Last post on May 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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#6378 of 6386 Re: SHIFT INDICATOR LIGHT [ford343783]
Jan 08, 2013 (2:47 pm)
the fuse box for that is under the dashboard (steering Wheel) if u check the manual u will be able to identify the fuse.They all have a specific number and spot. Good Luck
#6379 of 6386 Difficulty in filling gas
Feb 05, 2013 (10:20 am)
I have a Ford Explorer 2006,everything has been fine until recently, when I started having trouble filling up the gas tank. The gas pump keeps stopping – every 30 seconds or so – while I’m trying to fill it. I thought it was the nozzle that had a problem, but after trying with other gas stations, it was still the same.
Any ideas/help please...why does the gas pump nozzle keep turning off??
#6380 of 6386 Re: Difficulty in filling gas [ford343783]
Feb 05, 2013 (11:09 am)
Couple of things- be sure that the tanks is not actually full. Just be sure the gauge is not faulty.
That said, there is a check valve in the filler neck that must open to let fuel be added. There is a bypass hole so some gas will go down the filler tube but slowly. Remember your chemistry here and do not poke a screw driver down the neck to open the valve. Sparks are not your friend here. However, you may use a section of stiff hose or other rubber product to loosen the check valve or determine if something is blocking the tube.
If your are not familiar with working around gasoline fumes, then please use a garage to replace the check valve.
Let me know what you find!
#6381 of 6386 coolant leak need help!!!!!
Feb 27, 2013 (10:45 pm)
I have a 97 explorer sport I had major coolant leak looks like back of engine I have torn down to lower intake manifold. That is were all is pooling and most on left side. Any suggestions of the source????
#6383 of 6386 97 Ford Explorer
Mar 21, 2013 (8:43 am)
I was driving my explorer down to work, and then my radio started turning on and off. Then I started losing acceleration, and when i went to press the break my abs lights went on. Every time i pressed the breaks there would be a dinging noise. This is most likely my alternator having issues right?
#6384 of 6386 Re: 97 Ford Explorer [tooke]
Mar 21, 2013 (9:02 am)
Most likely. However, test the battery after charging with an external charger. It could be sucking the life out of the charging sytem. Also do not forget to check the batt cables for corrosion and to make sure they are actually still connected.
Remember that anytime the battery is disconnected or discharged to the level you are describing, that the ECU will need to cycle for a while before your vehicle runs correctly again. The engine may speed up and down and idle rough before the computer gets enough info from the sensors to smooth everything out.
A word on batterys, the more expensive ones are just adding the price of the warranty on. Concentrate on the cold cranking amps, get all you can afford, that is suggested for your vehicle. If you live in a warmer climate, dont worry to much about COLD cranking amps either. The salesman will tell you differnt but he's just trying to boost sells.
I managed a major parts store for some time.
Let me know!
#6385 of 6386 03 explorer flashing O.D off light
May 05, 2013 (7:47 am)
I have a problem with my 03 explorer and the infamous flashing “O.D.Off “ light.
The truck has 58K miles and showed no signs of transmission issues.
My wife was driving home and the O.D Off light started blinking. A few miles down the highway later smoke started coming from under the hood.
She managed to drive home (only a couple of miles) with white smoke pouring out
The white smoke was caused by a cracked thermostat housing, but the entire engine compartment was covered with dripping Antifreeze fluid.
My theory is that the OD light is related to the engine compartment getting soaked with anti freeze since they happened minutes apart.
Does anyone know what might be causing the OD off light?
#6386 of 6386 Re: 03 explorer flashing O.D off light [snailml]
May 27, 2013 (6:07 pm)
1) Assume it's still doing it?
2) Assume no transmission irregularities at all?
The OD light flashing is a warning that your Transmission is
going out. Taking it out of OD and keeping it out will usually let you continue to use it indefinitely in that situation. It's possible I guess that something got wet from the coolant eruption and shorted out that circuit causing the light to turn on. Eventually, however, it should go back to normal. If it doesn't, your transmission may yet fail.