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#157 of 269 Re: 2000 Ford Explorer Start Problem mikehutch [budd00]
Mar 08, 2010 (6:41 am)
mikehutch, you need to start at square one. Anytime you have an electrical problem, don't make it worse by randomly changing parts. All that does is confuse you and cost money. Start out by checking your battery with a load tester. Do not go to your local parts store and get them to do it. Remember, a good, knowledgeable mechanic does not work at the parts counter. Buy yourself a load tester and use it yourself. That will tell you if your batt. is any good and whether or not you are getting a charge from the alt. You must have at least 13.8 volts coming into your batt. to keep it charged and not more than 14.8 to 15 volts. DO NOT PULL THE POS. CABLE OFF WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING OR THE NEXT THING YOU WILL BE BUYING IS A COMPUTER! If your tester tells you that the batt. is good but the alt. is not putting out, check to make sure that you have batt. volts going to the alt. You must have that to excite the fields. If you do, then it is time to find out where your voltage is going to, or where it is dammed up,ie... a switch, relay,diode, or simply a bad or damaged wire. GOO LUCK!
#158 of 269 Re: 2000 Ford Explorer Start Problem mikehutch [leopold1]
Mar 08, 2010 (12:41 pm)
I already pulled the the + off while it was running. So what do I do now?
#159 of 269 1997 FORD EXPLOER SPORT
Mar 14, 2010 (7:53 am)
My rpm gauge drops out off and on and the engine idle so low it cuts off,
once you get going for a while its ok but may cut off at anytime.
Anyone knows if there is an idle adjustment to tweek the rpm?
#160 of 269 2005 Explorer trippin' out
Mar 18, 2010 (6:19 pm)
My 2005 60k Explorer is acting very strange...the automatic windows do not work but the door locks do the stereo has power but wont keep the display on, play a cd ( it take and eject) and no radio, the gas gauge does not work but all the other ones do...now this happened at once. Any clues before the dealership starts taking my car apart? And yes the battery is fine.
Mar 27, 2010 (10:50 pm)
IM HAVING PROB WITH MY EXPLORER. IT WILL CRANK SOMETIMES AND TIMES IT WILL NOT. TODAY GAUGES STARTED BOUNCING BACK AND FORTH, THEN PARKED EXPLORER. 2 HOURS LATER WAS GOING TO RUN TO STORE AND IT WAS DEAD. WHA TIS GOING ON
#163 of 269 no windows, moon roof, radio, vanity lights, or map lights
Apr 03, 2010 (6:03 am)
I have a 2003 exploder. 1 day my windows, radio, moon roof, vanity lights and map lights quit working all at once. Checked fuses for all, and are ok. I tested the 30amp breaker under the hood its ok. Anyone have any idea what this problem could be?
#164 of 269 2002 ford explo locks and more
Apr 16, 2010 (3:46 pm)
I'm having a problem with the door ajar light staying on and all doors are shut. When this happens the lock switch goes crazy and my dome lite goes on and then sometime flickers. Also a beeping noise goes off. Please help me i can't take it anymore.
#165 of 269 Re: 2002 ford explo locks and more [kdarmon58]
May 04, 2010 (6:53 pm)
Hi Kevin, I am having the exact same problem. It did it all the way to work this morning on a 40 minute drive. I stopped and checked all the doors and the rear hatch. On the way home, nothing...no problems. Let me ask you if you have a crack panel right below your rear window? Next to the Ford emblem? I am thinking maybe it is getting moisture in there at night and causing a short? I know it is a stretch but I am trying to figure out why it does it in the morning and not on the way home. I usually park outside....I am putting it in the garage tonight and will see if there are problems on the morning drive. I have a 2002 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer edition, 4X4.
#166 of 269 Re: 2002 ford explo locks and more [mntwindan]
May 05, 2010 (11:22 am)
I kept my SUV in the garage last night and had no problems. So, this is ongoing and it could be more than just moisture shorting it out. My wife has a 2002 Ford Explorer also and has had this same problem. She said she stopped the car in a safe place and shut if off and re-started it and had no further problems. My guess is the sensor probably just needs to be re-placed. We have both had the rear air fan problem....2x each...should be a recall item. Also have both had problems with the rear window body panel that cracked top to bottom (right underneath the window).