Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
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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.
A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.
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.
Ford Explorer QuestionsMy truck won't turn over. I replaced the starter. Now it won't turn start (2 answers)
Replaced the starter. Went to try to start and won't start
Trying to take nut off the end of the strut. I clamped the end plate in a vise and turned the nut with a socket and the cylinder turns in the strut. I try to hold the cylinder with a pipe wrench but it won't grab. I was not sure I was doing it right so I stopped before I messed it up more. H...
I don't want to break anything by prying on the switches.
Ford Explorer RecallsTurbocharger Oil Lines Leak Oil
The turbocharger oil supply lines may not be brazed properly, resulting in an engine oil leak. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the turbocharger oil supply tubes free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.