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#4967 of 6400 Leaking Fuel Line
Apr 20, 2006 (2:23 pm)
1997 Explorer XLT 4.0 L SOHC
My Supply fuel line (only) has a leak. A new one at Ford will cost approx $530.00 as Ford will only sell a complete fuel rail. There is no after market for this part and the salvage yards will not sell a fuel line only as it is considered an integral part of the engine. $530.00 plus tax seems a lot of money for a 2 ft braided flexible fuel line! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#4968 of 6400 Re: Driver side door lock won't unlock. [flowerchild1]
Apr 20, 2006 (5:41 pm)
I have the exact same problem. It occured just after I backed into a pile of snow which jarred the back bumper. Not enough to cause any damage and I'm not sure if it is relevant but it is odd that it happened at the same time. This is obviously a manufactures defect, and a dangerous one at that, but you won't hear that from Ford. I have a 2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer and just spent $400 at the dealer to fix it. The mechanic at the dealership admits that this is common but won't give me any numbers. Anyone know who to complain to at Ford?
#4969 of 6400 2005 Explorer XLT leather seats cracking
Apr 20, 2006 (6:54 pm)
I have a 2005 Explorer XLT with leather seats that are cracking. I purchased the vehicle new 15 months ago and have just under 11,000 miles on the Explorer. The dealer replaced the driver seat with cracks in them around 4,000 miles. Now one of the rear seats is cracking. The vehicle is used for normal use wiht no heavy objects transported on the seats. I purchased the Explorer from a dealer in Tampa, Florida. The truck was manufactured in August 2004 and I purchased it in December 2004 with only 3 miles on it so it appears to have sat on the lot for 4 months. I store the vehicle in a garage. Any ideas on what is wrong with the seats?
#4970 of 6400 Dashboard bulb@Grinding Noise from the Rear
Apr 20, 2006 (10:32 pm)
I have a 1995 ford explorer XLT with 170,000 miles no real major problem other than fuel pump replacement about a year ago,bought it with 62,000 miles.Having trouble with the dashboard light half is readable the other half is not .I'm thinking it's a blown bulb having check the fuse.Also, I grinding noise from the rear mainly when backing out or startup driving at low speed that the only time that I hear it.Brake were inspected all good might need a 2ND option any recommendation.
#4971 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer XLT leather seats cracking [perkins1]
Apr 21, 2006 (4:46 am)
Would you happen to have a digital picture of how bad your seats cracked? I'm getting little cracks on our seat also, which is 2004 bought at end-of-year so we've only had it about 18 months as well, with 8K miles.
#4972 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer XLT leather seats cracking [kiawah]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 21, 2006 (8:11 am)
is a good place to make albums and post those cracking leather pics. Just log in with your Edmunds username and password and you're off and running.
Click on a member's name and then the CarSpace link in their profile (like mine ) to easily get to their page.
#4973 of 6400 good problem
Apr 22, 2006 (9:53 am)
50,000 miles on an 02 limited, still have never changed the brakes. when can i expect to have to change the brakes? what is typical?
#4974 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer XLT leather seats cracking [steve_]
Apr 22, 2006 (4:00 pm)
don't forget the 'cracky' rear liftgte!
#4975 of 6400 fuel filter location 2004 eddie bauer
Apr 23, 2006 (6:07 am)
Cannot find fuel filter. I just changed the one in F150 and had no problems but CANNOT locate this one??ANy help
#4976 of 6400 Re: 2004 V6 - Rough Idling and Slow shifting Transmission [kiawah]
Apr 23, 2006 (10:23 am)
Dealer replaced the solenoid in the transmission to address the 'slow to engage' problem, indicated it was part of a TSB. The dealer also rerouted some wiring that was vibrating against the firewall, which fixed the dash vibration issue.