Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
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Ford Explorer ProblemsVacuum Leak From Intake Manifold O-Ring Gaskets
The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.
The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.
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.
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?
My 2000 Ford explorer transmission was changed two yrs ago why is my truck leaking transmission fluid and not driving or reversing
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.