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#97 of 269 Re: Explorer dash lights came on while wife was driving [jakespoon1]
Jan 04, 2009 (2:07 pm)
Had a similar problem with my 2008 Ford Explorer. The car would die usually in the middle of an intersection-extremely dangerous situation. Had the battery and alternator tested on the vehicle and they checked out ok. The voltage guage would be a little low of middle range. Had a check engine light on which was probably unrelated a oxygen sensor i believe. Car finally died on the side of the interstate and i removed both the battery and the alternator and took them in to be bench tested. Both tested bad or weak on the bench test and i replaced them for about $300. Havent had this problem now for about a year and my wife has been driving it every day.
#98 of 269 a/c issue on a 2003 sport trac
Jan 14, 2009 (11:16 am)
i am having issues w my a/c on my sport trac.....i just found that there is no pomer getting to the a/c comp. i no longer have my manuals and wanted to see which was the relay or fuse that drives the a/c.
#99 of 269 whats with the radio's staying on in these darn things!
Jan 19, 2009 (10:26 pm)
seems many many people have the same problem with the radio staying on while the truck is off... spitting out cds then suckn'em back up again all by itself... its been draining my battery! ugh.. ok so does anyone know for sure what it is? is it the radio? is the the truck sending a signal to the radio? does it help when i punch the face of the radio? (cd's get stuck sometimes and wont eject)... ideas? thanks...
#100 of 269 2004 explorer issues...]
Feb 02, 2009 (2:33 pm)
Maybe someone can help me, I recently bought a used 04 explorer, after I start it the Battery gauge(on the instrument panel)starts to climb to H. When it gets to the H everything on the instrument panel seems to die.. my power windows and locks dont work, my radio doesnt work and all the needles on the instrument panel go as if the car was shut off. I checked the fuses and they all look good. I dont know what else to do...
#101 of 269 Re: whats with the radio's staying on in these darn things! [05sporttrac]
Feb 09, 2009 (7:48 pm)
Hello..I am Having the same problem with my 99 explorer. I have replaced Battery and alt.. And No Help...Couple things to check..Ingnition...And also there is a test to check if their ids a circuit not closing when it should..Its not hard to do but Long to explain..You need a test light remove the Positive cable to batt..link Test light to the cable and the battery..1 by 1 start pulling the fuses in your vehicle when the light goes out that will tell you if you have a circuit not closing..BUT this step didn't work for me Maybe better luck with you..Let me know.. Good Luck
#102 of 269 Re: 2004 explorer issues...] [kline808]
Feb 09, 2009 (7:54 pm)
Sounds Like a Voltage regulator which is in the back of your alt... If you have a volt meter and a haynes book It will tell you the amount of volts you should be having...12 from the Battery and 14-14 with the motor running check it at the vbattery..If this is not helping..There are 3 hook ups at the alt...the single wire should read 1 volt.. the Power wire..attached with the nut at the alt..should read 12 ...Voltage regulators funtion is to stop over charging the system..1 phase is higher range for driving around town the 2nd phase is to limit the ams when on freeway and such so it does not over charge the system..Sounds like yours is over charging..Have it tested alt.. cost 150.. So the should be able to tell you A Normal alt is 14 -15 volts....Good luck
#103 of 269 Re: 92 explorer charging system [keystr]
Feb 09, 2009 (8:09 pm)
Hello..Check the Grounding strap from the Body to your motor..It should be located in the middle of the Fire wall..It is a braided strap..If this ground is Loose or corroded it may cause Blinking Lights..I Had an old mach 1 And always got pulled over because they thought i was flashing my lights at them..lol.. But it was the strap..Hope this Helps
#104 of 269 Electrical Problem dome light and door adjar light stay on
Feb 21, 2009 (10:37 am)
Just want everyone to know. I have a 2003 explorer limited and the door adjar light and dome light would stay on and the drivers side window and power door lock buttons would stop working. After several hours of troubleshooting I found broken wires in the factory wire harness in the middle of the drivers door jamb. It looks like when they installed the harness in the factory the harness got snagged on something and cut 3 wires slightly. After a few years of normal use of the door 2 out of the 3 wires finally separated from each other opening 2 important circuts for the door. I spliced the wires back together and never had an electrical problem since.
#105 of 269 Re: Explorer dash lights came on while wife was driving [aarchdale]
Mar 17, 2009 (5:18 pm)
2002 EXPLORER XLS.
I've been having the same problem and it has become worse over the years. It started off as the door ajar/dome light staying on but when the dealer fix my TRANSMISSION PROBLEM (1st & 3rd gears broke and fell into the trans), I believe they fixed the problem; which i think was a short in the passenger door. Recently, my car shut off on me 3 times! First i replaced the battery (it was time). the second time i was on the eway, the car started riding kind of ruff and then it just shut off. I had to cost to the bottom of the exit ramp. I replaced the alternator. Just 2 days ago, someone jumped infront of me to where I had to hit my break, just hard enough from my purse to fall on the floor. When I slowed down to start at the light the car shut off. Thank goodness it started back up, but I really need to get this fixed. Not to mention the locks flicking back and forth sometimes! When I was cleaning the snow off my windows the locks started flickering and locked me out with the car running! How much did it cost to reprogram the computer and replace the throttle?
#106 of 269 Re: Explorer dash lights came on while wife was driving [reecc]
Mar 19, 2009 (1:42 pm)
I did not reporgram the computer or replace the throttle. I found defects in the wiring harness in the door jamb. when you open your car door you will see what looks like a collapsable rubber hose. That houses a wire harness which feeds many wire circuits to your door components. When you cleaned snow off of your car some snow probably got down into your door jamb and shorted out the power door lock circuit and made them activate the door locks. If I were you I would open the door, pull back on the rubber to expose the factory wire harness, and see if there's any cuts on those wires. It's really easy and you can't break anything doing it. If a wire breaks while doing it then that means you just found an intermittant circuit. And it's broken wires like that, that are giving you intermittant problems with your power door locks and dome light being on. I had a few broken wires and a few cut wires ready to break. As far as the car shutting off when you break hard well that's probably a totally separate problem. Maybe you need a tune up with new plugs and fuel filter. At what RPM does your car idle at? Does it even hold a constant idle? You see, when you brake hard thers's a large pressure differential in your intale manifold from when your just driving down the road. Whatever's suppose to help your engine recover from that and help it idle may be where your problem is.
I hope this helps, and I hope you find some broken wires in your door jamb because it's a very easy fix.