1997 Ford Explorer Questions

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Monitors always take over a month to clear

car showing a po320 code cr is sputtering especially on take off or up hill i have been told the coil pack is probably bad its a 4.0 sohc engine

my 4 wheel drive automatic ford explorer's transmission went out when son tried to smoke the tires on senior day. Got another transmission and installed it. It ran ok for six miles, and now it quit and car will not go into any gear. gear shift works, but car will not go into any gear and will not move at all. motor runs fine. Please help me. What could cause this.

Sounds like it's miss firing

has a rack, no sunroof, leaks over steering wheel, front passenger seat, inside seatbelt compartments, & somewhere in back of rear seat

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 about just finding and replacing the relay, if there is one, and see if it fixes issue

Every time I get my car up to a speed between 60 mph and 70 mph it like "jumps" and seems like all messed up. The cruise control button on the steering wheel is broken off and it seems like maybe it is stuck pushed down.

I have used the OBD so many times and tuned up my car and everything. The code it keeps reading is "misfire" but changes the number it is misfiring. I am so out of ideas.

O/D was working, after it stopped engaging noticed the squeaking noise. If fluid is low where would it go? Is it something I can do myself or have a mechanic do?

After 1 hour. Of driving the truck the transmission stops working

Seems like the neddle is alittle above middle....dont want it to overheat...