Question about 2006 Ford Explorer
After we bought it 1 1/2 years ago, the dealer later said it was a simple heat shield fix, not covered under warranty and cheaper for us to do ourselves. Is that really what it is?
In the winter, when I start it, I hear the vibration/rattle for about 3-5 seconds while warming up...very loud! I don't hear it in reverse, but in shifting to drive I can hear it occasionally until fully warmed. Now that its summer and the outside temp/garage temp is 70 degrees or above, I don't hear it when I start the engine. But, when I shift to drive I'll hear it a couple of times, for 1-2 seconds, then it stops.
I had the same issue. They replaced the muffler that was cracked inside, as well as the heat shield. Problem solved.
They even showed me the pieces as they fell from the muffler.
A common problem with this vehicle and covered as long as it is within the 36 month/36,000 mile bumper to bumper deal.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
I don't think its actually a problem, its just because the engine is cold, i don't think you have something to wary about.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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