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Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 02-04-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By shorod
Can you easily hear the ticking with the hood...

Can you easily hear the ticking with the hood closed? The fuel injectors will make a clicking noise, but it's usually faint enough that with the hood closed, unless you're really listening for that...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 02-03-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By shorod
Does the truck otherwise seem to run fine, and is...

Does the truck otherwise seem to run fine, and is the check engine light on solid or is it flashing?

If the scan tools do not have internal batteries and they are powering up, the fuses should be...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 02-03-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By shorod
The 5.0L V8 in that generation Explorer is a...

The 5.0L V8 in that generation Explorer is a solid engine. Ford has used that engine for ages. They have very few common issues and parts are plentiful for them. The engine would likely last you...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-31-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By shorod
Forums don't work too well when the discussion...

Forums don't work too well when the discussion happens via e-mail, so I'll respond here.

There's a lot of information in that original post, so I'm going to attempt to rehash what I think the...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-28-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By shorod
You might walk around after a drive and feel the...

You might walk around after a drive and feel the wheels to see if one is noticeably hotter than the others, or if you have an IR thermometer, use it to determine if the temps are pretty similar.
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Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-28-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By shorod
Wheel assembly, or hub/bearing assembly? Based...

Wheel assembly, or hub/bearing assembly? Based on our description I suspect you are referring the the bearing being bad, which is part of the hub assembly.

Have you jacked up the wheels to get...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-28-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By shorod
Be aware though that on the 1995 (and several...

Be aware though that on the 1995 (and several other model years of) Explorer the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor (2 wire sensor for the PCM) is separate from the Coolant Temperature Sensor...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-28-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By shorod
I can't really tell from the photos if that is...

I can't really tell from the photos if that is hollow or if it is corroded wire at the break.

Based on your description of appearing to run to the HVAC area, I'm guessing that is a vacuum line...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-25-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By shorod
The way I justify it to my wife is that, yeah, I...

The way I justify it to my wife is that, yeah, I could have someone it professionally for the cost of the tools ONE TIME, but with the tools it will be nearly free the NEXT time(s).

-Rod
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-24-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By shorod
When I repaired the rockers on my 2000...

When I repaired the rockers on my 2000 Mountaineer I just made them from sheet metal and welded them in. In my case, the rot was only in the areas that are normally covered by the running boards so...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-18-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By shorod
Is the radiator and/or degas bottle ever low to...

Is the radiator and/or degas bottle ever low to support the thought of burning coolant? You could also try getting a combustion gas detection kit. They usually run around $30 and detect essentially...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-14-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By shorod
Wow, very impressive! I admire your dedication. ...

Wow, very impressive! I admire your dedication.

-Rod
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-13-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By shorod
Are the battery cables the OEM style molded...

Are the battery cables the OEM style molded cables and are they clean and tight at both ends (on the battery and also at the fuse block / engine block)?

-Rod
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-12-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By shorod
Before I got to the last sentence of the OP I was...

Before I got to the last sentence of the OP I was thinking, "I've heard about electronic throttle bodies causing this symptom".... That's all I've got right now.

-Rod
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 01-12-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By shorod
Yikes, that makes even getting to the linkage...

Yikes, that makes even getting to the linkage inside the door very challenging.

-Rod
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