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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...
For a 2016 Ford explorer Ecobost, does the AC fan start before the radiator fan or both starts at the same time when the engine is
Thank you for your question. There are coolant temperature sensors in the fan circuit that control fan cycling. Consequently, when the engine is first started and the coolant is not yet hot, neither fan will run. However, if you turn...
2003 ford explorer no power and the lights don't turn on
Hi Jordan. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If I am understanding you correctly, it appears as if the battery cables themselves might be the source of your problem. If they are exposed, meaning there are any wires outside of the...
99 Ford explorer v6 sohc my truck will not rerestart after it warms up . What could be wrong
During one of these no start incidents, check for fuel and spark. Regardless of the "unusual" nature of the failure you are reporting, if the engine fails to start, the causes are identical to the slate looked at in any...
Will a fuel tank with tank with pump and hoses from a 06 ford explorer with the 4.6 6 cylinder work on a 05 Ford Explorer with 4.6
I checked the part numbers. The fuel pumps for the two applications (2006 w/4.0L versus 2005 w/4.6L) do NOT interchange. The pump characteristics are likely different and thus it is not recommended that you substitute these parts. If you are...
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....
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...
Is it better to replace engine or what is the alternative for bent valves from bronken timing change on an interchangeable engine?
You may be able to locate a used engine for a lot less than replacing the heads and rebuilding the engine you have. It will be a lot less labor to replace engine also. You may save up to $1500....
I busted my headlights on the left side of my 2003 ford explorer. How much will it cost to fix it?
Hi Laquashia. Thanks for contacting us today. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department for review, so they can determine if we're able to provide you with an estimate to replace the headlight on your Ford Explorer...
My truck won't start I put up the spark plugs there's a little bit of water but the water is not mixing with the oil
I would recommend having a physical inspection of your vehicle symptoms performed by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue. Based on the symptoms there are multiple possibilities of this particular issue. Several tests may need...
i have a high pitched squeal from the area behind fan. 2006 explorer. have replaced tensioner and idle pulley, applied dressing to
The problem may be the a/c compressor pulley bearing going bad or is bad. They will lock up sometimes and cause belt squeal. If the noise is always there then remove the accessory belt and start engine to may sure...
Why can't you disable the alarm permanently
A faulty car battery will sometimes cause this problem so have the battery load tested to be sure that is not the issue. With regard to a faulty battery, basically the security system interprets dropping voltage as an attempt to...
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...
Car will not go forward or reverse
It sounds like some mechanical damage may have occurred with your transmission. It is also possible that your shift linkage maybe damage preventing the vehicle from going into gear. I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified transmission...
It all depends on what needs reprogrammed. Most dealers will have to do most programming procedures and will charge about 1.5 hours and should be expected to cost anywhere in the $175 to $250 range depending on dealer labor rate...
O/D OFF Blinking
If trouble codes have already set, and been stored in the vehicle computer, those trouble codes should be resolved and all required repairs made. That alone may resolve the performance issue that you are writing in about, or at least...
Crossed battery terminals now 02 Ford Explorer won't start
Hi Bryan. Thanks for contacting us today. This might be due to a damaged electrical relay or perhaps the battery cables themselves were damaged during the cross-connection. It is also possible that the ECU may have been damaged or other...
I have a 2002 Ford Explorer 4L auto and my shifter lever will not shift into gear but it will shift it out of gear
There is probably a fault, or some sort of misalignment, in the external linkages although there is a possibility that the manual valve within the transmission, connected to the manual lever (that you describe operating by hand) somehow is getting...
No first gear
Your vehicle uses the Ford 5r55e transmission. If you want to test solenoids, the solenoid apply chart for the 5r55e is on page 5 of the Sonnax 5r55e Zip Kit Guide or see the Service Manual. The Sonnax guide will...
I have 2003 Ford explorer and I was driving and the car cut off and wouldn't start back up it's not the battery I got the car tow
Often, if a car stalls suddenly and won't re-start, the fuel pump has failed or an essential engine sensor, such as a cam or crankshaft position sensor, has failed. Other possibilities are sudden breakage of the timing belt or chain...

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