Last post on Oct 26, 2013 at 4:56 AM
You are in the Ford Explorer
What is this discussion about?
Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#4848 of 6400 Re: 2001 FORD EXPLORER SPORT AIR BAG LIGTH IS ON [lugo_189]
Feb 10, 2006 (1:35 pm)
If you mean that the airbag warning light on constantly, that means that you have a problem with the airbag circuitry and you should take the truck in and have it checked out ASAP. If you mean that the airbag is literally coming off of the steering wheel or the dash, the problem may be more urgent because you are dealing with a potential bomb that could cause fatal injury and you should deal with it immediately.
#4849 of 6400 Re: 2001 FORD EXPLORER SPORT AIR BAG LIGTH IS ON [lugo_189]
Feb 10, 2006 (1:35 pm)
It indicates that there is a malfunction in the air bag system. It may or may not be disabled. It is much too dangerous for an unqualified person to work on it. It has to be diagnosed with a special code reader for the purpose. I can NOT recommend that you to work on it, as the danger creates a large liablity. Take it to a dealer or a qualified shop for diagnosis and repair.
#4850 of 6400 power window
Feb 19, 2006 (7:50 pm)
hi i have an 01 explorer xlt the other day i rolled my drivers window down about half but when i tryed to roll it back up it just kept going down now its all the way down and i cant seem to get it back up ive also noticed a clicking sound coming from under the dash all the other windows are working fine any help would be appreciated.
#4851 of 6400 noise left rear
Feb 21, 2006 (7:00 am)
i have been hearing a wobbling/bearing sound from my left rear wheel. took my 1995 explorer to get tires rotated to see if it could be a tire. symptom remains the same; the tire dealer said i have rear end problems and best to locate a used assembly and replace.
has anyone had any experience in this area. sound starts at 30 mph and gets worse with speed. my first guess would have been u-joint. Thanks
Feb 21, 2006 (7:03 pm)
You need to get it diagnosed at a dealer or good shop right away. From what you say, it sounds like an electrical problem, the switch could be shorting out, making the motor run the window down, possibly the motor is staying on and the sound you hear could be the window circuit breaker reseting itself. It could burn up the window motor or worse. Get it checked right away.
#4853 of 6400 Re: noise left rear [zeak]
Feb 21, 2006 (7:23 pm)
Did the tire dealer say anything else, like could he feel any play in the wheel or axle when they had the wheels off the ground? If sound is distinctly coming from the left wheel, the left axle bearing would be most likely at fault. But if it was, the tire guy should have detected some play in it, and also likely the the axle grease seal would be leaking and the grease would show up on the inside of the backing plate (look under the vehicle), and in the brake drum.
If the axle bearing and seal are ok, and the universal joints are not loose, then look for loose bearings in the rear axle. Check the pinion bearings by having transmission in neutral, wheels safely blocked, pushing side to side on the companion flange. There should be ZERO play. If any play at all, the pinion bearings are shot. Then the internal carrier bearing must be checked by removing the rear cover, draining the lubricant, and pulling side to side, up and down and in and out on the carrier assembly. There should be ZERO play. If any play at all, the carrier bearings are shot. Replacing bearings and shims and setup should be left to a professional.
#4854 of 6400 Starter Problems: 91 explorer
Feb 21, 2006 (8:37 pm)
Ok so i have a 91 ford explorer eddy bauer edition and i have a problem that has pretty much stumped me so far. My starter won't disingage and i have replaced the starter twice(both brand new), the ignition, the ignition switch, and the selenoid. The wires look to be ok and in good shape. So what else could be causing this problem? I heard it could be bad teeth on the flywheel, i really need some help so does anyone have any suggestions or answers?
#4855 of 6400 Re: power window [electricdesign]
Feb 21, 2006 (10:02 pm)
hi thanks for the advice took my vehicle to the dealer motor- relay- switch- all checked out ok but they did find a broke or frayed wire everything is ok now 376.00 out the door ouch but i live in minnesota money well spent.
#4856 of 6400 '02 Explorer HVAC noise
Feb 22, 2006 (11:27 am)
We have an '02 Explorer with 80,000 miles. For the past 2 years we've had it in the shop for an intermittent low pitch "thump-thump-thump" noise coming from the HVAC unit in the dash. They tried several fixes, until 4 months ago when the whole innards (electronic control unit) was replaced under our extended warranty. All seemed well until last week, when the noise returned. Now it seems most prominent after start-up. It's not related to temperature, control setting, throttle position, or phase of the moon. Any ideas??
#4857 of 6400 Re: '02 Explorer HVAC noise [fastpaul]
Feb 22, 2006 (7:04 pm)
Does the thumping noise sound related to the fan speed in any way? Does it sound the same whether the vehicle is standing still or in motion?