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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...

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I have an 97 Ford Explorer and recently fix my water pump, radiator upper and lower hoses but my coolant reservoir tank is empty
Check the coolant levels when cold and fill to the cold line on reservoir and then start and warm engine to see if the coolant is full to the warm level. You may have just not filled the coolant all...
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Coolant is leaking from the bottom of my car
Hi there. Thanks for the picture. Unfortunately, it doesn't give us enough data to tell you what line is damaged, where it connects or which coolant lines you'll have to replace. Your best bet if you wish to complete this...
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My 2010 Ford Explorer power trans light came on
The power train warning light generally will come on when the computer has detected a fault within the transmission control system. When this happens, the transmission control system puts the vehicle into a "limp mode" which helps to prevent further...
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Where is the fuel pressure regulator located at on a 2009 Ford explorer and what does it look like
Hi there. On the Ford V6-4.0 liter engine, it's commonly referred to as the fuel rail pressure sensor. You might want to watch this video to learn where it's located and how to replace it.
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i am going out of town for two weeks what should i do about my car battery
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your vehicle should be fine for 2 weeks. If you think there is going to be an issue, you can disconnect the battery cables so the vehicle cannot drain it. This may reset some...
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Power window on driver side goes down when car placed in reverse or drive without touching power window buttons.
Hi there. The only thing that would cause this is an electrical short, caused perhaps by an exposed wire in the power window module, which is located in the center console of your Ford Explorer. The best advice we could...
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My Question is I have s 2004 Ford e xplore and going into 3rd gear it bangs also my O/D light is flashing maybe repl VSS sensor
Unfortunately, this model is plagued by transmission failures. If you input your model year at the NHTSA website, you will see nearly 500 complaints on just the power train (transmission) alone which is a very large number in my experience....
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Picking right master cylinder
If you are having a problem bleeding the brakes then you may need to use a pressure or vacuum bleeder and a scanner to put the ABS in bleed function. If continue to have a problem with low pedal then...
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Lost alarm remote for my 2007 Ford explorer how can I start my car
Hi there. Typically this will require one of two things. Either contact your local Ford Dealership to have them program a new key for you. This will require your registration and VIN number a long with other identification to complete....
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The transmission is rough starting out but drive smoothly at highway speeds...
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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Spongy break new rear calipers and rotors should I rebleed before I look at replacing master cylinder
Hi there. It is always a good idea to bleed brakes a few times before making the step to replace the master cylinder. Since you replaced the calipers and removed the brake lines, it's quite possible that air bubbles entered...
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Hello! I've got a 2000 Ford Explorer V8 (Eddie Bauer). For some time the battery voltage meter dips way low when anything is used
Hi there. Usually the symptoms you are describing is caused by some sort of parasitic drain; where an electrically powered component is continually drawing power when it shouldn't. This is typically a very difficult issue to trace down, so it...
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Disconnecting transmission from radiator on ford explorer
Hi there. Anytime you remove hydraulic lines, it's recommended to use a line wrench, as they can be brittle and prone to breaking if a normal wrench is used.
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My 93 Ford Explorer shuts down when it's put in drive
Hi there. A transmission will typically only be low on fluid if there is a leak present. Low transmission fluid levels however, can be caused by internal seal issues, which can also cause shifting issues. It might be best to...
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i have a 98 explorer sport sport 4.0 manual 5 speed after i get it out and the top off what do i need to do and look for to fix it
When you get the top cover of transmission off you should first check to see if the shift forks will move freely and shifter can move into each gear position freely. Then look inside transmission and see if you see...
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Key turns without resistance and no crank 96 ford explorer 2wd
Hi there. In most cases, this problem is caused by the ignition cylinder being damaged or the ignition relay being faulty. If you can push the key forward all the way and nothing happens, not even a click, then it...
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My 2003 ford explorer is jerking while driving
Hi There, A jerking reaction is generally caused by a couple of potential things such as a vacuum leak, a failing fuel pump or most commonly a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors...
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2002 explorer p0201 code and intermittent rough running
Hi there. In general, the diagnostic trouble code P0201 tells us the ECM has detected a malfunction with the cylinder 1 injector circuit. This code indicates out-of-range performance was detected in the operation of cylinder 1 injector circuit.Once a malfunction...
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I have taken everything off I got the bolt off of my crankshaft, but it seems like it's stuck. I had the 3 prong jaw clamp it didn
When removing the harmonic balancer you have to use the proper remover or you will not get it off. If you used a three jaw puller first then you may have damaged the part. You will need to use the...

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