2006 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Ford Explorer
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2006 Ford Explorer ProblemsA Cosmetic Crack May Develop on the Liftgate
A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.
Various problems with the 5-speed automatic transmission were common. These problems can be more common on the 2002 models with build dates before March, 2002. There are many service bulletins describing the diagnoses and repairs, which include fluid leak repairs, transmission software updates, or internal failures requiring a costly repair.
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this concern.
2006 Ford Explorer QuestionsAuto park guide Back-up sensor not working. (1 answer)
Is there a fuse or module to check?
Hard shifting seems to run in limp mode. Shop said tranny bad just from codes. This true or could be solenoid pack?
I change the transmission fluid and still having the same problem but when I press the gas lightly then it goes in reverse what could it be I hope it's not serious