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#5649 of 6385 Re: Fluid leak in 1999 Ford Explorer EB [kattru]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:36 pm)
I have a 1999 EB V-8. Try a tube clamp on the original hose. But this does not answer why your car was running hot in the first place. I would suggest you drain and refill your coolant system; unless you used distilled water the radiator and heater core are going to get corroded real fast. Also, proper coolant/distilled water mixture can handle more heat than water alone. I'd suggest you replace the radiator cap; after 7 years mine was all cracked around the seal. If you do replace the coolant, there are plugs in the engine block near the exhaust manifolds that allow the block to be drained; make sure you do this to get all the old coolant/water out.
Also, to find other leaks, look for the green color near other fittings; or sticky residues. Oil leaks aren't usually sticky....
#5650 of 6385 Re: explorer coolant loss [electricdesign]
Jan 18, 2007 (6:46 am)
I have to fill up the overflow bottle every couple of days. I meant to say that I had a cooling system pressure test and had no signs of compression loss. I will replace the thermostat and see if anything changes. Vehicle was doing fine until a couple of months ago.
#5651 of 6385 Re: explorer coolant loss [manuelhubs]
Jan 18, 2007 (7:00 am)
If you are filling the overflow every couple days, you have a significant leak somewhere. Fluid is drawn from the overflow only after an engine cool down cycle, so if you top off the overflow when the engine is hot......and then let it cool down overnight....if you check it in the morning after it cooled down you'll see exactly how much you are loosing each day.
You might consider putting a bottle of Bars Leak in it, for a short term fix.....but something leaking that much I would really want to find and fix. And one more thing....I'd be carrying around a couple of jugs of water in the back, until you were assured this was resolved, just to avoid getting stuck somewhere.
#5652 of 6385 ABS and Airbag Light On
Jan 18, 2007 (7:13 am)
I started my 2002 Explorer this morning via remote starter and when I entered the car noticed the ABS and Airbag light were dimmly lit, solid on not flashing. The heater was on manual and it was about 11F outside and turned on the front defroster. Took several seconds for it to kick on but when it did the ABS and airbag lights went off. Drove about another 5-mintues turned off the heater and then turned back on the defroster. Both lights came back on but as soon as the blower started up they went off. Drove another 10-minutes to work and shut off the car and restarted and could no duplicate. Any idea what the problem is?
#5653 of 6385 1998 Ford Explorer - no start = fuel problem?
Jan 18, 2007 (7:30 pm)
car cranks but no start. changed the fuel pump, filter and relay - still no start. can a faulty fuel injector regulator cause a no start? Has anyone else had a problem like this?
#5654 of 6385 Re: 1998 Ford Explorer - no start = fuel problem? [lovelylu42]
Jan 19, 2007 (8:18 pm)
i would check your spark plugs, wires, and the distributor.
Jan 19, 2007 (8:20 pm)
are the power locks on a 1993 explorer vaccum driven by any chance? Cause I'm having problems with the passenger door unlocking, and after a few tries it pops right up and down. Near the handle and key slot (outside) i felt air escaping.
#5656 of 6385 Fuel Gage Wires
Jan 20, 2007 (4:47 am)
My 1994 4wd's fuel gage reads empty. I also noticed that Fuse 17 which sends power to gage was causing a short, and removed it. I wonder how can I get access to the wires going to the gage and fuel level sender's wires. It seems that there is a connector in newer models, but I couldn't find such a thing on the wires coming from the fuel tank in the driver side's frame. do I need to remove the tank?
#5657 of 6385 99 explorer has howling noise from engine when cold
Jan 20, 2007 (9:23 am)
My 1999 Explorer with a 4.0 engine makes a loud howling sound when accelerating. It only does it when the outside air temp is around freezing or below and when the engine is at operating temp. It does it when I put in gear or take off from a stop. The sound continues for a short time and then stops like it was switched off. If I take it out of gear it will also stop. It isnt the transmission or the power steering pump. There are no codes or other problems. It wont do it all summer long but when the fall hits and the temp drops it starts. Sounds like a horn
#5658 of 6385 Re: 99 explorer has howling noise from engine when cold [atlantis2]
Jan 20, 2007 (4:59 pm)
I have a very similar problem with my new 2006 Ford Explorer, 4.0L engine, with only 7500 miles on it. At around 4000 miles I started to hear a squealing noise coming from the engine when I accelerate above 2000 rpm and the noise continues to 3100 rpm. Below this rpm it is smooth and quiet. When the gear changes (at > 3000 rpm) from 4th to 5th or from 2nd to 3rd, the whistling goes away immediately. When I press on the gas to raise the rpm back to around 3000 rpm, which shifts it down one gear, the noise returns until the rpm increases above 3000 rpm when the gear shifts to the next higher, rpm goes down and noise immediately fades out.
I must add that this whistling noise can be heard clearly when the outside temperature is cold. The squeal disappears when the outside temperature is above 80 degrees. When the outside temperature drops, the squeal returns.
I am suspecting a bad Mass Airflow Sensor. Hope someone here can give some hints as to what could be the culprit.