There will be no more Fords. Get a life and buy back your mistakes or do good by those that own your vehicles. Unofficial reports from employees indicated that it was due to the rear bumper separating from the vehicle, including the tow hook assembly. After lots of troubleshooting, it is dead! My First Car But It's Time To Move On — I loved my truck but I'm over it. I have been ripped off by ford dealers when I have taken my car to them for repair.
We will not give an estimate until we get into the problem. Ford, listen to me: American people don't want the crap that we are being forced to spend our money on! The Explorer was cleared by the as no more dangerous than any other truck when driven unsafely. While Firestone turned out millions of sub-standard and potentially defective tires, and was the initial cause of loss of control on many Ford Explorer Firestone tire tread separation rollovers, the blame shifted towards Ford for a defectively designed and unstable vehicle. So, not sure if it is fixed or not. We choose to sell it and informed the new owners of this issue. Offered exclusively in an all-wheel drive configuration, the Utility is offered with a twin-turbocharged 3.
Now that I have a problem with my truck i am being told this is a major problem with this year truck. Along with the standard rear-wheel drive powertrain, at its launch, the Explorer was also offered with various configurations of part-time four-wheel drive, powered by a 13—54 transfer case. In 1998, a facelifted Explorer was available with minor cosmetic interior changes and a revised rear tail lift which centered the rear number plate. I think they are sneaky and trying to sell cars that aren't worth the money they ask for them. The Police Interceptor Utility comes with an all-wheel drive powertrain standard. Archived from on September 30, 2010. In early 2000, the was introduced, which was a mid-size pickup truck; offered with a crew cab with a short pickup bed, the Sport Trac was based on the five-door Explorer.
Using a common displacement with the pushrod 4. Along with fleet-specific options such as steel wheels and provisions for user-specific paint schemes such as contrasting doors , the Utility comes with provisions for fitting emergency equipment such as radios, and sirens. It used the same tires as the Ford Ranger with a relatively low rating for high temperatures. In the right conditions, the Explorer can keep moving even if only one wheel has traction, regardless of which wheel it is. The failures all involved tread separation, in which the outer tread carcass would and cause a rapid loss of tire pressure.
Put it into park and rev up engine, seems okay. In your opinion, would it be worthwhile replacing the tranny on this vehicle which has 144,000 miles on it? Said they only made these types for about a yr. A newly introduced Platinum trim now tops out the range, slotting above the Sport and Limited trims. Transmissions used to be controlled mechanically so that fluids would be pushed into the system as needed. I got it in April of 2011 and by October 2011 I couldn't drive it anymore.
Other options included load-leveling air suspension on Eddie Bauer and Limited and a reverse-sensing warning system. Does it smell burnt it look burnt? I had a couple of instances of a misfire in cylinder one a couple of days earlier. Sounds like you could have a internal failure I like to do a pressure test to see if the pressures are what there supposed to be. The rear inflatable seat belts won the 2011 Best New Technology Award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. During its production, numerous variants of the Explorer have been marketed, with Lincoln-Mercury selling the four-door Explorer as the 1996—2010 and the 2002—2005; 2019— ; Mazda sold the Explorer Sport as the Mazda Navajo 1990—1994.
One of which is directly underneath the tranny pan, and is extremely hard to remove. When you have to keep putting money into a car it's not worth it anymore. For 1997, the Ford Explorer gained a third engine, as Ford introduced an overhead-cam version of the 4. I am still in the ice age of gas guzzlers. It will have a fuel consumption of 3. It handles well, especially in the snow. Retaining the same footprint as its predecessor, the 1995 Ford Explorer underwent extensive modifications to its chassis to improve its road manners.
I am so disappointed with the quality of ford vehicles in the past 10 years. Low hanging running boards are no longer offered from the factory to help increase side obstacle clearance. I would recommend this car to a high school or College student. Both companies' reputations were tarnished. The subsequent introduction and proliferation of systems have essentially addressed and mitigated this shortcoming. . So he gets me another car to drive on the lot with dealer tags.
Archived from on September 19, 2015. The transmission will not go in reverse. Its maximum tow rating is 5,300 lb 2,404 kg. I guess this is the case with many other cars but there are cars like Toyota or Huyandai that are more forgiving My Second Explorer — I didn't know how to take care of a car the first time I purchased a vehicle. As soon as I press on the gas the needle gas starts to go down.