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I had the same problem it was the dash switch that was bad... 25 dollars at a junk yard for a used switch ... he had one under the counter said it was a common problem ...
1993 Ford Explorer 4.0 v-6 engine when i put a lot of gas in my tank my gas hand want to stay close to E and some of the time it do read what inside the tank but mostly close to the E allway have to get gas when i know their is gas in the tank and if i have to replace the sending unit would i have to drop ... Read More
I am thinking about buying a 2002 Ford Explorer. It has 71,000 miles, and asking price is $5,000. It is a private party in Chicagoland area. I took a quick look and it seems nice, but I don't know anything abouth the Explorer. I have been a Ford man my whole life, but only Taurus since 1993, and a couple of Lincoln Town Cars before that. Any and all input is ... Read More
My 1993 ford explore 4x4 won't engage! dash button has no light or working function, can something else be the culprit to the front wheels not engaging?
i bought a 1993 ford explorer and the gas gauge does not work. the shop people say it will cost about 2000 to fix so some one plzzzzzzzz....help me!!
i got a 1993 ford explorer, that recently has develoed a clunk in the passenger door. when it gets closed, theres 1-3 thumps that can be heard outside as well as inside. the window still works normally, as well as the lock. any ideas on what this could be?
Explorers aren't junk, in fact they're far from it. I have a 1993 with 196,000 miles on it and it has been the single most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. The tranny is also original, and that should be saying something because I constantly tow my quads up to the mountains and steep grades. NO sign of wear there. I have gone nearly 11,000 miles out of the service range ... Read More
is it normal for a 1993 ford explorer to warp brand new rodors at only 5000 miles, and shred brake pads? the brake pads were cracked in the middle with a 1cm gap, and on one of the pads, half of the pad itself fell off. when i brake, the thing shimmeys and shudders. is there something wrong with my calipers or something? and i have to say, the pads and ... Read More
does anyone know how to fix a broken handle in the rear hatch on a 1993 ford explorer? yesterday it was frozen so i really reaped on it an broke it. not off, jsut not its very loose and wont turn back to the normal position, or open anything. is there a way to get into the back door to fix it?
i had a problem like this in my 1993 ford explorer! what it turned out to be was a bearing in the axle and became worn and made a loud noise, and i too couldnt tell between noises. hope this helps ~tom
I have said this over and over again, but here goes one more time. The FORD EXPLORERS with the SOHC V6 have problematic engines and problematic automatic transmissions. The model year 2002 and up have problematic rear axles due to the new full floating design and the aluminum rear axle gearbox housing. If you do your research and homework, you will find this to be true. That is why I own ... Read More
alrighty. we own a 1993 ford explorer XLT 4by4. WELL, the four wheel drive does not work. we tried 3 new push button modules with no avail. then we did some investigating. there IS power to the push botton module. there is NO power to the motor on the back of the transmission. the four wheel drive relay located in the rear normally hums when the four wheel drive is activated. ... Read More
I have a 1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Ed. and the automatic 4 WD does not work any more. I can't figure out what is wrong and the only thing I have not done is replace the control panel (buttons) for the automatic 4WD found on the dash. Has anyone had this problem? Thanks.
I have a 1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Ed. and the automatic 4 WD does not work any more. I can't figure out what is wrong and the only thing I have not doe is replace the control panel (buttons) for the automatic 4WD found on the dash. Has anyone had this problem? Thanks.
Yes, nvbanker was the lucky one, but just about everyone else I know of has been unlucky, including me. My 1991 was an Eddie Bauer and my 1993 was an XLT, but it doesn't make any difference from 1991 to 1994, they all had exactly the same engine and the automatic transmissions were the same, the A4LD. There were MANY production changes during those 4 years and each year got a ... Read More
skylerlee Sorry to say I have no good news for you. I have had extensive experience with the early Explorer Transmissions. All the 1991 to 1994 have the same 4.0L V6 engine and the same A4LD automatic transmission. I had a 1991, one of the first produced, and a 1993, I had to rebuild the transmission in both of them. I am a tech and I did it myself, and I ... Read More
Can someone please help me with this? I have a 1993 Explorer and for some reason when I am turning (either way) it's as though my steering wheel doesn't want to turn back and then my tires will keep turning in whatever direction I was turning in the first place. While I was just driving today it was like my truck pulled me to one side so I stopped and got ... Read More
Wow! I can't believe my eyes! "And as for long term durability, most Fords disintegrate between 75,000 miles and 100,000 miles..." I am sorry to say that I sorely disagree with you guys. I've never had a Ford "Disinigrate". Every Ford Explorer that I have bought has had over 100,000 miles or almost 100,000 miles on them, and they were and are excellent vehicles. I also drive the vehicles hard, with ... Read More
If Ford is aware of the solenoid problem, why isn't there a recall on it? My wife's '03 is a V-8 auto, limited slip, 3.73. It has a very loud sporadic "clunking" in the transmission. It is not normal. It has had the transmission solenoid changed, but has not fixed the clunking noise. So far, I have not heard the rear-end whine (but, it only has 14K and it seems ... Read More
I have owned 3 explorers, a 1991, a 1993, and a 1997, now driving a 1999 Chev Blazer. The 1991 to 1994 where all very much the same, all have the same 4.0L V6 OHV engine, if you had the automatic, they all had the same sorry problematic transmission (A4LD). nvbanker: I would be VERY VERY DISAPOINTED with my explorer if it "Gave up the ghost" with ONLY 128K miles on ... Read More
I am looking to buy a used Explore XLT with V-6 and trailer hitch III (not II) I have seen good and bad here and still would like to get an Explore. I have had bad (1990 Ranger) and very good ( 1993 Ranger) luck with Ford. Has anyone pulled campers with these 2002-2003's? How is the gas mileage on highway with/without camper? How does it drive with camper behind it? ... Read More
Just a post to inquire if I'm missing something ... I am sniffing out a replacement for a 1993 4x4 Explorer (160K) that has gone offroad steadily since purchase. I am very, very happy with the old girl; less space then I'd like, so the replacement will be bigger, but no catastrophic failures that got me stuck below the high tide mark, or elsewhere on the beach. (I surfcast, that's the ... Read More
Stubborn1: About the cracked heads, I had a 1991 Ford Explorer with the 4.0L OHV engine, which I bought in Sept 1998 with 120K. My wife and I drove it until Jan 2003 with 165K, we drove it 44,000 miles in 4 1/2 years, NO engine problems at all. It DID need a transmission. I am currently driving a 1993 Ford Explorer with the 4.0L OHV engine, which I bought in ... Read More
I've posted about this before, but it's been a while. I drove a 1991 Explorer for 4 years, it was six years old when I bought it, it had old wires on it then, and had the SAME old wires on it when I sold it. It always ran perfect. I currently drive a 1993 Explorer, it was six years old when I bought it, it had old wires on it ... Read More
Back in 1993, I bought my first Ford 4WD-- an Explorer XLT. In the summer of 2000 I traded it in on a Ford Ranger 4WD, and in 2002 I supplemented that with a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. I have a strong appreciation for the sure footedness of Ford 4WD, and am a happy owner/customer of the Corporate brands.
After making a panic stop on interstate, my front disc brakes overheated as I continued driving. By the time I pulled into my driveway, they were smoking, and the rotors were blue and glazed. I replaced front rotors, bearings, pads, and installed two rebuilt calipers with steel pistons. I also replaced front brake hoses and rear wheel cylinders, and completely changed fluid and bled brakes. On successive test drives, my front ... Read More
I have been reading many posts here for over a year, and I am just SO AMAZED that you guys seem to put up with all this crap that you do! I would NEVER pay out that kind of money that you do for these Explorers and get such sad performance and service! I could put part of the blame on Ford and the Dealers, but I'd have to put part ... Read More
I seldom post here because I simply don't have the time, but I do read the posts. nickm2 & vtburg - I had to respond due to so many posts concerning engines and transmissions. I've got 3 Explorers, a 1991, a 1993 and a 1997, all do very well. The 91 and 93 have the 4.0L V6 pushrod engine, both with 152K miles, VERY reliable engines. The A4LD trannys in the ... Read More
the interior door handles and plastic trim are breaking apart. can't buy new panels $480.00 for driver side at ford and left side unavailable, also can't locate any at a junk yard. would it be possible to use newer year panels(grey interior)? any after market companies? other than this problem it's a great truck i've had since new.
to watch the Ford Explorer debacle contine to unfold . . . knowing how much they have riding on the 2002 model, it's amazing that they "forgot" and sliced up non-Firestone tires on some models by using a too-small conveyor . . . sad and inept. I think its a pretty bold move for Firestone to pull away from Ford--Ford is always looking to pin its Explorer safety problems on others ... Read More
with blinders, or do you just choose to look at only some of every picture? The study was specifically, i repeat, specifically calling attention to the fact that from '99 to '00, customer loyalty declined. In case you haven't really been paying attention, the argument is about "if they're such junk, why are there so many on the road?" DUH!!! statistics change from year to year. I didn't see a trend ... Read More
still running! After reading thru many of these posts I guess I can't complain about -- -- replacing liftgate (@46K--luckily, under Ford recall) -- replacing brake rotors (@50K) -- rebuilt transmission (@80K) -- new fuel relay switch (@ 90K after 2 months of never knowing if truck would start after being parked for ANY amount of time and several lunchtime tows to the mechanic after Ford couldn't diagnose) -- brake jobs, ... Read More
I have possibly one of the eldest Explorers ever made with a 6/1990 production date on the engine and a production number of 000107. I bought the car in November of 1990 new with 0 miles. 118 thousand later the car has really begun to fall apart in the last few months. Following the replacement of the entire cooling system last summer, the transmission is beginning to shift very roughly and ... Read More