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I have a 98 ford explorer, when I turn the key in the ignition it turns on but when I put it in drive it jerks & shuts off. Help!!
Hi Rebecca. Thanks for contacting us today in regards to your Ford Explorer. Usually, the type of symptoms you are describing can be caused by a variety of mechanical system issues - ranging from an obstruction of transmission fluid inside...
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Ratteling passanger door
A rattle inside the door would require the door panel to be removed to see if there is something loose or there is another issue like broken glass from a broke window from the past. Once the door panel is...
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Explorer Serpentine Belt
A possible scenario is a pulley seized and then the pulley bearing broke, thus liberating the ball bearings onto the ground. Anytime a rotating "element" such as a pulley seizes, the belt will be overloaded, as the belt is pulled...
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Have 91 ford explorer hearing clinking rattle when in gear have looked at flywheel with camera no cracks all bolts tight any idea
Hi Robert. Thanks for contacting us today. If the flywheel is solidly attached, with no cracks and bolts are all torqued correctly, then the noise is likely coming from the transmission, input or output shaft or possibly even the axles....
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2013 explorer sunroof won't close. The fuse is ok, no motor noise
You may have a defective sunroof motor or the track is binding but you should have the body computer scanned to see if the sunroof motor is being activated when switch is pushed. You may have a defective switch. ...
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Loud clunking on front passenger wheel. removed wheel and found metal chunks between brake rotor and plate. what is this?
It sounds like you may possibly have a brake pad that may have come apart resulting in the metal chunks being dispersed in between the [brake rotor(https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-rotor-disc-replacement) and the backing plate. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come...
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If the wheel bearing is bad on an '06 Explorer, does the entire wheel hub assembly need to be replaced or just the bearing?
In your particular model vehicle, the wheel bearing comes pressed into the hub assembly. It may be possible to have the old wheel bearing pressed out and have a new bearing pressed into the hub assembly, however the machine work...
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05 ford explorer xlt drivers side fog light what size bolts do I use to replace it
They used two different sizes and they will be 8 mm or 10 mm. The most common is 8 mm.
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I have a 98 ford explorer. It will not move in any gear other than reverse.
Hi Heather. Usually, a problem like this is caused by extremely low transmission fluid or an internal transmission seal leak. It's also possible that you have debris stuck inside the inner hydraulic lines. It might be best to have a...
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I have a vehicle where the battery is brand new, I had it tested, whereas the battery is putting out 11.9 volts. But when I go to
You are likely having issues with your charging system. Considering you have a new battery, your alternator may be to blame. Keep in mind, that the symptoms you are having are more commonly seen with battery failure. For this reason,...
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can i drive it will the leak, cause it is smoking as well. can it catch on fire
Hi Arlene. Thank you for contacting us in regards to the oil leak issue on your Explorer. Although we'd like to be able to give you a straight yes or no answer here, the truth is that without knowing the...
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My 09 explorer wouldn't accelerate going uphill, on idle it wouldn't go over 3000 rpm.
What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged or damaged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
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Coolant is leaking behind the motor against firewall, on the passenger side, but only when the engine gets hot, Ford explorer 2002
Hi Logan. Thanks for contacting us today. The leak is likely coming from either a coolant line or more likely, the heater core. To ensure you have the right repairs completed, you should have a professional mechanic complete an onsite...
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Front suspension
Unfortunately this issue occurs many times when replacing struts. The best way to do this is to either push down on the steering knuckle and lower control arm or get the strut to go up somehow. The easiest way is...
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My 2007 ford explorer will start but cuts off 5 seconds after turning the key
You will need to look on your dash for the theft light coming on and staying on to see if it is the cause of the problem. Try a different key if you have one to see if this works.If...
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CAR completely dead, lights on but are dim, lost power steering, and power windows, ABS LIGHT AND BATTERY LIGHT ARE ON,
There are several possibilities, all involving the vehicle electrical system. I would suggest first measuring charging system output. If charging system output is normal, and the battery is new and fully charged, and yet the lights are dim and the...
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Just changed fuel pump on 96 Ford explorer,,, all is good except now temperature goes high and drops back ,what is it ?
Hi Russell. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually rapid increase then decrease in engine temperature is not a side-effect of a fuel pump replacement, so it's likely that this is non-related. It is possible that a thermostat is stuck or...
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Fuel Fill Inlet issue.
Hi Gary. Thanks for contacting us today. You are correct that this fuel inlet issue is a problem that is common with these Explorers. I've forwarded your request to our sales and service department, who should be contacting you directly...
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I have a Ford Explorer I believe it's a 98 and it's been on and off running sometimes it won't start and I'll jiggle the shifter a
Hi Sydney. Thanks for contacting us today. This issue could be as simple as a loose ignition wire or a rather complex electrical issue. To determine what needs to be fixed, it's probably best to have one of our professional...
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Shaking at high speed
Shaking or vibrating at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end, failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are not...

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