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Oct 29, 2008 (7:48 am)
I am looking for a newer explorer. I have found some that have the emblem for the V8, but no emblem or switches inside for 4wd, or on awd where the V8 emblem is. I looked under the truck and did not see a transfercase or front drive shaft. Both sellers are telling I do not know what I am talking about. Does any one here know more about this? I am awaiting the vin numbers for both vehicles and trying to call ford later. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
1) is a 2000 explorer xlt 98k
2)is a 98 explorer eddie bauer 80k
#68 of 184 AdvanceTrac
Nov 14, 2008 (5:49 pm)
I have a 2005 Explorer with AdvanceTrac feature. Check tire pressure and check advancetrac keep scrolling on the info center of the dash. Anyone has any idea how to fix these two problems without having to pay the dealership a large amount of money? I have put four new tires on this truck and someone told me they might have broken one of the tire pressure sensors in on of the tiers. Could these two be related?
#69 of 184 Low 4x4 question
Nov 16, 2008 (5:51 pm)
We just purchased a 2004 Ford Explorer, just checking things out and also abit apprehensive about all I have read about the trannys. Any way this question is on the Low light for 4x4 and when pushed should it stay on when engaged and if it only blinks whats wrong? The high switch worked great and stayed lit up both places.
#70 of 184 4 Wheel drive lights
Dec 08, 2008 (6:10 am)
The 4 Wheel Drive High and 4 Wheel Drive Low lights on my panel blink intermittently. Does this indicate low fluid or something more serious?
#71 of 184 4X4 will not lightup or engage
Dec 20, 2008 (10:19 am)
Just bought 2002 Ford Exp. When pushing 4X4 Auto,Low or High buttons, I don't feel anything engaging and no indicators lightup on instrument panel. Any ideas; could it be something as simple as a fuse??? Thanks!!
#72 of 184 Re: Low 4x4 question [wubby1963]
Jan 05, 2009 (4:23 pm)
I have the same problem with mine. mines an 05 though. when i push the 4x4 low button. it flashes and it doesnt go into low 4x4 and the light on the dash doesnt come on, like the high does. i was told its the motor on the transfer case. they run like 125 to $150 . You might want to check your 4x4 module to pinpoint the problem. that flashing light is just letting you know its not working. the dealership should tell you if its that or not.i dont know how much they will charge to make sure thats the problem though. thats what im worried about right now. I just bought mine two weeks ago from a dealership as is, no warranty. so im pretty pissed off at the moment. good luck though.
#73 of 184 Re: Low 4x4 question [samsawyer]
Jan 06, 2009 (1:00 pm)
Samsawyer - Don't know if this will help you or not. I have a 2006 Explorer and going to 4x4 high is just a button. 4x4 low, I have to put the transmission in neutral then push 4x4 low. It engages and will stay that way until I put in back in neutral and hit high or auto.
My owners manual says the tranny has to be in neutral before low can be engaged.
Hope this works for you.
#74 of 184 Re: 4X4 will not lightup or engage [srjoecow]
Jan 09, 2009 (9:28 pm)
Have a 2002 Explorer just out of repair shop (my bad...icy bridge) & just prior, the dash 4XHi &4XLo indicators would flash 3 times every few minutes. Also noticed 4wd wasn't engaging. Turns out, as I was investigating earlier, was confirmed that the 4WD control module was out to lunch, which leaves whole system INOP. Was told about $450 would get a module replaced, THEN could test the shift servo & other componemts. I'm web-shopping for the module, will figure out how to plug it in & see where I'm at. Dealership seems 'hesitant' to confess to a recurring & predictable failure on these, but forums as these tell a different story. By the way, got about 71K miles on her...Good luck.
#75 of 184 awd vs 4wd
Jul 31, 2009 (11:28 pm)
I am looking into buying a 2004 explorer and I don't understand the 4wd system. It has the 4wd auto, 4wd high, and 4wd low buttons. Does it constantly run in 4wd auto? Or is there a way to switch to 2wd? If so, how do you shift it from 4wd auto to 2wd? Thanks.
#76 of 184 Drops into neutral
Aug 06, 2009 (5:26 am)
I have a 2002 explorer. When ever it's cold and I don't let the car warm up I have problems with the FWD. I have 88,000 miles on it. It starts by clicking nioses from under the dashboard. Then it will drop out of gear into neutral and it grinds gears if I try to put it into park. If I let sit for a while it will eventually go into four low by itself. When its messing up the other FWD wont work. I have already taken it to the dealership a bunch of times the only time they did anything was right before summer they said it was a short in the motor in the transfer case and replaced it. This worked for a while but now that its getting colder at night it's been doing all these same things again. So what would cause the motor to keep going bad or what else could be the problem. It only seems to mess up when its cold.