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#6336 of 6400 incredibly loud humming
Nov 19, 2011 (4:36 pm)
I have a 2001 Ford explorer XLT. It started making the incredibly loud humming noise after i hit around 30 mph. I noticed my ball joint was bad so i changed it and rotatedm y tires thinking that would have been the issue. The sound got softer for around a week and now it is right back to be extremely loud. What else could this be. I heard maybe the wheel bearing but im not for sure and i really cant afford to put the money into it just to figure out that its not the wheel bearing. The only other thing i could think maybe had something to do with it is the fact i took the 4-wheel drive shaft off to redo the joints on it and the upper joint fell out and i have yet to replace it so its been out for over a month now. Does anyone have any suggestions or can anyone help me out in any way. It would be great.
#6337 of 6400 Re: charging system check displayed on oderometer [servicemandude]
Nov 21, 2011 (6:14 am)
Start with this. Check the voltage at the battery with engine off. Write it down. Start the engine check it again and write it down. wait for batt light to come on and check it again to compare. You want to rule out 2 things, the battery is defective, not charging=12.25-12.75 volts. Motor running= 13-14 volts, and that the new alternator is actually working. I am thinking you have a bad connection coming off of the alternator. Caution- WATCH YOUR HANDS AROUND THE ALTERNATOR WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING.
After charging the battery for several hours it may retain enough voltage to not que the batt.light for a few minutes. Of course this means the altemator is not working or the connection to it is faulty.
#6339 of 6400 Ford Explorer coolant leak problems
Jan 05, 2012 (8:51 am)
Where would be the best place to take my Ford Explorer 2001 that has an engine coolant leak problem for a diagnostic appraisal ? The Ford dealer ? or a regular mechanic. I have a deep distrust of most mechanics around my area and dont know of anyone near by. Please help.
#6340 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer coolant leak problems [ttch009]
Jan 05, 2012 (5:00 pm)
This post may be deleted - but if not, you may want to check the recommended mechanics list at CarTalk.com. They are posted there by customers from all over the country. Not knowing where you are, I don't know how to get you to someone you can trust.
You should be able to trust the Ford dealer - should be. But sorry to say, you can't depend on anything for sure.
#6341 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer coolant leak problems [nvbanker]
Jan 05, 2012 (6:13 pm)
Thank You Steve, I'm located in the Miami area near Sweetwater Zip 33174.
The mechanics around here are notoriously unreliable and expensive. Thank you for your reply. I checked the mechanics at cartalk as you recommended and found a few around my area and I will check them out. But if you have someone please let me know.
#6342 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer coolant leak problems [ttch009]
Jan 06, 2012 (4:37 pm)
I had a guy I liked and trusted in Gainesville, but that won't help you. Good luck, hoping you find a friend in Miami!
#6343 of 6400 2005 Explorer - power windows problem
Jan 06, 2012 (5:22 pm)
Okay, here's my problem. One morning, the power windows just stopped working. All 4 stopped at the same time. Checked the fuse, seems fine...plus manual says audio on the same fuse and audio works. Removed the apparatus from the driver door and installed brand new to check, and still nothing. Battery is new so can't be that. Took look at the wires in the floor on driver side going to door and all seemed okay. Pulling my hair out....any ideas?
#6344 of 6400 Re: 2005 Explorer - power windows problem [ridernl]
Jan 07, 2012 (4:47 pm)
Yep, afraid I do have an idea, and you're not going to like it. Could be the body Control Module, the computer that manages most of the electrical accessorys in the cabin. Very expensive. Try rebooting the car with a battery disconnect for a few minutes. Turn something on to drain all residual power out of the car, then re-hook up. If I'm right, they'll work again, and you may not have a problem again. But, if it keeps happening, the module may need replacing, OR, you may have a short or ground loose somewhere else. Pray you do! Good luck.
#6345 of 6400 Re: over drive light is flashing ??? [lilypad511]
Jan 21, 2012 (8:14 pm)
I could add to that class action suit as at 72,000 miles my transmission was replaced due to unpredictable, dangerous stalling while driving 75 miles per hour on a freeway, a ford dealer told me to replace the transmission as the transmission head had completely cracked?
I have since read on this blog of a similar problem that some one else had and they only replaced the V2V valve, now am wondering if I got taken by ford yet again, anyway I have also had to replace the ball joints in front at 72000 miles, so I would be interested in a suit