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  1. M

    Hello :) Ticking / Clicking noise heard when rotating steering wheel

    I'm new to the forum and wanted to say Hello and also am curious about the problem I'm noticing on our 2017 Explorer XLT. When turning the steering wheel, I hear a ticking / clicking noise that sounds like maybe a clockspring issue in the steering column. I'm curious if anyone else has had a...
  2. S

    Steering Wheel Power Tilt/Telescoping Function Not Working

    Hello explorers! I've got a 2015 Explorer Sport that seems to have an issue with the tilt/telescoping function. It's actually been an issue ever since I bought the car about 13 months ago. Whenever pressing the out or down adjustments, you can hear a click, but nothing happens. When pressing in...
  3. S

    Steering Wheel Power Tilt/Telescoping Function Not Working

    Hello explorers! I've got a 2015 Explorer Sport that seems to have an issue with the tilt/telescoping function. It's actually been an issue ever since I bought the car about 13 months ago. Whenever pressing the out or down adjustments, you can hear a click, but nothing happens. When pressing in...
  4. G

    Can you upgrade a steering wheel?

    I have a 2015 Explorer Sport. I would like to know are you able to put a 2016 steering wheel on a 2015? or you would have to make your own kit type thing?
  5. firefly1246

    High Mileage Sport Trac 250K and counting

    Hey all, Thought I would start a thread to show what maintenance has been needed on my 2003 Explorer Sport Trac XLT 2WD, now that i have owned it over 3 years. This truck is now my primary daily driver now that my 2004 Explorer EB has been totaled by someone pulling out in front of me and my...
  6. M

    Power steering suddenly turns a lot

    Okay... this is hard to explain, but here goes: This is most noticeable when I am parking in a spot... Say I am turning the steering wheel to the RIGHT to make a 90 degree turn and pull into a parking spot... at a certain point, the steering wheel gets tighter and sort of "turns itself" the...
  7. M

    Steering Wheel Crooked -- Pull to Right

    Hi everyone! I am the proud new owner of a 2005 Explorer XLT, and with a new vehicle comes new challenges! Day 1: The tires are worn down quit a bit. Not the worst, but should probably be replaced. When driving, the steering wheel puts/pulls itself to about 1 o'clock (or a little bit before...
  8. V

    Wanted Replacing EB Steering Wheel Control Buttons

    Team - Anyone have experience replacing the control buttons on an EB steering wheel? The rubber has gotten sticky on mine and most of the white text has rubbed off over time. I cannot seem to be able to find these parts anywhere online. Most of the parts I find are for the XLT that are mounted...
  9. M

    Steering Wheel Mods from Stock?

    Hi all, currently the leather wrap on my wheel is broken and the wheel itself feels really bad in your hands (I'd try a cover but it seems to make the wheel too thick and hard to grip for me) I was wondering if there were any cheap options out there for a new wheel? I know carid has one for...
  10. L

    Popping noise from front end when turning left (Have Video)

    I have a popping noise when I turn my steering wheel left. I don't have to be moving for this noise to happen, in fact the video is shot when my truck is turned off so you can hear clearly without the sounds of the engine. Any help will be much appreciated. http://youtu.be/Z_dJ37EPJf8
  11. D

    Question on adapter for SW controls w/ aftermarket HU

    Hi! I will soon be the proud owner of a '08 XLT with premium sound. I'll be installing an Eclipse CD5030 that is currently in my '00 Ford Contour. I want to be able to use the existing steering wheel (SW) audio controls on the '08 XLT with my Eclipse CD5030. From looking on here and google...
  12. G

    Steering wheel buttons acting up

    I have an 03 Limited with all the buttons on the steering wheel - cruise, audio control, climate control. The cruise and audio buttons have never had any problems, but the climate control buttons have been acting up for years. At first, the lower temp button would work only intermittently...
  13. R

    Can you add a heated steering wheel?

    I really like my Explorer but was disappointed with no heated steering wheel when I bought my 2012 Limited and even more so when a couple of months later it showed up on the 2013. It's something that I really would like to add. Was wondering if I could swap out for a 2013 heated steering wheel...
  14. P

    steering problem

    My power steering on my 02 eddie bauer EX is hard to turn to the right sometimes. It is spotty, it will turn to the right smooth sometimes and have moments when the roughness is spotty. Turning to the left is fine. Check the power steering fluid, it was low, so i have filled it and the...
  15. S

    Factory radio only works from steering wheel

    I just bought a 1998 Eddie Bauer Explorer. The guy I bought it from said the radio only works from the steering wheel and I thought he was crazy....he was right. What could cause a radio to work only from the steering wheel? Nothing lights up on the dash for the radio and I stuck a cd in and now...
  16. D

    Rumbling steering wheel.

    I have 2003 XLT w/ 170,000 mi. Steering wheel is rumbling over 60mph. I can barely hold the wheel! Anyone have this issue? What could be wrong?
  17. M

    eddie bauer/limited steering wheel on 02 xls

    I would like to get a steering wheel from an eddie bauer or limited explorer to put in my 02 xls. I want to do this so I can use the radio buttons on the wheel, and the climate controls as well, if I can. Are the wires there to do this, and if not would it be difficult? Also, can I remove my...
  18. S

    04 XLT Steering Wheel Radio Controls

    Hello Everybody, Bought a 2004 Explorer XLT two weeks ago. It has just the Cruise Control controls on the steering wheel and my previous vehicle had spoiled me with the steering wheel radio controls. I have called two dealerships and gotten differing opinions. One guy told me that the...
  19. D

    Help Needed- '99 Bauer Radio LED & Steering Volume Issues

    Greetings All I am brand new to the forum and found it because I NEED HELP! we've been through a couple of Explorers and loved them- the most recent '98 FULLY LOADED XLT was totaled by our insurance after another driver thought that red was a better color for Santa Suits or pasta sauce then...
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