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#4899 of 6385 2002 mercury mountaineer- gage problem
Mar 19, 2006 (12:58 am)
The vehicle has about 28,000 miles. Recently,when I am driving all the gage lights come on the dashboard and all the gage hands swing back and forth for about 3-4 seconds. It is now occurring with more frequency. Autozone checked the battery and the alternator. No problem. We also checked by the brake pedal with their computer -no problems there also. Does any one have an idea of what may be wrong?
#4900 of 6385 Power seat problems
Mar 20, 2006 (10:47 am)
The passenger seat in my 2002 Explorer has quit moving forward or backward. Dealer says motor is bad but has to replace the entire seat track for $1,069. Has anyone ever replaced this part themselves? It doesn't look too bad and I can purchase a new one on the net for $450.
#4901 of 6385 Re: Power seat problems [safety51]
Mar 20, 2006 (10:50 am)
Another option is to try a body shop. Their labor costs tend to be cheaper than a dealership.
#4902 of 6385 Re: Hot/Cold messed up in 1997 Explorer
Mar 20, 2006 (7:00 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 1997 Explorer. The Heat is very hot unless the Max AC is on. I was wondering if you ever figured out what was wrong with your 1998 Explorer and how to fix it?
#4903 of 6385 Chirping noise in front wheels
Mar 21, 2006 (4:42 pm)
I have a chirping noise in the front wheels of my 98 Explorer, now mainly the left front, that I can plainly hear starting at about 10mph up until I'm going fast enough for the noise to rise out of my hearing range. The faster the wheels roll the faster the noise chirps. Both front wheel bearings and brake pads have been changed as have the rotors been turned. The noise might go away for a little while but always comes back regardless of what I do.
My parents had the car before me and said that it made a chirping noise a couple of times when they had it. When it did they took it to an old time mechanic who said all it needed was some lubricant somewhere around the front wheels. Whatever he did took care of the noise for a long time. The problem is that they don't know exactly what he did, he died a couple of years ago, and my current mechanic tells me that there is no moving parts to lubricate that might cause the noise.
Can anyone offer any help?
#4904 of 6385 Re: Chirping noise in front wheels [sooquiet]
Mar 21, 2006 (5:22 pm)
Are you sure it's a wheel? Does it continue or change if you take your foot off the gas pedal while moving? Otherwise, it could be a fan or belt.
#4905 of 6385 Re: Chirping noise in front wheels [tidester]
Mar 21, 2006 (8:26 pm)
It's definitely in the wheel area. At times you can hear it at very low revolutions of the wheel(s) in that you can tell that upon each full revolution of the wheel you get 1 chirp. At one point the mechanic even had it jacked up and turned it by hand without the engine on and it still chirped. He is so convinced that there is nothing to lube that he even replaced the wheel bearings and brake pads for a second time, free, and it still does it.
#4906 of 6385 Re: Chirping noise in front wheels [sooquiet]
Mar 22, 2006 (12:02 am)
That definitely rules out fan belts and such. Does anyone else have any ideas?
#4907 of 6385 Re: Chirping noise in front wheels [tidester]
Mar 22, 2006 (5:23 am)
How about checking out the CV joints or the half shafts? If something is slightly out of spec then when the wheel rotates faster and centrifugal and/or centripetal forces begin to act on the system the contacts causing the chirping is no longer there. Just a shot in the dark!
#4908 of 6385 96 explorer XLT anti theft unit stopped working.
Mar 22, 2006 (10:46 am)
My anti theft system stopped working the other day. the following systems failed to work: both remotes, keypad entry system, autolock on doors when placed in drive and the theft light on dash no longer goes on after locking doors. I checked the fuse that feeds the anti theft and fuel pump under the hood(OK) and alos checked the fuse in the interior that feeds the anti theft and radio (OK). The SUV runs fine and all other systems are working including radio. Any suggestions as to what components may have failed and there location on SUV.