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#211 of 282 Re: Strange sound in brand new FORD EXPLORER 2010 [owner_2]
Jul 05, 2011 (8:15 am)
my wife drives the explorer with exactly the same problem. we had it in the shop for 4 days but they couldnt recreate the noise. i think its got to do with air flow through the cowell. i blocked it with a towell and alot of the noise went away. i was wondering if you had any sucess with getting rid of the problem?
#212 of 282 windshield wipers die
Jul 14, 2011 (3:32 pm)
I have a 98 Ford Explorer which has a battery drain and the windshield wipers keep dying. I've taken it in and checked the battery and the alternator and both are good, but the battery keeps dying and the windshield wipers stop working after a couple weeks. After getting a new battery everything starts to work again. The mechanic keeps trying to tell me there's a whole list of problems that cause this, but I want to avoid having to spend an arm and a leg just to get to the root of the problem here...please help...
#213 of 282 Re: Door Ajar light and Interior Lights. [luckycali]
Aug 09, 2011 (5:48 am)
I've had the same problem on my '03 Explorer and found a very simple fix. The sensor within the door latch doesn't recognize that the door is shut. Take some WD-40, spray into each door latch, including the lift gate, and hopefully the problem will be resolved. I do this about every other month.
I found this fix on another forum and verified with my son who is a certified Ford technician. Just wish I had found out about it before I had to replace a dead battery.
#214 of 282 Broken black wire in the door jamb
Aug 23, 2011 (8:11 pm)
The main black wire has snapped in my door jamb and i'm wondering the best way to gain some slack so i can splice and re-connect them. Any suggestions?
Aug 26, 2011 (9:00 pm)
I bought my explorer about 2 years ago and have been fixing it up as I go. Well, I recently
ran into a peculiar problem, the passenger side head light keeps literally blowing up.
There is glass in my head lamp. Well I had thought it was my brights making a surge and blowing it, but its not. Recently it just now blows everytime I put in a new bulb. I have gone through quite a bit of bulbs. When it is on its extremely dim almost like it is blown but its not.
HELP ME PLEASE!!!
#216 of 282 Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT
Aug 29, 2011 (9:41 am)
Ever since I have had my 2003 Ford Explorer I have had NUMEROUS electrical issues. 1st off, the door ajar always being on, I just read the WD-40 post and will try that. 2nd, my driver's window suddenly stopped working. I am not convinced this is a motor issue as it worked. I turned my car off, restarted the car about 10 minutes later and then it wouldn't roll down. If it was truly a motor issue I would think there would've been some sign, like rolling down sluggishly, or making a noise. I checked the fuse/breaker, and it was fine. 3rd, I have a constant "clicking" from my heat/a/c. This summer, the air wouldn't work one day, I turned it up all the way, now the air works, and the heat won't. I'm thinking this may be an issue with a relay? Any input on this?
#217 of 282 Re: Door Ajar light and Interior Lights. [gadgetgirl963]
Aug 30, 2011 (5:33 pm)
My '02 has had the same problem, usually after heavy rain.
It happened yesterday, so I used some WD-40.
Thanks for the tip.
Got any good ideas for CD's stuck in the CD changer?
#218 of 282 Re: Door Ajar light and Interior Lights. [explorerx4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 10, 2011 (3:04 pm)
You can the tricks in the How to Remove a Stuck CD discussion, but usually the tricks work better for players instead of changers.
#219 of 282 Explorer is freaking out-Electrical issues
Sep 15, 2011 (7:35 am)
My car wont come out of park if the air is on, plus hazard lights are stuck on in the cluster, if I turn air off I can get car out of park but now my air wont blow regardless of what gear it's in. It's on and cold but not blowing. Also the cluster light is not working so I cannot see anything at night and when I use directionals the clock light area blinks. We've disconnected battery and checked fuses but has not fixed anything. Any suggestions? It's a 2001 Explorer XLT with 143K miles.
#220 of 282 Electrical, Heating problems
Sep 22, 2011 (7:51 am)
I have been on this Forum for 1hour now (just registered) and this is crazy that I'm having the majority of these problems on my 2002 FORD EXPLORER worse puchase ever and I have an Extended Warranty. I have electrical problems with the locks switching on an off Lights not turning off, dashboard lights on, 4/4 that won't engage I recently had to get a new Transmission rebuilt from the dealership an I'm still having problems with it, This is a disgrace that this many people are having the same problems with FORD. They should really recall there vehicles especially the FORD EXPLORER What do you think?? This is just insane, ( Oh I forgot about the heat problem not working) I see there's mutiple people on different sites with this problem, FORD this is an Disgrace to your American made product.