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The Top 10 Most Problematic Cars
All cars have issues, from grinding brakes to gasket leaks. The Ford Explorer's and Honda Civic's bad transmissions rank them as the most problematic.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Explorer
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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Heater core
You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that generates the...
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I have a popping noise on my left side front tire every time I step on it it makes a lot of poping noises would that be my CV joi
Yes, a failed outer CV joint is a good possibility but should be confirmed. You can look and see if the rubber boot is torn on the outer joint. If it is, that would be a further clue. Other possibilities...
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My 01 ford explorer xlt 4wd serv. light is on & reads codes p0174, p0442, & p0171 and has rough start. Help please!
The leak or malfunction giving rise to the smoke should be investigated and resolved first for safety reasons and also because smoke indicates an obvious malfunction. The trouble codes P0174 and P0171 mean that the engine is running with too...
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My 07 explorer 4.0L hesitates and hums when I'm on the gas pedal, but I can accelerate smoothly and quietly using cruise control.
The noise and loss of power may or may not be related. The vibration might be related to the poor operation but other causes such as faults in motor mounts can cause vibration not to mention a faulty harmonic balancer....
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I took out my aftermarket anti theft system how can I reprogram it to be able to start my 2003 ford Explorer
If the check engine light is on, the diagnostic starts there, that is the Trouble Codes have to be downloaded and interpreted, especially in your circumstance as it is not clear from your inquiry that the no start is related...
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What could be the likely problem of an "check advtrac" light staying on in my 05 Ford explorer ( 4wd )
Advancetrac is your vehicle's traction control system. Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled...
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I have a ford Explorer 2002 it does not go when I put it drive now it will not go at all.
Unless there is an engine management fault (total loss of power), your issue has to do with the transmission. Check to be sure there is adequate transmission fluid as a low level can cause malfunctions. The possible causes of failure...
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Can my CV axle cause bearing to keep messing up on my Ford explorer xlt 2003
The bearings are typically damaged in one of two ways: 1) the bearing is pressed in using the wrong collar and thus the ball bearings are "brinelled" into the bearing races and/or 2) the technician fails to use a calibrated...
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My car is showing CHECK RSC NOW and making a beeping sound when it’s on the panel. The ABS light and stability control light are b
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. The RSC is referred to as the transmission range selector control and works in conjunction with the ABS system and traction control. In most cases, when this warning light is illuminated, a warning...
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How mant O2 sensors does a 2013 Ford Explorer have with a 3.5L V6
Hi Traveler. Thanks for contacting us today. On a Ford 3.0 V6, there are a total of (4) O2 sensors, two on each side of the engine. There are upstream and downstream sensors, two of them on the exhaust manifold...
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I am 3 hours out of town, can I drive my car home to my mechanic?
Yes, you should not have any problem driving home. The RSC light indicates that there may be an issue with the "roll stability control" which is related to the traction control system in your vehicle. The traction control system monitors...
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Hazard lights won't turn off on 2012 Ford explorer.
Hi Taylor. Thanks for contacting us today. In the owner manual of your Ford Explorer, there should be a fuse and electrical relay diagram, that indicates which fuse or relay powers the hazard lights. The only way to disconnect them...
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Back rear tire wobbling like it was going to come off then locked up
Hi Mary. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on what you've described, it's possible that you have a damaged rear wheel bearing or faulty rear wheel hub. This is something that needs to be resolved and repaired before driving the...
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how I know which tire pressure sensor fail on my car
The only way to tell which sensor is bad is to have a tire store or mechanic like one from YourMechanic test each sensor with special tool to see what sensor is not working.
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Hesitating reversing and over 50 trans light comes on in drive
If you have a transmission fluid dipstick, check the fluid level. If there is no dipstick, view the bottom of the transmission case and output shafts and see if there are any obvious big leaks. Inadequate fluid is one cause...
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My car won't start even with a new battery
It is possible that maybe the connections on the battery terminal ends are not tight enough or secured properly. I would recommend getting a wrench or socket to try and tighten up the battery terminal ends to ensure a good...
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I have a 2002 ford explorer when I pour water in it it all pours out from up under could thIs be my freezeplug
It is very possible that your coolant reservoir could have a crack or a hole in the bottom of it. This can happen as they age. I would recommend removing the reservoir if possible to determine if there is any...
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Thermostat gasket is leaking from last repair. Is there a warranty/ "good faith" policy considering it has been only 90 days
If you suspect that the repairs did not fix the leak then you will need to contact customer service and set up another appointment to have the leak checked and if it was caused by last repair they will take...
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I hear metallic noises from front wheels while driving as well as a grinding when driving.
You should have the front suspension and brakes checked to see if the suspension has worn bushings and the inner brake pads are worn out grinding metal to metal indicating the caliper slides are seized. Or you may have worn...
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Will I fail VA State Inspection for broken tachometer? Speedometer works fine.
A tachometer is not equipped in all cars and should not be a failure item.

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