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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, SUV
#5 of 28 Re: 04 ford explorer gas gauge doesnt work & whistleling noise [jlwestbrock]
Feb 07, 2007 (6:40 am)
I have a 2006 explorer, no gas gauge problems but whistling noise at 2-3000 rpm and peaks at 2250. On acceleration only and doesn't matter what your speed is. I have had it in twice, first time they changed tensioner and pulley (not the problem) and yesterday they told me that it is in the area of the EGR. Well my brother in law works for Chevy and said that they just got a notice for the same problem and are being required to replace the throttle body. I called my dealer with the info but have not heard back from them yet. Would like to know if the throttle body for the Chevy engine and 4.o Ford are made by the same manufacturer. Possibility. Let me know if your problem gets solved.
#6 of 28 Re: 04 ford explorer gas gauge doesnt work & whistleling noise [bmims]
Feb 07, 2007 (8:28 am)
Yeah it seems to be getting worse and louder as the weather is getting colder(minnesota weather).The whistling happens at about 40mph(2200rpm) and again at 60mph(2200rpm) but only if I am accelerating. I havent brang mine in yet, I will post again after I hear back from the Ford dealership.
#7 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [mschmal]
Mar 01, 2007 (6:23 pm)
can you please explain more...
my wife had the gage go down to nothing after she filled up
HER 2004 EXPLORER XLT and the check gage light came on...
after a bit of driving the gage went to full
but then she noticed the check engine light came on...
took it to the dealer and this is what they said...
It is sulfur contamination...
they sell a kit to fix it that cost like $300
and labor to put it in is another $300...
3 YEAR OLD CAR WITH UNDER 30,000 MILES
JUST 2 MONTHS PAST THE FACTORY WARRANTY!!!
sounds like I/we are getting hosed...again...
seems to me this is a bigger problem and should be a recall issue...
kind of ironic that they already have a repair kit to fix a problem that they are claiming is natural wear and tear...
any help is great
#8 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [intimidator317]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:08 am)
the fuel level sender may be faulty
#9 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [cocobutter]
Mar 09, 2007 (4:30 pm)
Thanks for the information...
fixed it myself...cheap!!!
I bought a bottle of Chevron Techron
synthetic fuel system cleaner
and filled up with 93 octane gas...
I swear I didn't drive 5 miles...
I drove for 5 minutes...let it sit for a few hours
then drove it a few more minutes
and the check engine light went off
and has not come back on since...
over a hundred miles and good to go...
I went back and bought more cleaner for all my cars...
it was buy one 12 oz bottle and get one free
at advance auto parts!!!
I spent like $35 total and like 30 minutes time
to fix a $600 problem...
If I have to do that every year until I sell it I will...
not to mention everything else in the fuel system is getting cleaned and might improve mileage and performance!!!
Ford's $600 solution would have only turned the check engine light off...
I am also replacing the fuel filter this weekend...
$7 for Purolator filter..Ford wants $17 for Motorcraft!!!
they are probable made in the same plant in China!!!
#10 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [cocobutter]
Aug 19, 2007 (10:42 am)
We got a 2005 Ford XLT yesterday,not more than 5 hours after we got it; it suddenly registered no gas, after I had just filled it up 1 hour before and the light saying serivice engine soon came on. Well we read up on that and noticed on the service engine light we could unhook the negative connection on the battery for a few minutes and reconnect and then the light stopped, and it has stayed off. But the non-digital gas gauge still shows no gas. Any ideas
#11 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [mschmal]
Oct 06, 2007 (9:56 am)
I've notice since 2 weeks ago that my ford explorer sport trac 01 is making a whistle sound around the gas tank area, it only does it when the engine is running, if I turn the car off it stops also if I have the key switch on (engine off) it stops.
Nov 14, 2007 (11:17 pm)
We have had problems with our gas gauge for our 2003 Ford Explorer NBX (would not register full when we just filled it, service engine light would come on, seemed to have happened more often in cold weather).
Anyway, our fix was the vacuum hose to the fuel tank was not properly installed, so the dealer had to remove the fuel tank and fix it. Ford called it a service adjustment and therefore not covered by warranty. I am arguing with Ford at this time, and have already filed a claim with the Federal Trade Commission.
I have a posting elsewhere about the Extended Service Plan too.
#13 of 28 gas gauge & abs
Jan 23, 2008 (8:56 pm)
my 93 explorer gas gauge read full then half then empty and back to full and back to quarter of a tank wat can cause it to do that plus the abs light comes on and when u go to stop makes a thumping noise and trys to pull to the right
#14 of 28 help me
Feb 21, 2008 (6:39 am)
i bought a 1993 ford explorer and the gas gauge does not work. the shop people say it will cost about 2000 to fix so some one plzzzzzzzz....help me!!