocking the driverside door with the button or remote. But I was very careful and believe something else is going on. I am an Audi Tech and have been a Mechanic since 1974 but dont know how the American cars work exactly (mechanically yes, but wiring and computers no). And noone in my area seems to want to give me any advice they just basically snub me. Any help?
#4162 of 6385 Re: I'm Thinking about purchasing '05 Explorer today [pt1]
Aug 04, 2005 (7:21 pm)
well, imagine this....
i traded in a dodge durango, purchased a ford explorer, and now three weeks later, i'm driving a taurus (rental).
you might want to reconsider.
#4163 of 6385 Re: I'm Thinking about purchasing '05 Explorer today [explorerworied]
Aug 04, 2005 (8:51 pm)
purchased a ford explorer, and now three weeks later, i'm driving a taurus
Well, at least you stuck with Ford!
#4164 of 6385 transfer case and tranmission
Aug 05, 2005 (6:30 am)
I posted about increased transmission fluid and decreased transfer case fluid. no response #4080 Can anyone help? Is it possible it is a bad seal? Is this easy to replace?
#4165 of 6385 Re: transfer case and tranmission [wvjdtuck]
Aug 05, 2005 (10:20 am)
have no idea, sorry
#4166 of 6385 Re: I'm Thinking about purchasing '05 Explorer today [explorerworied]
Aug 05, 2005 (10:46 am)
whats wrong with your new explorer??
#4167 of 6385 Re: faulty fuel gauge [explorerworied]
Aug 05, 2005 (4:16 pm)
i have seen the digital miles to E to be extremely accurate.
#4168 of 6385 No Longer a Ford Man
Aug 06, 2005 (10:19 pm)
Last Friday night, I traded in the Orange '99 Explorer for a red '02 Durango R/T. I have to tell you though, it was tough to find anything as comfortable as the old Explorer was. I tried out several Durangos until I found this one. It had just been traded in that night by a salesman at the dealership. His wife had to have a new HHR. It had less than 37k miles on it, now has about 37,230. I was visiting my sister in NC, and I shopped in Lexington, Salisbury, Thomasville, Greensboro, and found this one in High Point. Like I said, it was hard to find something that fit me as well as the Explorer had. But, I knew it had to go, and heres why:
The #4 spark plug had misfired again. Upon close inspection of the mechanic (different one than where I used to go), he discovered that the plug wasn't fouled by oil, but rather by gas or antifreeze. It was only a matter of time before it did it again. I probably would've just had a blown head gasket or it could've been warped heads, or onto another laundry list of other problems. Also the transmission had begun to slip frequently and had started to grind when downshifting to go up a hill. I have to say I will miss it, especially when I start going to the gas pump more often, however my explorer had never gotten very good mileage, usually 13/17. The R/T is rated at 12/17.
I've enjoyed sharing experiences with you guys over the past couple of years and I will continue to check in once in a while. Hope everyone else is doing well!
#4169 of 6385 1994 Explorer trans question...
Aug 07, 2005 (8:15 am)
I got to pull the trans on my 4whl drive and was wanting to know if I can pull the trans without pulling the bellhousing and tourqe converter?