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#5372 of 6385 transmission problems
Sep 12, 2006 (9:11 pm)
Hello I have a 1995 ford explorer 4x4
it will not shift into first gear until i let up on the gas a little then it will shift and do fine. until i have to slow down really slow or stop and it does the same thing but after i let up on the gas a little it will shift and then it shifts on through. and the od light flashes and the 2wheel and 4 wheel lights will flash ,, can anyone tell me what the problem could be.
#5373 of 6385 Re: Air tubes? [electricdesign]
Sep 12, 2006 (11:57 pm)
I will try doing what you have advised, and if not ask someone who knows how to. As you can see from my rpofile, I live in Mongolia, and ther are no ford dealers here, and no place to have our car checked. Therefore it was a big help, and will let you know as soon as I'll have progress.
#5374 of 6385 Pushing the brake and gas pedals at the same time
Sep 13, 2006 (5:00 pm)
Is it just me and my big feet, or has anyone else noted that it is rather easy to push both pedals when braking to a stop on the 2006 Explorer? I have the adjustable pedals and I use only my right foot to operate the pedals. This is the only car of the dozens that I've owned over 35 years that I have to make a concious effort to get my foot only on the brake. Obviously, if this is a design error and other people have the same issue, safety is a concern. If I'm just a klutz, then it's my problem.
#5375 of 6385 Re: 2005 Ford Explorer XLT [templer]
Sep 14, 2006 (9:36 am)
I don't know why it should be such a problem to swap another factory deck with your stock deck? My dad is going to give me the factory 6-disc stereo he got for his '06 F250 work truck (for around $250 from Ford), and I intend to put it in my '05 Explorer. I assumed that it would just plug right in, although if it takes a little more work than that I can handle it.
I am sure that Car Toys or some other stereo shop may have difficulties installing a deck into the factory spot since Ford uses such mammoth stock units and they would have to spend extra time on the install. A new wiring harness and customizing and Alpine or Kenwood to fit the vehicle would cost you a few extra bucks...
But why in the heck would you not be able to swap stock for stock???
I am starting to dread making the swap myself - if you find out more, please keep me posted!
#5376 of 6385 Re: transmission problems [kyrose]
Sep 14, 2006 (4:32 pm)
I too am having this same problem except my 2wd/4wd lights do not flash. I am hoping that i dont have to get a new transmission. I have put transmission fluid in and I still am having the issue. Please help.
#5377 of 6385 Re: transmission problems [mz_coco]
Sep 14, 2006 (5:30 pm)
You and kyrose did not say what engine and transmission you have. That makes ALL the difference in the world. You probably have the 6 clyinder engine, which has the smaller more troublesome transmission behind it.
I was going to say something about the Ford layoffs announced today due to sales being lower than expected, being due to the lack of quality than we have seen in these posts, such as the transmission problems, the engine problems, and the rear axle problems, but I won't.
#5378 of 6385 Re: transmission problems [electricdesign]
Sep 14, 2006 (9:45 pm)
I have a V6 and I have had the rear axle trouble to but the Ford dealer had to replace that because they damaged it.
#5379 of 6385 window regulator
Sep 14, 2006 (10:34 pm)
02 Explorer XLT
passenger side front window regulator (according to the dealer) has failed and they wanted $462 parts and labor for it. does it sound too high? I did some research and found out the regulators go for about $85 to $160. Let's say if the dealer ordered the most expensive one, does it mean they're charging me almost 4 hours of labor?? is there any way i can search what is the standard labor time to do the job? i thought it should take no more than 2 hours.
#5380 of 6385 Re: window regulator [alman08]
Sep 17, 2006 (6:37 am)
Nothing at the Dealer is cheap. I suggest that you get some quotes from independent auto repair shops or body shops.
#5381 of 6385 02 Explorer - Smokes like a chimney, guidance please!
Sep 17, 2006 (8:33 pm)
02 Explorer XLT - V6 4.2L Engine
First post, hopefully someone can help me figure this problem out. Thanks ahead of time for all those that post!
I've had several recent problems with my '02 Explorer. Items below are in order of fixed problems.
1.) Thermostat problem (replaced)
2.) Thermostat housing broke (unreplaceable gasket broke)- I replaced the whole unit and gaskets.
3.) Soon after, my water pump blew out. Replaced!
4.) A month later, I went to start the car and white smoke continually blew out the back!
I feared the worst but thankfully there's absolutely no water in the oil and vice versa. The coolant tank seems to be a little yellow maybe and smells a little like exhaust? And the exhaust obviously smells like its burning coolant.
So I just want to confirm my suspicions, does this mean my intake manifold may be cracked or is it just the gasket?
I'd like to get a little info before I dive in. Right before it started blowing smoke it seemed to be idling higher than usual....can anyone give me a little direction?