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My passenger door won't open from inside or the outside on my 1997 Ford Explorer
Hi there. This commonly happens when the door latch assembly breaks. I have seen this often and it takes quite a bit of work to get it open. The door panel needs to be completely removed. in a lot of...
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How to adjust the autolamp delay duration on a 2003 Ford Explorer (not equipped with the setup button)
Hello. The auto lamp delay is changed by the button on the rear view mirror. This button allows you to change the delay function. If you do not have the button on your vehicle then it cannot be changed manually....
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When I start it up there is a screeching noise
Most commonly, something in the belt drive system will cause this screeching sound. The belt itself may be old. With age, the rubber gets dry, hard, and can form a bit of glazing on the belt surface. That glazing can...
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Car is running rough 2007 Ford Explorer
Hello - first task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. This will show "occasional errors" like the cylinder misfire you mention. A dirty idle air control valve, or throttle body, can...
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Why would a vehicle go into reverse but not drive
The fluid level could be too low. New fluid replenishes the detergents and that could cause lots of stuff to become entrained and do two things: the contaminants newly circulating in the fluid travel to the filter and plug it...
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Its overheating and its making a noise behind the dashboard
If your heater is not working as well as it should or not at all, the overheating issue is most likely caused by a clogged or broken heater core. The issue could be due to a heater core itself that...
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Where is my turn signal relay and hazzard fuse and or relay located on 2001 2wd ford explorer sport trac
Hi there. The hazard relay is located in the dash behind the radio. You will have to pull out the radio or reach up under the dash to locate the relay. The location for the turn signal relay would be...
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Radiator fluid leak behind engine
The leak is coming from the oil cooler. The cooling system should be pressure tested to see if the hose connection or the tube needs replaced. The tube goes from the oil cooler to the intake connection in back of...
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My car is trying to stall when shifting gears.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor as your vehicle seems to respond adversely to varying loads being placed on the motor which is what the MAP sensor is designed to do. The Manifold Absolute...
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My 96 explorer starts then dies after a short while why
The starter does not have anything with the way the engine runs. The engine would need to be checked to see if it is loosing fuel pressure or ignition spark. You may have an ignition switch that is losing power...
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Why don't my starter come out after I took both screws off with the wire and both bolts top and bottom
The reason the starter will not come out after you removed the two bolts is because you have three bolts that hold the starter in. There are two on the top close together and one near bottom.
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Ford Explorer sport not shifting/running right.
Hi there. Thanks for writing into YourMechanic.com about your Ford Explorer. It's possible that you have a transmission speed sensor or other sensor that is sending inaccurate information to the ECU, or you have a mechanical issue inside the transmission....
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Starts but wont move or rev up after replacing battery 2005 Ford Explorer
Hi there - your symptoms suggest a problem with the throttle position sensor. Check for problem codes - whether the Check Engine light is on or not - I would expect some indication of a problem here. Changing the battery...
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Hi, I have a problem with the hazard button, it does not turn on at all.
The circuit that that powers the emergency flashers (hazard lights) includes the switch, flasher unit, fuse, wiring, grounds, bulbs, bulb sockets, and sometimes a relay. Before the switch is condemned, the circuit is tested to see if power is even...
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Rough idle when it is hot. When I start it when it is cold, I have no issues.
Hi Ghary, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil that is beginning to fail. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures...
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My 2003 ford explorer wont start up just get click click click click click click click click
If the battery is weak and the voltage is dropping to below 9 volts you will get the clicking without the starter turning the motor. Have the battery voltage checked and if battery cannot hold a load then replace it...
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Timing chain
If the timing chain broke in the front or rear of engine then it could bind the crankshaft from turning. If engine will not turn with starter in the normal direction then you may be able to use a socket...
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Car won't start after returning from winter break.
I would first recommend having the vehicle jump started or the battery recharged. Once it is running you may need to run it for an hour to fully recharge the battery back up if it will take charge. If after...
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Light brown sludge in radiator and no coolant
The radiator having no coolant and oil in the coolant with the smoking out the exhaust is an indication you may have blown a head gasket or possibly the heater core broke and lost coolant then overheated the engine. Check...
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Car wont remain running when you take your foot off the gas.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve or potentially a bad throttle position sensor. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with...

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