Ford Explorer problems and issues


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Transmission won't go into any gear

Ford Explorer 2002 v6 4.0 201506 miles
My explorer was doing fine and all of the sudden I went to leave the store and it won't go into any gear at all park works fine no OD light flashing and no check engine light on so no codes what can it be
Muddboges from United States 3 months ago  
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Door keypad and keyless entry fobs and alarm stopped working

Ford Explorer 1997 4.0 v6 173000 miles
My 97 explorer has keyless entry and factory alarm and it just stopped working ive checked fuses they are not blown and im lost as to why it stopped working all of a sudden
KevK from United States 4 months ago  
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The door keypad and keyfobs stopped working

Ford Explorer 1997 4.0 v6 173 miles
The keyless entry and alarm stopped working on my 97 explorer and i am trying to find out why
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KevK from United States 4 months ago  
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Signal light

Ford Explorer 2012  80000 miles
Right front signal won't work
Vic. from Canada 4 months ago  
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Wont start flashing blinking light I have power Anti-Theft

Ford Explorer 2004  140008 miles
So I have power to the car. Lights turn on checked fuses Check the starter. All good. Anti-theft, I don't know. Light is blinking rapidly when I try to start it. Please help.
Robert from United States 5 months ago  
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Power failure

Ford Explorer 1998 Explorer 4x4 4.0 170000 miles
Bought the explorer a week ago. Had to jump start it to move it. Only blinkers and hazards were not working. Got it home and pulled battery to charge, checked fuses, then next day installed battery that was in it. When truck was fired up and running. Found that the power windows, interior overhead lights(dome), stopped working, the 4x4 hi/low range indicator light on dash is blinking+switch on dash will not do anything either, went today for another test drive and when I got back ,shut off engine, battery was dead,no start. Different battery in truck running- volt meter read 13.5. Is there a control module for these items. And do i replace alt due to low output.
Larry from United States 5 months ago  
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Alarm system

Ford Explorer 2001 Ford explorer 178000 miles
I'd like to know if my alarm system can be adjusted for more sensitivity
Arco from United States 6 months ago  
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The gas gauge and signal lights won't work

Ford Explorer 2005 4.0 178432 miles
The turn signals will come on but not blink and the fuel Guage won't work
Vicster from United States 7 months ago  
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Ford explorer 05 V.8 4.6

Ford Explorer 2005 4x4 7str 20000 miles
Purchased my ford in July a week later oil light comes on ,gave it oil a week after that it seized...
4.6 dry from New Zealand 8 months ago  
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Can not find location of fuse for the heater

Ford Explorer 2002 LXT 250000250000 miles
Can not find the location of fuse for the heater in owners manual
Bigal from Canada 8 months ago  
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2002 ford explorer Overheating

Ford Explorer 2002 Suv 218000 miles
Overheating at idle, temp goes back down when moving. Also heater quit working and airbag light came on
Rhonda from United States 9 months ago  
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Replaced starter brand new battery still won't start

Ford Explorer 1997 4.0 100000 miles
New starter solenoid brand new battery still won't start
D.Petty from United States 9 months ago  
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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 year 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 year 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 a year 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 2 years ago  
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nedagami@hotmail.com de OTRO PAÍS a year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 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 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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Tomás de United States 10 months ago
Hola tengo una Ford Explorer 2002. Necesito sustituir el volante completo daño el rodamiento de arriba y los cambios de luces
Gracias
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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  
AL
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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago  
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slm7 de United States 9 days ago
Shift cable or linkage might be out of adjustment neutral safety switch may be affected... Or shift indicator on dash maybe one position off... Being that you can start it in neutral but it jumps into reverse does indicate adjustment issue between your shifter and transmission
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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 3 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 3 years ago  
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