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    Fixed my Explorer and Mountianeer issues

    I need to explain the Explorer in the thread title, I owned an 06 Explorer at one time too, also with the same problems as the Mountaineer.
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    Fixed my Explorer and Mountianeer issues

    I finally took care of the 06 Mountaineer problems I had...I bought a Flex. Seriously, I got tired of the tranny problems, raditor, wheel bearings, nickel and dime here and there for a vehicle of less than 80,000 miles on it. As for the Flex, awesome so far and enjoying the 3.5L 263hp V6...
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    Transmission jolt when shifting into reverse

    My Mountaineer is back in the shop, buzzing noise when started, goes away after warm up. Only makes the noise when the temps outside cool down. Dealer is replacing the torque converter, a pump and a part associated with the OD. Thank goodness again for the 100K warranty.
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    Removing Cross Bars From Roof Rack

    I had to remove the end caps on the rails and slide them out that way. I added them to the wifes Explorer that didn't come with them.
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    Transmission jolt when shifting into reverse

    My Mountaineer did this at 41k miles, there was a solenoid bad in the tranny, Ford did a rebuild. Been working great ever since. Would have run me $1500.00 if not for my 100k mile powertrain warranty.
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    Puddle lights on side view mirrors

    On my 05 Explorer, the lenses were removable, just be easy with it and the bulb was a 902 or similar. I didn't have a 902 so I just put in a 194 for teh time being, it owrked fine. The led bulbs you have should fit as long as the wedge is the same size, as you know the led's will only light...
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    2006 Rear A/C not getting cold

    I am having this same problem, I am going to check the blend door. My line has stayed cold, so I am hoping the expansion valve is ok. These two items seem to fail the most from what I have found.
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    2006 Explorer Xlt

    My Mountaineer makes the loud clutch fan noise as well, radiator was replaced last summer. Been really hot in Dallas all summer and this ties in with the noise on acceleration, should go away when it cools off outside. Running at normal temperature. My a/c control module was bad on my truck...
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    Want to share my failure with everyone

    This may be posted elsewhere, but if not, here you go. Back in April I jumped in my 06 Mountaineer, (automatic climate control) started the truck and the blower was running full blast, through the defrost. Tried and tried, could not turn the system down or off. I could redirect the air flow...
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    06 Mountaineer Rear Air Blowing Hot

    Hey everyone, I have an 06 Mountaineer and until June of this year the rear air/ceiling air has been working fine. Now it only blows warm to hot air. I felt the lines behind the left rear wheel and the one is ice cold and the others are warm to hot, as I believe all these should be. In my...
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    Message center symbol, help indentify

    I called my Ford guy, he doesn't know. If I had to descirbe this symbol, it looks like a right leaning semi colon? Maybe?
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    Message center symbol, help indentify

    I just looked at pages 10 & 11 in my manual, the symbols are there but the one I saw isn't in there. The trucks are the same though. I had an 06 Explorer and got rid of it. Fixing the Mountaineers problems cost me enough already.
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    Message center symbol, help indentify

    Not in the manual anywhere, that is the first thing I checked.
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    Message center symbol, help indentify

    Stayed green, that I do know. Red would have caught my attention for sure. If it does it again, I'll get a pic and post it. I may also try and light it up with a bright light to see if there is an outline there and what it looks like.
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    Message center symbol, help indentify

    It is very small, really hard to tell. Honestly I cannot even describe it. It is definitely a character with some meaning though. When I first saw it I thought it was a spot gone bad on the display, but when it cleared until this morning, I knew it had to be something else. I wish I would...
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    Message center symbol, help indentify

    Hey everyone. I have an 06 Mountaineer, except for the tranny rebuild, new radiator, shifter recall fix and a new battery it has been a good truck. Anyway, recently I have noticed something that has happened twice now, on the message center display, I look at it and notice a very little icon...
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    Engine coolant

    I just had my radiator replaced at 61,000 miles on my 2006 Mountaineer and if you haven't yet, count yourself lucky. Anyway, I took it to a very well known and respected local shop instead of Ford because I wanted a quality part reinstalled, not another pos and the price. I noticed the...
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    How to: How I changed my 05's Front Wheel Bearing

    I am going to do the front ones on my 2006 Explorer. It looks like this initail thread post was done on a four wheel drive, which mine is not. The later pics are more like mine. It looks like a straight forward job. I can see where having to work around an axle shaft would be a pain. Glad I...
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    2006 Explorer Front Wheel Bearing

    Hey everyone...saw a picture of the 2011 Explorer this morning, pretty sharp...anyway why I really am posting...I drove the wife's Explorer Saturday and noticed a slight, low volume hum from the front end that did not vary with road surface change. I have not noticed this before and I do not...
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    Aftermarket headrest DVD players

    Before I dive into installing a set of aftermarket headrest DVD players into the front seats, anyone done this? Any tips and tricks? I have pulled the old headrests, pretty simple. I pretty sure there are airbags in the seats(little label says airbag) and I have seen a set of these...
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    Explorer/Mountaineer rear windows

    The wifes motors were "replaced" as well according to the work ticket. She told me this morning they are not working...again. Sounds like I need to look more at the mechanisms.
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    Stock 6-disc changer problem

    I hate that I posted that again, I didn't read back far enough. Mine has been great so far. I am fixing to add a different aux input that takes an HD radio module, not just audio. Right now I am using an external HD radio module and there is no dash space for anything extra. All the new...
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    Explorer/Mountaineer rear windows

    I will post an update after I have had a chance to see if this works. I am using an actual silicone spray, not a dry spray, one that actually leaves a slick film. Neither of ours worked, I had to push the switch and hit the interior trim panel at the same time and they started working. Could...
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    Stock 6-disc changer problem

    Anyone else have a problem with the Explorer stock 6-disc in dash player cycling through the cd's at random, just driving down the road? Plays, loads and ejects cd's just fine, just from time to time cycles through the discs, loaded or empty. Thank you!
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    Explorer/Mountaineer rear windows

    Both the wife's Explorer and my Mountaineer, 2006 models have the same problem, sticking rear windows, won't roll down. After having the wifes checked under warranty, they started doing it again after a couple of months. I asked the dealer about it and they said to spray the window channels...
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    2006 Explorer headliner removal

    I have a 2006 Explorer with a power sunroof added after the fact by a local Ford dealer used shop. Sunroof works great but there is a rattle in the roof/headliner coming from the sunroof hardware. Can anyone give me a quick lesson on removing the headliner so I may fix this issue? I have an...
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    06 Mountaineer steady airbag light

    Replace your battery. I called the Ford dealer and they said what I was told by others and thought myself, low battery. From my days of working at an auto parts store, a mechanic told me a Ford has to have at least 10 volts to start effectively. Since mine was dropping to 9 vvolts, the...
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    Interior cargo panels

    Check ebay for pics, they are on there frequently. They are formed plastic with the amp mounted to them and an 8" sub installed. Designed to bolt up with no mods. 10 inch sub may be possible, but a tight fit. I am in search of the OEM factory installed subwoofer quarter trim panel since I...
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    06 Mountaineer steady airbag light

    Passenger side seat.
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    06 Mountaineer steady airbag light

    Recently started getting a solid airbag light on my dash, no flash of any kind. Read the manual, says sensor may be blocked by something under front passenger seat. I did have something under there and have removed it, light still on. I did notice that if I start the truck and the light stays...
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    2006 would like 2007 aux input jack

    Prices can vary, shop around. I paid less than $100.00 for mine
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    2006 would like 2007 aux input jack

    The PIE are designed to work with certain radio type and year model as you have probably researched. Unfortunately I didn't take any pics and the stereos are 6 disc in dash units, no nav. On certain units when you install some of these aux inputs, it is possible you will lose certain oem...
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    Interior cargo panels

    Anyone know of a good source to locate the interior panels for an 06 Explorer other than a dealer? What I am looking for is the right rear panel that would cover the OEM subwoofer. I have the OEM subwoofer currently wired to the OEM stereo with sub out, sounds great, but it is in a large box...
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    2006 would like 2007 aux input jack

    Aux audio jack input I added a PIE and an audio jack to my 05 Explorer and it rocked! I just drilled a small hole for the jack on the trim ring, looked pretty good. I also have the same type setup in my wifes 06 Explorer and my 06 Mountaineer. They sound really great.
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    2006 Mountaineer question

    I have a 2006 Mountaineer Luxury I bought in July 2009. I also own a 2006 Explorer and have owned a 2003 and 2005 Explorer. I guess I threw that in there to say I am not totally new to these vehicles. Anyway, my question about my 2006 Mountaineer is this...sometimes when I start the vehicle...
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    Strange noise from a/c

    A/C and heat are working good, I can check for this though. What gets me is it only makes noise in the morning, never in the afternoon. This morning, I was in the driveway idling to back out when it started.
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    Strange noise from a/c

    Good afternoon everyone! I have noticed something going on with my 2005 Explorer that I have never heard before...I have noticed that in the mornings and only in the mornings, when I run my a/c, there is a clear thumping type sound coming from the center dash area from roughly behind the stereo...
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    Solved TSB 05-12-6 2002 Explorer Rear End Whine

    Ford replaced my rearend at no charge to me when I owned my 2003, out of warranty. My 05 is not doing it, but I bought it used so someone may have had it repaired already, I haven't looked to see.
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