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#220 of 269 Electrical, Heating problems
Sep 22, 2011 (8:51 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.
#221 of 269 Re: Electrical, Heating problems [ctd69wyz]
Sep 23, 2011 (2:29 pm)
You have a ten year old vehicle that is still covered under an extended warranty? How did you get that?
#222 of 269 Re: Electrical, Heating problems [ctd69wyz]
Oct 06, 2011 (10:33 am)
First of all, you have a 10 year old car. They don't run perfectly forever. Secondly, you act as if every Ford made is just like yours, they're not. I've had 8 explorers since 1994, and most of them have been amazingly good and tough. A couple of them had transmission problems, but one was seriously wrecked. They're excellent SUVs, best engineered and designed in the world, and put together fairly well. Yours is an old dud, get over it and get rid of it. No company makes 100% perfect cars, especially after being in service 10 years.
#223 of 269 Power windows, radio, fuel gauge, and check engine light on!
Oct 15, 2011 (6:36 am)
As I was driving I hit a small pothole and the radio went off, fuel gauge stopped working, and power windows stopped working! Now check engine light is on! Any suggestions on problem. All fuses seem to be in working order...
#224 of 269 Re: Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT [crazymom23kids]
Oct 26, 2011 (7:09 am)
As far as No Power to Windows.. I just fixed this problem last night.
The wiring harness that goes form door to the body of the car is crap !
I found 3 broken wires hidden underneath the rubber boot that goes from the door to the body. The power wire for the windows, the main ground wire, and a 3rd smaller wire all were broken.
For some reason, the wire is cheap, and by opening and closing the door all the time it weakens the wires when they bend and they just break. I fixed all 3 of the wires, and now.. the windows work, the door locks work, the mirrors work, and best of all, the FREAKIN door Ajar light issue that I have had for over a year, is resolved as well.
Guess this is a common problem with these Fords, and a major headache.
Good luck !!
#225 of 269 Re: Power windows, radio, fuel gauge, and check engine light on! [wog33]
Oct 31, 2011 (3:03 pm)
I had a Buick do this once - it turned out to be a staple through a section of the wiring harness that had worn through the insulation and had shorted out the wires. Problem was finding it. And the other problem is, the windows won't go down, and the A/C won't work, presenting a real problem in the summer! I had to drive around with the door open to breathe.
#226 of 269 Re: Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT [h8fords]
Nov 06, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Hi I have the same problem! How did you fix this problem? Please help, the constant beeping of the door ajar is driving me crazy!!
#227 of 269 2002 Ford Explorer XLT Electrical Problems
Nov 08, 2011 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2002 ford explorer xlt and when i was driving the suv started to loose power, the rpms wouldnt go over 2000, and it started to loose speed. It would start and drive with difficulty it would only go about ten mph and again the rpms wouldnt go over 2000. After it was towed home it would start and then stall, now it wont even start. I plugged the computer onto the truck and it read cylinder misfires, intake airflow sensor, and mass airflow sensor. I replaced the mass airflow sensor and charged the battery and it made no difference the truck has a full tank of gas and still refuses to turn over. I was told it could possibly be the coil packs or the ignition module. The coil packs are fine but could it be the ignition module and what other possible problems could it have? has anyone had these problems with their explorer? If so how was it fixed? PLEASE HELP I NEED MY TRUCK BACK!
#228 of 269 Re: 2002 Ford Explorer XLT Electrical Problems [kelseyxo]
Nov 09, 2011 (9:26 pm)
Had the same issue with mine. The exhaust Y pipe with the catalytic converter was the issue. It was not cheap!!!!
Nov 14, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Yeah, it sounded to me like the cats were plugged. This will slow the engine right down due to back pressure, the exhaust can't get out of the engine. Check that first.....