20 Most Recent 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Page 3 Questions & Answers

it may have two mismatched axle gearsets in it that when engaged are fighting each other for the power to move the car.. but in this case its less stressful to pop out into neutral..look at each axle and see what the numbers on the gear ratio tag says.. see if they match..the car may have been a rebuild at one point...also check the transfer case for proper operation..may have to put it on a lift where the wheels dangle in the air to check..like a tire shop..dont use the 4 wheel drive unless absolutely necessary..

2005 Ford... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013

when u say drive line do you mean the drive shaft for front axle and what side transfercase side or axle side and how bad a oil leak as it's normal for a slight wet look to be around the transfercase side shaft exit as this is all a "Wet" system and will seep a bit as things get lubed by oil in use , now if it leaves a puddle on ground thats too much and you should have it ck'd by a trusted mechanic (don't allow transfer case to go "dry") that would be expensive to fix then

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2005 Ford... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013


2005 Ford... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013

Test the injectors for power going to them. Check fuel pump pressure as you may need to adjust. Finally, a whiff of starting fluid may let engine run for a few seconds indicating it really Is a fuel issue.
You have both a fuel pump relay and an ECC relay in the Powerbox.
If this is a Double Overhead Cam V-8, the are parts called "Cam Phasers" which can stick and throw off timing.
"Cold Start Sequence" This is a enrichment function which is controlled by water temperature. A bad temperature sensor can eliminate this process. The fuel mix is set rich and the cam timing is changed to promote easier starts.
Most of the items I mentioned will not throw a diagnostic Code. You did not indicate whether a Code was set. The throttle position sensor can be checked by disconnecting the electric lead and using an Ohmmeter on the part while you move the throttle. The Ohms should change smoothly.
Would like to know what you find.

2005 Ford... | Answered on Aug 05, 2013

If all 6 coils are factory original,
replace them all.
You may have a 304 & it may not even
be the bad coil or you have several bad.
Change sprk plugs every 3 year
Change front O2 Sensors at 100,000

2005 Ford... | Answered on Jul 06, 2013

are you shure that your check engine light should be on?? if you are and the light doesn´t come on then maybe your check engine light bulb is gone, you had to take your dash board out and see if your bulb is good, the bulb should not cost you more than 3 dollars on autozone, hope this helps.

2005 Ford... | Answered on Jun 24, 2013

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