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#5672 of 6400 Re: 1998 Ford Explorer - no start = fuel problem? [lovelylu42]
Jan 24, 2007 (3:08 pm)
My 2001 Ford Explorers engine quit while driving on the highway. I determined the fuel pump was not working. I have replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump relay, the PCM relay, checked the fuse and the fuel shut-off switch. I then removed the fuel tank and fuel pump. I bench tested the pump with a battery charger and it seemed to work fine. Next I used my multimeter to test voltage at the plug while cycling the ignition switch. No voltage. I then connected the fuel pump externally to see if it would run. Nothing. For some reason I am not getting current to the fuel pump. Does anyone have an idea what I can try next. At this time I don't think I need to replace the fuel pump costing $250.
#5673 of 6400 NO PARKING LIGHTS/DASH LIGHTS/LICENSE PLATE LIGHTS
Jan 25, 2007 (7:04 am)
My 2000 explorer has no marker lights/dash light or license plate lights. I have changed all fuses in main panel and under hood but still have no lights. What do i do now?
#5674 of 6400 Re: NO PARKING LIGHTS/DASH LIGHTS/LICENSE PLATE LIGHTS [wmh001]
Jan 25, 2007 (7:19 am)
I'd check the light switch now, see if the voltage is getting to the switch, and when it's turned on it's passing the voltage out to the light wiring. You could try wiggling the switch, it might make intermittent contact. If so, that would prove your switch is going bad. You will probably want to try and locate a wiring schematic, to see if any relays are also involved in the circuit.
#5675 of 6400 Rear wheel grabbing during low speed turn
Jan 25, 2007 (8:13 am)
I have a 2004 Explorer, 2000 miles out of warrantee (of course!) and now when turning a low speed, like into a parking space, the rear wheel on the side I'm turning toward feels like its grabbing, or losing traction or something like that. My mechanic checked the fluid in the rear and its fine. It seems worse if I have a lost of people in the truck. Any ideas?
#5676 of 6400 Re: Rear wheel grabbing during low speed turn [sawyer2]
Jan 25, 2007 (8:20 am)
Suspect the rear differential. Sounds like 'limited slip', isn't slipping. If he just checked to see if it was the right level, I would try replacing the fluid. When you go around a bend, the inside tire travels less than the outside, so you need some slippage.
#5677 of 6400 Re: Rear wheel grabbing during low speed turn [kiawah]
Jan 25, 2007 (8:44 am)
Is this fluid something that would usually have to be changed? It never has been, as far as I know. Is it something that may be causing permanent damage to expensive parts?
#5678 of 6400 Re: Rear wheel grabbing during low speed turn [sawyer2]
Jan 25, 2007 (11:07 am)
Yes, check your owners manual for the recommended service interval. It varies by make and model vehicle. You want to make sure you get exactly the right fluid for the make/year/ and type of differential you have. Owners manual will give you the specs.
#5679 of 6400 Re: 01 explorer w hood latch failure & more! [ersari]
Jan 26, 2007 (4:37 am)
Did the hood pop up at all? If it opened about an inch you have to release the second latch to open the hood.If not pull the lever hold it and have someone tap on the hood where the latch is. As far as the starting problem sounds like a dead battery. Turn on the head lights and try to start it if the lights get dim or go out try to jump start it. MAKE SURE THE BATTERY IS NOT FROZEN BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO JUMP IT!!!
#5680 of 6400 Re: 01 explorer w hood latch failure & more! [ersari]
Jan 26, 2007 (5:22 am)
I had this problem in my 97 Explorer, My hood release cable had stretched. A temp fix is to bend the bracket that holds the cable under the dash away from the handle a little.
#5681 of 6400 Re: 01 explorer w hood latch failure & more! [ahoron]
Jan 26, 2007 (8:30 am)
Thanks for your efforts...I tried that...no success...I eventually found out I had free towing trough my insurance...had the thing towed to a local shop and now...I'm awaiting to here what damages they can accumaulate to lay on me...Thanks agaiin...ersari