Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
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Ford Explorer ProblemsProblems With Early Production 5-speed Automatic Transmission
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.
lost oil pressure while driving engine was full of oil and no leaks. pulled motor to take a look at the oil pump and drive (and to check bearings after loosing pressure) every thing looked new so went to top side of engine and pulled out oil pump drive which installs were the distributer belongs and drives off the jackshaft (camshaft) to run the oil pump. when i removed the oil pump drive it was as plain as day the gear had worn into the housi...
The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.
Ford Explorer Questions5.0 IP bounces at start-up then during acceleration IP goes crazy (1 answer)
also acts like a car without alternater power or low batt trying to run
I can't remember but I think it only happens when I turn right, it's a solid buzzing and usually I just click the lever off and then back on and it works, when it's buzzing I believe the signal is on solid and not blinking, at least it looks that way on the dash indicator, thought abo...
I have put in a new fuel pump fuel filter fuel line starter new spark plugs new wires new ignition coil and my truck will not start what else can it be
Ford Explorer RecallsSeat Back Frame Not Welded Sufficiently
The manual reclining driver's side front seat may have a seat back frame that is not welded sufficiently. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the seat back frame free of charge to resolve the concern.
The rear suspension toe links may fracture, resulting in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links free of charge to resolve the concern.
The engine block heater may overheat, resulting in a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the engine block heater and will inspect and replace the electrical cord as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.