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#5263 of 6400 Re: Engine cutting out [txcars56]
Jul 27, 2006 (10:05 am)
We have got the same problem going on right now. We replaced the Mass Air Flow Sensor, fuel pump, throttle position sensor, air idle control valve and that hasn't helped. We would appreciate any help that you might be able to offer. Our is a 1994 Ford Explorer 4x4. Do you think it could need a new computer? This is the only other thing that we can think of. Is it running rough? Spitting out smoke?
Jul 27, 2006 (10:26 am)
I am absolutely furious with Ford motor company. I have had a problem with my steering wheel column on my BRAND NEW 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6. I brought the car into the dealership to be serviced and they replaced the steering shaft. They verified that there was a clunking noise coming from the steering shaft and did order a new steering shaft to replace it. Well only about a week later the problem has come up again. I think it is ridiculous. The car was purchased on July 3rd so it is under warranty still (I believe 90 days) Can this car be considered a lemon? What will Ford do for me, new Explorer? I wouldnt mind getting my money back and bringing my money to another car company. Any help on this issue will be greatly appreciated as I am furious over the matter.
#5265 of 6400 Re: Steering Wheel Clunk [matthattan1587]
Jul 27, 2006 (10:56 am)
Why are you angry? I assume because your car is new? Maybe the tech made a mistake and misdiagnosed the problem. It would be another thing if they refuse to fix it free. Give them another chance. What options do you have anyway?
If you were going to buy a BMW or Porshe SUV -- you would have probably bought one instead of Ford. If you are going to buy American again, you will probably face the same reliabilitiy issue at GM or Jeep or Mercedes now that they're in the US. You could have bought a Pilot or Xterra and probably avoided a reliability issue. You will not get to return this car.
I actually tried that once at a Ford dealer when they sold me a Taurus with bent rotors, that wouldn't drive straight. They refused to fix it after they said they would after the test drive.
#5266 of 6400 Re: Steering Wheel Clunk [dodgekbad]
Jul 27, 2006 (11:17 am)
You are correct, I just got caught up because it is a brand new car. I love the car otherwise, it is beautiful, drives nicely. I can t complain, but this pesky steering wheel problem should be on they will be able to fix.
#5267 of 6400 Re: Steering Wheel Clunk [matthattan1587]
Jul 28, 2006 (8:13 am)
sorry about your experience and I can certainly understand your frustration. after all, it's a brand new car. anyway, check with the lemon law in your state. over here in CA, it's 3 attempts to fix the same problem and if it's still not resolved, then it's a
#5268 of 6400 Re: Front-end Noise [electricdesign]
Jul 28, 2006 (10:05 am)
As I recall, they were in the $80.00 per tire range, ordered online from and installed by Wal-Mart. I just returned from a long interstate trip and was very happy with the highway performance.
#5269 of 6400 Re: Steering Wheel Clunk [alman08]
Jul 28, 2006 (3:48 pm)
make sure you get documentation for each attempt to correct the problem.
#5270 of 6400 Re: Front-end Noise [mynewalias]
Jul 29, 2006 (5:50 am)
I will look further into the Goodyear Raggatta 2's, for $80 sounds good. I paid that much for the Dunlop Radial Rovers I put on my wifes car and they turned out to be junk. The Dunlops one at a time separated and failed, between 20,000 and 30,000 miles. I put some used Goodyear Wranglers on her car for the time being, I plan to buy her a new full set soon, so I will certainly consider the Goodyear Raggatta 2's and the Goodyear Cross Terains.
#5271 of 6400 Re: 2005 Ford Explorer Limited V8 Auto Noise [stacyj]
Jul 29, 2006 (9:09 am)
Yes!!!!! I am having the same problem,I notice the noise only when my A/C has been running for a while, if i cut the A/c off it stops.I have a 2005 Ford Explorer Limited V8 with Advanced Trac. Have you found out any thing new about the noise?
#5272 of 6400 Re: Steering Wheel Clunk [alman08]
Jul 30, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Well I have good news to report. It seems that the steering wheel clunking noise and vibartion has gone away. Maybe this is normal for the car in the first thousand miles? I have not owned a truck like suv before so it might be that I am not completley use to the truck yet. Hope the noise wont come back anymore, love my new explorer!