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'02 explorer woes

My '02 explorer problems : 1)4 whl drive hasn't worked for 5 years, it used to blink..2)check engine light ALWAYS on, even when oil/filters have all been changed...3)door open light always on, so power locks don't work...yes we have closed all the doors several times...4)NOW the power windows don't work, occasionally they will if the doors are open, I can't find the fuse for those or the 4 whl drive. NOTE: I live in a remote interior village of Alaska, only accessible by barge or air. Spouse has worked on Ford's for years, but this quirky car is a challenge. Any advice?

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Ok...several issues,and you won't believe this.......The 4 wheel drive is controlled by the Body computer,thats right,there is a computer that monitors and instructs Body functions like the door ajar sensors.Well,i just finished reading a technical article on a FORD that had no 4 wd,and the transfer case controller would not allow 4wd operation because the BODY computer sensed a door ajar,so 4wd operation was inhibited.They fixed the door ajar problem,a door sensor,the door ajar light went out on the dash,and the 4wd started working again...OK.....Check engine light is the vehicle computer that controls engine and transmission functions(PCM) has detected an error with a system.When this happens,the computer stores a diagnostic trouble code.Have the codes pulled with a scan tool or code reader.Repair the codes,and the Check Engine light will go out.The power windows,i honestly don't know,but HEY...2 out of 3 ain't bad!!

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Its the 4wheel drive sensor in the glove compartment. Pull glove compartment out and you'll see it. Fairly expensive.

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