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1994 Ford Explorer Question: What would cause my explorer to break down

 

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Mickey P, Westland, MI, May 14, 2013, 17:20
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The battery light went on, the temperature went up, and the power steering went out. When I somewhere I could stop, the antifreeze poured out of it.

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    pushrod May 14, 2013, 17:32
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    Seems as if the water pump went out and the drive belt has jumped off.

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    Mickey P, May 14, 2013, 18:02
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    Thanks for the info., sorry to bug you, but do you happen to know if it's expensive to fix? Being on my own with three kids, on top of the truck being old, and falling apart, I'm wondering if I should just get rid of it?

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    pushrod, May 14, 2013, 18:22
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    Anything else wrong? If not much it's cheaper to repair until cost outweighs worth of vehicle! For this one NAPA has a decent pump for about 50. + coolant and belt, hoses maybe. Labor 'guesstamate' as i dont have flat rate here, 150. I say under 300. Assuming this IS the problem!!

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    Mickey P, May 14, 2013, 18:50
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    Thanks for all your info, I don't know what to do at this point, I can't afford that, for my life really sucks right now, I don't even know what else could be wrong, I've only had it for a few months, so I guess it will be sitting for awhile, again, I thank you for all your help

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    pushrod, May 14, 2013, 19:26
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    U welcom, good (better) luck!!

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    wenyan May 15, 2013, 01:27
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    Oils or petroleum based products will not break down the corrosive salts and therefore are ineffective in cleaning or neutralizing the salt compounds. Alkaline based solvents will break down the salts, as well as soap and water or just plain water.

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    Stans Garage May 15, 2013, 04:48
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    I agree. Sound like the belt broke or came off for some reason. If you want us to check this out please call 313-562-7022 or schedule an appointment on line at StansGarage.net. I am sure we can diagnose it and give you the answer you need.
    Larry

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    Mickey P, May 15, 2013, 08:48
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    I wish I could I have money issue's, but thanks for replying

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