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#54 of 66 Ford Explorer 1996 torque converter trouble
Nov 08, 2010 (4:13 pm)
Have a 1996 Ford Explorer V6, automatic, 4 wheel drive, good car, but lately have
problem of car feels like it is missing at speeds between 35-40 mph. Mechanic says he found on internet that problem is in the torque converter not catching up in the
transmission. Says nothing can be done except replacing transmission! I would like to know if this is right or should I just live with it.
#55 of 66 5.0 engine problems
Nov 10, 2010 (8:21 pm)
ok i have a 99 5.0 v8 explorer and it runs grate when u first start it up and runs rill smooth but when it warms up it starts idling ruff and has a bad hesitation and doesn't rilly have eny power eny ideas should i try changing the cam sense or is it something els
#56 of 66 Re: 1999 Explorer V8 5.0L engine tapping noise [rmncoknme]
Nov 10, 2010 (9:28 pm)
sounds like a broke or cracked manifold
#57 of 66 Re: 1999 Explorer V8 5.0L engine tapping noise [theheat13]
Jan 25, 2011 (4:57 pm)
In fact, it is the manifold gasket. Widespread problem with these 5.0 engines from 97 to 2001. On the other hand, that 5.0 is flat indestructable. It'll run for 250,000 without breaking a sweat.
#58 of 66 Re: Ford Explorer 1996 torque converter trouble [hthornley]
Feb 09, 2011 (8:04 am)
Hugh what did you find out about the torque converter
#60 of 66 oil switch flickering
Feb 15, 2011 (1:42 pm)
hello can anyone tell me where to finde the oil presure switch on a 02 explorer thanks a million
#61 of 66 Re: my car suckS! [sdml]
Mar 08, 2011 (6:42 pm)
I had the same problem with a Buick. It ended up being the cam sensor. When it gets hot it expands causing it not to make contact. I could put cold water on the sesor and it would start right up. Just a thought. Try some cold water on the sensor.
#62 of 66 "03 Explorer Diagnostic Issues
Jan 01, 2012 (2:12 pm)
I used to like this vehicle. Started running rough 105000 mi. Though Idle smoothly. Then started using coolant, got worse. Took to Ford dealer, they could not find anything wrong. Continued driving it, Took it to a shop my company uses. They put all new spark plugs, ran good for 4 months, but check engine light stayed on. Started running rough again this past week. Ran Bad yesterday. Today I discovered water in the oil.
#63 of 66 Re: "03 Explorer Diagnostic Issues [ofd]
Jan 03, 2012 (4:31 pm)
I was just going to say, you have a bad head gasket...... Classic symptoms. But very odd for that engine. The engine with that problem was the older 3.8L Essex engine. Yours (assuming it's the 4.0L) is the Cologne, Germany engine, as bullet proof as they come. Not comforting to you, I know. Sorry for your loss..... If you don't fix it really soon, it will hydrolock, and then you're on a tow truck.