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#5728 of 6385 Explorer 2000 Shifting problems & O2 location
Mar 01, 2007 (5:10 pm)
I have a 2000 Ford Explorer, 4WD, with about 65000 and I am having some troubles shifting from first to second, and second to third. The problem only occurs after a few minutes of driving. After the car has warmed up, it shifts hard from first to second and even harder from second to third. After about another 15 miles of driving, the 'Over
Drive Off ' light starts blinking, and it starts shifting better, but slower. After my car is off for about an hour or so,it will shift normal again when I drive off (again, only for a few minutes.)
Also, does anyone know where I can find the oxygen sensor on a 2000 explorer?
#5729 of 6385 2002 Ford Explored Limiter - Door Panels
Mar 01, 2007 (5:30 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Explorer Limited. The front door panels have a plastic wood grained decorative trim piece just below the window. The trim piece on both of the front doors is loose because the push in plastic plugs used to secure them have broken. I went to the local Ford dealer to get replacements and was told that the trim pieces are not sold separately and that I would have to buy a complete door panel. The trim piece would probably cost $30 or so but the complete door panel cost about $400.00. Has anybody run into the same problem and if so have you found a way to get a replacement trim piece.
Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Robert
#5730 of 6385 Re: 2002 Ford Explored Limiter - Door Panels [vegas2125]
Mar 01, 2007 (5:50 pm)
You should try checking a junk yard for the piece. If they don't have just the piece, they can probably sell you the door panel for a lot less.
#5731 of 6385 Re: 2002 Ford Explored Limiter - Door Panels [vegas2125]
Mar 01, 2007 (6:19 pm)
since it is just a piece of trim, apply some loctite 'stick and seal'. roll the window down and use some padded clamps to hold it on(gently).
i used that 'stick and seal' to bond a piece of trim for my liminate floor directly onto the concrete underneath. it is still solidly attached after 5 years.
i have an '02 eb with the same trim?
#5732 of 6385 Re: Explorer 2000 Shifting problems & O2 location [akasoul]
Mar 01, 2007 (8:42 pm)
I haven't looked at my 04explorer, but I have just recently been under my 97 Suburban for the oxygen sensors. In the suburban, there is an O2 sensor in the pipe immediately before the catalytic converter, and another one after the catalytic converter.
These things measure exhaust gases, so it has to be somewhere after the engine exhaust manifold, and before the catalytic converter (assuming it's a sensor-1 failure you have).
My failure was a bank-2, sensor-2 failure so it was the one after the converter.
#5733 of 6385 Chirping and Clicking - 99 Explorer
Mar 05, 2007 (3:56 pm)
99 Explorer XLT, 74K, all maintence up to date. Recently (3 months time frame) had IAC valve and O2 sensors replaced.
When I'm outside of the Explorer and the engine is on, I hear a chirping / whirling noise. Not a fan belt noise, but I'm guessing it might be a belt??
When I'm driving, I hear a clicking noise. Sounds like it is right behind the gauges / radio. It's not loud, but I definitely hear it. Could this be the same noise?
Any help would be much appreciated.
#5734 of 6385 Wiper Replacement, 99 Explorer
Mar 05, 2007 (3:59 pm)
99 Explorer XLT. Wipers are starting to streak. Bought replacement ones (Rain X brand). However, they seem to be missing a piece that looks like a hook.
a) can I take this hook off the existing pair?
b) if no, what brand of wipers actually will work without extra parts?
It should not be this difficult to change the wipers. I did it before, but it was a while ago.
#5735 of 6385 Re: 1994 Explorer Steering! [stacyellen]
Mar 10, 2007 (10:40 am)
Same w/ my explorer any Idea what you had wrong? E-mail me llclclearwire.net
#5736 of 6385 Re: Chirping and Clicking - 99 Explorer [chandyk]
Mar 10, 2007 (9:36 pm)
Is it kind of a drone-ing belt-liek noise? My 98 explorer xlt had a belt like noise when idling. It turned out to be the Idle Air Control Valve. It was an easy fix, it sits right on top of the engine. The part was $30-35 dollars. Takes about 5 minutes to replace.
#5737 of 6385 Re: Chirping and Clicking - 99 Explorer [fl_roger]
Mar 12, 2007 (6:59 am)
Interesting. I had the IAC valve replaced about 3 months ago. That would explain the belt like noise.
Any thoughts on the clicking noise that's behind the radio / gauges? I notice that more.