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#6320 of 6385 Advance Trac Warning Light
Aug 09, 2011 (7:54 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT. My battery died. When I tried to start the car the airbag and Advance Trac warning lights came on. Once I got a boost and was able to replace the battery the Advance Trac Warning Light continues to stays on. This warning light was not on prior to the bad battery. According to the manual it says when this warning light comes on get it serviced immediately. Could this problem be caused by changing the battery? Can this warning light be reset without servicing? I turned off the Advance Trac button inside the SUV but the warning light still stays on. Don't want to get scammed in spending a lot of money to service this "problem".
#6321 of 6385 Re: Advance Trac Warning Light [acunningham1]
Aug 10, 2011 (5:43 pm)
If you have the owner's manual, try to figure out what fuse is connected to Advance Trac, then check the fuse for continuity.
All that means is that if the fuse is ok, your tester will make a tone.
If you don't have a tester, you can get one at radio shack for about $20.
#6322 of 6385 Re: Advance Trac Warning Light [explorerx4]
Aug 10, 2011 (8:13 pm)
Thanks for the information. I will give it a try. Hopefully it is just a bad fuse.
#6323 of 6385 Re: Advance Trac Warning Light [acunningham1]
Aug 15, 2011 (11:05 am)
I'm thinking you have a fault caused by a power surge when the new battery was hooked up. I would disconnect the negative terminal again, wait 10 seconds, make sure all accessories in the car are OFF, and reconnect. All of your lights should now stay off when the car is started, and you're fixed. However, if not, you're going to need service, assuming the fuses are indeed all good.
#6325 of 6385 Door armrest cover
Aug 18, 2011 (2:34 am)
Can anybody tell me where can I buy the door armrest cover ( front & rear) for ford explorer 2006. Thanks!
#6326 of 6385 Re: Door armrest cover [ford343783]
Aug 22, 2011 (4:16 pm)
Your dealer can order them, usually overnight.
#6327 of 6385 transmission knocking
Oct 05, 2011 (1:26 pm)
I have a 1996 explorer 4x4, when driving under normal conditions it seems when the transmission gets warmed up it starts to knock and loose power. if I take it out of D and put in P or N the noise goes away, I put in gear the knock comes back and an a burning odor like a cluch plate burning. if left alone it the truck will die and will not start. I go back a couple of hours later the truck will start and I was able to drive the short distance home.
Any Ideas of where to start, the fluid is not low nor does it really look burnt. When the tranny is cold it seems to shift just fine and operate just fine. I would say warm up time is about 20 min of driving.
Thank you in advance for any guidance
#6328 of 6385 2005 Ford Explorer V8 engine noise
Oct 11, 2011 (2:34 pm)
This morning my engine began making a noise so I immediately took it to my mechanic. I drove 2-3 miles total and did not go over 30mph. He said that somehow I had run out of oil (possibly very low) so he did an oil change. He said it was still making the noise because the lifters (?) did not have oil. He said it would not harm the engine to run it but the noise would be disturbing, and that it may resolve itself in a day or two. If not the lifters would need to be replaced. My dad doesn't believe that's the case and also wants me to add some kind of STP honey? to the oil for extra lubrication. Do I trust my mechanic? Other than driving it home a mile it hasn't been driven.
#6329 of 6385 Re: transmission knocking [ripr]
Oct 12, 2011 (10:09 am)
Problem isn't the transmission, it's the engine. Sounds like it's overheating to me. Check the coolant, watch the temp guage, and go from there.