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 QuestionsI change battrey alternator spark plugs now it won't start and run (2 answers)
Sounds like it's miss firing
trying to find a used tranny
The brakes are having to be pressed hard and feel spongy. Has to be pressed nearly to the floor. Took to Big O and they did a Brake Fluid Exchange. Brake Fluid Flush Service included Kit and brake fluid. Now there is a leak around the (right side mainly) of the shifter. Looks clear similar to whi...
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.