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#600 of 6386 tallimeca1, et al.
Mar 11, 2001 (10:19 am)
You are probably not engaging the Low range gear if you turn the knob while in Drive. I dont know why the light does not come on for 4x4 high, but it works fine on my truck.
I agree with you 1000%. The warranty is a bet, and if you have a big repair, you win. If you dont have a big repair, they win the bet. But, (and this is mentioned in bluewovalnews.com) FORD has been putting quality control is job 100 for the past 3 years... I hope I don't have the aggravation that some of the posters here have had with their vehicles. but I can tell from the sounds that my tranny and rear axles make that they are going to give me problems soon.. and by the way, the dealer repair shop says that there is nothing wrong...
Tires on all explorers built since 1996 have either 235/70R15 or 255/75R16 on them. The bigger ones go on the Eddie Bauer and Sport with premium Sport group.
Tires on 1st Generation Explorers were 215/70R15 or 23570R15 (built between 1990-1995)
Its ok to use gumout in your gastank, just dont go crazy with the stuff. It also should ride best on 87 octane.. you will get poorer gas milage with higher octane (the reason is a long story)... also maybe try a different gas station.
Mar 11, 2001 (11:07 am)
IN ORDER TO PUT YOUR TRUCK IN 4 LO YOU MUST FIRST STOP THE TRUCK AND PUT IT IN NEUTRAL AND KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE BRAKE IT SHOULD THEN GO INTO 4 LO. YOU THEN CAN PUT IT IN GEAR AND GO.YOU ALSO HAVE TO STOP THE TRUCK AND PUT IT IN NEUTRAL TO TAKE IT OUT OF 4LO. THIS IS A SAFETY FEATURE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO GO OVER 10MPH IN 4 LO.IF YOU JUST SWITCH IT IN 4LO IT WILL NOT ENGAGE.
#602 of 6386 94 Explorer Vibrations
Mar 11, 2001 (11:10 am)
I recently bought a 94 Explorer Eddie Bauer with 92000 miles on it. After having a lot of maintenance work done and performing some myself (tune-up, filters, brakes, fuel inj, intake, throttle body, radiator flush and fill, tranny service, power window switch, plug wires, oil) I still am unable to find the source of an annoying problem.
After I bought it I began to notice a vibration in the steering wheel and can actually feel the front end shake at certain speeds..mostly highway. I had the old tires balanced..helped a little. At the recommendation of Sears I replaced all four with 235/75R15 Pirelli Scorpions. They balanced and added weights on the outside as well as inside of the aftermarket rims. It pretty much went away but is still present. Now they say "Maybe a bent axle"?
What should I do to make this vibration go away?
#603 of 6386 extended warranties
Mar 11, 2001 (5:00 pm)
if you plan on keeping your truck, by all means get the warranty. my 96 with 73k has been repaired to well over the 900 i paid for it. and by many of the messages here, the 96 was one of the better years. and, the price of warranties ARE NOT CUT IN STONE. you can negotiate with any dealer for the best price. I purchased mine from a linc/merc dealer who beat my dealers price by 200 bucks.
TIRES: went from my original 235-75x15 to a wider 255-70x15, much better handling. this size is acceptable for the explorer.
#604 of 6386 O/D off light flashing
Mar 12, 2001 (6:28 pm)
The O/D off light on my 95 Explorer with 65000 miles started flashing continuously today. The local Ford service cant get to it for 10 days. Anyone know what this typically is - should I park it for 10 days?
#605 of 6386 o/d off light flashing
Mar 12, 2001 (7:57 pm)
I too have a 95 Explorer with about 65000 miles and my overdrive light is flashing as well. I'm taking it in this week so I don't know what the problem is. It's been on for a while but I've been driving it anyway. I don't know whether something is really wrong with the car or it's just a computer glitch. The check engine light comes on once in a while too. As of right now I'm ignoring it but I might have to pay the price later.
#606 of 6386 Just Bought 99 explorer AWD Eddie Bauer
Mar 12, 2001 (9:38 pm)
I purchased a 99 Ford Explorer AWD Eddie Bauer last week and within 7 days the O/D light started flashing. It seems that I cannot switch the overdrive off light to normal overdrive. It says in the owners manual that it should switch back to normal overdrive when the car is restarted. Not the case here. I am curious to know the cause and hopefully a remedy before I get reemed at the dealership. Advice wanted.
Mar 13, 2001 (7:01 am)
Why would you get reemed, its under warranty, isnt it? Take it back where you bought it and have them check it out.
#608 of 6386 to mazman 1 about blinking O/D light
Mar 13, 2001 (7:43 am)
No warranty, it has 65,000 miles on it. Dealer had 1,000 mile/30 day warranty which has already passed as I have already driven it over 1,500 miles. Did notice some fluid on my garage floor. Didn't know if the leaking of this fluid would cause the light to blink.
#609 of 6386 FOR #593-Bad Vibrations
Mar 13, 2001 (9:49 am)
What you have there is what is called an, "it does it." I have a '91 EB Explorer and no matter what I do to fix the problem at exactly 67 mph I will get a noticeable but not severe vibration. I've been told it has something to do with the motor mounts but even replacing them it will probably still do it. After 244,000 miles and climbing with no major problems, engine, tranny, etc., I'll live with it. I do notice it gets worse as the shocks start to go so you may want to replace them.