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Dec 26, 2005 (3:25 pm)
I have a 1994 ford explorer with the 5 speed manual transmission. I was having shifting problems after warming up I recently replaced the clutch master cylinder. After replacing it I wasn’t able to disengage the clutch I bleed the system repeatedly with out any success finally I re- installed the original master cylinder and was able to get a partial clutch I still think air is in the system however I am unable to remove it. There are no adjustments for this type of clutch. Any suggestions?
#4725 of 6385 Re: Auto 4x4 kicking in all the time when it shouldn't. [woodyak]
Dec 26, 2005 (7:01 pm)
You're lucky! Like you, an '02 Explorer XLT. However my 4x4 quit working entirely ... course, I found this out when I was stuck in a snow drift! No word yet on whether considered part of powertrain warranty, but went ahead & had dealer order the $435 shift control module. Will keep you updated, but I'd almost bet on that being your problem too. Factor in that I've only had it since Feb 1, it had less than 36,000 on it when I purchawsed it. Had to replace left front flange & belt tensioner (fortunately, caught those within 24 hours of taking posession), cruise control pigtail, a speed control something or another that caused the ABS light to come on & stay on ... now this!! At 46,000 miles!!!
#4726 of 6385 Re: Auto 4x4 kicking in all the time when it shouldn't. [jerri1960]
Dec 27, 2005 (2:16 pm)
My son has a 2002 Explorer and the ABS light keeps coming on, what did you (jerri1960) replace to correct this problem?
#4727 of 6385 Need to install car phone kit in 03 Explorer
Dec 27, 2005 (4:36 pm)
I want to install the kit but I need to have a live electrical positive connection which is off when the car is turned off. I had hoped to use the cigarette lighter connection wiring but it is always on. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to tap into a ignition off line?
#4728 of 6385 horn fuse keeping blown out
Dec 27, 2005 (5:52 pm)
My 1999 ford Explorer sport has no horn and cruise control working. I checked the fuse box, the fuse for the horn blowed out. However, after I put a new fuse and try to horn it, the fuse immediately blowed out again. It seems there is short somewhere. Any suggestion for this problem, is it a bad clockspring? Thanks a lot.
#4729 of 6385 Re: Loss in gas milage - Please Help [shannonm]
Dec 27, 2005 (7:26 pm)
If the drop in gas milage is fairly recent, say since your area's temperatures dropped below 50*, the colder out doors temperature is probably the reason. The number of miles you get vs what you were getting is about a 10% drop. This is common in colder weather. If the temperature drops regularly into the 20's you should expect about another 10% drop in gas milage. Depending on how far you drive, the slight power loss could be due to the engine and oil not being warmed up which means a less efficient running engine (the cause of lower gas milage).
#4730 of 6385 Re: Possible Front Driveline Problem [bioman]
Dec 29, 2005 (11:36 am)
I have a 98 Explorer V6 SOHC 4WD w/117K that makes the same noise. Did you ever determine the cause of this noise? Thanks.
#4731 of 6385 Ford Explorer Computer system malfunction
Dec 29, 2005 (4:54 pm)
We have a 2000 Ford Explorer Limited. It stalled twice yesterday and then just died. The engine would turn over, but would not start again. Repair shop said the computer system was wet and would need to be replaced ($650). It is still under warranty, but Ford says they will not cover if it is wet.
Supposedly it can get wet by being parked uphill or by going through very deep puddles and neither of these apply. We bought the vehicle new and live in the Seattle area so we are always in the rainy weather and this is the first time this has happened.
Has anyone else dealt with this?
#4732 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer Computer system malfunction [tapedelay]
Dec 29, 2005 (9:33 pm)
Wet with what, Water? You havn't been driving through any five foot deep puddles lately, have you? I would really doubt that water could get into the computer, it certainly should be sealed. What repair shop did you take it to, dealer or a local garage? What diagnostic codes did they read from the computer? I never heard of this happening before. I would like to hear input from others on this subject.
#4733 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer Computer system malfunction [electricdesign]
Dec 30, 2005 (11:28 am)
We took it to a local garage, but we have gone to them for years. I don't know the diagnostic codes. The owner of the shop said either we went through huge puddles or parked uphill in a rainstorm. Neither apply. It has rained a lot, but we have lived in Seattle since we bought the ford new.
It seems odd to me that this would happen now.
Thanks for your reply.