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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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i think my gear shift is broken because it is very loose. and car won't start
It's possible the linkage, or cable, is faulty which could explain the no start because if the linkage is not in the proper position the neutral start safety switch might not work. To determine the exact problem, please request a...
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I got a 1994 Ford explorer can I convert a obd1 to a obd1 code scanner on my eec
Hi there. We're not quite clear as to what you're asking us. If you are talking about changing the ECU port on your car to match your current digital scanner, the short answer is no; that's not a good idea....
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how much does it cost to get a timing belt replaced for a 2007 ford explorer v6-4
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. You can get the exact written quote that you desire, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s timing chain replacement service page. Once on that...
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2006 ford explorer 4.0 overheated!
Hi There, Steam coming from the exhaust may or may not be a sign of a blown head gasket depending on how severe it is. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that...
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What is the name of the clip that holds the slave cylinder line into the slave cylinder 1994 Ford Explorer
Hi there. The clip comes as part of the slave cylinder. The clip is called a quick release line clip. This is a plastic retainer that puts pressure on the line to hold it in place. Typically you cannot purchase...
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My car ran out of gas and now it will start but dies 1999 Ford Explorer
Hello. If this all started right after running out of gas then that usually means that your fuel pump is bad. Running a vehicle out of fuel will overheat the pump and cause an old or weak pump to fail....
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Broken lever to let my backseats down
Hello, thank you for writing in. The plastic lever that you have access to is simply a handle for the mechanism inside that releases the seat. You have to manually release that mechanism with another tool, depending on what you...
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After putting gas in my 2006 Ford Explorer, my car started sputtering and my Emissions light came on. Help!
Hello, thank you for writing in. Several things may be effecting your fuel system. While all gasoline has certain regulations to uphold to, not all gas is created equal, and the classic "bad gas" situation does happen. Secondly if the...
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Lean fuel condition and transmission problems
Hi There, There is a good chance that if the fuel cap was left off in a heavy rain that there is a fair amount of condensation or water in your fuel tank, which will definitely cause problems with starting...
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Brakes grinding
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a brake caliper that is sticking. When this happens, this means that one of the brake calipers is doing it's job at normal or full capacity in terms of stopping power and...
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hi i replace my door lock actuator now the lock works with the remote but the door ajar light is still on .whats the problem
The door ajar light may be stuck on due to a fault with the switch contacts at one or more of the doors. Each door switch should be tested to isolate the problem. If the switches are in the expected...
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Drove fine, then no acceleration and now no idle. Would start but would die if given gas 1991 Ford Explorer
Hello - I would check for a bad fuel pump relay . (If the fuel pump fuse was blown, it wouldn't run at all) A fuel pump relay with burned contacts would pass a small amount of current, but probably...
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My Ford Explorer SERVICE RSC NOW light is on,what should I do?
RSC stands for Roll Stability Control. It is a form of stability control. The RSC works in conjunction with the anti-lock brake system to help regain control of the vehicle if it goes into a spin or slide. The system...
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A whoooo noise on the rear driver side underneath 03 for explorer.
Humming noises underneath a vehicle could be a metal to metal contact of two objects rubbing fast. This could be a heat shield, an exhaust pipe rubbing on the frame, or a tire that is rubbing the fender. Go under...
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Vehicle won't go into gear when running, when turned off, vehicle will go into gear but won't start. 1998 Ford Explorer
Hello - your clutch hydraulics are the problem here. Check the clutch hydraulics fluid level - and it may share the same reservoir as the brake master cylinder (both use brake fluid as the hydraulic medium). If fluid needs to...
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Shifting problem?
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...
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How much does it cost to repair my antifreeze leak
Anytime you see a coolant leak under the vehicle you know you have a leak but the location is not known. You will need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see where the leak is coming from. It...
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05 ford explorer 4.0L 6 cyl will go into gear but even if i floor the gas the suv will not move at all transmission was rebuild 8
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will exhibit these symptoms when the transmission fluid is low. You will want to start there. If the fluid is full, then you will want to turn your attention to the torque...
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04 explorer 4.0 soho po171
Hi there. The most common cause for the P0171 code is a vacuum leak. I would double check all vacuum line connections to eliminate this as the primary source of your issue. It is also possible that the intake manifold...
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Why would my 4x4 high and low light flash three times when start up and driving in my 2002 Ford Explorer
Hello. Most of the time when this is occurring it is due to an electrical issue with the 4X4 system. I usually remove all of the connections at the transfer case and clean them and add dielectric grease. That may...

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