Last post on Nov 24, 2013 at 5:10 AM
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#268 of 282 Re: 2005 explorer gas pedal not revving engine [drewsays]
Jan 20, 2013 (7:52 pm)
The most probable cause is that you disturbed the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) connection. The TPS controls the computers response to accelerator position and therefore controls the "revving" of the engine. In you vehicle the TPS is part of the (ETC) Torque-based Electronic Throttle Control system.
IF you have the Accelerator position sensor located inside the cab at the top of your accelerator, you have a ""drive by wire system" and you will need a good mechanic with the proper test equipment to diagnose the source of your problem. BUT you could check the wiring going to the throttle body. My bet is that you disturbed a wiring connection. You should be getting an engine warning light coming on on your dash. You can read out the codes the hard way if you have a haynes or similar manual, but a good readout instrument such as the Actron makes the checkup much easier. A few mechanics will charge you $35.00 to give you the answer with their test instrument.
On a different aspect of your repair: I am very tight when it comes to replacing components such as batteries and Alternators and do not do so until I have bench tested those components. Nearly any parts supplier has the test equipment to check the condition of these components and will do so if you bring the alt. or battery or both into them. Some can and will test them on your vehicle for free or a very nominal price.
Don't waste your money unnecessarily replacing components, and DO use only trustworthy mechanics. In today's market, FAR too many are parts swappers who will break your bank. A dealership with an outstanding reputation is very jealous of that rating and they are actually cheapest in many cases ESPECIALLY when it comes to control systems, which are HIGH profit items. Integrity is becoming a rare commodity unfortunately.
#270 of 282 No interior buttons work after getting a jump.
Aug 05, 2013 (7:28 pm)
The battery died on my '97 Explorer and after getting a jump, no interior button works. The windows do not work. The door locks do not work. The keypad no longer unlocks or locks the doors, though it does still arm and disarm the alarm. The same for the key fob, which will arm and disarm the alarm, but not lock and unlock the doors. My explorer is a 4 door with the 5.0 engine 2WD. I have already carefully inspected every single fuse, and none are blown. However, a blown fuse probably is unlikely since the systems involved do not all use the same fuse or relay.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#271 of 282 Re: No interior buttons work after getting a jump. [bivins]
Aug 13, 2013 (10:12 am)
I can only guess, but did somebody hook up the jumper cables backwards? Because it sounds like the master body computer may have been blown by the jump. This module controls all the interior electrical components on the car, which from what you say, are all dead now.
#272 of 282 electrical problems 2008 ford explorer sports trac
Aug 14, 2013 (6:09 am)
This week my 2008 ford sports trac started having electrical problems. My dash board lights up like a christmas tree then goes away, having surge issues too and now my dash is going black and then coming back on. You can also hear a relay clicking on an off and my door locks go on an off. Is this just a sensor gone bad or wiring coming loose or big bucks to fix issue. I'm also getting a constant tire sensor fault light, not tire pressure low, not sure if thats real or not either. I am never at a good place to check my head lights as to if they come on when dash goes out. Can any one tell if they are. All of these issues are during the work dive to and from home haven't gone out at night yet, not willing to risk it ( no lights that is).
#273 of 282 Re: No interior buttons work after getting a jump. [nvbanker]
Aug 14, 2013 (12:40 pm)
No, I didn't connect the cables backwards. But, what you mention is still a possibility. I will try and check this out.
#274 of 282 Re: No interior buttons work after getting a jump. [bivins]
Aug 14, 2013 (4:44 pm)
Could be the PATS security system needs to be reset.
It does run now, right?
#275 of 282 Re: No interior buttons work after getting a jump. [explorerx4]
Aug 15, 2013 (7:13 pm)
Do you happen to know how to reset the PATS security system? The truck still runs correctly. Just no button on any door works. The radio is after market, so I cannot comment on whether or not it works properly as others have experienced. The alarm still works, it just doesn't lock and unlock the doors. The outside buttons work for setting and un-setting the alarm, but won't work the door locks.
Unfortunately, the window was rolled down when I jumped the car. And there was no way to roll it back up. I had to remove the door panel and supply power to the motor just to roll it up manually.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#276 of 282 2002 explorer eddie bauer
Aug 23, 2013 (2:09 pm)
I have a 2002 explorer eddie bauer 4.6 v8, my door ajar alarm keeps going off even though the doors are closed.Is there a sensor or something that needs replacing??????
#277 of 282 97 Explorer Sport Pass brake light out
Sep 09, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Bulb is good, drivers side works, turn signal, running light and emerg flashers all work. Suggestions?