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#4344 of 6400 Re: 1994 Ford Explorer Transmission Problems - PLEASE HELP!! [electricdesign]
Sep 10, 2005 (9:47 am)
I don't disagree with anything electricdesign has said - he's right. However, I have to add that I have owned 5 Explorers/Mountaineers, and own an 04 now (which, by the way, did have to have a trans rebuild because of the bad fluid load at the factory). They've all been excellent, reliable trucks, and I would buy another one in a heartbeat. IN fact, I'm anxious to see the new 06 when it hits the dirt here.
#4345 of 6400 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer Transmission Problems - PLEASE HELP!! [skylerlee]
Sep 10, 2005 (10:08 am)
Should I expect to get any trade in value or just donate it to a charity.
If you want to ask what they will give you on a trade for a late model Explorer. (if that's what you want.) The tax laws have now changed-you can only declare what the vehicle brings at auction now. It may be slightly more than dollars for a trade in-but I would want the "hard dollars" put on towards the down payment on another car, verses the soft dollars on a tax return. But I guess each individual situation differs.
#4346 of 6400 Re: cigarette lighter [jmmoore]
Sep 10, 2005 (11:25 am)
it's possible there is a fuse in-line with the +12v. can you trace the wires from the power outlet back? i think if there were an accessory in-line fuse, it would be in a location accessible, maybe 6" (12" most) from the outlet. the other idea is to exhaustively check all your fuses with a ohm meter for continuity. maybe the fuse block labeling is bad and the real fuse serving that run to the outlet is different than documented. good luck.
Sep 10, 2005 (1:06 pm)
MY FORD EXPLORER HAVE THE ABS LIGHT ON ,I THING IS THE SENSOR , BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO REPLACE IT .
#4348 of 6400 Re: liftgate [alman08]
Sep 10, 2005 (5:23 pm)
just to the right of the ford logo it looks like whatever was holding the plastic to the rear loosened. perhaps just a clip came loose? it is still on for the most part, just looks odd. called the dealer and he said he would fix it free since it has been less than a year since it was replaced, and it is a known problem area.
#4349 of 6400 Re: Torque Converter Issues [kmac5]
Sep 10, 2005 (6:42 pm)
Hey KMAC, fortunately I was able to convince the dealer that I was a loyal customer and we agreed to split the costs 3 ways ($500 out of my pocket). Took a bit of effort on my part but there is money out there to help (I know I have seen it discussed here before - AWA or something). I think you may be out of luck though with a car that is 9 years old but you never know until you ask, right?
#4350 of 6400 Re: liftgate [ajmtbm]
Sep 10, 2005 (8:18 pm)
and I thought the known problem was the crack right under the ford logo in the back.
thanks for the reply
#4351 of 6400 Re: liftgate [alman08]
Sep 10, 2005 (9:25 pm)
That piece of material will crack any where along the top of the liftgate. It really is not confined to any one particular area.
#4352 of 6400 Re: liftgate [chuck1]
Sep 11, 2005 (8:05 am)
originally, ours was a vertical crack just to the right of the ford logo. that is the problem i undesratdn that most people had.
this is no crack, just bulged out. dealer sid he has replaced dozens and this is the 1st time a replacement failed.
the 06's have the smaller (pre-02) style, so i'm guessing they never really solved the problem.
#4353 of 6400 Re: liftgate [ajmtbm]
Sep 11, 2005 (8:51 am)
This is the first time I've heard of a replacement cracking. That's not good.