My daughter wants to buy the above vehicle from its original owner; he says it has a sticking valve he is planning on having fixed. what does this mean for the big picture? is this something that can be fixed and then we are done with it or does it indicate a more serious engine or transmission problem or a continuous need to be fixed. he also said that he discovered the sticking valve when traveling about 50 miles to a nearby city and it started "skipping." car has 79,000 miles and is in gorgeous shape. if i get her this car, i can't afford major repairs after. thanks, keg
My $.02, also check the oil stick, is the oil black, or clean? Pull the air filter,, does it look reasonably clean? Have a look at the brake fluid resovours,, are they topped up and fluid clear? Pop the rad cap off,, what's the coolant look like? If it has an oily or milky film? A stickin valve could be that the seller hasn't changed the oil sinse HE bought it. This is just an add on to angelo63's pointers, all are good and valid!
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Re: sticking valve 2001 ford explorer sport
It dosnt sound like a stickey valve if you have a good mechanic have him check it over small cost for reassurance
if you want to do it tour self road test car see what water temp is like and oil pressure take the car for a good run on the highway give it a bit of pedal on the gas to see what the gearbox respond like or if the engine miss fires on high rpm when you get back to the owner house park it on a clean bit off concrete and turn the car off check the engine oil dip stick for any sighns of water or a cremy look to it thsts suggest hesd gasket no if the car has been sitting for 5 or 10 minutes check under the front of the car for oil leaks or water leaks also see if the oil gauge drops low when the car is hot
this is all i can help you there is no way you can 100% rate a car things wear out
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horn fuse should be under the dash. you may also want to check relays under the hood. They are in a block box labeled relays. Check under the dash first. There should be a diagram for the fuses in the owners manual or located near the fuse panel. The fuse block should be up above the brake
Once you crawl under it, it will be pretty obvious. It's on the underside of the car, hugs the engine block and is butted up against the transmission. If you are unfamiliar with what a starter looks like here is a link. 2001 Ford Explorer Starter
Go to this website:
Pick owner guide on the left task bar and then input your vehicle info. Then pick get owner guide and pick onwer guide 1st printing. Your fuse info begins on page 189.
Does Ford replaced the cruise control deactivation switch.
Vehicles involved in the recall include the following:
1998-2002 Ford Ranger 1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 1993-1995 Taurus SHO 1999-2001 Ford Explorer 1999-2001 Mercury Mountaineer 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 1992-1993 E150-350 Vans 1997-2002 E150-350 vans 1993-1997 Ford F-Series pickups 1993 Ford Bronco 1994 Mercury Capri 2003-2004 Ford F0150 Lightning 1995-2002 Ford F53 motor homes.
Vehicles involved in the recall include the following:
1998-2002 Ford Ranger 1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car 1992-1997 Ford Expedition 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 1993-1995 Taurus SHO 1999-2001 Ford Explorer 1999-2001 Mercury Mountaineer 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 1992-1993 E150-350 Vans 1997-2002 E150-350 vans 1993 Ford F-Series pickups 1993 Ford Bronco 1994 Mercury Capri 2003-2004 Ford F0150 Lightning 1995-2002 Ford F53 motor homes.
FORD: 1995-2001 EXPLORER
2000-2002 EXPLORER SPORT
2001-2002 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
MERCURY: 1997-2001 MOUNTAINEER
This article supersedes TSB's 03-11-9, 02-13-8 and 02-08-2 to update the model coverage.
Some vehicles built prior to 12/1/2001 may exhibit the following shift and engagement conditions:
No 2nd Gear
No 3rd Gear
No Engine Braking In Manual 1st.
Out of specification pressures controlled by the transmission main control valve body separator plate may be the cause.
Verify the condition, the main control valve body separator plate may
need to be updated to the latest level. Refer to the following Service
Procedure for details.
CAUTION: A NEW SEPARATOR 7Z490 MUST BE USED WHEN INSTALLING THE SPECIAL
SERVICE KIT 7M203 OR ADDITIONAL TRANSMISSION DAMAGE MAY OCCUR. REFER TO
THE PARTS APPLICATION CHART IN THIS ARTICLE FOR CORRECT SEPARATOR PLATE
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY OTHER CONDITIONS OR COMPONENTS
THAT MAY CAUSE SIMILAR SYMPTOMS AND IS ONLY WRITTEN TO COVER THESE
NOTE: AN IN-LINE SERVICE FILTER IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE ADDED OR REPLACED FOR THIS TSB.
Verify that one or more of the following conditions exist.
Low Line Pressure While In Drive At WOT
No 2nd And/Or No 3rd Gear
No Engine Braking In Manual 1st
DTC P0732, P0733 Or P1762
Install Kit (3L5Z-7M203-JA) to update the main control valve body
assembly, refer to the installation procedures found in the kit.
Reinstall the main control by continuing to follow the installation
steps listed in the Workshop Manual, in-vehicle service, main control
After completing the procedure, verify the condition has been corrected.
Clear all DTCs.
Part Application Chart
Vehicle Application Engineering Description Qty. New Service Part Use on Transmission Application 7000 -Reference Only-
95/96 Models ONLY
95/97 Models Separator Plate to Case Gasket 1 2L5Z-7C155-AA ALL
95/97 Models Separator Plate to Main Control Gasket 1 2L5Z-7D100-BA ALL
95/96 Models - ALL Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 F5TZ-7A008-CA 95GT-AA/BA/CA/DA/EA/FA/ GA;96GT-BA/CADB/EB/FA/ GA/HA/KA/MA/NA
97 Models ONLY
97 2.3L Ranger Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 F77Z-7A008-AB 97GT-GC
97 3.0L OHV Ranger/Aerostar Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 F77Z-7A008-AB 97GT-EC/FC/MC/NC/RE/SE
97 4.0L OHV Ranger/Aerostar Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 F77Z-7A008-CB 97GT-KE/LE
97 4.0L OHV Explorer/Mountaineer Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 F77Z-7A008-DB 97GT-KF/LF
97 4.0L SOHC Explorer/Mountaineer Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 F77Z-7A008-EB 97GT-AE/BE
1998-2001 Models ONLY
98/01 2.5L Ranger Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-DA 98GT-GA; XL5P-CA
98/00 3.0L Ranger Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-EA 98GT-EB/FB; XL5P-AA/BA
98/00 4.0L - EI Ranger Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-FA 98GT-KB/LB; XL5P-DA/EA/FA
98/00 4.0L - EI Explorer Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-GA 98GT-CB/DB; XL2P- EA/FA
98/00 4.0L - SOHC Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-HA 98GT-AA/BA; XL2P- CA/DA
2001-2002 Models ONLY
2001/2002 2.3L Ranger Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-AA 1L5P-CA
2001/2002 3.0L Ranger Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-BA 1L5P-AA/BA
2001/2002 4.0L-SOHC - ALL Plate - Valve Body Separator 1 1L5Z-7Z490-CA 1L5P-DA/EA
1995-2002 ALL as Listed Above Valve Body Service Kit 1 3L5Z-7M203-JA ALL