Nov 22, 2007 I Bought An 02 explorer. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Oh yea check out how to test a relay. This Is A Major Safety Issue Especially Since I Am Driving With 3 Children.
I guess it depends on how much money your willing to throw at this thing without pulling it out and down and see whats up. Common problems of the 2002 Ford Explorer 3,396 problems have been reported for the 2002 Ford Explorer. Sep 10, 2017 Well you need to go here for free wiring diagrams , an then go to youtube an watch a few different videos on starter system trouble shooting. I have researched this issue and many other consumers not just myself have had this incident happen to them, I believe Ford is in the wrong for having faulty manufacturing, they have made it so any transmission work has to be done by the dealer, you can't even check your own transmission fluid. I have heard nothing but good things about how it looks. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000. This happened three times before all those problems ceased.
Mar 01, 2008 I Have ford explorer And Have Replaced Three Of Four Wheel Hub Assemblies In 3 Years. No Wonder ford Is Heading Into Bankruptcy! Most recently all 4 windows stopped working. You should get the normal door ajar beep and then return to normal when you shut door. A Mechanic Stated That The Wheel Bearings Failed. The interior is still pretty good shape although the arm rest in the middle, front, is not as ruggedy as it needs to be given the presure it has to whistand when you lean on it. Risk My Life And The Lives Of My Children So I Can Take It To A Dealership? The 2002 Ford Explorer was introduced in two variants.
The failure mileage was 74,797 and the current mileage is 75,846. Auto radio shut off, Head light alarm. The Vin, Engine Size, And Speed Were Unknown. Their Response Was Sorry But They Could Not Help. I Made An Appointment With My Mechanic For Later In The Week ~4 Days To Have The Noise Looked Into.
Never any issues, except small interior issues with leather stearing wheel. I Have Talked To At Least Three Other Owners That Have The Same Problem. Feb 04, 2008 My Vehicle Has 79k Miles On It And I Have All Four Of The Wheel Bearings Replaced Once And The Left Rear Bearing Replaced Twice. I Have Had To Replace My Transmission At Under 70,000 Miles And Many Others Have Had The Same Problems I Have Had With My Vehicle As Found By Searching The Web For These Problems. However, I walked away without a scratch. On Further Investigation They Found The Front Hubs And Ring And Pinion Noisy And Also In Need Of Replacement.
Although the Explorer boasted incredible features, the 5-speed automatic transmission was not very durable. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. I know this car saved my life and I would reccomend it to teens, without a doubt. Do you have a manual or automatic transmission? Was told Ford was aware of problems with 2002 model but claimed no responsibility. Feb 19, 2018 On the firewall is the starter motor relay.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Explorer is 3,396 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Ford Explorer is 884. My regular mechanic drove it and questioned that this work was needed. If you dont have power going to the solenoid then check the battery wires. The Failure Mileage Was 73,000 And The Current Mileage Was 161,000. I'm a full time college student paying for my classes with student loans and grants. Videos on youtube for electrical testing. But, After Speaking With Other Mechanics, I Have Heard This Has Been A Problem With Several Vehicles Of This Type And Wanted To Let Someone Know I Had A Problem With This Too.
An voltage drop testing an basic electrical system testing. It drips down trough the interior light buttons. I have posted in a couple of forums, but I will go over my problem again. Try putting into neutral an see if it will start then. As It Was Bearable At Highway Speeds, We Ignored It Trusting The Diagnosis. Even When Replaced The New Factory Made Replacement Bearings Wear Out! Feb 18, 2006 While Changing The Transmission Fluid At The ford Dealer For My 2002 ford explorer With 60,000 Miles, The Technician Mentioned That There Was A Loud Noise From My Rear Left Wheel, The Bearing Had To Be Replaced.
Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Driving away from the dealer, the problem continued. The Explorer started displaying problems with its solenoids in the 5R55W at only a few thousand miles. I got everything back together and the insanity stopped. However since I'm currently in afghanistan my wife has been the one checking things. I also realized today my truck can no longer be locked from the keyless entry keypad, I am guessing this is due to it thinking a door is open? If Something Is Loose That Is Causing This Noise It Has To Be Progressing. This is a known problem by Ford and have done nothing to rectify if with consumers.