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Forum: 5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - Present 01-27-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By J_C
Your post is so full of vague nonsense and drama...

Your post is so full of vague nonsense and drama that I suspect you're either just a troll, or have severe psychiatric problems.

Ford offered you a buyback and you were too foolish to see that was...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 01-21-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By J_C
It might help to have a further away picture and...

It might help to have a further away picture and one with the wheel off for better context of what/where we're looking at.

Without better pics, all I can guess is that's possibly a bake pad and...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 01-21-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By J_C
Yes, compression test, or leak down test, or it's...

Yes, compression test, or leak down test, or it's possible a scan tool tells you a cylinder is misfiring.

How do you know you have a blown head gasket? In some cases just pulling and looking at...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 01-21-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By J_C
The 3rd gen 02-05 has a SOHC instead of rods. ...

The 3rd gen 02-05 has a SOHC instead of rods.

Is the check engine light coming on and if so what are the OBDII codes? If it is only briefly doing it and hasn't set the light on yet, then I would...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 01-21-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By J_C
I'd focus on the code first which suggests either...

I'd focus on the code first which suggests either a shift linkage problem or the shift selector switch itself is fault, or of course the wiring or connector to it.

Did this problem start right...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 01-21-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By J_C
It seems like coincidence (or wind driving or...

It seems like coincidence (or wind driving or gravity plus channeling) that would result in both the front and rear leak starting at once.

Ultimately you'll probably need to grab a strong...
Forum: 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001 01-17-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By J_C
I'd guess booster or vac leak.

I'd guess booster or vac leak.
Forum: 1st Generation Explorers | 1991-1994 01-14-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By J_C
I may be misunderstanding but if it's the part...

I may be misunderstanding but if it's the part that holds the key in, it's just a separate bezel piece or if you mean the lock cylinder assembly itself, that also comes out separately though a new...
Forum: 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001 01-14-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By J_C
Auto does not lock out the front wheels, they'll...

Auto does not lock out the front wheels, they'll get a progressively higher duty cycle of torque from the transfer case as the speed sensor value mismatch continues from wheel slippage.

The front...
Forum: Introductions 12-31-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By J_C
Welcome! The introductions subforum is just a...

Welcome! The introductions subforum is just a place to say hello and introduce yourself and your vehicle (which you did not mention). You should post help topics in the appropriate generational...
Forum: 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001 12-25-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By J_C
By cleaning the sensor ring I meant just manually...

By cleaning the sensor ring I meant just manually taking a pick and scraping "much" of the greasy goop out of the valleys between the sensor teeth, one by one as you rotate the wheel, for an AWD or...
Forum: 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001 12-24-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By J_C
I'd check for blown fuses and the battery saver...

I'd check for blown fuses and the battery saver and accessory delay relays.
Forum: 4th Generation Explorers | 2006-2010 12-24-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By J_C
Yes intermittent problems can be a PITA. I'd...

Yes intermittent problems can be a PITA. I'd start by suspecting the ignition switch itself. Wait, you wrote lights. They come on without a key in the ignition at all don't they? I'd next check...
Forum: 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001 12-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By J_C
Maybe. Could be a bad sensor, its pigtail wire,...

Maybe. Could be a bad sensor, its pigtail wire, the connector, or the wiring harness to that connector. Could instead be a bad hub bearingthrowing metallic goopy grease up on the sensor if it's AWD...
Forum: 4th Generation Explorers | 2006-2010 12-24-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By J_C
That's not bad at all. I mean yes it is...

That's not bad at all. I mean yes it is unfortunate that they wanted an hour of labor and insist on selling marked up OEM parts, but at least they only billed you for the real problem.

However...
Forum: 5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - Present 12-24-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By J_C
Make sure you give the dealer a clear description...

Make sure you give the dealer a clear description of how to replicate the problem during their driving test, and document this event (including dated receipt from the shop visit including the info...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 12-24-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By J_C
Do the brake job over. Pull the calipers and...

Do the brake job over. Pull the calipers and take the pad slide rail shims off, clean out rust under them, grease that area, put the shims back on, grease that area. Pull the caliper slide pins...
Forum: 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001 12-24-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By J_C
Do you mean the driveshaft between the transfer...

Do you mean the driveshaft between the transfer case and front differential or a CV axle between the front diff and the wheel?

Any idea how long it has been like that? If it's a boot on the...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 12-03-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By J_C
Who is "we"? This looks spamish. How much...

Who is "we"?
This looks spamish.

How much confidence is inspired by a random noise post? Your post is so fragmented and links to generic junk on ebay. You're way out there in useless land, and...
Forum: 5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - Present 12-02-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By J_C
Why the heck would you want to buy a relatively...

Why the heck would you want to buy a relatively expensive and fragile portable CD player then have to juggle around CDs, when you could just rip them to HQ MP3 (or possibly even wav or flac) and have...
Forum: 4th Generation Explorers | 2006-2010 12-02-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By J_C
No but I imagine it's either integrated into the...

No but I imagine it's either integrated into the body computer in the dash, or if still separate (meaning its primary purpose is door code keyless entry and the remote fobs) then possibly behind the...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 12-02-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By J_C
Circumferential rings in rotors don't usually...

Circumferential rings in rotors don't usually make horrible noises by themselves.

I'd check the caliper bracket bolts to make sure they are tight, and check the caliper slide pins, that they're...
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 11-26-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By J_C
^ Yeah but gmcgann...

^ Yeah but gmcgann (https://www.explorertalk.com/forums/member.php?u=16261) doesn't dare try to do it again because if it works then he'll feel silly for being combative about it.
Forum: 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005 11-26-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By J_C
^ You can either pull the BCM connector and use...

^ You can either pull the BCM connector and use a multimeter to probe for continuity to (chassis) ground for each door's wire in turn, or pull the door panel off and check for ground on the...
Forum: 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001 11-26-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By J_C
Some of them, don't remember which engines are...

Some of them, don't remember which engines are affected, have the throttle cable in a plastic mount on a bracket next to the throttle body that wears and comes loose. You might check that.
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