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#241 of 269 04 explorer miles per gallon guage
Jan 21, 2012 (9:27 pm)
my miles per gallon computer/info has gone way down since using the 4 high for one day last week, it will not come back up and seems to be haywire, any ideas?
#242 of 269 new transmission at 71k, class action suit anyone?
Jan 21, 2012 (9:28 pm)
I could add to that class action suit as at 72,000 miles my transmission was replaced due to unpredictable, dangerous stalling while driving 75 miles per hour on a freeway, a ford dealer told me to replace the transmission as the transmissiom head had completely cracked?
I have since read on this blog of a similar problem that some one else had and they only replaced the V2V valve, now am wondering if I got taken by ford yet again, anyway I have also had to replace the ball joints in front at 72000 miles, so I would be interested in a suit
#243 of 269 Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Sports Trac [janie13]
Jan 22, 2012 (9:56 pm)
This sucks, but you may have no recourse. This is not common, but there was a recall on SOME Ford trucks about a speed control connection that could cause a fire. I have no idea if your truck was included in the recall. Also, if so, it may have already been fixed. Otherwise, it's not a design flaw on the truck. Apparently you don't what the cause was, so I don't either.
Could be electrical, or fuel, like a burst pressure hose that was spilling gas, which caught fire? Who knows?
It's 10 years old, old cars have issues. Very sad this happened, it's not your fault, but not likely anybody's fault. It's not
Ford's fault, their Explorers are generally very durable and dependable. More likely a mechanic error, left a clamp off or maybe a bad piece of tube or hose?
Yes, you'll have to pay for the car, and if you didn't have Comprehensive insurance, you aren't covered. As I said, it sucks, and I feel very badly for you.
#244 of 269 Re: FORD EXPLORER START ISSUES [cookfam]
Jan 28, 2012 (1:46 pm)
i have a 1997 explorer lt trac con 4 dr it seems my sebser on the door light st ys on for about 20 mins or more .it seems to kill my battery .and then sometimes it goes out .did u ever have a problem with a funny noise in the left front wheel .it seems if u are going 80 kms its not to bad but when u it ,100 kms.its bad can it be a bearing fr sitting .and wear is the sencer for the dome lights .can u help .mat be able to set it .thanks mike
#246 of 269 possible ground?
Feb 15, 2012 (7:14 pm)
i have a 95 ford explorer with 4.0 liter motor.ive replaced plug wires 5 times and plugs 3 times.used belden wires last time and autolite platinum plugs.runs great for an hour or so then misses really bad like its missing 2 cyl. im stumped now.what could cause this??
#247 of 269 Re: possible ground? [rob911]
Feb 17, 2012 (4:40 pm)
No check engine light or other lights on? When you take the old plugs out, what's their condition? Wet? Oily? Carboned up? One set of new cables would do it, so stop changing those. How many miles are on it? The 4.0 is a damn good engine, even if abused, it will last a long time.
Feb 20, 2012 (7:31 pm)
no check engine light.plugs look fine when i remove them.cleaned the air idle control.when its first cranked up it runs like a new explorer.has 1000000 miles. can be running great and stop to get gas an cut it off then it misses.idled it for 2 hours one day before it started missing. after putting several plug wire sets in noticed i could see sum spark in wires.used wire covers for last set of beldens put on. the running great at start then swithing to bad miss is whats throwing me off.
#250 of 269 Explorer 2004 Blinker with an attitude...
Mar 05, 2012 (6:16 pm)
I have put 140K miles on my 2004 Explorer. Among the usual issues over the years, it now has blinkers that have decided to work only when they want to. When they are not in the mood to blink, they just stay on. Cold, heat, use, length of time car has been on; there seems to be no common factor. Any ideas?