Ford Explorer problems and issues


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Tr9ansmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Sports tract 2003 182000 miles
Just bought the car. The 4wheel drive does not engage
Ford from Canada a month ago  
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4 wheel drive does not engage

Ford Explorer 2003 Sports tract 2003 182000 miles
Light for 4 wheel drive does not light and 4x4 does not engage
Ford from Canada a month ago  
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2003 ford explorer sport trac 4L 4x4 crank but won't start

Ford Explorer 2003  120000 miles
Was running fine, went in store cam back and it wouldn't start. I checked fuel pressure and it's good. Tried starter fluid and it started. What could be the problem?
Gerard from Canada 4 months ago  
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Car died while driving and now it wont start

Ford Explorer 2001 4wd 187000 miles
Warning lights. Check gauge, check battery, break system and check engine are all on. Lights and radio all work. It was rattling before it died
Cilla from Australia a year ago  
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nedagami@hotmail.com de OTRO PAÍS a month ago
Nesecito la bomba balinera auxiliar de clouths de ford xlt 2003 mecanica
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My radio isnt

Ford Explorer 2002 Alt 4.6  128654 miles
My radio isn't getting power
Scotty from United States a year ago  
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Outside temperature not reading the temperature and it jumps up and do

Ford Explorer 2012  76000 miles
Temperature not reading right temperature for the outside
Littleman from United States a year ago  
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IGN problem or anti theft

Ford Explorer 2006 4.0 122000 miles
Will not do anything turn key on no dash lights anti theft light not blinking. Battery voltage is at 12.5 volts. Door chime not working with key in IGN with door open.
Fred from United States a year ago  
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Car won't drive

Ford Explorer 2010  1000000 miles
I go to press on the gas pedal and It goes forward but wants to put on the breaks at the same time. The anti skid light comes on. What does this mean
Edmundo from United States a year ago  
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Hola tengo una Ford explorer 4x4 motor 4.0 modelo95

Ford Explorer 1995  31313134 miles
El problema es que cuando quiero salir en directa la transicion se queda comonsi estuviera en neutro y para poder avanzar tengo que salir en primera y posteriormente pasar a segunda y a directa después función a bien hasta que se ponga en pasquín o retroceso. Gracias
Alexander from OTRO PAÍS 2 years ago  
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Hola tengo una Ford explorer 4x4 motor 4.0 modelo95

Ford Explorer 1995  31313134 miles
El problema es que cuando quiero salir en directa la transicion se queda como si estuviera en neutro y para poder avanzar tengo que salir en primera y posteriormente pasar a segunda y a directa después función a bien hasta que se ponga en pasquín o retroceso. Gracias
Alexander from OTRO PAÍS 2 years ago  
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Dual sunroof

Ford Explorer 2014  166 miles
The sunroof is dual panel and the shade won’t go all the way and the sunroof itself won’t open
Krista from Canada 2 years ago  
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Check transmission light and transmission overheating light.

Ford Explorer 2004 V8 explorer Eddie baur 212400 miles
It's seems to not shift all the way to top gear. Also, after a night of sitting in cold weather. Doesn't kick into gear right away. Takes a few seconds then it gets going. Both reverse an drive it does this. But when the engine is warmed up it drives perfect. But after a few miles of driving the check transmission light comes on and if I don't stop the transmission overheating light comes on. Also the low oil temperature light comes on. All fluids are good. Had mechanics change oil an tran fluid and everything is as it should be. It is a rebuild transmission. What kind of problems am I looking at. What could it be. Solenoid , computer modulator, or a faulty sensor. Hoping it's something I don't have to pay to much to fix. Desperate for any tips before I take it in. Thanks
2004 Eddie baur from Canada 2 years ago  
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Dual temperature system

Ford Explorer 2004 4.0 v6 144048 miles
When itwhen you set my heat on 90 it works great if you turn it down it blows out cold air there is no happy medium I have flushed heater core and changed heater valve I do not hear any clicking what could it be
heat problem from United States 2 years ago  
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Superman de Canada 2 years ago
It sounds to me like the blend door might be stuck or there may be a flow control valve on the heat tube that only works in the full on position
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Lumbar/bolster drivers side

Ford Explorer 1996 EB4x4 4.0L 197459 miles
The Moter runs but they don’t inflate? Passenger side works?
Kat 1 from United States 2 years ago  
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Location of rear drivers side power window fuse

Ford Explorer 2003 4 lt 60000 miles
Don't know location of the fuse for the rear drivers side power window is
robbie from Canada 2 years ago  
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Won't start in park but will in neutral and jumps into reverse.

Ford Explorer 1997 Sport 396000 miles
When in park it rolls and if running will jump into reverse and I have to be in neutral to start it
Susan from United States 2 years ago  
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SPOUT shorting bar location on V8 5L. Can't find the blasted thing.

Ford Explorer 1999 Ford Explorer Limited  196000 miles
I'm trying to check for anything obvious that could cause my problem right now. The car jerks and stumbles really badly while going down the road with light pressure on the accelerator. I've changed the spark plugs, wires, and one of two coil packs. I may need to change the other one, but I want to check the base timing first. Therefore, I need to find the shorting bar. There is a small part (Ford no. F6AF-18801-AA) attached to a coil mounting screw. This is NOT it! Lots of folks on the web have misidentified this RFI cap as the SPOUT shorting bar. If anyone out there has a 99 Exploder with… Read complete
Otra vez chingado! from United States 2 years ago  
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Full beam of headlights not working

Ford Explorer 2005 V8 Ltd series 130000 miles
Headlights will only stay on dip won't go on full?What do I need to do and how to fix it?
Jillybean from New Zealand 2 years ago  
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Lost of power in my 1998 ford explorer

Ford Explorer 1998 SUV 198005 miles
Hi my name is Josh

I have a 1998 ford explorer, I had went and renewed all the big relays in my 1998 ford explorer, then sadly I somehow lost all the powet to everything in my 1998 ford explorer, and I want to know if you can help me with this kind of problem that I am having, and what can I fix it? As the battery is all new, and I also renewed all the fuses in my 1998 ford explorer as well, so can you please help me with this kind of problem that I am having? Thank you
Josh from Australia 2 years ago  
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Slow starting

Ford Explorer 2003 explorer 170000 miles
First start its hard to start then gauges go crazy at first go to mx then to bottom then in right place then it will start right but after sitting a few its hard to start again
paul from United States 2 years ago  
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4 wheel drive

Ford Explorer 2005 Ford Explorer XLT 234000 miles
Goes into 4 wheel drive after every start!!
Boo Boo from United States 2 years ago  
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Engine won't turn

Ford Explorer 2004 4l ohc xlt auto 150000 miles
Car ran o. K. Yesterday. Went to start today and motor won't turn over. Removed starter and tried to turn motor over with a long wrench on the front pulley but it will not move in any direction. The motor was running normally without any noises at all yesterday. I have removed spark plugs but it still will not turn by using wrench on harmonic balance nut. Any suggestions please!!!!!!!!
dazza from Australia 2 years ago  
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Auto to manual conversion

Ford Explorer 1996 Wagon 245000 miles
Can a 5 spd manual. Out of an AU falcon fit up to an explorers transfer case? Alternativly i have a 2000 model 5spd autu but i dont kniw if it would be compatable with the on board computer
KDee from Australia 2 years ago  
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Back up camera

Ford Explorer 2013 xlt 65000 miles
Camera is showing everything on opposite side. Then it goes back to normal, changed battery and also rebooted mytouch
Teresa from United States 2 years ago  
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Teresa de United States 2 years ago
Ford found that the wires going to camera and sensor were corroded. Ford also gave me an 12mth extended warranty for the MYTouch, beings its all connected. It will cost me $100 bucks out the door for both the sensor and camera.
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Break light

Ford Explorer 2001 Sport 121432 miles
Put a turn signal and break light and nether lights work
Jason from United States 2 years ago  
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Clutch pressure

Ford Explorer 1997 Manual  220000 miles
I keep losing pressure in my clutch i just brought the car. Ive been told by the previous owner that its leaking. Is it a big problem or should i just buy the slave master cylinder and get a mechanic to replace it or what do you think. Thank you
Tezza from Australia 3 years ago  
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Tezza de Australia 2 years ago
A lot of good you are it's been 2 week's now thanks for you're non service
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Heat and air

Ford Explorer 2013  72000 miles
Thermostat does not regulate temp. Either Hot or Cold no in between.
RickyC from United States 3 years ago  
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RickyC de United States 3 years ago
Could it possibly be a fuse? Is there a climate control fuse in the fuse box?
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RickyC de United States 3 years ago
Can't believe someone else hasn't ran into this issue. Still waiting for help
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Internal electrical and windows along with 4 wheel drive died on same

Ford Explorer 2001  30000 miles
I got this car used. It's power windows went out along with the 4 wheel drive lights high aand low blink six times and the dome lights along with vanity mirror lights do not work. This all broke on the same day. No blown fuses. Relay tests SOUND like they are fine. I an not fIne a wiring diagram thAt will show all these systems on the same circuit. What can I do.
Breeze from United States 3 years ago  
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Mandy de United States 2 years ago
The power windows will not work, interior lights are not working & windshield wipers won't work. All fuses & relays have been checked. Any suggestions? Need to fix ASAP...
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Left indicator stays on.

Ford Explorer 1998 4.0 xlt automatic  150000 miles
I replaced battery. Now the left indictor is always on ,even when keys are removed from the ignition. Indicator is not flashing but on all the time. I do not have remote entry. I hav to disconnect the battery to stop it flattening the battery. Now the right indicator is Always flashing too. Please help me!!thanks
dazza from Australia 3 years ago  
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Gear shift indicator

Ford Explorer 2002 4w 187879 miles
When I'm putting My truck into Park, the Gear indicator doesn't, go on/to the (P), but the truck sits steal as though it's in Park, why doesn't the indicator not go to the (P)?, and will this cause a very serious Problem?,or any kind of Problem at all.
Julia from United States 3 years ago  
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