10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Ford Explorer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 221999

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle experienced several engine problems, consumer stated that the engine sounded like no oil was in it when started, dealer has replaced gaskets, upper intake cam tensioner three times, and there was a coolant leak. Left front door hinge replaced, it was making noise. Power steering pump was replaced, it was noisy when turning the wheel. Vanity mirror on driver's side would not close all the way and popped when opened, dealer replaced it. The right front of the vehicle was lower than the left front. Brakes were squeaky, dealer replaced front brake pads and turned rotors. A tap noise was heard while playing cd's. vehicle experienced several transmission problems, while going over bumps and railroad tracks, transmission jumped out of gear, dealer intalled overhaul kit because the clutch had burned. 4 wheel drive was inoperable and made a rubbing/groan noise, when reversing and putting intor drive, consumer heard popping noise, dealer replaced rear transfer case flange and removed driveshaft. Vehicle would not start, it would turn over, dealer found the PCM was not wiring, dealer replaced PCM.

- Steilacoom, WA, USA

problem #7

Jun 231999

Explorer

  • miles
While driving at 70 mph computer shut down, causing the consumer to have no power/no steering and no brakes. Consumer had no prior warning.

- St. Bryon, WI, USA

problem #6

Jan 071998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine O-rings and computer program faulty causing continued engine stalling.

- Blue Jay, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 241998

Explorer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Electrical failures continually replacement of the faulty PCM module and spark plugs did not rectify failures.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 211998

Explorer

  • miles
When pulling off the vehicle chokes off. Dealer contacted and states a computer problem, but cannot repair the problem. Numerous occasions the dealer has been contacted, and cannot fix the problem.

- Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA

problem #3

May 011998

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Four wheel drive computer failed.

- Miller Pla, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 011998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PCM sensor failed.

- Harbor, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 311997

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle experienced misalignment. In addition, replaced fuel gauge sendin gunit/air bypass valve/ water pump/seat release/passenger's door and computer.

- West Caldwell, NJ, USA

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