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    2014 Sport-no compression on 2 front cyl

    I recently bought a 2014 Explorer Sport (3.5 Ecoboost) (140k miles) notably discounted with engine problems. Actually could not get it to start and compression check shows 2/3 front cylinders have no compression. Lead suspicion is blown head gasket, but no signs of that in the oil and I don't...
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    1999 Explorer- stalls in reverse

    I have a 99 Explorer with 160k on it. (V6, 4L) About 8 months ago it started to rev hard starting up, jumping to about 3 to 4 RPM. Which was concerning, then slowly it started to rev up when I had my foot on the break at stop lights, fast food, traffic. That slowly turned into revving up and...
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    1995 misfire/lugging engine...HELP!

    Okay. Here's the situation: I have been having off and on misfires for almost the past 6 months now. what started out as rarely happening is now becoming a trend. I first blamed it on my bad trans, but that has since been replaced by a new rebuilt one. This happens usually when the Ex is...
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    04 explorer stalls sometimes

    hey I just bought a 04 explorer and i'm new to this forum so any help on my issue would be greatly appreciated. so here's the deal, sometimes my truck dies while i'm stopped. i'll come to a red light and stop completly and my truck will stall. it doesn't sputter or give any sighns of problems...
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    trouble starting my sport trac. HELP!

    Hey all, I'm new to this forum and hoping you guys can help me out. I own a 2001 Ford explorer sport trac. 6 years and no problems then all hell breaks loose with problems. My first problem was when I started my car in 10*F weather she barely could keep alive and after warming it up for a few...
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    ford explorer 02 help! bent valve

    I had my explorer in the shop due to the rocker arm breaking and the timing belt got messed up with a blown gasket seal. with white smoke coming out of the top of the engine. The shop sent my engine into Ford and they fixed everything but the bent valve, (thousand bucks) I do not know why they...
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    Engine Problems with 94 XLT 4DR 4WD

    Hey I have a question and I was wondering if you guys might know the answer. When I drive in overdrive at about 45 to 50 MPH the engine cuts out and sputters but if I go faster or slower it doesn't do it. It also doesn't do that in drive either. I really don't know why it's doing that. Any...
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    2002 V8, Ford replaced a bunch of sensors- still stalling, killing, help!!

    I've been reading about some similar codes issues here, but have not found the fix yet, and I'm into my local dealership for more than 1,000k and they still can't figure it out- I'm a single mom-help!! Repair#1: started 2 months ago on an interstate freeway in Iowa, car died and alt. gauge...
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    Poor Gas Milage <170 Miles out of a $50tank

    I just purchased this explorer a couple months ago from my brother and had to replace the timing chains to get it on the road. Lil did I know I was going to use 200+ a week in gas! The only modifications done to the vehicle is upgrade the tires from the factory to Firestone Destination M/T -...