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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Explorer
Over Over 20 years ago, Ford changed everything for the American car-buying market when they introduced the first generation of the Explorer. Today, the 2012 Ford Explorer continues the evolution of modern large SUVs with a number of updates, including...

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2004 Ford Explorer stuck in 4x4 high
Faults in the tires and wheel bearing are not related to the failure to shift out of high. Wheel bearing service can be scheduled at YourMechanic's wheel bearing repair service page. Some reported fixes for failure to switch between high...
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Engine light came on Ford my Ford explorer the coded are c1440 p0732 p0735 p0775 and p1000 what are those and what do they mean?
Hi Bryant. Thanks for contacting us today. On our website, we have a rather large amount of articles on OBD-II trouble codes. If you click the blue links on the specific codes, you can read about them. P0732, P-0735, P-0775....
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The ABS light came on in my car yesterday and I cannot accelerate. My car kind of just rolls forward, and the 4WD turned on.
Your vehicle has entered "limp mode", likely due to a throttle system or other engine control malfunction, possibly including the ABS system, too. The ABS light is on so you can check for stored OBD-II trouble codes that might provide...
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missing out between 20-45 mph
If the plugs and coils are in good shape, that leaves fuel system or vacuum leaks. It is probably too early in your car's life to expect internal malfunctions. Look under the hood for any hoses or rubber boots that...
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My 02 Ford explorer will crank but not start. It has gas in but I'm not sure what's wrong with it
Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. If the warning light is on, to temporarily override the...
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Window stopped working
Hi. The power window system is pretty simple. Pressing the up button applies power to the DC power window motor. The motor then lifts the window via the regulator, which is a scissor-type lifting device. Pressing the button down reverses...
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Window not going up
Hi there. When a window motor begins to grind it is shaving off the gear that actuates the window up and down. What caused the window to put extra strain on the motor could be that the window is off...
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Where are the front cupholders?
The front cupholders are located on the center console, in between the two front seats.
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Wheel bearing
The front wheel bearings on this vehicle are contained within a unitized hub/wheel bearing assembly that also integrates ABS functionality. Consequently, if wheel bearings go bad, the whole hub assembly must be replaced. To have the replacement performed on a...
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What kind of oil should I use?
If you have the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, you should use SAE 5W-30 or equivalent oil. If you have the 3.5-liter V6 engine, you should use SAE 5W-20 or equivalent oil.
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What kind of fuel should I use?
You should use “regular” unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 87.
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What does the low tire pressure Warning Light mean?
The low tire pressure Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when one of your tires is not inflated to the proper air pressure. Driving with an underinflated tire can be very dangerous, so stop as...
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What does the anti-lock brake system (ABS) Warning Light mean?
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when your ABS is not functioning properly, and has been shut down. When this happens, your normal brake system will still function properly, but...
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What does the AdvanceTrac Warning Light mean?
The AdvanceTrac Warning Light is located on your instrument panel. This light will illuminate when your AdvanceTrac traction control system is currently in use, or when the system is malfunctioning. If the light stays on during normal weather conditions (when...
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What does the AdvanceTrac off Warning Light mean?
The AdvanceTrac off Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when you have manually turned off the AdvanceTrac traction control system. When you turn the system back on, the light will disappear. Tip The AdvanceTrac off...
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Turning off while driving
Hello. This is a common problem on your vehicle. If the engine turns right off then it can be a crank position sensor or is may be a failure in the inertia shut off switch. If the engine is turning...
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Turn signals not flashing.
This is a common issue with many Ford vehicles. The faulty part would be your multifunction switch or turn signal switch. There is a mechanism that causes the switch to lock in place during a turn inside the switch that...
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Transmission not engaging
Hello, if you have an automatic, it sounds like some linkage might have become disconnected. If you have a manual transmission it sound like it jumped out of gear and you can't get it back into gear. If you can't...
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Transmission is slipping
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. The trouble code you have listed appears to be for an issue with the vehicle's fuel pressure sensor or circuit. It may...
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transmission
Hi, thanks for writing in. The transmission in these vehicles have a problem where the bore to the servo that controls gear changes gets worn and binds the valve shaft. The transmission will need to be overhauled, the bore for...

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