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#5023 of 6385 Re: headlight failure [cwesley]
May 20, 2006 (11:40 pm)
I need some help. I just purchases a used 1995 Ford Explorer, 4 dr. 4.0L 6 cyl. 150,000 miles. I have had this car for two days. The headlights have spontaneously shut off on me while driving the car at night three times now. I can't make out a pattern. It seems like I will be driving for 10 minutes or so with them on and all of a sudden, they shut-off.
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Please help.
#5024 of 6385 1999 Ford Explorer Transmission Problems
May 22, 2006 (9:23 am)
While driving yesterday my O/D light blinked on and off. I stopped the car, turned it off for 10 seconds and cranked it, light did not blink anymore. This morning on the way to work the transmission failed. No gear position worked, forward or reverse. I got to the side of the road, tried it several times in and out of gear, to no avail. I turned the engine off, raised the hood and did a quick check, got back in cranked it and it would go into gear. It is a 4x4 has 137,000 miles. I tried it several more times and it would sometimes work, sometimes not. Called a wrecker to tow to shop. I have read of shorted and burnt wires causing a similar issue. Any help for this? Thanks
#5025 of 6385 Re: Impossible-To-Reach Spark Plug [fixitrod]
May 22, 2006 (10:49 am)
Failing door locks. Had the same problem, was fixed at dealer when the seatbolt recall was done. Problem is a broken wire in the wiring harness near the switch. Dealer said mine was cut into. My door locks would not lock and drivers side window did not go up and down. It was the power lead. You should have voltage on one side of the switch with ignition on. If your switch has no power on either side, that is your problem.
#5026 of 6385 Installing fog lights
May 22, 2006 (2:22 pm)
I have a 2005 explorer sports trac xls. I want to put some fog lights on it. Can anyone tell me if it is already pre wired for them, and how do I install them. Thanks
#5027 of 6385 Rear Hatch Issue 2005 Explorer
May 27, 2006 (5:16 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford explorer where the the rear hatch is opening when I drive. It happens 6 to 7 times a week when I am driving and the hatch opens. I have taken it to the dealer and they say unless they can be duplicate in the dealer lot they will not fit it. I have had it in twice and it didn't happen. Does anyone have any ideas or a telephone to Ford's claims department. I have small kids and cannot risk driving with them until this gets fixed. Any help would be appreciated.
#5028 of 6385 Re: Rear Hatch Issue 2005 Explorer [rolltider]
May 27, 2006 (6:18 pm)
Don't know if this will fix your problem but I do know that sometimes the latch on the hatch will stick and you think it is shut be the latch never closed completely. This happened to me on several occasions. If this is the case you can see the latch stuck open when you open the hatch. Normally a spring should pull the catch part shut even when the hatch door is open. My fix: Simply spray a little WD-40 on the latch and work the handle up and down making sure the catch always closes. Hasn't happened to me again since I did that. Good luck.
#5029 of 6385 Re: Tranny fluid & Valve Ping/rattle [niwdog]
May 28, 2006 (6:05 am)
Modulator on side of the Transmission was bad. Was dumping trans. fluid into the exhaust. Local Transmission shop charged $183 to replace modulator & service Trans. EGR sensor (not valve) was bad, replaced myself for $60
No more check engine light ...priceless !
#5030 of 6385 Re: Stereo Light wont display [sophia79]
May 30, 2006 (2:34 pm)
I have this same problem. Does anyone know what the solution is?
#5031 of 6385 Re: headlight failure [heathre]
Jun 01, 2006 (4:02 am)
Try checking your multifunction switch, pull back and forth on the stalk, and wiggle it around, see if it blinks or comes back on. The headlights work through the multifunction switch and are problematic. The good thing is that they are relatively cheap and easy to replace.
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#5032 of 6385 Ford Explorer Accessories
Jun 01, 2006 (2:54 pm)
Can anyone recommend some sites that sell aftermarket accessories for a 2005 Explorer? I'm looking for running boards, tail light covers, etc. thanks!