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#6295 of 6386 Re: rough Running 2003 Explorer [jmkuchen]
Dec 28, 2010 (7:42 pm)
From my experiance from the last 7 Fords Ive had, the service engine light is an indicator that there is not enough air flow, which the biggest culprit is the catalytic converter being clogged. 2 solutions, one replace it, or two hollow the current one out which btw is illegal. Those bad boys are pretty expensive too. All manuals on fords point to the catalytic converter. So dont get stuck changing out o2 sensors and filters trying to fix an issue with a service light poping on. its almost always the cata.
#6296 of 6386 Re: cam sensor and cable replacement [pfran6078]
Dec 28, 2010 (9:04 pm)
Go to www. Alldatadiy. com and sign up for a great resource on your auto...great site and very affordable. Full diagnostics and schumatics.
#6297 of 6386 Re: 2002 Transmission [ragglass]
Jan 04, 2011 (6:29 pm)
raqglass, I have the car , 2002 limited explorer same problem as you.
between 20 and 30 mph and 40 to 50 the car hesitates. Was there a repair done? what was it and how much did it cost?
#6298 of 6386 Re: 2000 limited power seat trouble [whodoneit]
Jan 25, 2011 (5:59 pm)
Could be the motor, but if it clicks, it's more like the tracks, which may need replacing, but some rear-end grease spread liberally on them may fix the problem. Yes, you need to remove the seat.
#6299 of 6386 03 explorer needs new engine at 70000
Jan 26, 2011 (10:39 am)
After 4 visits to dealer for a persistent coolant leak, it was determined that my explorer engine has a cracked head. It leaked coolant into the engine oil. It only has 70,000 miles on it and the dealer says it will be $7,000 to replace engine. I have seen some posts from a ford rep named Cory. Cory, can you offer any assistance on this issue. A $34,000 vehicle with only 70,000 on it needing a new engine is disappointing.
#6300 of 6386 Re: 03 explorer needs new engine at 70000 [expl2179]
Jan 26, 2011 (10:56 am)
Although the mileage is low, it is an 8 year old car too. Which engine do you have, the 4.6L or the 4.0L? Both are extremely dependable engines and very rugged, will usually go 150,000 without breaking a sweat. Has the engine ever overheated? That could crack a head. Before you let the dealer put in a new engine, I would try to get one at a junk yard and have somebody put that one in, your odds are good that it will be ok. It will be a ton cheaper. OR, trade the car in as it is now. Ford will likely not be able to help you. 8 years is too long to expect anybody to warranty their car. That being said, I certainly understand your disappointment.
#6301 of 6386 Re: 03 explorer needs new engine at 70000 [expl2179]
Jan 26, 2011 (11:02 am)
Its the 4.6L. I started to look at putting an after market engine in like the jasper brand and have one of their installers put it in. I have not gotten prices yet.
#6302 of 6386 Re: 03 explorer needs new engine at 70000 [expl2179]
Jan 26, 2011 (11:10 am)
Really odd, that 4.6L I have personally owned 3 of, it's the same engine that goes into Taxi Cabs and Police Interceptors as well as Town Cars, which are used as limos, as you have no doubt noticed, and they are just tough as nails. They'll go forever usually. Hopefully, you can find a good price on a replacement. I'm sorry this happened to you. I have an 03 Explorer with that engine in it as well, and have 130,000 miles on it - no problems at all. I know that doesn't make you feel any better. Sorry. Good luck.
#6303 of 6386 96 explorer has no power
Jun 01, 2011 (6:36 pm)
My friends 96 explorer shows symptoms of having a completely dead battery. under its own power when you turn the key you get no lights, starter response or even power locks. when connected to another vehicle it jump starts with no problem will continue to run after cables are removed and drive as long as it remains on. after being turned off it goes back to having zero electrical power. the battery was installed 2 weeks ago and has been brought in for load testing and shows full charge to rated capacity anybody have any pointer of where to look next
#6304 of 6386 Re: 96 explorer has no power [kekassing]
Jun 11, 2011 (5:10 pm)
Sounds like a bad ground somewhere around the battery. I would tighten up everything, push, pull and shake all the cables connected to the engine, body or battery, and try that.