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#5279 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer 2005 noise [silverford]
Aug 04, 2006 (7:21 am)
does it sound like "whaaaaaaaaap" I described mine to the dealership as sounding like a childs whistle where you slide that stick piece in and out to make the pitch go up then back down. According to them, I'm just obviously hearing things and they've NEVER heard this issue before. I am glad I found this board. I'm gonna print out some things and go in Monday with a handful of similar complaints from here and around the internet.
#5280 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer 2005 noise [scgalloways]
Aug 09, 2006 (9:19 am)
I was just about to post about the same issue on my '98 Explorer V6, 109k miles. It sounds like a crackling noise. The guy at work said he heard it when I was leaving the parking lot -- as if that's not embarrassing enough. It's more pronounced with the A/C on.
#5281 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer 2005 noise [dodgekbad]
Aug 09, 2006 (12:06 pm)
There's more . . . I noticed gas coming out of the exhaust. Just like it did before I took it into the shop to get a spark plug hole rethreaded (just with a chaser -- nothing that major -- at least I thought).
Before, one of the plugs wouldn't go in all the way, and it was running rich. I don't remember that noise, but I do remember that gas from the exhaust/running rich smell.
Just now, I stamped down on one of the spark wires that goes to the coil, and it looked like one of them was not on all the way. The gas doesn't come out as much is it did, but it appears it is running rich every 2-3 minutes or so, and then good again.
The wires are Bosch and they have these dumb little prongs and I can't tell if they are fully seated in the oil or not.
#5282 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer 2005 noise [dodgekbad]
Aug 10, 2006 (8:11 am)
Never mind -- at least for now -- the stamping-down-on-the-wires might have done the trick. I guess one wasn't in all the way on the coil.
#5283 of 6385 2005 Ford Explorer XLT
Aug 10, 2006 (8:41 am)
I just bought a 2005 Ford Explorer V6 XLT. It has a factory 1 disc AM/FM radio in it. When I called Ford to see what my options where to upgrade to a 6 disc in dash changer with mp3 and satellite compatible, they said that you can't do it. Anybody have any ideas?
#5284 of 6385 Re: 2005 Ford Explorer XLT [templer]
Aug 10, 2006 (11:19 am)
Try Sound Advice.
#5285 of 6385 Re: 2005 Ford Explorer XLT [electricdesign]
Aug 10, 2006 (11:51 am)
What is Sound Advice?
#5286 of 6385 Re: 2005 Ford Explorer XLT [templer]
Aug 10, 2006 (12:42 pm)
Sound Advice was an Audio Systems Store, but I think they are out of existence now. They put a CD changer in my wifes XLT a few years ago. I tried to look them up but could not find anything. sorry.
Aug 10, 2006 (7:26 pm)
55,000 miles on my 02, looks like its time for tires. i was leaning toawrds another set of goodyear wranglers (given that i got 55,000 out of the 1st set, which i consider pretty good). only definitely blackwalls and not owl. any reccomendations?
Aug 11, 2006 (5:38 am)
We just had a tire discussion. Read Posts #'s 5160, 5163, 5166, 5268, 5270 & 5273.