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Dave

Norfolk, VA

#21 Sep 28, 2006
Does anybody know what to do if a heated seat in an 03 Explore won't turn off. Damn my ass is warm!
Jim

Preston, OK

#22 Oct 2, 2006
Alwx wrote:
0n a recent vacation someone must have tried to break into my 98 explorer, they didnt succeed but the locking mechanism is damaged. the key turns in the lock freely, when I use the remote, keyless entry, or the internal unlock button it attempts to unlock, moving up maybe an eighth of an inch, but fails. opening the door from the inside takes work, I'm sometimes afraid the handle might break. is there anything I can do to fix this or should I take it into the dealer? I cant figure out how to remove the inner door panel to see it, I dont want to just yank it off and damage anything. I'd appreciate any help I can get
Replace the outside door handle. Get color coded from your dealer, or a black one from auto parts store. It is tough to see what you are doing so get a mirror and also a drawing of the assembly from your dealer.
Jim

Preston, OK

#23 Oct 2, 2006
You need to replace the outside handle. You can get a color matched one from Ford at thirty some dollars, or a black one from a parts store for about $16.00. It is tough to see what you are doing so a mirror will help, also get a drawing of the assembly from your dealer. He should print one out for you.
Jim

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Oct 7, 2006
I have a 2002 (wife's actually) a beautiful truck in many ways and seems to be safe... HOWEVER, the transmission did fail at 76k miles and I learned that this is common problem due to a bad design ($3000). Also the springs broke ($600) and the brakes failed badly without warning ($1000). Finally, a wheel bearing blew out ($500), again I discover it is not uncommon on this year. So it has been very expensive. I would not have bought this particular year if I had known about the tranny problem. I liked my 97 better. It was a different annimal, maybe more trucky but also more reliable.
Ashton Johnston

Fort Mcmurray, Canada

#25 Dec 1, 2006
I have a 97 Exploder that has been nothin but trouble, it has 174 000 km on it, i have replaced control arms, ball joints, brakes numerous times, main seal 3 times and i now have to replace the slave cylinder in the standard transmission for the 3rd time, all this in less than 3 years, i dont drive it hard, never offroad with it, mostly highway kms, also the 4Low doesnt work, and 3 different ford dealerships sollution to the problem to is start installing new parts untill it works, this will definately be the last FixOrRepairDaily I will ever buy.
Ricardo Alarcon

Stuart, FL

#26 Dec 26, 2006
The Explorer, like most Fords, is a 100,000 mile vehicle. The engine will usually last although V-6s go through head gaskets after 60 or 70,000 miles. The best transmission is the 5-speed standard. It's built to last. So is the clutch. Automatics are built to fail. The rest of the vehicle: bushings, grommets, seals, etc. don't last much beyond 100K so check EVERYTHING before you spend money on one. Don't buy 4-WD unless you absolutely need to go off-road.
Andrew S

Secaucus, NJ

#27 Dec 31, 2006
Mark wrote:
My 97 Ford Explorer has a drivetrain noise when I decelerate. It sounds like there is something engaging and speeding up. I tap the accelerator and it stops for a few seconds, then does it again until I get below 15 MPH or so. It only does this -45MPH
My truck is doing this too. What was the resolve for this problem?
Scott

Edwardsville, IL

#28 Jan 5, 2007
I have a 2000 explorer the check engine light has been on for a long time and i havent had any problems so i never fixed it. now i have to pass emissions and the code is p 1309 its a misfire code so i have gone through the trouble shooting tips i got off alldata and i replaces the camshaft sensor still hasnt solved the problem any ford mechanics have some ideas for me to look into i owuld greatly appreciate it.
Ted

AOL

#29 Jan 8, 2007
I have a 01 explorer sport with 145,928 miles on it it runs very good only problem i haveis i keep getting the check engine light reset it keeps coming back on saying gas cap leak i got new gas cap still same problem what could it be?
jon law

Fredericksburg, VA

#30 Jan 9, 2007
Scott wrote:
I have a 2000 explorer the check engine light has been on for a long time and i havent had any problems so i never fixed it. now i have to pass emissions and the code is p 1309 its a misfire code so i have gone through the trouble shooting tips i got off alldata and i replaces the camshaft sensor still hasnt solved the problem any ford mechanics have some ideas for me to look into i owuld greatly appreciate it.
i had the same problem, until a ford serviceman told me to go and buy a can of bg 44k from parts department, and add to a tank of gas.i had to used two cans,it worked.
jon law

Fredericksburg, VA

#31 Jan 9, 2007
i had the same problem until a serviceman told me to go and buy a can of bg44k, and put it in a tank of gas. i had to used two cans. it worked. the light went out and did't come back.
Jack Likens

Oxford, OH

#32 Jan 19, 2007
I need to replace the passenger side mirror on a 2006 ford explorer. When I bought the mirror from the dealership, the tech said have fun. Is there something I dont know about. It looks relatively easy, However, I dont know how to get the panel off. Power windows, power locks, electronic mirrors.
Jack Likens

Oxford, OH

#33 Jan 19, 2007
phil wrote:
I want to buy a explorer suv but i don`t now how good are they?
Phil,

I own a 2006 explorer. Bought new. It takes a little getting used to how it handles. It's very heavy feeling. Other than that it's great.
Jack
Carl

Gadsden, AL

#34 Jan 28, 2007
I have a 97 ford explorer with unknown mileage the speedometer and odometer work when they want to last week the OD light started flashing my daugher borrowed the car and the tranny started slipping and causing her to lose speed on the hiway when she shut the car off and waited a few minutes the car restarted and was driving like normal for a few miles the started doing it again and again she finally called for a wrecker to tow her home anyone have any ideas why this is happing and if it would be worth fixing?Car is imaculate other then this problem and too nice to part out
TY77911S

Oklahoma City, OK

#35 Jun 15, 2007
i wouldnt own an explorer if you gave it to me! im presently searching tranny problems for someone else. i did some research for my neighbor less than a month ago. hers was pumping tranny fluid into the motor. thats fixed but it still doesnt shift right, guess ill being changing hers soon! from what i have found ont the net, they have a reputation for going bad, sure, some may get lucky and not have a bad one. i put them in the same catagory as the dodge mini vans- 100K miles= new tranny!
BRIAN CLIFTON

Chicago, IL

#36 Jun 15, 2007
MY GEAR DISPLAY SHOWS THE WRONG SETTING FOR MY 99 MOUNTAINEER WHAT COULD THAT BE?
I PUT IN REVERSE AND IT GOES TO THE "N" ALMOST.
I PUT IN DRIVE IT DOESNT GO TO THE "D" ITS THE NEXT THING THE 2. ITS THIS A TRANNY ISSUE?
Rasheed Antia

Asunción, Paraguay

#37 Jul 6, 2007
I have a garage in Paraguay, South America, and have rebuilt the automatic transmision on a clients 1995 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0 lt V6 twice. The car is back in the shop with transmision failure again. A colleague mentioned that he read somewhere that the original automatic transmision on this vehicle is faulty and should not be repaired but rather replaced with another type of transmision. I would like to know if this is true, if so what transmision should I install in the vehicle. The local Ford dealer is clueless, I have performed 2 complete overhauls on tis transmision, the price of original parts for the transmision here is prohibitive - over $5.000 for a complete rebuild kit.

I would be very grateful if someone could advise me in the matter.
CAT

Canada

#38 Aug 25, 2007
Hey Rasheed - is that you, the automotive expert originally from Nagar? If so then let me know as i keep wondering whatever happened to ya. No news from your side since the last time we spoke which was way back in 97 when you were in the USA. The last I heard from ya was when you were with Caterpillar. If it's you, you might be wondering who this is trying to get in touch .....
chris

Charlotte, NC

#39 Oct 10, 2007
i have a 97 explorer i have a problem with drivetrian when i let off the gas i get a load grinding noise i give it gas and the noise stops can anyone help
chris

Charlotte, NC

#40 Oct 10, 2007
I'm having the same problem what did you do to fix it

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