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The Ford Explorer is a mid-size sport utility vehicle produced by the American manufacturer Ford since 1991, but in 2012 it was redesigned as a Crossover SUV.

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Vibration in 2013 Ford Explorer 2.0 Eco Boost after changing turbo & motor mount

I have a 2013 Ford Explorer 2.0 Eco Boost. The turbo charger had to be replaced. There was a lot of noise and the repair shop said it was the motor mounts and replaced them. The noise did not stop ...
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2007 explorer oil light coming on at idle

I have a 2007 explorer with a 4.0 liter engine with about 182000 miles. At idle( looks like about 550 rpm) the oil light will come on, but the engine sounds normal. as soon as I give it some gas (...
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Driver's side lock won't unlock

I have a 1999 ford explorer sport. I have always had a bit of difficulty with the locks, but it has always worked. Recently, The driver's side door lock will not turn all the way to unlock itself, ...
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Timing chain issue

I'm working on a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 2WD 6cyc SOHC gas And I just so happened to break the chain tensioner, yup. You heard it right. As if I didn't hit enough stripped bolts along the way. The ...
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What could cause a vibration/noise/sensation starting at 58 mph?

2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4 wheel drive V6. Slight vibration felt above 58 +/- mph experienced from day one. Feels to correspond to tire/axle RPM, not affected by engine RPM change. Not affected by ...
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Just purchased a “rebuilt” transmission. Do these bearings look new to you?

Clearly the locking nuts have been reused (which IMO is bad practice, also the stake is in the different location which may indicate the torque is wrong) but to me the bearings look used. They are ...
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No heat in my car

My front windshield would fog up from time to time whenever I left the car which says that there's water causing moisture somewhere, I also had to put quite a bit of coolant in with in a few months ...
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Temp gauge falsely overheating

We had an issue with an coolant leak and we were able to find the problem and fix it. About a month or two later we noticed our 2006 Ford Explorer with a V8 was saying it was overheating but when we ...
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Condensation on windows

I'll just start with you're going to feel like this is a vague question 2002 ford explorer xlt 6cyl 4.0 sohc I made a joke to my co-worker about my suv being 2 faced. It had condensation on the ...
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Camshaft sensor reading

I have a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD 4.0 6 cylinder Gas I don't know how much of that matters for a camshaft sensor, but for some reason I got urge today to test my camshaft sensor, when I did I got ...
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Heating issues with Explorer

I seem to be having a heating issue with my 02 ford explorer 2WD 4.0 Gas 6 cylinder I've taken care of my 02 ford explorer since 2004, I've never had any problems with it, I took care of it and it ...
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Alternator charging light on, turned itself off after about 15 minutes of driving

I just picked up a 98 Explorer XLT that had been sitting unused for about six months. I had to drive it from the SF bay area to Orange county, which is about a 400 mile drive. When I first started the ...
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No brakes/pedal goes to the floor

I just recently changed all my brake pads and calipers on my 2002 Ford Explorer. I bled the calipers from rear passenger to front driver side. They feel good when the truck is off but as soon as I ...
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Help my sister's car won't start

(2002 Ford explorer XLT 4x4 v8) My sister drove her car to work parked it and turned it off, hours later after work she got back into her car went to start it up, the lights worked, the radio works, ...
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sqeak coming from the front end

I have a 02 ford explorer, old I know right I replaced the front and rear shocks about a year and a half ago and everything seemed fine, they went on easy and they only costed near 300.00 usd on ...
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Need help with diagnosing weak AC on ford explorer

2007 Explorer has weak AC. When driving at speed, the AC can produce reasonably cool air. When stopped at traffic lights or such, the air warms to ambient temps rather quickly. I hooked up the ...
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1996 Ford explorer XLT 5.0

My explorer has what sounds like implosions or miss fire's in the intake when taking off and wants to stall and will stall when I come to a stop can anyone help. Some times runs rough some times runs ...
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Reverse lights stay on

I have a 1999 Ford Explorer my reverse lights stay on with or without the key in the ignition Please Help me I don t know what to do I have had to replace the window and Lights fuses several times. ...
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Whirring that stops when you accelerate

My vehicle just started making a loud whirring sound from somewhere underneath. It only happens at highway speeds (50+ mph). Strangely, the whirring stops as soon as I step on the gas, though it ...
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Intermittent Start-up. (I've hit a wall) 2000 Ford Explorer

About 2-3 months ago my car wouldn't start. I would turn the key and nothing would happen. It was completely dead and I had no idea what to do. Being an inexperienced car person the first thing I did ...
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Installing a 3rd row seat from a 3rd gen Explorer in a 2nd gen Explorer

According to Wikipedia, some 2nd generation Ford Explorers were equipped with 3rd row seats beginning in 1997. I'm wondering how different these seats are from those found in 3rd generation Explorers, ...
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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it? [closed]

A person at my house continually moves my 2002 Ford Explorer from the driveway to the street without permission. The key is shared and must remain easily accessible. Personal issues aside, is there a ...
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2001 ford explorer water leak

I put water In the radiator of this vehicle I just bought and water just leaks right out from behind the fan pulley somewhere on the engine. I have checked the hoses and they're all good. Help!
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Ford explorer idle problem

My 96 explorer will idle about 400 at a stop sign and 1000 at the next stop sign what would cause this
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Why does my brake pedal rise up when I turn off the car?

My 2007 Explorer has recently started lifting the brake pedal (with considerable force) almost immediately after I turn it off. Why? Could this be a vacuum leak in the booster? The brakes work ...
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What size socket to use on a 2002 ford explorer 4.6L V8 engine

I can't seem to get a socket to catch on the spark plug. I'm told it is a 5/8" or could it be 9/16"
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2016 ford explorer signature LED headlight issues

My passenger headlight is out and the drivers stays on for good 10 min after the truck is turned off and it will blink several times. Also while driving the drivers light will change from daytime ...
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What would cause a drive shaft to snap in half?

I drive a 2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD. I stopped at a stop sign and as I was turning right and starting to accelerate(Not very fast). I heard a loud noise and the car stopped moving forward. Turns out ...
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My 2002 Ford Explorer XLT revs up when at a complete stop

It runs fine and the problem only happens once in a while, when i stop at a redlight it revs up and feels like it wants to accelerate on it's own
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Can a bad coolant temperature sensor or a bad wheel bearing hub cause my check transmission light to come on?

I have an 05 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. The check transmission light will come on and the o/d light will flash after driving it for a while. I know my rear hub needs to be replaced, but recently was ...
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Clunking noise from dash of 2005 Ford Explorer

All of a sudden there is a loud clunking noise coming from the dash of my 2005 Ford Explorer. Observations It definitely sounds cyclical. Exists only when climate control system is ON. Sound ...
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Car Hard Start - in Cold Weather only

Greetings: I own a 2003 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4 Flex Fuel with around 142K miles. About 6 months ago, I notice my truck would have a hard start. (Hard as, it wont turn over. All the lights come on,...
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Blue Devil affect on water pumps

I used Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealer on my 2006 Ford Explorer about 6 months ago, and it's worked. However, I am now noticing some antifreeze dripping on my garage floor, which seems to be coming from ...
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Can the fuse cause my fuel pump not to turn on or is it the camshaft sensor that doesn't let my fuel pump to turn on?

I have a 1998 Ford Explorer that does not start cranks but doesn't start. I've replaced the starter and battery so far. After replacing that it didn't want start just cranked. I thought that it may ...
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High rpms slow acceleration

I have a 2003 ford explorer and if I drive it cold it will rev up higher than normal and move slow and it will be stuck like that for a couple of days then go back to normal if I let it warm up before ...
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06 Explorer rear windshield washer fluid not pumping

I have an 06 Ford Explorer which isn't pumping windshield washer fluid to the rear windshield. The fluid does pump to the front windshield, and also the rear windshield's wipers do wipe when ...
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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Exhaust System

Would I be able to fit a Spintech Pro Street 9000 series onto my 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? And if so, what else would I need besides the muffler itself?
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2001 Ford Explorer High Idle

My '01 Ford Explorer idles at 2300 RPM in Park. When I switch to Drive, it goes down to 1600 RPM. The Check Engine Light is on with code P1506. I have replaced the MAF, IAC, sparkplugs, sparkplug ...
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My truck died while driving

I had to get a jump yesterday to start my truck (2000 Ford Explorer). I stopped by O'Reilly's but they couldn't find anything wrong. I was told to go to AutoZone to have the battery, alternator, and ...
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Repair Hole In Seat

I have a 96 ford explorer and my drivers seat on the front left side has gotten so worn that the metal is sticking out and is begin to wear my slacks that I am wearing. Have ruined 2 pairs from the ...
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2000 Ford Explorer Electrical Problems

Bought an used Ford Explorer a little while back & have since replaced the fuel pump , this will be the fourth time, in a six month period. The battery, the fuel filter, checked all the relays &...
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Brakes 2011 Ford Explorer

My brakes on my 2011 ford explorer make a clicking noise and grind when stopping(front). I have changed the rotors (front) and the pads twice but still get the same results. Are there any ...
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Cylinder #4 fouls spark plug every six months - Is my engine toast?

I have a 1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD with the 4.0 OHV "Cologne" engine with 249,955 miles. The engine seems to run fine and there is no visible smoke in the exhaust. But, the #4 plug gets fouled ...
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To Use Max AC or AC

If I understand properly, setting your vehicle in the AC setting will cycle air from the outside into your vehicle attempting to cool it before it is pulled in. Likewise, MAX AC only recycles the ...
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Troubleshooting non-functional starter after collision

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
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Ford Explorer 2014 child seat in second row middle seat

Is it possible to have rear facing child seat in middle row middle seat?
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car won't start when putting the key in the ignition

I own a 2004 Ford Explorer. It has a brand new battery, but when you turn the key in the ignition nothing happens. The lights comes on and the radio works but nothing else happens. All the dash board ...
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Interior Dash Lights & AC Control Lights Are Out

2 days ago when I would crank up my 1996 Explorer and cut the lights on my dash lights and AC lights would flicker then come on, well this morning when I cut on my vehicle the lights did not come on, ...
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1998 Ford Explorer loss of power on take off

Can bad gas or clogged air filter cause loss of power on take off? The car was running fine then I fueled up and checked air filter immediately after it lost power.
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Parking Light Switch Engages Head Lights

On my 1996 Ford Explorer when I turn the knob for my headlights (3 positions, 1 for off, 2 for parking lights, 3 for headlights) to position 2 it turns on my headlights, when I turn to position 3 it ...