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    loose steering?

    My 2015 sport has never felt like it "sporty" steering, which I'm being realistic and comparing to other SUV's. I am now getting concerned because the steering at times feels "loose" and sloppy. I have stood outside the car and moved the steering wheels and there appears to be NO issue or play...
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    terrain management (snow mode) rear torque bias?

    Drove my 15 sport for the first time in several inches of snow we just got in Ohio. I was absolutely baffled to see that when driving and just giving very little throttle while in snow mode, the 4wd screen showed torque ONLY going to the rear wheels. It was only when I gave more throttle that...
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    is this normal behavior for my transmission?

    My transmission downshifts aggressively when full throttle on my sport when driving 45mph or less, which I like. Once I hit about right at about 50 mph and go full throttle, the explorer just steadily accelerates without downshifting. It just doesn't move like it does when flooring the car...
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    Engine Dies and Check Engine LIght

    what happens when you try and start it again? do you hear anything from the engine? How many miles on it? The most helpful thing right now would be to have someone at an autoparts store (autozone, etc) hook up a scanner to read the code for the check engine light, assuming you don't have a...
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    Bad fuel rail wiring harness?

    Dealership is saying this is what they believe is the cause of my 2015 sports intermittent loss of power. They have had the vehicle for one month now. They thought it was the turbo after duplicating the issue, but that was a guess, because there has never been an engine light or code. They...
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    Update: Well the dealer has still had my ex since my last post, (about a week) and said that even though they were able to finally duplicate my loss of power and even though the mechanic is guessing it is a issue with one of the turbos; Ford will not allow them to make any repair until they...
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    LOL. I was reading your previous threads on your platinum and your issue sounds similar to me, but I never had the problem on the highway for some reason. Mostly occurred when accelerating from a stop. Being my first turbo charged vehicle, I did have to get a little use to "feathering" the...
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    BIG NEWS! Got a call from the dealership today, their tech was driving my ex sport and it lost almost complete power is how they said it. After over 2 months and 5 times at multiple dealerships, they were finally able to "DUPLICATE" the problem They said it still did not throw a code, but...
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    explat, if possible could you give me a few more details? Are you full throttle? does it seem like it just doesn't want to downshift?
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    Well for anyone who has been following my issues for the past two months and this thread which I think was merged, I truly have given up. To recap my ex has been to the 2 different dealerships a total of 4 times for VERY intermittent, complete loss of power that occurs for only seconds and then...
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    Shopping for 16 or 17 Sport - drove a slow one

    I just purchased a 2015 sport with 39,000 miles on it about 7 weeks ago, and it drove fast the first few days and now continually loses power. Do not buy this explorer assuming that it will get fixed under warranty. Mine has been at the dealer 3 times and they have said it drives fine. It will...
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    normal to have water/oil in air intake duct/3.5 ecoboost?

    Reserved 50, you are the first one to give me a possible reason for my issues that makes sense. My biggest concern however, is that when this happens the power loss is drastic and a huge safety problem, so I'm confused on ford saying its normal, maybe the problem is still elsewhere. The power...
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    normal to have water/oil in air intake duct/3.5 ecoboost?

    Ok thanks. I was hoping I had found the cause of my acceleration issues with abrupt and extreme power losses that last a few seconds and the rpms completley drop even though your pushing the pedal. I think i've given up on this car.
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    normal to have water/oil in air intake duct/3.5 ecoboost?

    If your standing at the front bumper looking into the engine bay, what I am referring to is the hose the runs from the left side of the intercooler to to the throttle body. I removed one of the hose clamps midway on this section and all of the insides of the tubes are very wet with what seems...
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    Are the exhaust manifold cracks only on PIU'S ?

    I've only read about exhaust manifold cracks on police utility vehicles. I have the 3.5 ecoboost and didn't know why the PIU would have different exhaust manifolds. I was wondering if anyone knows if the 3.5 ecoboost civilian models in susceptible to this problem?
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    Mjlkwofe, thanks for your insight. Since having these issues, I have been running only 93 octane from Shell, I'm on my 4th tank. My sport just fell on its face again and I was playing close attention. The best way to describe it, as I'm accelerating it will all of a sudden just stop, the...
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    Sorry about the all the new threads, I will make sure to do that on my next posts, if I post in an old thread will it anyone be able to see it? I had never heard of the ETC, that is something I will consider. I am confused about why the shield was added to the explorer, I was under the...
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    Just bought 2015 sport, loss of power

    Raining and humid and severe loss of power Many have been following several of my threads with my issues with loss of power in my 15 sport to the point I am about to sell it. Following everyone's advice I tightened all my hoses and put in a new air filter, etc, all the obvious stuff. The car...
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    given up on sport - loss of power

    I took your advice and removed the air box and although I did not know exactly what I was looking for, I just started tightening any hose clamp I could see. I ended up needed to use a ratchet for some of the really hard to reach hose clamps and Im concerned I may have over tightened with the...
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    given up on sport - loss of power

    ironic you said that, before I took it in the last dealer, I diconnected the battery for an hour and the sport ran great after that. But after as couple hours of driving the power started to fade away again.
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    given up on sport - loss of power

    thanks for all the replys, definitely some good ideas to try. Here where I'm so confused. The mechanic said he drove it with a diagnostic tool hooked up that measures boost. He said if there was an issue with the boost leaking, he would have seen that in the numbers. He said my boost...
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    given up on sport - loss of power

    I'm a new ford owner and I was so excited for this car, but going to have to sell it and I'm devastated. I joined the forum a few weeks ago after just purchasing a 2015 sport with 39,000 miles on it. I have since posted a couple times about it running sluggish. I then posted about taking it...
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    dealership said do NOT run higher octane in sport

    I contacted another dealership today and told them what was going on. They were nice enough to put me on the phone with who they consider their top mechanic. I told him what the other dealership said about the octane and he stated that was the most absurd thing he heard in a while. I am...
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    dealership said do NOT run higher octane in sport

    Anybody know why this would be happening in my vehicle where it is not utilizing the higher octane gas correctly?
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    dealership said do NOT run higher octane in sport

    The manual say 87 octane is ok but premium will increase performance/help when towing. I just don't understand how the dealership is contradicting the manual and not fixing my car which still runs terrible
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