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  1. 2000XPLORERSPORT

    Rear Diff ??

    I have a 2000 explorer 2-door 4.0l ohv. i replace the diff fluid some years back just for maintance. well i have been noticing it looks wet & i can see little drips under the cover. i think it might be from when i jack the rear up i put the jack unger the diff and the jack head pushes up on the...
  2. J

    2000 Ford Explorer V6 - Looking For Some Transmission Advice

    Hi there, first time poster long time lurker. My Explorer had 120,000 miles on when I bought it, it approaches 180,000 now. That was about fifty thousand miles over the past 3-some years. It has always shifted well while driving, and has always had a loud clunk when I shift into reverse...
  3. M

    2003 V8 4WD leaking transmission fluid after towed

    This is my favorite car I’ve ever owned. Yesterday, the starter went out (I think) because it wouldn’t crank or anything. (Tried jumping, swapping relays, no luck) So I called AAA to have them tow it to my house at lunch today, where I could jack it up and replace / troubleshoot the starter...
  4. M

    Transmission Fluid Low

    I have the 4.0 SOHC with the Automatic transmission and I check the fluid level on the dipstick and its about a quart or two low. I looked up on youtube on how to add transmission fluid to it and you have to go under the car and etc. Is it possible that I can put a funnel on the dip stick hole...
  5. M

    Poured some windshield wiper fluid into the power steering fluid reservoir

    Help! :D I poured some windshield wiper fluid into the power steering fluid reservoir, then I started the engine. It's all pinkish and milky now. >.< I used a turkey baster to suck out all of the fluid inside of the reservoir. Then, I disconnected the lower cooler hose and let it drain...
  6. J

    Transmission fluid level on 2003 Explorer?

    Yesterday I put my 2003 V6 Explorer on a lift to check the transmission fluid. I had it warmed up, checked transmission fluid temp on my scanner before removing the small inner plug with a T30 torx. This was the first time I've checked it since we recently bought this vehicle. When the plug...
  7. M

    03' Explorer seems hard to steer

    Hi all, Truck is a 2003 Explorer XLT 4.0 AWD I've been having some strange steering issues since about the middle of this year. Haven't had a lot of cash so haven't been able to do anything yet. It still drives well but to me the steering just feels super tight. I've driven our neighbors...
  8. M

    Halp!

    My muffler rusted out on my way to work, and when I went to wire it up I got dripped on by something. I got home and went to leave again, and notices a HUGE puddle of tranny fluid from the underneath of the passenger side. I watched the fluid pour (small stream) out of the pipe thing... Idk what...
  9. G

    PTU Fluid

    Hi all. I want to run full synthetic in my 2013 XSport. Does anyone have any knowledge on the types of fluids I will need? 1) PTU Fluid? What kind? 2) Oil? What kind and viscosity? 3) Any other fluids I cqan change to synthetic? I'm in Atlanta where temps reach a humid 100 degrees in...
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    Transfer Case Fluid Change

    Taking my 2010 to the dealer next week. Truck is a V8 and I tow a 5,000lb trailer about 2K miles per year. It's at 60K and front driver's wheel has been getting loud the last couple weeks - suspect it's the wheel bearing. (I still have a few months of extended warranty left thankfully). Do...
  11. J

    Does Jiffy Lube owe me?

    First off I know I probably shouldn't be taking my 2004 Ford Explorer to jiffy lube for a transmission flush. I usually do my own work if it's simple but since these are closed systems I didn't have the equipment to do it. Anyway a couple weeks after I had his done I noticed a bad transmission...
  12. J

    2004 Ford Explorer Leaking Transmission Fluid

    Hey there Explorer community, i'm in a conundrum and any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I drive a 2004 Ford Explorer 4wd 4.0L Vin K 64,000 Miles, and I know explorers sometimes get a bad wrap but for the most part I love this car. This car has always leaked a few drops of...
  13. D

    BANG, Tranny Fluid Everywhere

    Quite an experience I just had. Driving up the highway, going about 65 mph, got a huge bang, then nothing but rattling vibration sounds. Starts slowing down fast. Nice burning smell of tranny fluid too. Manage to limp it off the highway just to be safe, pulled off on a road just off the...
  14. M

    Low brake fluid light with new brakes help !!!!!

    I am in need for some help on this one. 2006 explorer 145,000 miles about a week ago the Low brake fluid light came on in the information screen and the solid brake light is also illuminated. Prior to this i had noticed some travel in the pedal to the floor. I checked the fluid level "its...
  15. D

    2007 Explorer Transmission Overfilled?

    I have a 2007 ford explorer xlt, v6, 4wd. Sorry my explanation/question below might get a little long. First some background that may or may not matter to my transmission issues: About last January or so, the radiator sprung a leak and i had to have it replaced. A few weeks later i...
  16. D

    How to Change Rear Differential Fluid

    Hey Guys, Here is my newest "How To" video, How to Change Rear Differential Fluid. This is definitely some good preventative maintenance at about 100K miles. I will be making a shorter version that goes over the basics. This is the in-depth one. The idea is after watching this video, anyone...
  17. D

    How to Change Transfer Case Fluid

    Hey Guys, So here is my latest video: How to Change Transfer Case Fluid. I really like this one because it is easy, clear and straighforward. I figured this would help some of you as well who need to change your fluid. What do you think? Ps. Thumbs up the video on youtube if you can...
  18. D

    How to Change Rear Differential Fluid

    Hey Guys, Here is my newest "How To" video, How to Change Rear Differential Fluid. This is definitely some good preventative maintenance at about 100K miles. I will be making a shorter version that goes over the basics. This is the in-depth one. The idea is after watching this video, anyone...
  19. L

    Low Washer Fluid Warning Stuck on

    First post here. Found site Goggling to find info about this issue. I took my 2011 Limited to the dealer in December 2012 after the Low Washer Fluid Waring and stayed on after I filled the tank to the top with fluid. They confirmed the light was not working properly and replaced the washer...
  20. B

    07 V8 Transmission Line Leak at Radiator

    I have a 2007 V8 with about 80k on it and i noticed some red fluid under it the other day - maybe a tablespoon worth. I started to dive in and noticed that BOTH the lines going into the radiator had drops of red fluid. I researched some and some people say just to replace the lines, some...
  21. O

    First Gen Front Differential Fluid

    I really haven't been able to find a definitive answer on the forum. What type of fluid goes into the front differential on a first gen (specifically 1992) Explorer? The manual just says "4x4 gear oil" as does the computer at Advance Auto. I just want to be sure exactly what to put in...
  22. S

    Rear Differential: Friction Modifier with Synthetic Fluid?

    To Add, or Not to Add. That is the question. I've had all kinds of issues with my '02 XLT's rear differential (3.73 Limited Slip) over the years, including a clutch pack replacement and partial rebuild. I'm kind of babying it now, changing fluid every 30K miles or so. I bought some Royal...
  23. E

    does this sound like a bad power steering pump

    I have a 1995 ford explorer and the power steering whines when turning/applying gas simultaneously. It also doesnt work when at idle unless i give it just enough gas to jump a few hundred rpm's and its still hard to turn. The belt is good and it is not slipping. I just got this vehicle and when...
  24. D

    Tranny Slips In Reverse

    I have a 98 explorer XLT, 4 door, 2/4 wheel drive. At first my tranny would slip when I put it in reverse now and again. On its own, the car would not shift into reverse, I would have to shift to other gears such as drive and park and then back to reverse in order to get it into reverse. As...
  25. A

    Whining noise problem

    I have had a 95 explorer for about a month now and everything is fixed on it except for this whining sound. It only occurs while driving but when you let off the gas the noise will go away. The whine is more loud at some speeds than others which really throws me off. I have put some transmission...
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