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#6349 of 6400 Re: 98 explorer won't start and run [sandiw469]
Jan 30, 2012 (1:42 pm)
Could be the crank sensor.....
#6350 of 6400 Explorer 2006 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Feb 05, 2012 (7:07 am)
Actually, I do not have any problem with my transmission. My car is running 55,000 miles already.I just want to ask, does Explorer 2006 needs transmission fluid change? I think since it was designed with no dip stick at all, there is no need for fluid change. Will it create any problem in the future if I do not make any fluid change? Advice PLEASE!
#6351 of 6400 Re: Explorer 2006 Automatic Transmission Fluid [ford343783]
Feb 09, 2012 (9:30 am)
These transmissions are "sealed for life" and a transmission service is not "required" on them. They expect "life" to be 100,000 miles. But I would have it serviced anyway. It won't hurt, and may extend the life considerably.
#6353 of 6400 96 explorer running rough
Feb 23, 2012 (11:56 am)
I HAVE A 96 explorer 4 WD V6 EDDIE BAUERAND IT'S NOT RUNNING RIGHT AND THIS IS WHAT IT DOES:
REV UP WHILE STOPPED AND IN PARK
WHILE IN PARK IT JERKS/ROCKS AND SOUNDS LIKE ITS GOING TO CUT OFF UNTIL I STEP ON GAS
WHEN IT REACHES A CERTAIN SPEED IT COASTS OR LOSE POWER & CUT OFF
MAKING A WHINING NOISE
Can someone help me?
#6354 of 6400 Re: 2004 mercury mountaineer v6 engine rattle [freewheelin2]
Feb 25, 2012 (10:31 am)
the rattle was harmonic balancer the weight seperated inside of it
#6355 of 6400 brake pulsation
Feb 25, 2012 (10:34 am)
on my 2004 mountaineer brake pulsates 2 or 3 times just before coming to a complete stop if you brake easy it doesnt occur abs light on intermittently wether using brakes or not
#6356 of 6400 Ford Explorer 2000 XLT
Mar 11, 2012 (6:25 am)
I've had nothing but issues with this vehicle since I bought it, I don't blame the vehicle though...the previous owner perhaps and the dealer that sold me the Sohc engine... are more at fault. I love the vehicle because the 4 wheel drive aspect of it is wonderful. What I'm writing for is to tell what i've fixed, what it's doing now and hopefully someone that has had this generation can give me advice on what I have to look forward to. I need to know what needs to be fixed now that could save me a great deal of money down the line.
Whats been fixed is shocks, struts for front and back, there was a tensioner fixed on one of the front timing belts, the tow package was fixed and a seal put on replaced on the radiator because it was leaking antifreeze.
My problem is that sometimes the truck smells like it's leaking oil. There has been no discovery of this just the antifreeze leak. and even after the seal was put on the radiator I still smell an antifreeze leak but the source of it, has been unfindable to date.
I am going to have to have the Sohc engine pulled out in the next few weeks to have a belt replaced (on this model there are four timing belts) I think at that time I should have all four timing belts fixed and the tensioner so that the wear on them is even. Any thoughts on this?
The truck runs like is sounds weaker like it could die at any moment, there is a high pitched noise (which I'm told may be the belt issue which makes sense), and there is a grinding sometimes on the passengers side when I'm driving it (which I think is the ball joints because I had the same issue with a ford taurus I had a while ago...it's the same noise...poping, grinding)....
What I want to know is
1. When they have the cruddy engine pulled is there anything else besides the belts and tensioners that they could do to it to make the engine better? Is there a way to overhaul this engine to make it not have all the issues this engine is known to have?
It's a V6 by the way so the mileage is better.
2. Is there anything else that could be attributed to those noises that I haven't mentioned that should be checked?
Would a tune up help with any of this?
My vehicle is the 2000 ford explorer XLT with the Sohc engine
just under 94000 miles
I'm not blaming the vehicle, it's not her fault she wasn't taken care of but now that I have the Explorer I don't plan on giving up on it because I'm sure there is something that can be done now to help and lessen the damage of issues later on or perhaps eliminate that altogether. I want to have this vehicle for the next ten years at least so any advice would be much appreciated.
I feel the dealer should have let me know of all these issues but , alas lessons learned....always have my mechanic check crap out before I buy it.
#6357 of 6400 Re: O/D light flashing [smokey75]
Mar 11, 2012 (2:49 pm)
i hav a 2000 ford exp. limited. dashbaord red low voltage and batt. was lit up.replaced batt.,alternator,tension pully,and belt. checked all grounds (cleaned to ensure proper grounding). tested batt. (was good) ,tested alt. (was good). hooked up voltage tester to batt while running. (test was good). put tester on alt. (tested not good) was no current going thru hot wire to alt. hooked jumper cable from bolted hot wire on alt. to poss. batt. terminal and was charging batt. looked on my chevy truck and alt. wire goes directly to hot on batt. did same test on truck and tested perfect. so took heavy gauge wire from alt. to poss. batt. and is now running and charging. this dosn,t mean that its a permanent fix but shud keep u going til u can find the scource of orig. prob. cud also drop the starter and make sure all conections are clean and secure. hope that helps. (double chek all fuses)
#6358 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer 2000 XLT [ladyscorned]
Mar 18, 2012 (6:22 pm)
I'm concerned about your mechanic - because IIRC, the 2000 4.0L six is a Cologne engine, and has a timing chain, not belts..... so I'm wondering why he's going to pull that engine out to replace the "belts".......4 of 'em.....
Make sure he oils your Muffler bearings while he's in there, ok?
The only problems this engine is known to have, is a neoprene cog that the "chain" will wear out, and intake manifold leaks. The engine is a workhorse that has been around since 1975 at least, and is one of the toughest, strongest and most reliable engines in the industry. Please get a second opinion! With 94,000 miles, this engine should just be broken in, not broken down even with some moderate neglect.....