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    Lurching at a stop, bogging when idling

    Hi all, I've got a 2002 Explorer 4.0 w/ auto trans. Truck starts with a higher than normal surge (up to about 2000 RPM), then settles down to a normal idle... but only for a minute. After a minute or so, it starts bogging down to 400 RPM, then back up to 1000. While this is happening, the...
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    A Variety Of Concerning Sounds Coming From My Front End

    Hey everyone, I just bought a 2007 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0L V6, 4x4. When I purchased it a few days ago it test drove just fine other than a humming noise which the owner told me was due to a bad wheel bearing. 2 days ago I put a new wheel bearing and hub assembly in on the passenger side and...
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    PTU Problems

    I only have 2800 miles on the Ex. Found an oil spot on the ground in the garage and took it in. Ford said its a PTU seal leak. It's about a two to three hour job. They got the part for me in one day, taking it in next week! Has anyone had a PTU seal leak yet?
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    My 91 is posessed i swear

    My 1991 explorer is posessed i swear! my engine idles rough shaking the whole car and emits black smoke from the tail pipe when i start it that smells horrible and has now painted my curb black. also my volts jump from 10-13 while its warming up and when driving at temperature. when i come to a...
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    Transmission Issues in a 2002 Ford Explorer

    So, long story short, my transmission as of late has been acting weird. I own a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT with the 4.0L V6, and has just passed the 170,000 mile mark on all original trans and motor. For the past month, however, it seems that the transmission has begun to act funky. For example, I...
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    Humming and Skipping at high speeds

    We have a 2002 Ford Explorer that has been humming/vibration and then skipping (bucks) at high speeds (above 45) mph. First got a tune-up, drove it for two hours to our destination with no problems. Thought it was fixed. "Easy cheap fix" I said. Spoke too soon. Coming home it started...