I have a 2004 Explorer with 50,000 miles on it. Got home from the store last night....popped open the rear window and unloaded. When I grabbed the rear window and attempted to close it the hinges on top just broke!!! They appear to be plastic with a small metal pin....that's it! The window swung sideways and scratched the paint on the rear of the truck. Unreal, what a piece of JUNK!!! Now what do I do? I'm not even sure if I can drive it without the window falling out.
Same thing happened to me but I was told the recall for this only covered '02 and '03 models. I was lucky and didn't have the associated body damage, but I can tell you the cost of the hinges is about $70 for the pair - my mechanic installed for me and the total bill was under $140. That's assuming you can live with the body damage.
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Re: Rear window on 04 Explorer
You need to call your local Ford Dealership and find out if this is covered. There was a saftey recall that they pay for, including the repair to the paint and the metal. The TSB # is 05-24-02. Good Luck.
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Sounds like an open ground. Maybe make sure the wire that is on the neg terminal is connected to the body about 6 inches away. Also a mechanic is responsible for his work for 30days. Every mechanic all over the world operates under this law. It is a law
If you don't have any electric functions working I would have to say that the battery is dead. Where the lights left on last night or a door open? You can take the battery out and take it to your local auto parts store and they can test it for you to make sure it's not dead and if it's not, then you can have them charge it for you. Let me know if you need anything else.
Hard to tell here without seeing some kinda specs from your alignments. There were some issues on rear tire wear on these. It was mainly inner wear on rear tires and the rear camber specs were beyond the negative end of the specifications(max -2.3). They had a revised +1.0 degree upper control arm to address that. If you are not feeling any rebound in the travel you could have a worn or damaged strut,with this many miles that is certainly a possibility.