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My 1994 is doing the same thing out of no where! the o/d light flashes withing the first few blocks of driving. Now this morning I got back from dropping kids off and it wont go into park! i had to put is in N and use emergency brake!! All of the shops and internet are saying what you posted.. So you're thinking that there is no hope, and need a ... Read More
When I left work today, my 1994 Ford Explorer would not start. I have full battery (all accessories, even tried a jump), and half a tank of gas. When I turn the ignition, all i receive is a click inside the engine compartment. It sounds to be comming from the fuse/relay box, but I didn't have a second person turn the engine for me to check, since it was 11:30 at ... Read More
First of all, you have a 10 year old car. They don't run perfectly forever. Secondly, you act as if every Ford made is just like yours, they're not. I've had 8 explorers since 1994, and most of them have been amazingly good and tough. A couple of them had transmission problems, but one was seriously wrecked. They're excellent SUVs, best engineered and designed in the world, and put together fairly ... Read More
As of today- the day of the posting. I have the same problem , I bought a brand-new Starter and a new battery(the good one)No luck! just a click each turn of the key :( !! I have straced the wire for any short in them. I'm stuck!! I think the starter gets stuck by the flywheel.. but not sure
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer Limited. One day it will start, the next, it won't. I and a friend believe it is a fuel delivery problem as he couldn't hear the fuel pump prime up when the ignition was turned on (had his ear close to gas tank) and when you give it a little starting fluid, it attempts to fire but won't, so we belive it's getting spark. It ... Read More
Check the fuse box under the hood, There are little black boxes that go bad! Also check ign. fuse !
My 94 explorer had the same problems shifting, if you could without turning of the ignition, and had it in to Ford service every 6 months for bleeding.I decided to try something simple and it worked! I removed the cap on the clutch reservoir, made sure the plastic boot was loose, placed the cap om loosely so air could bleed out, depressed the clutch and secured it to the floor with ... Read More
I really want to make sure that I repair the right thing on my Explorer. I have 1994 Explorer with a 1992 A4LD Transmission. I have received a number of responses to my problem. I want to verify before starting the project. I have been told that the problem is: 1. The Governor 2. Could be the Torque Convertor 3. Although not likely, it could be the Modulator. Situation: I recently ... Read More
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer that will not turn over, Under the hood you can hear a clicking sound. I have taken the battery to Autozone and it checks good, I took the starter off and it checks good. Someone said the Solenoid Switch mounted on the side of the fender could be bad but thats what is clicking when we try to turn it over, any other suggestions??
Every so often, car will not start. No crank but lights dim. Wait awhile and it starts and runs fine. Took car to local garage and of course it does not fail there. They checked battery, starter and alternator and indicated they are all fine. When it fails agin, have it towed in and they will troubleshoot. Any advice would be appreciated. Hugh
I am interested in learning how to take out and replace the passenger side rear window. Please help!
i am picking one up for cheap if i can get an idea of how much tlc this thing is gonna need?runs when its warm and he says he replaced all the censors under the hood and he has had enough!Am i getting in too deep?
I just recently purchaced a an excellently running 1994 ford explorer w/ all time 4x4, manual stick, fully loaded. Sometimes i see a theft light from time to time. Is this a factory alarm, and if so, how do i work it? I was not given a remote at purchace.
I just bought this truck. I have replaced the water pump and thermostat. Now the temp guage rises then lowers. its running hot then cold and the heater is blowing cold air.
I bought a 94 Explorer recently and the driver's door is sagging, making it hard to close. I've checked on the cost of replacing the hinges, but I also saw on ebay that you can get a hinge pin and bushing set to repair the old hinges. The cost for the pin and bushing set is a little over $10. The cost for the uppper hinge from my local Ford dealer ... Read More
does the indicator light up on the dash next to the button? If so, then i would have the 4 wheel drive transfer motor checked. its located on the backside of the transmission. if it hasnt been used in a long time, they tend to get gummed up. to fix this, have someone hold the 4 wheel drive button down that way the signal is constantly being sent, while at the ... Read More
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer 4wd. Had the tranmission changed in 2004, didn't use 4wd till recently, didn't work. Could it been from the repair of transmission or any suggestions?
Let me help you understand.....this is my 6th Explorer/Mountaineer, since 1994. I've been with them through thick and thin, through transmission fluid nightmares, cracking intake manifolds, leaking exhaust manifolds, rollovers and - lots and lots of great well driven miles. This doesn't scare me at all, I WILL get it fixed - but I'm waiting to see how you fare with this "software reflash". If it works for you, I'll send ... Read More
We have got the same problem going on right now. We replaced the Mass Air Flow Sensor, fuel pump, throttle position sensor, air idle control valve and that hasn't helped. We would appreciate any help that you might be able to offer. Our is a 1994 Ford Explorer 4x4. Do you think it could need a new computer? This is the only other thing that we can think of. Is it ... Read More
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer. It keeps blowing the elbows off the vacuum lines attached to the intake manifold. It also will occasionally smell like it is leaking brake fluid, but, I can't find any change in the fluid height in the fluid reservoir. It has been into the garage twice, once for a tune up and once because the problem occurred again after the tune up. The first time ... Read More
As a recently widowed mom of two little ones I'm looking for a reliable, all weather safe, budget-sense vehicle with the following specs - fit two carseats, big lab dog, big wheels and tent w/ accessories, possibly fit lawnmower (or tow behind), bikes, etc. - did I mention on a tight budget? Anyway, I've basically narrowed my search to Jeep or Explorer, and currently am looking at a 1994 JGC with ... Read More
I have the same problem with my 94 Ford explorer please let me know if a solution has been found.. Thanks, Richard--
I have a 1994 ford explorer with the 5 speed manual transmission. I was having shifting problems after warming up I recently replaced the clutch master cylinder. After replacing it I wasn’t able to disengage the clutch I bleed the system repeatedly with out any success finally I re- installed the original master cylinder and was able to get a partial clutch I still think air is in the system however ... Read More
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer that is very hard to start when the weather gets cold. It seems to start fine when the weather is warm, but as it grows colder it get progressively harder to start. When it was down to approximately 10 degrees it would not start at all. As soon as I put it in a warm shop for a few hours it started fine. the other ... Read More
"I have a 1994 Ford Explorer. About once a week right after starting the car the idle goes haywire. The engine runs at 250 RPMS instead of the Normal 1000 RPMS. During these times the car stalls out when the driver is not giving it gas. The problem seems to occur more when the engine was been ran recently as opposed to after the car has set all night. Finally, it ... Read More
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition. My son has been driving it but recently I got it back from him. I had a reason to try the 4 wheel drive today and the front end will not lock in. When you push the dash button the light comes on and says it is in 4 x 4 but the front end does not assist. It does not appear ... Read More
1rst. You have to clean or replace the IAC (IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE) If not Change the ECT (Engine coolant sensor) :)
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer. About once a week right after starting the car the idle goes haywire. The engine runs at 250 RPMS instead of the Normal 1000 RPMS. During these times the car stalls out when the driver is not giving it gas. The problem seems to occur more when the engine was been ran recently as opposed to after the car has set all night. Finally, it ... Read More
Well, I have a 1994 ford Explorer XL, w/ 216,000 km on it, and recently the 4x4 indicator light on the push button system stuck on, in that it will not go out, and the little 4x4 light on the dash is also illuminated. Now thw problem lies in that i think i have defectie hubs, b/c i can still spin the vehicle around quite easily, and the wheels do not ... Read More
I don't disagree with anything electricdesign has said - he's right. However, I have to add that I have owned 5 Explorers/Mountaineers, and own an 04 now (which, by the way, did have to have a trans rebuild because of the bad fluid load at the factory). They've all been excellent, reliable trucks, and I would buy another one in a heartbeat. IN fact, I'm anxious to see the new 06 ... Read More
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
Thanks to all you who responded to my 1994 Explorere transmisson problem. One of you got real lucky with your Eddie Bauer model, but the trans would be the same as on my vehicle, wouldn't it? The vehicle is now sitting on the lot, not useable. The service manager just said something went wrong in the transmisson, but has no idea what. Cost for a look at it was $121. But ... 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
Single mom needs your suggestions, comments, ideas. 1994 Ford Explorer, 43k miles, bought in 1998 from local, medium sized, reputable dealership. I had purchased my two previous vehicles there and had no problem with them. I saw the Explorer before it was detailed and it looked brand new. The previous owner had bought it new at the same dealership, which also wins awards for its service. The vehicle has served me ... Read More
"She said she had the tranny rebuilt a year ago. It would appear (unless there is abuse here) that the rebuild was bad--not the transmission. If the rebuild was done properly, it would have gone a lot longer than a year, no matter how bad you say they are.... " Yes....Exactly my point. My former post indicated the criticalness of rebuilding the tranny right, or it will not work for long. ... Read More
Ladyc, I do indeed feel so very sorry for you, as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I have posted many times on here for several years about how bad these transmissions are. Please see post #3696, where I again summarize what I think of the 1991 to 1994 Ford Explorer Transmissions. The transmission you have is called an A4LD, which means AUTOMATIC 4 SPEED LIGHT DUTY, ... Read More
Sounds like the idle air control valve. As it's name implies, this part is reponsible for keeping the engine going while at idle. It is very easy to replace, and very inexpensive to try. Find a forum like fordtruck, or similar, do a search for idle air control valve, and there will be instructions for replacing it. It should be located right on top of the engine compartment, has one or ... Read More
Help! A couple of days ago, my 1994 Ford Explorer started stalling when the engine is idle, for no apparent reason. When idling, the engine will now start to shudder and then die. All electrical systems seem to be functioning normally. There's also an additional concern of a hissing noise when I touch the accelerator. BTW, the mileage is 147,000.
Hi ... My name is Mohammad , I have ford explorer 1994 , it is shaking when i press on the fuel step , and the accelerator delays at the range of 25 ~ 40 mph gauge ... please help me in this case ...
"nvbanker, how long did you keep the previous 3 Explorers you have owned? What year models are your current trucks? Did you buy them all from the same dealer?" Happy to oblige: 1994 Explorer 4WD Eddie Bauer 140,000, still own. Bought from Ford dealer, obviously. 1997 Mountaineer 2WD V8, leased for 2 years. 1998 Mountaineer 2WD V8, leased for 3 years. 2002 Mountaineer 2WD V6, leased for 3 years. ... 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
"It's a perfectly capable tow vehicle," said Stuart Bourdon, automotive editor of the California-based publication. "The bottom line is, if you don't overload the vehicle and you've got the proper tires with the appropriate ratings and they are properly inflated and you drive with common sense, you really shouldn't have any problems." I guess I just don't get it, I've owned 1 of each generation of Explorer, I found all to ... Read More
The 4.0L SOHC V6 is the engine with all the problems. The older 4.0L OHV, although a little less powerful, is a good engine that is relatively trouble free... granted, it is not a great design, and could use a bit more HP, but it gets the job done. It did not prevent me from getting speeding tickets in my 1994 Explorer. I have had lots of problems with my 2000 ... Read More
Thanks for hte special request. I hope I can help. I owned a 1994 Explorer (with the v6 OHV) and I now own a 2000 Explorer with the v6 SOHC. tHE 1996 Explorer you are looking at has a 4.0 L OHV engine. It is not as powerful as the V8 or the SOHC, but has a lot fewer problems. The 1996 model year was one of the best for Explorers. ... Read More
Just found out my 1994 XLT Explorer has a completely rotted out gas tank as well as fuel lines; It's been a very well treated car, and with 117,000 miles the warranty is obviously gone. Has anyone experienced this before with this year of Explorer? I've called the Ford Motor Company and they've stated that their database doesn't have too many instances of this happening. Just paid $700.00 on new ball ... Read More
Thanks for hte special request. I hope I can help. I owned a 1994 Explorer (with the v6 OHV) and I now own a 2000 Explorer with the v6 SOHC. First, let me say that the 1997-1999 versions of the SOHC had many problems.. to the point that Ford had to extend the warranty to 72,000 miles on the cam tensioners (there are 3 in the SOHC - two in the ... Read More
I also own an Explorer, but am not incredibly enthusiasic about the build quality, especially since I had a 1994 with better. If you look at the MB discussion threads on the SUV topic and compare the type of discussion to the "Explorer complaint boards" - and there are 4.. you will see that the MB users are basically talking about pricing and aftermarket do-dads to go on their vehicle, while ... Read More
I think what ACE is saying about FORD not standing behind their products is largely a dealer issue and a factory quality control issue. I've owned a 1994 and now a 2000 and the new one is about twice the price and about half the quality. But if you have a good dealer, you have a much better experience/feeling about the vehicle. The trouble is that most dealers (and this includes ... 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
I'm looking for some much needed help. I purchased a 1994 Explorer in 97. It had about 37500 miles. Shortly thereafter the speedometer started behaving badly and would not indicate the proper speed. Ford replaced the speedo head unit. Well here's the problem. Even though Ford did it and recorded the change the vehicle is now classified as "true mileage unknown" which significantly affects the resale value. Has anyone heard about ... Read More
I have a 1994 Ford Explore with a V6 can this be replace with the 4.6 V8?