Ford Explorer:  Exhaust Leak → Symptoms & Diagnosis

  One of the most common automotive problems is an exhaust leak.  Leaking exhaust can be loud, smelly, and (depending on where the leak is coming from) dangerous.  If your Ford Explorer has a leaking exhaust system, it should not be ignored.   Leaking Exhaust Symptoms:  Ford Explorer A leaking exhaust system affects your Explorer … Read moreFord Explorer:  Exhaust Leak → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Ford Explorer: Engine Rattle → Causes & Diagnosis

A rattling engine can be very disturbing.  If your Ford Explorer is experiencing this problem, we’ll cover the most common causes.  A rattling engine can be caused be the exhaust, timing chain, loose accessories, and much more.   Engine Rattling Causes:  Ford Explorer Here are the most common causes of a rattling sound in your … Read moreFord Explorer: Engine Rattle → Causes & Diagnosis

Ford Explorer Transmission Slipping → Diagnosis

If your Ford Explorer’s transmission has been slipping, it is a very serious problem.  It’ll get worse in a relatively short period of time, leaving the vehicle inoperable.  You’ll want to find out what is wrong, and have it repaired quickly, before any further lasting damage can occur.  We’ve lined out some of the most … Read moreFord Explorer Transmission Slipping → Diagnosis

Ford Explorer: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Ford Explorer’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreFord Explorer: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Ford Explorer:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Ford Explorer) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Explorer’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreFord Explorer:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis