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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Car Buying, SUV
#671 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [nvbanker]
Nov 30, 2011 (8:04 am)
If it had sliding doors it would be a minivan. And my wife would have a broken heart over it. I don't think Ford has anything with sliding doors anymore save for maybe the Econoline/E-Series. Freestar was killed off after what, 2007? Even the GM "minivans", the Traverse/Acadia/Enclave, they have regular opening doors. Although at the low end of the crossover/wagon/SUV/minivan range, even the little Mazda5 has sliders.
I like it the way it is. I do wish the power tailgate could be ordered on the base model, though. But with the wife's wishes, a Limited or 205A XLT hunting we will go.
#672 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [occupant1]
Nov 30, 2011 (8:22 am)
I have a 2012 Limited, and highly recommend it. Wonderful road car. Excellent mileage in town, good on road too, if you drive slow, if you push it to 85 like I do, you only get 20mpg. But you'll get 18.5 in town easy. That's 5 more mpg than my 07 Explorer got.
#673 of 716 Possible damage during jumpstart
Jan 03, 2012 (12:45 pm)
I think I may have damaged my electrical system during a jumpstart on my 2001 Ford Explorer. My battery was completely drained, While jump starting my vehicle my gauges(rpm) were flickering. This led me to believe i had overflow into my system. My transmission has gone from perfect to shot, along with a few of my electrical systems being on the fritz.
Is it possible to have transmission problems due to this?
#674 of 716 Re: Possible damage during jumpstart [anthonytx1]
Jan 03, 2012 (1:22 pm)
Not unless you damaged the PCM itself which is unlikely. I'd try disconnecting both battery cables for a few minutes and touching them together before reconnecting to reset everything.
It's also possible you have a bad battery and/or alternator so get that checked also.
#675 of 716 Re: Possible damage during jumpstart [anthonytx1]
Jan 03, 2012 (1:26 pm)
Its possible since your transmission is electronically controlled, however, I've never done anything "special" when jump starting my old 2001 Expy. I know some manufacturers recommend things like turning on the rear defroster to help "absorb" any possible surges during jump starting, but I've never done that with my Expy and never had an issue. And if you're seeing issues with several electrical systems, Its possible you may have messed up your General Module which controls things like HVAC, lighting, radio....among others.
Hope this helps a little.
#676 of 716 Re: Possible damage during jumpstart [akirby]
Jan 04, 2012 (10:59 am)
#677 of 716 2013 Ford explorer sport
Sep 19, 2012 (9:38 am)
Anyone know when the 2013 Sport will be released? Website says "fall"....
#678 of 716 Re: 2013 Ford explorer sport [chuckyk]
Sep 20, 2012 (11:42 am)
Probably as soon as Ford figures out a fix for the F150 intercooler condensation problem.
#679 of 716 Re: 2013 Ford explorer sport [wwest]
Sep 25, 2012 (9:32 am)
#680 of 716 Re: 2013 Ford explorer sport [chuckyk]
Sep 25, 2012 (10:23 am)