Ford Explorer XLT

The XLT is one of Ford Explorer’s trim levels along with base XL, Sport and Eddie Bauer edition. It is manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1990 and replaces the smaller Ford Bronco II.

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Ford Explorer
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Where is the PCV valve in 1991 through 2007 Ford Explorer all models?

Where is it at I want to know

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Fuel Economy and Mileage

How many mpg does a ford explorer V6 get?

lots & lots!

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Ford Windstar
Ford Explorer XLT

How do you repair side mirror glass only on a Windstar?

To learn how to remove and replace any car or truck mirror, go to the how to install a car mirror page at

www.auto-glass.com/carmirror.htm

You can also order any mirror from 1946 to present day

I have seen both entire mirror housings and just replacement mirrors on e-bay. There are affordable choices also for the mirrors with the integrated heating element and the ones with the built-in turn-signal / open door lights.

One of my 2001 Windstar mirrors pieces came loose and I found it was attached with simple double-sided foam tape. $3 later, it was firmly back in place and I still have enough tape for another 20 or 30 mirror fixes.

Mine did the same thing, and with a bit of simple double-backed / sided sticky tape fixed it.

Gently pry the mirror totally away, clear off the remaining sticky tape, apply new tape and reattach.

Our 98' Windstar had a cracked driver's side rear-view mirror. The local Ford dealership said you have to replace the ENTIRE mirror assembly and wanted $325 to do so--a bit ridiculous when only the glass is cracked!! Took the car to an auto glass shop and they ordered and then replaced the glass mirror for a bit under $20. Some dealerships must think that the average customer has only a single digit IQ.

I don`t know the exact procedure for replacing the glass but I can offer this. It is even easier to replace the mirror itself and cheap, by going to the scrap yard to get one. Remove the screws at the bottom of the door panel. lift up panel, unplug electrical housings. remove mirror-replace mirror. Follow same steps in the other direction to put panel back on.

I had to replace the mirror on a Passenger side 1998 Ford Winstar a few months ago. The glass mirror fell off. Turns out, you have to replace the mirror assemble. It is made up of the glass mirror, and the black plastic backing that the mirror is glued to. If memory serves, the cost is about $35. The black plastic assembly simply clips into place. Go buy the replacment. It's easy to figure out.

An even better buy on a complete mirror ($45 shipped) at this e-Bay store: http://stores.ebay.com/AutoPartsAvenue. Mirror came very well packed and protected. The glass mirror alone costs around $25, then you have to figure out how to attach it.

I bought a complete side mirror from a store on EBAY, and had great luck. Check out their listings: http://stores.ebay.com/am-autoparts

Ford dealer.

Any junk yard should carry them. Mine fell off on my 98 Windstar and it cost $65.

The local Ford dealer suggested Binswanger Glass. They ordered it and installed it (not hard, but a bonus) the same day for $35.
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Car Fuses and Wiring
Ford Explorer XLT

What are the radio wiring diagrams and speaker sizes in a Windstar?

Tips
  • Do NOT cut the factory wires! Buy a stereo wiring harness that will make wiring much much easier.
Windstar Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram - All yearsCar Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Violet

Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black

Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green

Car Radio Illumination Wire: Green

Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green

Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White

Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Light Green

Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Orange

Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Brown/White

Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Brown/Yellow

Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Brown/Green

Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink

Speakers1995-1998: 5" x 7" Front door and side panel

1999-2003: 6" x 8" Front and rear door

ResourcesSee "Related Links" below for Modified Life, 12Volt.com, the Install DR. and Crutchfield.

I will offer a personal endorsement for Crutchfield as premier operation! Can't rave enough about their product, pricing, and commitment to making it EASY

After doing a lot of searching found this.

http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/FLM/PDF/356021.pdf

WOW! You know how to ask a simple question!. Just kidding. Actually, the radio wiring is quite complex. The rear media controls further complicate an otherwise impossible system to decipher. If you don't have the CD changer, there are two major modules , the radio and the rear audio controller. We are talking about some 30 or so wires here. E-mail me at the address in my profile and I will try to send you the complete schematic. It is all on one page. Carl

http://www.installdr.com/Harnesses/Ford-Wiring.pdf

Be sure to See "Related Questions" below for more information, and additional sources of radio wiring specs

Answer1999 Ford Windstar Vanwith AM/FM/Cassette deckFactory replacement info:In-dash stereo 9-19/32" depth; Size code E,F2,S Front speakers Front Door : 6x8" Far rear speakers Mid Panel : 6x8" SAME APPLIES TO 1998 FORD WINDSTAR EXCEPT FOR THE INDASH STEREO DEPTH SIZE

1995: 6 x 8

Answer2001 - Front door 6x8 and mid panel also 6x8

1998 - 6x8 front and rear

After doing alot of searching found this.

http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/FLM/PDF/356021.pdf

6 x 8

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Cars & Vehicles
Ford Explorer XLT
Rules of the Road

How many license plates does your car need?

It depends upon the type of vehicle and the jurisdiction in which you registered the vehicle. Generally, motorcycles and trailers require only one license plate. In North America, all passenger vehicles have at least one license plate affixed to the rear of the vehicle, and in some jurisdictions, a duplicate license plate is affixed to the front of the passenger vehicle.

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If the motor vehicles licensing office in your jurisdiction issued you two license plates, then you are generally required to affix the plates to both the front and rear of the vehicle. If your motor vehicle licensing office issued you only one plate, then you are still permitted to use the vehicle to visit anywhere in North America. i live in Missouri and we have to have 2 i live in Missouri .i have to have two on my van

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Ford Explorer XLT
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iPod Touch
How To

How to shut off auto lock 1999 vw beetle?

The auto lock feature cannot be disabled. However, the dealer can re-program it to unlock all doors after the key is removed.

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Catalytic Converters
Oxygen Sensors
Mercury Sable
Ford Explorer XLT

Where are oxygen sensors located and what are the names - designations - Sable?

Here is the low-down on oxygen sensors, and their location designations explained:

Oxygen sensors are screwed into the exhaust system at various points. Some people say that there are 4 oxygen sensors, but technically, that is not correct. Only the front 2 are considered oxygen sensors.

These oxygen sensors are screwed into the exhaust pipe or directly into the exhaust manifold, one on each bank. Because they are in front of the catalytic converter, this is often referred to as 'upstream'.

The other 2 are actually called catalyst monitors. They are oxygen sensors, but they serve a different purpose. They monitor the activities of the catalytic converters, thus the name, catalyst monitors. They are screwed into the exhaust one on each bank, after, or downstream, of the catalytic converters.

On a 4 cyl engine, there are only a total of two such sensors, the one in front of the catalytic converter is the O2 sensor, the one behind the cat is the catalyst monitor.

The location names for them are as follows:

  • On a 4 cyl, the front / upstream is called "bank 1 sensor 1" and the rear / downstream sensor is called "bank 1, sensor 2."
  • On a V6 or V8 engine:
    • the passenger side bank on a forward facing engine, or the bank closest to the firewall on a transverse mounted engine, is bank number 1, so the forward / upstream sensor on that bank would be "bank 1, sensor 1."
    • The driver's side bank (forward facing mount engine), or front bank (transverse engine) would be bank number 2, thus the forward / upstream sensor on that bank would be "bank 2, sensor 1," and the rearmost / downstream sensor on that bank would be "bank 2, sensor 2."

NOTES:

  • Use lots of penetrating oil - allow to soak - to make removal easier and avoid damaging the exhaust pipe
  • the sensors are screwed directly into the pipe at a 90 degree angle and look like spark plugs with either 8", 12", or 14" wires attached to them
  • Tools:
  • ** ** it is usually a 7/8ths size wrench
    • special-purpose oxygen sensor socket - not expensive, and commonly offered for free use by the auto parts store
  • Inspect the condition of wires and that they are not touching any parts of the exhaust system

NOTES:

Rule of thumb: Bank 1 is on the side of the engine with cylinder #1

6 Cylinder numbering:

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1 2 3

4 5 6

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Front of vehicle

AnswerBank 1 is usually the engine side with the number one cylinder. As you have a 6 cylinder and front wheel drive, bank one is on the backside of the motor - meaning near the firewall/windshield. Sensor 1 is the sensor before the catalytic converter. Open the hood, follow the exhaust pipe from the motor towards the catalytic converter. The first sensor you come to is sensor one. Sensor 2 is after the catalytic converter. Bank 2 is the opposite side of the motor from bank 1 (obviously). CorrectionAlso see http://v8sho.com/SHO/TSB0197HO2SServiceTips.htm#fig1 Answer - EditorialAnd before spending any $$ on replacing a sensor, I would test it to ensure it really really has failed! It's very likely someone read the DTC (diagnostic trouble codes) that cited an oxygen sensor reading - but then said something that leads you to believe it's a failed/bad sensor and needs replacing. The vast majority of times that is NOT the problem.

Take those codes and research them on the internet! (see "Related Links")

A perfect example are P0171 and P0174 codes - indicate a lean mixture was read in bank 1 & 2 (respectively). On the Windstar, that's a prime symptom covered in Technical Service Bulletin TSB# 03-16-1 (see "Related Questions")

The auto parts store guy had me ready to spend $80 on 2 sensors. - CCoach

AnswerThey are screwed into the exaust system at various points. Some people say that there are 4 oxygen sensors, but technically,that is not correct. Only the front 2 are considered oxygen sensors. They are screwed into the exaust pipe, one on each bank,after the exaust manifold, but before the catalytic converter. Sometimes they are screwed directly into the exaust manfold itself.

The other 2 are actually called catalyst moniters. They are oxygen sensors, but they serve a different purpose. They moniter the activities of the catalytic converters, thus the name, catalyst moniters. They are screwed into the exaustone on each bank,after, or downstream, of the catalytic converters.They are all just typical 4 wire heated O2 sensors, nothing special about them. The EPA requires all cars sold in the US after 1996 have heated oxygen sensors.

AnswerAs far as I know the only place OXYGEN sensors are mounted are on the exaust system, either on the header pipe or after the cat-converter. Rarely are they located on the cat-converters themselves. Mostly they will have one electric wire connecting them to the computer but depending on the year and make the will have a two wire connection. I am not certain about the Sable's electrical wiring but the OXYGEN SENSERS postions for FORD/MERCURY are generally on the hot pipes. I hope this helps. Answercheck behind the pass side catalitic converter. (after) the unit. AnswerBank 1 is the front side of the motor (front of car), Bank 2 is the back side of car. (Bank one is actually associated with the number 1 cylinder which just so happens to be on the front of the car for the sable). Sensor 1 is before the catalytic converter, Sensor 2 is after the catalytic converter. Example, Bank 1, sensor 1. The sensor in the exhaust pipe for the front side of the motor before the catalytic converter. AnswerThe o2 sensor is in the exhaust manifold. It looks like a plug sticking out of the manifold and has 2 and sometimes 4 wires coming out of it. Hope this helps Don's Auto AnswerThey are screwed into the exaust system at various points. Some people say that there are 4 oxygen sensors, but technically,that is not correct. Only the front 2 are considered oxygen sensors. They are screwed into the exaust pipe, one on each bank,after the exaust manifold, but before the catalytic converter. Sometimes they are screwed directly into the exaust manfold itself. The other 2 are actually called catalyst moniters. They are oxygen sensors, but they serve a different purpose. They moniter the activities of the catalytic converters, thus the name, catalyst moniters. They are screwed into the exaustone on each bank,after, or downstream, of the catalytic converters. Answerthe oxygen sensors are on the exhaust pipes right before where it hooks into your manifolds. there are 2 of them. one for each manifold. AnswerGenrally the O2 sensor in most vehicles is located in the exhaust system. With the engine cool enough to touch, look at the front of your engine where the exhaust manifold is attached to the engine. The O2 sensor will be attached to the manifold or a little lower where the manifold joins into a single pipe. It will be the only electrical component attached to your exhaust system nearer to the engine. Never remove any nut, bolt, spark plug or sensor from a hot engine. Warping of the orifice may occur as it cools and now you have a bigger problem. If you must, then replace the part immediately.
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EGR Systems
Ford Explorer XLT
Ford F-250

How do you remove the EGR tube from an exhaust manifold?

I have a 1989 240sx with a 2.4 liter engine and I looked into this problem, and found that the only wrench I had that could fit it was 1-1/4 inches. I think that it is really 30 mm. I would think that yours would be the same size. Its located really close to the firewall though, so its a pain to remove with so little room.

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How do you remove the hub to replace the bearing of a 2001 Nissan Maxima?

You need a press, my advice is to go to NTB or sears and pay the 65 bucks to have this done right and fast takes no longer than an hour

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Fuel cut off switch of 96 ford explorer?

It's in the right front passenger footwell , in the corner , by the kick panel , just above

the carpet

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Transmission Fluid
Ford Escort
Ford Explorer XLT

Where is the dipstick to check transmission fluid on a 96 ford escort wagon?

If it is an automatic the dipstick is right next to the brake fluid master cylinder reservoir. If it is a stick shift there is not dipstick.

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Car Fuses and Wiring
Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Sport
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97 Ford Explorer fuse box?

Open the drivers door and in the drivers end of the dash you will see a removable

plastic cover panel . The fuses are behind the panel

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Spare tire location in 1998 Ford Explorer?

Underneath the Explorer , just ahead of the rear bumper

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Cars & Vehicles
Transmissions and Drivetrains
Ford Explorer XLT

When should you use first and second gears in an automatic transmission car?

Gears 1 and 2First and second gear selection in an automatic transmission vehicle do basically what they would do in a manual transmission vehicle. In some (usually older) vehicles, the shifter will manually actuate the transmission valve body, meaning you are manually selecting whichever gear you choose. In newer cars, you are merely telling the car what you would *like* it to do, and transmission computer will override this selection if you try to overspeed the engine.

Shifting *down* to second gear can help use the engine to slow the vehicle on long downgrades, but should not be used when going too fast already (check owner's manual for specific speed). Shifting *up* to second gear from a stop will usually cause the transmission to start accelerating in second gear. This will mean acceleration is greatly reduced, but will sometimes help with traction in slippery conditions, as there will be less torque going to the wheels.

Here is some other advice:

  • When you are stuck or going down STEEP grades. Read the owners manual. (From another FAQ Farmer: this is a great answer however it should be noted that you almost never downshift wile moving over 3or4 mph.also low gears are for going very slow,pulling trailers,and going UP steep grades too. they work great when racing on very curvy roads or short tracks (not drag racing)...I have lived in snow country all my life and in my experience L1 tends to send too much torque to the drive wheels causing them to spin, so it's best to use drive or second.)
  • I don't know where you live and the climate there, but here in Chicago, I usually use these gears in the winter. When the transmission is in 'DRIVE', the tires tend to skid a lot, using '1' and '2' gears, the transmission acts as if you use the 1st gear on a manual transmission, giving you more traction and less skidding; same thing in muddy roads.
  • You also use the lower gears when towing. also, if you put it in 1, you can floor it until it almost redlines, then bump into 2, and wait till it revs way up there, then knock it into the next gear. its almost like a manual transmission effect.
  • If you put it in 1, you can floor it until it almost redlines, then bump into 2, and wait till it revs way up there, then knock it into the next gear. its almost like a manual transmission effect. I would not recommend doing this unless you want to cause costly damage to your transmission.
  • Shifting auto transmissions is not a good thing, either you hold one gear, shift only up gears, or just keep it in drive. On most 1996 and newer transmissions they upshift all gears when brought to a higher rpm, the computer overrides shift function so the engine wont blow up, regardless whether the shifter is in first gear it will still shift!
  • First and second gear (1 & 2) are for when you need more power at the rear wheels.( in rear wheel drive cars) such as wen your pulling a trailer or want to do a good burnout. In the winter and other slick conditions you want to stay in drive, and when you come to a stop, shift your vehicle into Neutral as this keeps the wheels from pushing you through the intersection.
  • When should you use them? Well, when you're at a stop light or before you accelerate, first turn OD off (if your's is 4spd). If 3spd, first, you flick the gear selector (if yours is floor mounted) to "1". Then you accelerate and max the RPM's to peak horsepower (up to like 40+ MPH). After you max them, move the selector to 2. Max the RPM's again to peak horsepower (like up to 70MPH). Then move it up to "D", or 3rd gear. After that, you can go to 4th gear (if you have a 4spd) by turning on OD or shifting selector to OD selection.
  • The 3, 2, and 1 positions can be used to stop a car if the brakes have failed. Shift progressively from D to 3, then 2 (under 40 mph), and then 1 (under 25 mph). Then steer uphill and out of traffic, and shift to P the instant the car actually stops.
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Ford Explorer XLT
Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Sport

Where is the fuse box on a 1997 explorer?

Open the drivers door , on the drivers end of the dash is a small removable plastic

cover panel , the fuses are behind the panel

If you want to see a fuse panel diagram :

Click on the link below , Click on Owner Guides , the owners manual which includes

the diagram can be viewed on-line

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Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
Ford Explorer XLT

Where is the horn and how do you access it on a 1995 through 2001 Ford Explorer all models?

Inside the front of the left front fender, behind the splash guard inside the wheel well. Reach from under the car to feel the horn. Removing the left front tire and splash guard will make it a lot easier to get to the horn.

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Timing and Firing Orders
Dodge Dakota
Ford Explorer XLT

What is the firing order of a 4.0L OHV - 4.0L SOHV - 5.0L 1991 through 2007 Ford Explorer all models?

Converter for a 1992 Ford F150 transmission

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Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer XLT

What size is the gas tank in a 1991 - 2007 Ford Explorer all models?

Ford Explorer Fuel Capacities are: * 2-Door 17.5 Gallons * 4-Door 21.0 Gallons For Four door 2008 Ford Explorer: the capacity of the gas tank is 23 gallons and its fuel type is Gasoline.

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Windows and Mirrors
Ford Explorer
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How To

How to replace the side mirrors on a 1995 through 2006 Ford Explorer all models?

Overview

Roll the window down and disconect the negative battery post:

1. Remove the inside door panel by first removing the screws under the door handle, and at the base of the panel.

2. Next pop off the cover around the handle.

3. Next pry the door panel off with a pry tool starting at the bottom of the door and working your way up.

4. Once the panel is loose, lift it straight up to release it from the top catches of the window "sill". Don't force section by the mirror push down to release tab.

5. Remove the speaker and disconnect the wire plug connecting it.

6. Locate and disconnect the plug for the power mirror behind the speaker cavity.

7. There are three bolts behind the mirror assembly. One is located through a rectangular opening (also used as an upper retainer catch for the door panel). The other two are behind a sticky insulation pad below the rectangular hole. Once the bolts are removed, the mirror assembly can be pulled out.

8. When reattaching the wire fitting for electric mirror be sure you attach or tape the wire away from the window and test that it does not impede the window up and down movement.

9. Reattach panel in reverse order that you removed it.

Check the link on the right for a detailed descrition with photo's

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Ford Explorer XLT

Where is the Mercedes ML430 cabin filter location?

Under the passenger side dash

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Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
Ford Explorer XLT
Fuel Economy and Mileage

How many mpg does a ford explorer 4 liter get?

It gets about 21 mpg on the highway

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Repossession
Work Release

Does the owner need to sign a release form when their vehicle is repossessed?

You could get an answer from your state court consumer protection division re this question.

But my common sense would be no!

Nothing is needed with your signature on it. You failed to repay the loan as laid out in the terms of your contract, suit more than likely was filed against you regarding this matter. The financial institution has legal rights to the vehicle via a lien, they dispatch a repo man who locates and takes back the vehicle, usually in the dead of night while you sleep, to avoid any confrontation.

Depends on what the release is for. A personal property release says that you have gotten all your PP out of the car. You cant say you had $1500.00 in the car when it was repoed. A vol. release says that AND that you are returning the car and you KNOW you will be responsible for any defiency balance due after the lender sells the car. Read what you are asked to sign. If the car is repoed in the nite, you wont be asked to sign it. Usually the repoman is trying to get the keys cause he cant afford a repo truck. He wants to DRIVE it away. LOL

Why can't you say there 1500.00 in the truck when it was repoed if there was??

No you do not sign a release. Most of the time you won't even know you were repoed until after the fact.

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Brake Pads and Rotors
Ford Explorer
Dodge Ram
Ford Explorer XLT

How do you replace Brakes and Rotors on a 1991 through 1994 Ford Explorer all models?

This link has photos and steps to replace brake pads and rotors. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122696

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Spark Plugs and Wires
Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Explorer XLT

When park over night corolla spark plug wet with gas?

The spark plug being wet with gas could be a multitude of problems, but, you're in luck, the most likely cause would be a leaky fuel injector, or multiple ones, if it seems like the car is running rich (strong gasoline smell from exhaust while running) that's probably your problem. The injector isn't fully closing when you shut the car off and its dripping gasoline into the open cylinder and its soaking the plug. You may notice the car taking longer to start in the mornings (or after a longer period of sitting) because the fuel rail is draining through the open injectors while the car is shut off. You should have this diagnosed by a trained technician, but its a point in the right direction.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Transmissions and Drivetrains
Ford Explorer Limited
Ford Explorer XLT

Is leaking oil a sign of a bad transmission?

Not using the dipsticks for the oil and transmission, while seeing leaks are a sign... Check your fuids and keep them clean and full or you will cause damage to whatever componenet relies on their respective fluids. Answer leaking oil is NOT sign of a bad transmission, its a sign of a bad/worn seal(s) or hose(s). more likely a sign of a worn seal or oil pan gasket. Actually it's a sign of money that will go out of you pocket, the more you can see, the more you have to pay. If you don't fix it, you may have to pay for the aggregates, eg transmission parts instead of paying for a small rubber seal.

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