Tip & How-To about Ford Explorer

Heating up your car

It seems simple, but you can make a big difference by turning off your radio, wipers, climate control, all of those accessories, when you start the car. Most of the wear on the engine happens when you start the car, and by turning off those accessories, your engine doesn’t have to work as hard when starting.
Another thing people do is revving the engine in the winter. This actually doesn’t help “warm up” the car. Although it does technically make the engine hotter, it’s not the kind of “warming up” that you want. Revving your engine in the winter causes extreme temperature changes right away, which is actually the opposite of what you want. When you start the car, the oil hasn’t yet worked its way through the system, so the engine is working without lubricant. The right way to do it is just let the car sit and idle for about 30 seconds to a minute at the least.

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if you look in the owners manual it will have a listing of the fuses and the location of the fuse box. 6-64

"The fuse block access door
is on the driver's side edge
of the instrument panel.
Pull off the cover to access
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NAME Usage
L BODY Retained Accessory Power Relay
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if you do not have a owners manual here is a link\
http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/resources/2002_owners_manual.pdf

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