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#6232 of 6385 2008 ford explorer/wheel bearing bad/ help!!!
Oct 21, 2009 (3:43 am)
my explorer has 71,000 miles mostly freeway and i am having problems with the front right wheel bearing. i had it towed to the nearest ford dealer and they told me that the bearing has too much free play and causing the sensor to engage the abs braking system. the service dept. told me it would cost $615 to fix it. i called the service department where i purchased the car and they told me it would cost $416. a non-factory part cost $160 and i can go to a local garage to have it installed. WHAT SHOULD I DO???
#6233 of 6385 HELP!!!!! 03 explorer help
Oct 21, 2009 (5:59 pm)
2003 explorer major electrical problem. Whenever the heater/ac blower motor speed is changed all sorts of things happen such as the headlight brights may come on, the blower motor could be on 1 2 3 or 4 and not blow any air. Sometimes the lights on the radio flash. All the cluster lights and lights in the doors to illuminate the window switches/power lock will come and go just by turning the speed of the blower motor or turning the direction of the air flow such as floor, window, head and so forth. i have no idea what this could be and any help would be appreciated!!
PS.. i was previously told it could be the ac clutch seizing up but i checked it and the clutch seemed to be engaging fine but it didnt stay on consistently. i dont know if thats normal or not but it didnt seem to be bogging down the motor when engaging.
#6234 of 6385 Re: HELP!!!!! 03 explorer help [jeffncindy]
Oct 22, 2009 (5:59 pm)
I can offer only a small amount of guidance about what to do. What you have is a broken or loose wiring connection on the common wire that connects to the wiring under the dash, or not making a good connection in a connector. This is evidenced by the fact that the radio light flashes and the cluster and door illumination lights blink on and off. The LOAD on the electrical circuit changes as you turn things on and off, and especially when you change the fan speeds. I would suspect that the most common wire to these circuits would be a ground wire or a ground connection from under the dash to the body of the vehicle, or the ground connection passes through a wire to a point under the hood at or near the circuit fuse box or battery. I don't have a wiring drawing for the vehicle, so I can't say for sure. The only way to find it is for someone who knows how to check and trace electrical wiring should trace the wiring under the dash, starting with the ground wiring. Once the grounding circuit is solidly connected, all the circuit voltages should stabilize and return to normal. Check all the ground wires first using a standard 12 volt test light, the wire clip end solidly grounded to a good chasis ground, and use the probe end to check all the ground connections that you can. The ground connections/wires should have NO voltage on them (the light should not light). You can double check the ground wires, by clipping the wire clip on of the standard test light to a "hot" 12 volt power connection and then touching the probe end to the ground connections/wires (in this case the test light should light, indicating that the ground wire is truely grounded).
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#6236 of 6385 '97 will not start, no fuel
Oct 23, 2009 (1:33 pm)
My '97 5.0 v8 will not start, there is no fuel at the rail. I found the 20amp mini fuse for "fuel system, anti-theft system" blown. I replaced the fuse, still will not start, no fuel. I can not hear the pump run when I turn on the ignition. I checked for voltage at the inertia switch, if I unplug the switch I have voltage at the dark green/yellow wire from the relay. If I plug the switch back in, the voltage at the dg/y wire disappears. I put a jumper wire to the plug between the dg/y wire and the Pink/Black wire to the pump, but can not read voltage to either wire. The 20 amp fuse has not blown again. I am thinking it is the fuel pump but hate to remove the tank if it is not the pump. Any help or suggestions much appreciated.
#6237 of 6385 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
Nov 16, 2009 (12:51 pm)
Hi, I'm new to this forum. Anyone with a 2002 Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition (V8) How do you like it? Any problems with it (Major or Minor)? Just bought one used with 81000 miles on it. Please let me know. Thanks.
#6238 of 6385 2005 Ford explorer transmission V.6
Nov 20, 2009 (10:39 am)
My transmission has a delayed and harsh reverse engagement. this thing literally will clunk into place. It doesn't happen everytime, but enough to take notice. I took to a tranny shop and of course was told I needed the whole thing replaced. It has 54,000 miles, bought used in Feb 09. Does this sound familiar?? Any suggestions??
#6239 of 6385 Re: 2005 Ford explorer transmission V.6 [doodleebug]
Nov 20, 2009 (10:53 am)
Check your vehicle with the dealership to make sure it has all the updated codes. Ford had significant problems with Explorer transmissions for several years and issued new codes that has to be reloaded. They also has to replace quite a few valve bodies on the trannies too.
Nov 23, 2009 (1:16 pm)
ok the check engine light came on so I scanned my car and i got two codes P01701 and P0174
it also was making a whistling noise but me and my dad solved the problem by fixing the IAC we cleaned it with some electronic cleaner and now it doesnt make the noise.
we also replaced the i think its called dpgfe or egr its a lil part that has two lil tubes it cost about 50 dollars we changed it and the check engine light took off but came back on the next day we also cleaned the MAF part and the light is still on. the car sometimes shakes when im at a red light or at a stop sign then once i press the gas it stops shaking what can it be?
#6241 of 6385 Strange explorer symptoms
Nov 24, 2009 (10:06 am)
2000 Explorer with cruise control recall parts installed over a year ago. Symptoms: runs fine when cruise is off but when its engaged and under a load like going up a hill the vehicle spits,sputters,jerks, and backfires ????? Seems ok on flats and without cruise on. I had just filled up with gas the evening before but figured it would affect it without cruise also....I'm fearing that its something with what they did with the recall. Nothing of any major importance just wondering if anyone has ever had similar symptoms or knows of them. Don't feel like payin the dealer money to redo what they already did.... Any help is appreciated Also no check engine light or any indicators other than seemed like the temp gauge was running cool but it may just be because its getting cooler out.