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    Another farewell....Peace-Out to my 2004 Limited V8 AWD

    Well, as set forth in my other thread about "killing my explorer" my engine locked up at 260K: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=427683 Moving on to bigger things I guess. I got 260K out of it and it was still the original transmission and rear end (had pinion ring...
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    Did I kill my Explorer???

    Last night I was pulling my little fishing boat home. About 1/2 way through a 50 minute drive, my Low Oil Pressure warning came on in my message center, the needle gauge bottomed out, and the Hi Temp Low Oil light came on. Then it corrected itself within a few seconds, then it returned...
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    What is this connector/connected to? 2004 4.6L V8

    I removed my intake over the weekend to fix a coolant leak and when I started it back up after reassembly I got a CEL and the engine is running like garbage. When I went to double check everything under the hood I found this not connected: Anybody know what this is/where it...
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    2004 Limited w/ 4.6 Coolant Leak on backside of engine

    Guys, I've got a leak somewhere on the backside (firewall side, passenger side) of my engine. I'm having trouble running it down but I'm having a ton of coolant sprayed on the firewall and it is burning on the engine back there somewhere on the passenger side. I suspect it is a heater hose...
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    Shifting issues this morning

    I've had previous transmission issues with my 2004 Limited; 4.6L V8, AWD, 5R55S. I've been living with a TCC Clutch Failure to Engage error code for almost 2 years. Replaced the TCC Clutch controller in the valve body and it did not fix the issue. I figure the next step is to replace the...
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    Weird jolting after quick stop

    So, in the past couple of weeks my Explorer has started doing something strange. If I have to come to a sudden stop, the transmission seems to slip out of gear. When you step on the gas to go again, it acts like it is in neutral and it won't go anywhere. After a few seconds it will slam into...
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    Electrical testing of Transmission Solenoid PLEASE HELP

    I'm attempting to test my solenoid pack in my 5R55S transmission. Trouble is I'm a newbie when it comes to using a multimeter and testing resistance. The repair manual I have says the resistance on the TCC Solenoid should check in between 9-16 Ohms. The results I'm getting with my multimeter...
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    Low Oil Pressure Alarm with inconsistent gauge

    So this morning I was driving my vehicle and after about a mile my info center gave me "LOW OIL PRESSURE" alarm, red light for Low Oil, and the needle gauge bottomed out. Then it went back to normal, the lights/warnings went off, and about 90 seconds later it came back and stayed on. I...
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    Removing valve body in 55R5S

    I'm pretty handy and good with cars but have done zero transmission work outside of dropping a pan to change fluid. How hard is this to do? Is this something I could do in less than a couple of hours? Is it really just a matter of getting all the bolts out or is there some special...
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    Error codes and rough idle

    Got my transmission codes read the other night for a separate issue but also got two codes which were engine related. Not sure why I didn't have a SES light at that time but I've got one now. The codes were P1000- OBD systems readiness test not complete P0506- IAC valve duty cycle lower than...
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    2004 V8 O/D Off light flashing

    I'm sure this will be a progressive thread as I work though this. Light flashing and "check transmission" alert started today at highway speed. Tranny won't go into overdrive but otherwise shifts perfectly normally. I get the alert only after traveling at highway speeds for a few miles. If I...
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    Disconnecting transmission cooler lines from radiator

    Ford manual indicates there is a special "quick disconnect tool" required to disconnect the transmission cooler lines from the radiator in order to remove the radiator. I purchased a set of 4 "quick disconnect" tools from the auto parts store last year. One of those was for use on my fuel...
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    Overheating 4.6L V8-Suggestions?

    My engine is overheating no matter what I do. It doesn't cool down with higher RPMs. Coasting at 30-40MPH in neutral does not cool it down either. Once it heats up and I shut it down, coolant is boiling back into return bottle. It will bubble over quickly if I open the cap. I'm...
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    Need help: rough idle and crappy city MPG

    I changed my intake manifold back in the spring and ever since I put it back together it has not idled the same. After that repair my highway MPG and city MPG got better but always the rough idle and hesitation from a start or a slow roll. Well now that hesitation has gotten worse and the...
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    Trouble with rear fan clicking/no temp change

    I think this is mostly an actuator problem from reading the other threads on this. My symptoms are: 1. Fan only works on speed "4" and has been that way for a few years. 2. On speed "0" the fan makes a thumping noise in the rear cargo area. 3. On speed 1, 2, or 3 the noise will SOMETIMES...
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    Rough idle and hesitation from stop

    Ive had the hesitation issue from time to time and it does not happen every time that I start from a stop. But it does seem to be getting worse, especially since the rough idle has begun. I also have slight hesitation when accelerating while in overdrive at speeds over 50 MPH. The rough idle...
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    A/C rarely putting out cold air

    2004 4.6L v8; 204k miles I'm having issues with the coldness of the A/C. It is blowing mostly warm to hot air at idle. It will become cold if you're driving at about 1,500-2,000 RPM but then will get warm again over 2,500 RPM. The interior fan is blowing just fine. I checked the...
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    How to change intake on 4.6L V8

    This job is required when your intake starts to leak coolant around the thermostat housing or leaking coolant in places that you cannot see and dumping the coolant down into the coil pack/spark plug well. The new part is $400+ at the dealer or you can get it online for $160-ish. It is a...
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    Cruise control stopped working on 2004

    I had my windows rolled down when I parked my car and a helluva a rainstorm came through and caught me by surprise. Driver door interior and steering wheel (as well as mat/floor under steering wheel) were soaked. After that, my cruise control stopped working reliably. I suspect it is the...
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    Service Engine Soon light flashing and then A/C went hot

    This happened to me over the weekend. Driving along with the A/C on and the vehicle starts to shudder like a cylinder is misfiring. "Check Engine" light comes on but is flashing instead of constant. A/C immediately starts blowing hot air. I pull over and shut it down. Check belt and...
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    Overheating 2004 Limited; 4.6l V-8

    Had some problems for the past couple of weeks with an overheat. My temp gauge was seeming to randomly shoot up toward hot but then it would cool itself back down. Checked the coolant level when cold and it was a bit low. I added a little less than a gallon of coolant and hadn't had the...
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    Problems with AC in 2004 Limited

    Baffled...... When I run my AC in my 2004 Limited, the vents on the driver's side blow warmer air than the vent on the passenger side of the center console. The air out of the driver's side center console vent and the driver's window vent are barely cool at all. If I close the passenger...
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    2004 Limited 4.6 V8, code P0308

    "Service Engine Soon" light came on yesterday so I took it to O'Reilly and had them read the codes. Got P0308 Cylinder 8 misfire. Understanding is that several things could cause this, varying from a bad plug to a bad coil, bad wire, clogged/bad injector, bad cat converter. My plan is to...
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    2004 Limited: Random chirp from under hood

    Single chirp from under the hood that appears to be completely random. Occurs whether I'm running full blast heat in the vehicle or full blast A/C. Occurs whether I'm idling in the garage or moving at slower city speeds and have the windows down to where I can hear it. I'm thinking...
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    2004 Limited: Question about top mounting studs/nuts for rear struts

    Went to change my rear struts yesterday on my 2004 Limited. Found that there are three studs/nuts that mount the top of the strut into place. Two are exposed and easy to access and loosen. The third appears to be encased in a rubber stopper and I have not yet figured out in the limited time I...
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