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Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 07-26-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Gene Horr
IIRC the diverter door works by vacuum. If so a...

IIRC the diverter door works by vacuum. If so a vacuum leak or inop vacuum pump will cause this problem.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 07-23-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By Gene Horr
X2 on changing the fuel. Higher octane and from...

X2 on changing the fuel. Higher octane and from a reputable source. If it goes away then try a lower octane from the same source.


Avoid higher throttle until you get this fixed.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 07-23-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By Gene Horr
LIGHTER oil in hot weather? The mechanic is full...

LIGHTER oil in hot weather? The mechanic is full of more cr*p than a Christmas turkey. I am not familiar with the recommendations for this engine but if there was a need to change I would try a...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 07-21-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Gene Horr
Get a second opinion. The usual causes for not...

Get a second opinion. The usual causes for not working when sitting are low coolent, bad airflow over the condenser coils (bad cooling fan or dirty coils) or poor vacuum (with a vacuum leak the...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 07-01-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Gene Horr
Check the plug in the back of the alternator with...

Check the plug in the back of the alternator with the thin wires. An alternator needs voltage at first to produce the field to start generating electricity. This comes from that plug. If it is...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Gene Horr
It all depends on the PO(s). As long as it was...

It all depends on the PO(s). As long as it was maintained properly (which, granted, is very, very rare) the vehicle can be more dependable than one with a sixth of the mileage/age. But if any...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Gene Horr
Do they test whether the alternator is receiving...

Do they test whether the alternator is receiving voltage to start the field? I've had that plug come just loose enough to stop the alternator while looking fine at first glance.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-20-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Gene Horr
Did you check the control plug? I had one come...

Did you check the control plug? I had one come just slightly loose. It looked fine but discovered it when I went to unplug it to remove the apparently non working alternator. The base models are...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,413
Posted By Gene Horr
I would forget trying to make it ride like a car....

I would forget trying to make it ride like a car. Focus more on making sure all of the steering and suspension components are working properly. Ask her to drive it for a week. After that she won't...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-02-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Gene Horr
This is a simplification but think of any metal...

This is a simplification but think of any metal next to the antenna absorbing signal and any metal underneath distorting the pattern. So by placing it on top of the roof you have the least amount of...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-02-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Gene Horr
The best location is a large antenna in the...

The best location is a large antenna in the center of the roof. The worse is mounting to a hitch or a bumper. Antenna Mounts (http://www.k0bg.com/antmount.html) is a great site for information.
A...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 05-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By Gene Horr
Spare fuses! Other than tires the only time I...

Spare fuses! Other than tires the only time I actually was stuck on the road was when the fuse for the fuel pump became too corroded. For that matter a piece of sandpaper for the same situation...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 05-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Gene Horr
Also the pulling to one side could be a frozen...

Also the pulling to one side could be a frozen caliper (went through that one myself.)


As Fordboy67 said what most people call warped rotors are usually just deposits from the non-asbestos brake...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 05-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Gene Horr
You are quite welcome. As was noted don't just...

You are quite welcome. As was noted don't just go by a visual inspection. A bad tire can look like it is in great condition, especially on the vehicle. "Luckily" spending time with small fleets...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 05-21-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Gene Horr
Usually tires. Try a real rotation (not the side...

Usually tires. Try a real rotation (not the side to side swap) and see whether the problem continues..
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