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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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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...
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We have a 2003 ford explorer four door 4 wheel drive, the other day her son was backing up and said it felt like he hit something,
If the vehicle rolls in Park, and that problem is not caused by a cable adjustment or linkage failure, that likely means there is a broken mechanical component in the transmission. Often a parking pawl type arrangement is used and...
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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....
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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...
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How much does it cost roughly to have a new transmission pit in on a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT with 131,500 miles on it?
The cost of an off-the-shelf re-built transmission for this vehicle is in the range of $2,000 to $3,000 or more if you buy a Ford certified unit from the new car dealer. Rebuilding the transmission might be somewhat less costly....
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Our car is overheating but WHYYYY
You will need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see if the radiator or somewhere on engine is leaking. You may have an intake thermostat housing leak or water pump leaking. You should not drive it if temperature...
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Antifreeze reservoir overflowing
You can remove some of the excess coolant from the reservoir, however, if the vehicle is overheating and you continue to drive it that will cause engine damage. If a leaking head gasket is allowing exhaust to be blown into...
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I removed my check engine light and now the car won’t go why did this happen
Hi Francesco. Thanks for contacting us today. As you probably know, when a check engine light illuminates, it's due to an OBD-II trouble code being created and is stored in the ECU. If the code is cleared and the issue...
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What else do i need to check or what could cause my SUV to do this. TPS replaced 2 yr ago p0171 p0174 were detected 4 months ago
Inasmuch as lean codes were set earlier (P0171, P0174) you may have clogged injectors. Fuel trim should be looked at with a real time scanner. If fuel trim is high positive, that would be an indirect indication of clogged injectors....
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Q: Car overheating in idle
It is possible that the leaking part is your water pump. Water pumps tend to leak when they fail as an indication that they are bad. I would recommend having your water pump inspected by a qualified professional to determine...
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Q: Car overheating
If you have to add antifreeze regularly, there is a leak in the cooling system. Leaks can be external (for example, into the engine compartment), internal (into cylinders, for example), or both. Leaks can be a cause of overheating (tool...
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replaced battery and alternator, car at a red light bucked, all the dash lights came on and it died.
Check for stored OBD-II trouble codes. Your issue is not likely to be related to the alternator/charging circuit. If engine speed went up uncommanded, that points more toward a malfunctioning engine sensor or engine controls. As far as the PCM...
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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...
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Reprogram
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...
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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...
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My 2007 Ford Explorer just started acting up. When I first take off driving it does fine but when it goes to shift into gear, the
It sounds like you are referring to delayed shifting. That can be caused by an inadequate amount of transmission fluid, solenoid faults, faults in internal transmission hydraulic pressure control, engine control faults (e.g., throttle position sensor), and many other types...
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making a grinding noise when I drive the sound seems to be coming from the rear. Noticibe all the time but more when I am turning
You will need to have the rear brakes checked first to see if brakes are worn down to metal. If brakes are okay then you will have a problem in the rear axle bearings and a mechanic can isolate the...
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I have 2012 explorer and orange wrench light comes on and says service Advance Track. I shut off car and restart and it works fin
If the AdvanceTrac warning light is on constantly, that means that service is needed on your vehicle's AdvanceTrac system. AdvanceTrac is an electronic stability control or "traction control" system and while the warning is displayed that safety feature may be...
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2006 Ford Explorer w/over 200k miles on it. Worth fixing??
If you have oil all over the engine bay, it's possible that there's just a valve cover gasket leak which is a fairly common repair done on many vehicles as they get older. As far as the tires it's possible...
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2004 Ford Explorer stuck in 4x4 high
Faults in the tires and wheel bearing are not related to the failure to shift out of high. Wheel bearing service can be scheduled at YourMechanic's wheel bearing repair service page. Some reported fixes for failure to switch between high...

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