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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it?

If your friend is moving your vehicle without your consent and does so deliberately your friend is committing a crime. Vehicle theft. If you are asleep when this happens then consent was not given. I ...
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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it?

I'll make it very simple for you, Dave. Just remove the relay highlighted, in yellow, from the diagram above. This goes to the starter.
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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it?

Remove the publicly available key. Make one copy of the key for each person or household who needs to be able to move the car. Give a key to each person and have them sign an agreement that they ...
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2020 explorer will not fill up

Are you sure the gas station was open? I recently had the same problem and found that the lights were fully on at the station, the digital readouts on the pumps were glowing, but the place was ...
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AC Delco | Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old

It looks to me as the battery has been boiled, meaning the alternator overcharged it. This has several implications: If the alternator overcharged it, then it will do so again. If this is the case, ...
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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it?

As stated in other answers, you really need to get your new housemate to start listening to you. If he doesn't respect your property, do you really want him living with you? With regards to the ...
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Should I change transmission fluid if it's black?

Rough or slow gear engagement (as mentioned in the comments) could indicate that the shift solenoids are having trouble actuating due to the dirty fluid. As racefever suggested, you should change the ...
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To Use Max AC or AC

Ok, let's break this down a bit. A/C systems have two basic modes: Outside air Recirculate When you are in outside air mode, the vehicle will allow air from outside the cabin to enter. Recirculate ...
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2001 Ford Explorer High Idle

The P1506 code is an idle air control overspeed error. From autocodes.com: The P1506 code means that the engine idle is out of factory specification. Sometimes the Idle Air Control (IAC) may have ...
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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it?

Remove fuse #26 (Brake-shift interlock) and the starter relay. This will prevent the "friend" from starting the car, and will also prevent the "friend" from simply putting it in neutral and pushing ...
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2000 Ford Explorer Electrical Problems

Did you check the user reviews at the source of the fuel pumps. When I replaced mine the two cheapest pumps available had awful reviews. They had a lot of quickly failed comments. Have you inspected ...
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Timing chain issue

If the tensioner has broken in two you'll need to replace it I'm afraid. They aren't mega bucks for those and bodging it back together is just putting a timebomb in place IMHO.
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AC Delco | Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old

Looks like the green eye is leaking a tiny amount of electrolyte and the liquid layer on the battery collects dust. (Those green indicators are almost pointless, but they probably sell the batteries ...
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Car Hard Start - in Cold Weather only

Got to thinking about this being a cold start only issue. You said above 50F you don't have problems. To an engine, 50F is still COLD. So I was thinking why is this a factor. It got me thinking of ...
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2001 Ford Explorer High Idle

This condition can be caused by a vacuum leak. Use an automotive safe spray such as carb cleaner to try to find the leak, both visually, and by noting changes in the idle speed depending where you ...
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1998 Ford Explorer loss of power on take off

Tracy, I've seen bad gasoline contaminate a Heated Exhaust Gas Oxygen (HEGO) sensor. Fill up with gas, five miles later check engine lamp comes on (i.e. a code is set. ) This causes permanent damage ...
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Parking Light Switch Engages Head Lights

I suspect the contacts in the light switch are shorted. In a correctly working switch, In the off position you wouldn't have power on white/light blue or red/yellow. In the park lamp position it ...
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To Use Max AC or AC

I would have thought it would be more efficient at first to pull air in from outside as it will initially be cooler than the cabin air. After a few minutes I would change it to MAX AC to recycle the ...
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Ford Explorer 2014 child seat in second row middle seat

Spoke with ford they said no Disappointed middle seat is horrible design no way a normal person can sit comfortably My recommendation when buying 7 seater take 7 people with you so you can test all ...
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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it?

Hide the keys in a different non-obvious place. Tell all your friends the new place where the keys go, except for the one you don't want to move the car.
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AC Delco | Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old

All looks very dry. Remove, clean and put some grease or petroleum jelly on the terminals. Otherwise looks very dusty.
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car won't start when putting the key in the ignition

This could be a whole lot of things. I'm going to guess that the check engine light is on (and / or On and blinking...) If so, we're going to need to see the stored OnBoard Diagnostics version 2 (...
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Interior Dash Lights & AC Control Lights Are Out

2 possible causes I can think of. Dimmer switch had been turned all the way down or the dimmer part of the switch is bad. You can still turn on the dome light even when the dimmer part is inoperative....
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backup lights stay on in park and switch off

The backup lights stay on and I have to remove the fuse to turn them off. If the headlamps stay on as well, the daytime running lamp circuit is back feeding into the backup lamp circuit. But since ...
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My truck died while driving

If you have a multi-meter, get the truck started then take a voltage reading at the battery posts. You should get about 14 VDC with all your accessories off, about 13 VDC with all your accessories on (...
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Repair Hole In Seat

The easiest, and likely cheapest solution would be to buy an aftermarket seat cover. Most department stores (Fred Meyer, Walmart, etc) carry a variety in their automotive section. To keep the metal ...
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Repair Hole In Seat

Probably the easiest cheap solution is to replace either just the drivers seat or the full interior with one from a scrapped Explorer. I wouldn't expect the seats to be particularly expensive or hard ...
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Changed Spark Plug Missing (not firing)

It turned out that the issue was that I had disconnected the battery while working on it. The computer had apparently reset and I hadn't driven it long enough for it to reset/configure/whatevs. ...
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Blue Devil effect on water pumps

Blue devil is great but not for water pumps.I have used it many times to repair head gaskets,hell even in rotary motors.But it does destroy water pumps. 2 brand new weiand small block chevy water ...
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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?

The vehicle computer uses the camshaft position (CMP) sensor signal to do a number of things from engine timing to controlling the fuel injectors. Some vehicles determine when to turn on/off the fuel ...
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