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  1. J

    2000 4x4 issues

    Normal 4x4H and 4x4L both act the same. I have the TCase out. Is there a way to visually inspect for clutch wear? I've rebuilt manual transmissions before, but never a TCase or automatic so my existing knowledge is somewhat limited, however I am mechanically inclined.
  2. J

    2000 4x4 issues

    I have a 2000 Explorer with 4x4. When I engage 4x4 high in the snow I'm only getting power to the rear wheels. If I let off the gas, then start to accelerate the front wheels will rotate for about 3/4 of a wheel turn then stop turning. Let off and it repeats over and over. What in the transfer...
  3. J

    Bad torque converter

    No my fluid was normal. You can't check it easily though. Stupid closed system...
  4. J

    2002 Explorer alarm issue /door ajar

    Yup! I traded it in for a Mini Cooper S! I think I tracked the bad sensor down to the back glass on the back door. If I slammed it shut it wouldn't behave so badly. The truck had 201000 on it and my wife wanted a new car so we got her the Cooper. How can you say no to a 6-speed supercharged...
  5. J

    2002 Explorer alarm issue /door ajar

    Cool thanks. It would make sense that its either the driver or passenger door since they get used the most. Should I replace the metal, plastic, or both sensors on both doors?
  6. J

    2002 Explorer alarm issue /door ajar

    My 03 XLT is having the problem and I don't see any broken wires in the drivers door. I had to repair one over a year ago but there aren't any new broken wires. I also tried having my wife sit in the car while it was running and shaking and banging the doors. Nothing seems to trip it. We get...
  7. J

    Change Speedometer ratio

    I know that I can change the speedo ration with a SCT tuner but I have a wifi obd2 adapter that I was hoping to be able to change with. Do I have to have a tuner or can I just issue a few commands over OBD2 to change the ratio? Right now that is all I am looking to change so $300-$400 is a...
  8. J

    2003 XLT with Cooper Discoverer ATP 265/75/16

    Been looking at getting bigger tires for some time now. Finally jumped on them and they fit without rubbing and look great! Got them at Discount Tire here in WA for $680 before a $130 rebate.
  9. J

    Installed 7" Touchscreen - Pioneer AppRadio 2

    I put the GPS antenna right about the head unit on the dashboard at the base of the windshield. If you pull your deck out you can actually see light coming down from near the windshield. I just fished the wire from the top down into that crack. The microphone is on the left side of my...
  10. J

    Engine howling (radiator fan?), thermostat housing questions

    I have this same howling issue in my '03. It started making the noise on the trip home from purchasing the truck... :( I sprayed down the engine compartment with a power sprayer at the DIY car wash and it quieted down a bit but every once in a while it gets loud again. I can't say it does it...
  11. J

    DIY Dent removal

    Came across this today and thought someone here might be able to use it! I have a small dent in my hood so I don't know if this will work for it or not but someone might be able to give it a try. I would recommend a rubber mallet or something that isn't going to damage the paint if you do...
  12. J

    P0455 and "Check Fuel Cap"

    I crawled under the truck a few weeks ago and I missed a line at the front of the tank. No need to drop the tank and no lights since!
  13. J

    Installed 7" Touchscreen - Pioneer AppRadio 2

    It has a ton of preamp out. I'm not using any of them but I remember seeing them. I've used my jail broken iPhone 5 with appradio extensions from cydia and my wife's non jail broken 5. Both work well.
  14. J

    Installed 7" Touchscreen - Pioneer AppRadio 2

    I just finished my AAS and my wife bought me the Pioneer AppRadio 2 for a graduation present. I received it yesterday and got it installed late last night. Here are some pictures.
  15. J

    My new reverse lights

    That looks good! I'd love to see some more pictures. I have a set of fog lights I bought along with a lower valance for a 1996 Ranger to add lights. The fog's weren't the right fit so never ended up getting installed. I have been trying to find a way to wire them under the rear bumper some how...
  16. J

    Vice hitch adapter

    I am going to mount that female adapter on my work bench so I can move the vice from place to place.
  17. J

    Vice hitch adapter

    I have had the parts around for a while and have wanted to get around to doing it but lacked the time. I finally had a few moments today and wanted to share my new hitch! I also finally got around to shortening my d-ring hitch adapter so it doesn't stick out so far. (Giggity!) I was sick of...
  18. J

    P0455 and "Check Fuel Cap"

    It's possible I just missed something. I'm not feeling inclined to work on it this weekend so I will post back once I removed the tank.
  19. J

    P0455 and "Check Fuel Cap"

    I just replaced a faulty sending unit in my 03 XLT a few weekends ago with a new pump and sender from a local junk yard. I dropped the tank, replaced the pump and installed a new fuel filter. Once I put it back together it has been working ever since. Shortly after my CEL came on with P0455...
  20. J

    Ignition Keys

    When I bought this truck it only had 1 key. I bought a blank key on eBay and it has sat in my glove box for months. I finally got around to getting it cut and the Locksmith says he can't program internet keys, and sure enough his machine wouldn't let him. He cut and sold me a key (ugly as...
  21. J

    Fuel tank to Fuel Filter fuel line

    f77z-9j280-pa appears to be the correct part number. Does anyone have a junker laying around we can pull this off of?
  22. J

    Fuel tank to Fuel Filter fuel line

    My stepdad broke the line from the fuel tank to the fuel filter on his 2001 Eddie Bauer 4 door. Does anyone know where I can find the part number for this? Ford quoted him $225 for a new one... Does anyone have one we could buy from you!?
  23. J

    4.6 how far back

    I am not an expert but I believe 02-05 V8's should swap in.
  24. J

    RE: ABS/Cruise Control problem. Might have a fix

    So I figured out what is wrong with mine. If your cruise light comes on when you turn it on and stays on, but doesn't do anything, it is probably not the brake switch. It appears my problem is the throttle cable that the cruise works with keeps falling off the throttle body. I have used rubber...
  25. J

    Broken sway bar!

    I broke 2 in my 97 SVT Cobra Mustang. I would check your bushings to see if any of them are shot. If it was me, I would probably just head to a junkyard or look on craigslist for a new one.
  26. J

    Sold 00, got an 04, good and bad -help & comments?

    Mine does open when the doors are locked with the fob. I noticed the same thing... What really bothered me was this was the only way I could figure out how to open the rear glass. I couldn't find any buttons or anything to open it other than the fob. It took me a while to realize that you can...
  27. J

    Glove box light assembly

    A friend with an 04 let me look in her glovebox. For anyone interested, here is how it installs.
  28. J

    Gas Gauge not Working

    Mine hasn't worked right since I bought the truck. I am positive it is the sending unit. I took my unit out and cleaned the contacts a little. (Guide here) It helped tremendously, but the gauge still doesn't work 100%.
  29. J

    Sold 00, got an 04, good and bad -help & comments?

    Well good luck moving forward, I know how tough it can be having to put so much time, effort, and money into a new ride. Let me know if you can't find any parts in the junkyard. There are a few nearby that I wouldn't mind digging through for you. Of course I wouldn't charge you anything other...
  30. J

    Glove box light assembly

    I just picked one up at the junkyard. They didn't even charge me for it! The only problem is I can't tell how to put it back in. Can someone with one that works take a picture?!
  31. J

    Sold 00, got an 04, good and bad -help & comments?

    I have averaged 16.4 over the last 3300 miles (this figure includes a tank of E85. that tank I got 13.6). If I keep it about 60 and drive it nicely I've seen 18.8. (I use Gas Cubby for iPhone because my gas gauge is broken). What head unit did you install? Can you take a picture of it all...
  32. J

    Geico Thinks I have an NBX. How do I tell?

    I just heard back from Ford and they looked up my truck by VIN. It is NOT an NBX.
  33. J

    Fuse For Cruise - 2003 XLT

    You are in luck! I have an extra (presumably working, my throttle cable kept falling off) and you live really close! PM me if you are interested, and we can meet!
  34. J

    Fuse For Cruise - 2003 XLT

    That sounds more like the switch than a fuse. I looked in my manual and I don't see one either. I live near Seattle as well and I know for a fact that this place has a few of our Explorers. You might be able to get a new switch from them. They pull parts, not you, but they were very reasonable!
  35. J

    Sold 00, got an 04, good and bad -help & comments?

    So I finished this yesterday and the leak seems to be gone. I ended up using Royal Purple 75w140 Full Synthetic. The axle wasn't super loud to begin with, but I have noticed it quieted down a little. There were other noises that I kept hearing coming from the back passenger wheel. It ended up...
  36. J

    Sold 00, got an 04, good and bad -help & comments?

    My driver sun visor is missing the cover. It makes it impossible to use. If I flip it down I can see reflections in the mirror while I am driving and it is extremely distracting! I have noticed my rear whining more since I bought it about 2 months ago. I will be replacing an axle shaft seal...
  37. J

    2003 explorer xlt modification desires..would like input!

    I have manual controls with stock 2nd and 3rd row air. Here is what mine looks like. Dash Front Back
  38. J

    Jghake's 2003 XLT

    2003 Explorer XLT 4.0L Flex V6 4x4, Tow Hooks, 1.25" Hitch shackle Leather, 3rd row, Rear A/C Clarion CZ500 w/stock speakers Seattle, Wa
  39. J

    v8 explorer 2004

    I know this will sound wierd, and I don't know if it could help or hurt. You have been warned :D When I bought my 2003 4.0 it sounded like a fan was always going. Really loud whiring/fan noises. The only way I can really describe it is it sounded like a dump truck (the huge ones) with a...
  40. J

    Geico Thinks I have an NBX. How do I tell?

    I'd like to think that this in a NBX but I just don't believe it. The only thing that matches is the color and the radio bezel and 4x4. Everything else is different. Leather not cloth (not dissapointed here), no hooks (I installed them from a Expedition/F150 in the junkyard), no skidplates, no...
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