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#4924 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer Headlights [alvarajl]
Apr 02, 2006 (10:44 am)
"The Headlights and fog lamps on my 1995 ford explorer just stopped working. All fuses and power distribution box have been checked and are o.k. I can turn on my high beams as long as I hold the flash switch but they turn off if I let go of the flash switch. My next step is the switch or the multi-function switch both of which are a pain to remove. Has anyone encountered this problem? "
A Pain to remove? I have commented on the multifuntion switch before, I have replaced the one in my wife's 97 XLT, it was so easy, it was like a walk in the park, easier than falling of a log. No need to touch the steering wheel ot air bag. On the steering column behind the steering wheel, remove a few screws to remove the plastic covers, unscrew the stem for the Tilt, Unplug the wiring connectors, Remove the 2 screws that hold the multifuntion switch to the steering column, and its off. Install the new one in reverse order. Easy as pie!
E.D in Sunny Florida
Apr 04, 2006 (4:25 pm)
just had mine replaced. got a vibration/rumble over 55 mph afterwards. the dealer reindexed the driveshaft and balanced the tires. everything ok now.
#4926 of 6385 Re: rear differential [explorerx4]
Apr 04, 2006 (5:59 pm)
do you have the 02-05 model or do you have the new ones? just curious. thanks.
#4927 of 6385 Re: rear differential [alman08]
Apr 05, 2006 (5:32 pm)
i have an '02. have had all the common issues, but i still enjoy it.
#4928 of 6385 Hatch cracked
Apr 05, 2006 (6:46 pm)
My friend has a 2004 Mountaineer with 31,000 miles on it. It is his wife's car and he noticed the other day that the lift gate portion of the back end - the painted piece that runs from the rear window to the emblem on the back has cracked. His wife has no idea how this happenned. Does anyone know what this could be? Also, his paperwork states that he has a 3 year, 30K mile warantee - is that the Ford warantee, or the dealer's? He bought the car used a year ago.
#4929 of 6385 Re: Hatch cracked [duke15]
Apr 05, 2006 (9:52 pm)
common problem I believe. mine (02 xlt) cracked in the winter of 03 probably due to cold weather back when i was living in ohio.
the dealer will fix it since it has less than 36k miles on it.
#4930 of 6385 '06 explorer transmission woes
Apr 06, 2006 (10:49 am)
I have 896 miles on my 06 explorer. 4 times since i've had it, while going from park to drive, it "feels" like the vehicle is in neutral, then when you press the gas, it BANGS into gear, sounds like the bottom is falling out. Ford replaced the cylinoid housing? but it continues to happen. any ideas?
#4931 of 6385 Re: Hatch cracked [alman08]
Apr 06, 2006 (6:02 pm)
my '02 lasted until about 2 months ago when i parked it outside on a cold night. i have duct tape on it.
my wife keeps asking me to get it fixed, but it kind of reminds me of when i was younger, so i'm leaving it on for now.
#4932 of 6385 Re: '06 explorer transmission woes [mjernigan]
Apr 07, 2006 (6:23 am)
have 896 miles on my 06 explorer. 4 times since i've had it, while going from park to drive, it "feels" like the vehicle is in neutral, then when you press the gas, it BANGS into gear, sounds like the bottom is falling out.
My wife used to do this in our Escape because she'd hit the gas before the tranny had a chance to engage. Sometimes it takes a couple of seconds for the gears to align and if you hit the gas too soon you will feel that banging sensation. She'd do it when shifting from P to D and sometimes from R to D. I haven't noticed if she's doing it in the Explorer too as I haven't been drunk enough to be a passenger while she's driving.
Could that be the problem?
#4933 of 6385 Re: Hatch cracked [explorerx4]
Apr 07, 2006 (4:20 pm)
we had a crackedhatch and got it fixed under warranty.
it broke againb 6 months out of warranty and ford fixed it free.
given its a common problem i would try to get a free fix. i would be surprised if they said no.
if the dealer wont do it for you call ford directly.