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Jan 11, 2007 (9:39 am)
i had a weird experience yesterday, while in my truck (Ford Explore 2003), i'm completely stopped & on a flat surface on the road, when suddenly the truck moved or swayed to my right few times, & i wasn't even driving. it was snowing hard, so first, i used 4x4 low & it was running perfect, no slips or anything like that but after awhile when i was at a complete stop, suddenly it started to sway to my right from the rear end & so i tried to press the 4x4 high, it also did the same thing. what could be wrong? please advice. thanks.
Jan 11, 2007 (10:51 am)
does the engine rev when it does this?
was it windy out, and possibly just pushing the car around on the ice?
does the 4 wheel drive properly engage?
#5633 of 6400 4X4 module for 2002 Explorer
Jan 13, 2007 (10:35 am)
I need to replace my 4X4 module and can't seem to locate one except through a Ford dealer. I know someone mentioned buying one online for about $150 which is half the cost of the Ford dealer. I was wondering if anyone knows of a parts supplier I could try.
#5634 of 6400 Fluid leak in 1999 Ford Explorer EB
Jan 13, 2007 (3:10 pm)
Hi, I have a 1999 EB Ford Explorer that sprung a leak in one of the hoses today. The engine ran hot, I pulled over and filled the radiator and radiator coolant container with water, got home ok, saw bubble coming from hose in the front that leads to radiator cap area from radiator coolant container. Is it easy to replace this hose and what exactly is the hose called. I do very little mechanical work, but I'm broke and need to fix this myself. Also, how can I tell if this is the only hose that is leaking? thanks for any answers. Confused in Texas - Mike
#5637 of 6400 2001 explorer starting problems
Jan 15, 2007 (9:25 am)
I have a 2001 explorer that has random starting problems and was hoping for some help. it has failed to start 4 different times now. The battery and starter are fine, but the engine doesnt catch. Often, if it sits for a while,it starts without a problem. It also started after i had it towed, so the mechanic couldn't help. The ford dealer said it might be the fuel pump and suggested tapping the gas tank with a rubber mallet - he said this could help. It didn't help immediately, but i was able to start it 45 minutes later. Has anyone had a similar problem?
Jan 15, 2007 (1:13 pm)
the engine does not rev when it sways or moves. yes i think the 4X4 is engaged properly & yes it was a lttle bit windy but not enough to push the truck around the ice (but maybe). thanks for the reply
#5639 of 6400 explorer coolant loss
Jan 15, 2007 (4:40 pm)
Have a 94 explorer that loses coolant. I had a compression check done, by Midas, and had no compression loss. Checked the oil, it's fine. Do not smell the sweet smell in the engine compartment. Had the radiator replaced less than a month ago. If the head gasket was blown, that would read as a loss of compression? Vehicle has a lot of miles (251,000) but is good.
Jan 15, 2007 (7:00 pm)
ok. when you say sways, im assuming you mean left to right, as in almost fishtailing. if this is so, and the engine does not rev, the wind must haev pushed it. if you think about it, the only thing that would make a vehicle sway in icy/snowy conditions is if gas is being applied to the engine and spinning the wheels, or if it was windy and therefore pushing the car. it also could be that your 4 wheel drive isnt working properly and is disengaging, sending jolts to the rear wheels, enough to make them spin momentarily and cause the vehicle to slip.