Last post on May 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM
You are in the Ford Explorer
What is this discussion about?
Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#5946 of 6386 Re: Ford Explorer Rattling Vibration. [squid2007]
Dec 13, 2007 (9:49 am)
How many miles on it now? What engine and what transmission? Do you keep up on all scheduled maintenance? When is the last time that you have the transmission fluid flushed and changed?
It sounds like you may have a hydraulic clutch chatter when changing gears, try to see if you can tell when it does it. It may be the 4th gear clutch or the Torque Converter Lock Up Clutch. If it is not too bad, flushing and changing the transmission fluid will make probably it go away. You need to be sure you do the transmision flushes and changes every 30,000 by the book. 30K, 60K, 90K, 120K, 150K, 180K, 210K, etc.
I change my trans fluid every 30k, and about 10K before I'm due for the next flush, I sometimes notice a slight clutch chatter when my torque converter lock up clutch engages. After I do the flush, it is always smooth and quite again. I've got a 2000 XLT 5.0L V8 Auto 148K miles.
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#5947 of 6386 Re: Ford Explorer Rattling Vibration. [electricdesign]
Dec 13, 2007 (10:06 am)
I have 130K. It is the V8 Auto w/overdrive. Yes, I alway take it to the Ford dealer for schedule maintenace. I think they flushed/changed the transmission fluid at 100K.
#5948 of 6386 Lower tranny line won't connect
Dec 13, 2007 (6:16 pm)
I have a 92 Explorer XLT in which I just mostly replaced the radiator today. I say mostly because the lower transmission cooler line threads won't bite in the connector like they're supposed to. I can't get both hands into the space, and I can't get at it from any other angle. Has anyone else had this problem? How can I get this done?
#5949 of 6386 Re: Ford Explorer Rattling Vibration. [squid2007]
Dec 14, 2007 (8:30 pm)
This rumbling sound,does it just last about a second or two at the most?
#5950 of 6386 Re: Lower tranny line won't connect [pickupman78]
Dec 14, 2007 (8:34 pm)
You need to hold it straight and turn it to the right. The threads might have crossed, check them close.
#5951 of 6386 NO HEAT IN 2002 EXPLORER
Dec 17, 2007 (11:24 pm)
I came back from a 5 hour trip to PA and my heat stopped working. The blower is working, but no heat comes from it. I had a flush and fill done, still no heat. Help!
#5952 of 6386 Re: NO HEAT IN 2002 EXPLORER [gbeasley]
Dec 20, 2007 (8:14 am)
What Engine? How many miles?
Check for hot water flow through the heater core. With the heater turned on, feel the heater hoses where they enter the fire wall. Are they hot or cold? If not hot, there is not hot water flow. Check the hot water valve to see if it is working. Yours may by operated by a small vacuum line, it could be loose, fell off, leaking or broken. Some heater valves work by a cable. If you can get the heater valve to open, the hot coolant should flow through the heater core. If you know the heater valve is open, you might have a clog in the heater core. Then take the Heater valve off the hoses and check to be sure it's open, blow water from a hose through it. Take the heater hoses off there they go through the fiewall to the heater core, and try to blow water through the heater core with a water hose, in both directions. If everything is open, it should work when connected back and coolant filled properly and heater turned on, unless for some reason the coolant is not coming out of the engine or their is some kind of coolant air bubble or air lock. Bleed all air out of the cooling system.
#5953 of 6386 Power Mirrors Partially Inoperative
Dec 27, 2007 (1:59 pm)
I have a 2000 Explorer XLT with power mirrors. Switch won't move mirrors to the right or up on both the left and right mirror, so it sounds like the switch to me, but before I replace it, I wanted to see if anyone else has seen this problem and fixed it. I removed the switch and tried to troubleshoot, but without a schematic, I don't know how to test...it has 8 contacts, one which is not used and another which has a double connection.
#5955 of 6386 Re: Power Mirrors Partially Inoperative [jetterjet]
Dec 27, 2007 (9:53 pm)
This is a common problem, the power mirror switch goes bad. I had to replace them on 3 of my Explorers. Chances are very good that if you replace the Power Mirror Switch, that it will work again. They were about $30 to $35 last time I bought one.
E.D. in Sunny Florida