Water should flow unobstructed through the core. Check components before throwing parts at it. It produces 205 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque in smooth fashion, a noticeable difference from the other V6. It gives good acceleration and reasonable fuel mileage, and it's the engine of choice for us. I bought the vehicle through a dealer and got the insurance through this place here : I am not sure whether or not to risk claiming on the insurance in case they deny me and I have to front the cost of the repair myself assuming it is something major, which you guys have mostly disputed.
The main timing chain from the crankshaft to the jackshaft which is. A new lift gate arrived in 1998, which made opening and closing the rear hatch easier. The dealer fix for the blend door is basically the same procedure for replacing the heater core, so it will be expensive. I bought the car with a warranty but apparently it doesnt cover pre-existing conditions, so the seller is reluctant for me to go to another mechanic other than his recommended one. The four-door models hold five, with a three-place rear bench providing the additional position.
Test and verify the engine oil pressure. If you have the 5. . Consequently, it doesn't have much ground clearance, so its off-road capabilities are limited to light-duty four- wheeling. Eddie Bauer models come with sport bucket front seats that are supportive and comfortable.
The center console houses small buttons for various controls, along with a sizable storage area and cupholders. A third timing chain from the jackshaft to the passenger side cylinder. Wow thanks a bunch guys, definitely gives me some food for thought. Using an ohmmeter, check continuity between the sensor terminals. Drivers side window is off track.
Exterior The slow-selling two-door Explorer is shorter by about 10 inches, both in wheelbase and overall length, than the four-door. Detailed up and full tank of gasLittle rust by running boards mot bad honesty. The HeaterTreater alternative will solve the problem at a fraction of the cost and work and is well within the capability of the average shade tree mechanic. Explorer buyers can choose from three engines and Mountaineer buyers from two. I do have the warranty in writing however the salesperson has informed me that by taking it into a repair shop now I risk not getting it covered because it would be too soon after the sale to be considered a new condition, and therefore pre existing and not covered. Fill no higher than 9. Monroe load adjusters, Hunter brush guard, Warrior shackles and Gibson Cat Back on the way.
Check the appropriate fuse before attempting any other diagnostics. My 97 on the other hand will only do 17 combined at it's best in the summer. I will let the guy know about the issues you mentioned, I am thinking it might be transmission. Just out of interest, is this a common occurrence with this make and model also what other problems should I be keeping an eye out for? They have it buried in the plenum box and you have to remove the steering wheel, steering column, dash, evacuate the refrigerant system, drain the radiator, and remove the plenum box to get to the core. Leather, power windows, Air and heat. For diagnostic information on how to check the operation of the blend door and a cheap easy fix, check the heatertreater listing on Ebay or the web site at heatertreater. Other changes included new tail lights, front valance panel, rear bumper and door handles.
If it appears that coolant is flowing and you don't have obvious leaks, the next step is to check the blend door. If both hoses get hot at about the same rate, this is a good indication that coolant is flowing through the core. I am a new owner of a 2000 Eddie Bauer edition Ford Explorer with a 5. Eddie Bauer models come standard with fender flares painted a different color than the body, while 16-inch alloy wheels mated to all-terrain tires are standard as well. In addition, our test model was a 4X4, so it came with Ford's excellent Control-Trac four-wheel drive system that engages with the twist of a dashboard knob. If it is the 4. An improvement in the front suspension in the mid-90s allowed a lowering of the hood and a larger engine bay.
Motor is strong Tranny won't go into 3rd but 1st n 2nd is great will do 60 in 2nd but that's it. You can also remove the hoses and flush the core with a water hose splice from Home Depot and a water hose. Six-way power adjustments for them assure comfortable positions. I took it to the seller's mechanic who ran a full engine diagnostic and the results came back perfect so he said give it a few more weeks and let him know. Replacing the core is easy, getting to … it is a day's work. Check the temperature of the heater hoses going into the firewall when the engine is cool and see if they warm up together as the engine warms up. New this year is a Reverse Sensing System that includes sensors mounted in the rear bumper to gauge the distance to objects behind the vehicle.
Our tester came with optional load-leveling rear springs, which helps keep it on a level plane when weight is added in back. The rear seatbacks are split and fold for extra cargo room on all models. You need to be sure that the heater core is really the problem before tackling this job. It has a relatively low center of gravity, which keeps it flat in the corners. If you find it is the fault of the wires, I suggest motorcraft wires. The leather-wrapped steering wheel has built-in audio and climate controls, while large, easy-to-read gauges dominate the instrument panel.
You can check for proper resistance on the plug wires with an ohm meter before purchasing them. A second timing chain from the jackshaft to the driver's side cylinder. I will call the mechanic again and let him know he will need to look at the transmission this time, also note those other things you mentioned. I've driven my 2000 for about a thousand miles now and I'm getting 18 combined. Ford's Taurus sedan is the corporate king of fleet and rental sales, and its Explorer continues the trend.