1996 Ford Explorer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


I think that I answered this already it's your brake light switch on the brake pedal down by the steering column it has a plug with a hitch pin holding it on the bracket

1996 Ford... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019 | 50 views


Because its your brake pedal switch that has failed when it fails it makes the brake pedal switch keep the lights on to show you that it's broken replace the switch and it will stop make sure the switch and spacers go back in the way you took them out

1996 Ford... | Answered on Nov 12, 2019 | 33 views


i know this might seem like a pain but remove your starter again and test it with jumper cables to see if the pinion drive extends and rotates if it doesnt then your starter is defective

1996 Ford... | Answered on Aug 24, 2019 | 272 views


the spec is 30-45 psi, -Jared

1996 Ford... | Answered on Sep 30, 2018 | 915 views


Check tour bulbs first and replace if blown. If OK then check wiring backwards from light to dip switch.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Apr 06, 2018 | 1,496 views


Tis a transfer case issue. Could be shifting fork wear pads worn out which will wear the fork ends to where their bent.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Mar 06, 2018 | 109 views


Very likely bad u-joints.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Feb 12, 2018 | 36 views


May be the body control module.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018 | 48 views


Try disconnecting the negative pole of the battery and wait 20 minutes before reconnecting. It should reset the fault code when you reinsert the key.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018 | 74 views


The lower thermostat housing is a very common failure on the 4.0L SOHC.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Jan 19, 2018 | 43 views


Could be your harmonic balancer Rubber is bad.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Jan 15, 2018 | 68 views


There are wires for the alarm that are touching each other it could be at the horn or headlights these kind of things happen from wires rubbing the steering column or the alarm module at the mounting or from an accident that previously had taken place and the wire harness was drilled through to fix a dent or the harness was fractured during impact and now high moisture content causes the arcing of the wires so I'm not there and I also have no info on what vehicle this is the make of the truck would help but also before I forget the lighting control module if this is a ford ?you posted in the ford section// both the horn & lights can have the same circuit wire for the alarm please post back with specific info on the vehicle I did the best I could but this was very vague on description all trucks are not the same electrical engineering schematics thanks oh by the way I'm a ford taxi mechanic in N.Y.C.with 50+years of experience in everything and I'm the one who can help you here but we have to narrow down the possibilities here so you need to write down everything you have done and answer these questions ok (1)are you the original owner/for the accident part this is important the wire harnesses go down the inner fenders on certain trucks and cars and also run through the front where the bumper support is and across to the power distribution box on the inner fender a front end collision would damage the harness at the turning point into the engine compartment and also along the ac condenser and along the fenders on both sides so if you don't know because your not the original owner then we must take a rag and wrap it around a magnet so you don't scratch the paint and slide it down the fenders any loss of magnetic pull will indicate that there is body dent filling compound at that spot and also drilled holes to use the dent puller slide hammer and could be the problem from either drilling through the harness by a knucklehead or the now drilled hole on the inside has jagged edges that are cutting through the wires from road vibration also investigate across the front from both bumper brackets on the turns in and to the disribution box (2) is the alarm factory installed? (3)was any work done around the truck inside or out and now the problem started? (4)do you sometimes think you smell a electrical burning smell inside?if so check the steering column wires all the way down and pay close attention to the adjustable points where the column moves up and down once you've done all these we can go further take your time go slow so you don't miss anything and write it down for reference that we both know what you did so far I'm currently doing the same thing on a crown victoria that caught fire because of this exact same thing it started in the fender from an accident and was a previous repair before we got the car so please look closely for your own benefit ok thanks post back with more info stephen

1996 Ford... | Answered on Dec 30, 2017 | 67 views


Take it in and get it aligned There could be something worn out that needs replacing.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Dec 29, 2017 | 313 views


Where was the clicking noise heard ? in the instrument panel , behind the dash ? Center ,left , right side etc.... possible dimmer module problem . Looking at wiring diagrams . Does the vehicle have auto lamps , daytime running lamps etc.... Do you know what wiring diagrams are ? Free one's here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html enter vehicle info. year , make , model , engine size . Under system click on lighting ,then under subsystem click on instrument panel lamps and or head lamps . Check the circuits , find the source of the clicking an you most likely found the problem .

1996 Ford... | Answered on Dec 27, 2017 | 223 views


Fluids in an engine are all different colors for a reason. There has to be fluid coming from something. IS the oil the right color? Are you checking the level in the radiator and not the reservoir?

1996 Ford... | Answered on Dec 20, 2017 | 35 views


your best bet is to invest in a repair manual such as haynes or chilton
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1996 Ford... | Answered on Nov 07, 2017 | 164 views


If you parked it up in June 2009, it has been dormant for 8 years. The vehicle should have been started up and brought to operating temperature at least once a month and the battery should have been connected to a trickle charger.

You need to reset the antitheft system as you did not do that. When you connected the battery, the key needed to be in the ignition but not turned on.

Disconnect the battery leads for at least 2 hours. Hold the negative and positive leads together for 5 minutes. This fully drains any residual current in the electronics. Put the key in the ignition! Connect the positive terminal. Connect the negative terminal in one swift movement. Wait 15 minutes for the chip in the key and the chip in the ignition switch to be paired to the ECM.

The only thing that concerns me is the radio, but it may also need a security code entering.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017 | 93 views


Anti-theft system problem .Can't hook up the starter wrong , two wires ,one big one , one small one . Won't interchange .
Is there a little red light on top of the dash pad , does it flash fast when trying to start . Here is a web site for free wiring diagrams . http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year make , model and engine size . Under system click on engine ,then under subsystem click starting .Click search button then the blue link .Do you have a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter ? Do you know how to use one . Test ,don't guess .
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1996 Ford... | Answered on Oct 03, 2017 | 41 views


It sounds like a weak fuel pump is causing the occasional stalling, particularly when attempting acceleration at normal driving speeds. It's not unusual for it to idle with no problem if the pump is weak. Also, check the fuel lines to.from the fuel pump. If all else fails, you might consider adding an auxiliary fuel pump to counter the weak OEM pump.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017 | 47 views


temperature is not a problem the main reason is which part you should changed now i am giving you a link from where you can buy the repair manual and i am 100% sure you will solve your problem http://toolsnyou.com/

1996 Ford... | Answered on Sep 25, 2017 | 38 views

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