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EXPLORER
 
1997

Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls for 1997 FORD EXPLORER

Bulletin Number: 30508 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Front axle leaks fluid from vent tube - vehicles equipped with 4x4 or awd. *tt
Bulletin Number: 30508 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Front axle leaks fluid from vent tube - vehicles equipped with 4x4 or awd. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42107 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42107 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
103100 power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2138 Bulletin Date: 11-10-2003
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Low line pressure reading at wide open throttle (wot), slipping shifts and / or delayed engagements with possible diagnostic trouble codes p0732, p0733, p1762 set on vehicles built before 12/1/2001. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3181 Bulletin Date: 09-15-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3148 Bulletin Date: 07-21-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16935 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2003
Component:
Power train
Summary
An uncommanded shift to 4x4 low. *tt
Bulletin Number: 398 Bulletin Date: 05-12-2003
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16735 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2003
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Various noise issues from the rear leaf springs while driving. *tt
Bulletin Number: 358 Bulletin Date: 03-17-2003
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Fluid may leak out of the front axle vent tube. *tt *jb
Bulletin Number: 3261 Bulletin Date: 01-05-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
New service part - number 5 needle bearing and race kit - 4r70w transmission - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3261 Bulletin Date: 01-05-2003
Component:
103000 power train:automatic transmission
Summary
New service part - number 5 needle bearing and race kit - 4r70w transmission - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2221 Bulletin Date: 11-11-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine-gear driven synchronizers-incorrect installation-camshaft position synchronizer (cmp) installation tool correct application. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2221 Bulletin Date: 11-11-2002
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine-gear driven synchronizers-incorrect installation-camshaft position synchronizer (cmp) installation tool correct application. *mj
Bulletin Number: 16385 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2002
Component:
Suspension:front:springs:air suspension system
Summary
Air ride control lamp on after shock absorber replacement / contact request. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16385 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2002
Component:
021230 suspension:front:springs:air suspension system
Summary
Air ride control lamp on after shock absorber replacement / contact request. *tt
Bulletin Number: 870197 Bulletin Date: 10-22-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Incorrectly installed gear driven camshaft position (cmp) sensor synchronizer assemblies causing surge, lost of power, malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes p1336, p1309 and p0340. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2176 Bulletin Date: 09-02-2002
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light
Summary
Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2176 Bulletin Date: 09-02-2002
Component:
032100 service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light
Summary
Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2176 Bulletin Date: 09-02-2002
Component:
032100 service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light
Summary
Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
Bulletin Number: 16040 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2002
Component:
Steering
Summary
Experiencing a clicking / popping noise from the upper steering column area when turning the steering wheel. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15887 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2002
Component:
Power train
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a no 1-2 upshift, no 2-3 upshift, a no engine braking condition in manual 1 or diagnostic trouble code p0732 (gear 2 incorrect ratio) or p0733 (gear 3 incorrect ratio). *tt
Bulletin Number: 15910 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2002
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Concerns with brake vibration, roughness and / or grinding noise, and excessive brake rotor corrosion. *tt
Bulletin Number: 282 Bulletin Date: 04-29-2002
Component:
Power train
Summary
Some vehicles built prior to 9/15/2001 may exhibit low line pressure readings while in drive, no 2nd gear, no 3rd gear, no engine braking in manual 1st and slipping shifts and / or delayed engagements. *tt
Bulletin Number: 242 Bulletin Date: 03-04-2002
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Certain vehicles with 4x4 or all-wheel drive may have a fluid leak from the front axle vent tube. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15692 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2002
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a squeak, snap, rattle, or clunk in the front end when turning or going over bumps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 232 Bulletin Date: 02-18-2002
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with the 4.0l sohc engine may exhibit a check engine light on with diagnostic trouble codes p0300 (random misfire) or p0301. *tt
Bulletin Number: 214 Bulletin Date: 01-21-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15532 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2002
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary
Information on vehicles exhibitng fuel line damage due to pinching/squeezing of the fuel return line. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15040 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles including 1997 through 1999 explorer sport trac equipped with a 4.0l sohc engine may exhibit a start-up noise from the left front of the engine. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15563 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2002
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information regarding malfunction indicator light illuminating with diagnostic trouble code p0300/p0301.*yh
Bulletin Number: 15563 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2002
Component:
980000 unknown or other
Summary
Information regarding malfunction indicator light illuminating with diagnostic trouble code p0300/p0301.*yh
Bulletin Number: 15563 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2002
Component:
980000 unknown or other
Summary
Information regarding malfunction indicator light illuminating with diagnostic trouble code p0300/p0301.*yh
Bulletin Number: 1246 Bulletin Date: 12-10-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1205 Bulletin Date: 10-15-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1197 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with the 4.0l ohv engine may exhibit an engine noise which may be perceived by the customer as a piston / onnecting rod bearing knock. *tt
Bulletin Number: 01B77 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2001
Component:
Tires
Summary
Owner notification program supplement 7 revised information - regarding replacement of wilderness at tires. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1181 Bulletin Date: 09-17-2001
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch
Summary
Brake shift interlock.*jb
Bulletin Number: 15249 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Concerns with high brake pedal force to stop after rotor machining. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15249 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
034000 service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Concerns with high brake pedal force to stop after rotor machining. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15249 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
034000 service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Concerns with high brake pedal force to stop after rotor machining. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1156 Bulletin Date: 08-06-2001
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. *slc
Bulletin Number: 1157 Bulletin Date: 08-06-2001
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. *slc
Bulletin Number: 15168 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2001
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent high frequency brake squeal noise. *yh
Bulletin Number: 15040 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some explorer / sport / sport trac equipped with a 4.0l sohc engine may exhibit a start-up noise condition from the left front of the engine. *tt
Bulletin Number: 70101 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding owner notification program 01m01 supplement #2: revised technical instructions and new labor operation. nlm
Bulletin Number: 15006 Bulletin Date: 06-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles with 4.0l sohc engines may make a start-up noise from the left front of the engine. *tt
Bulletin Number: 186 Bulletin Date: 04-30-2001
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
On some vehicles, including sport and sport trac, the front axle leaks fluid from the vent tube. *tt
Bulletin Number: 01M01 Bulletin Date: 04-26-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding owner notification program 01m01 regarding additional coverage for front cam chain guide assembly. *tt
Bulletin Number: 01M01 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Owner notification program regarding additional coverage program for front cam chain guide assembly which may wear or break and cause excessive cam chain noise that does not go away after five minutes of engine operation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 14819 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Some 4x4 vehicles may exhibit a fluid leak from the front axle vent tube. *tt
Bulletin Number: 14847 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Concerns with vehicles exhbit fluid leakage from the front axle vent tube. *tt
Bulletin Number: 14868 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with the 4.0 sohc engine may exhibit a primary chain rattle noise (sometimes described as a spark knock-type noise). *tt
Bulletin Number: 01M01 Bulletin Date: 03-02-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding additional coverage on the front cam chain guide assembly for rental vehicles with 4.0l single overhead cam (sohc) engines. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13154 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2001
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Subject regarding 4.0l engine hotline phone numbers. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13752 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2001
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Some 4x4 vehicles may exhibit an oil leak from the front axle pinion seal. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13879 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2001
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Information on replacing a gem module on 4x4 vehicles equipped with 4.0l sohc, ohv and the neutral tow kit. *tt
Bulletin Number: 0.00E+00 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2001
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Service action 00e11, supplement #1 - update information regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. *tt
Bulletin Number: 01M01 Bulletin Date: 01-05-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Subject regarding advance notice on upcoming owner notification program which will provide additional coverage on the front cam chain guide assembly on certain vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 14560 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Vehicles may experience start up timing chain noise. *jb
Bulletin Number: 14583 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:radiator assembly
Summary
Concerns with broken thermostats on engines. *jb
Bulletin Number: 14617 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:radiator assembly
Summary
Subject pertaining to broken thermostat. *jb
Bulletin Number: 0.00E+00 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2000
Component:
Equipment
Summary
Service action bulletin regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. *tt
Bulletin Number: 00M12 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding owner notification suppllemental program for vehicles equipped with 4.0l sohc engines - camshaft chain tensioner and lower intake manifold gasket additional coverage. *tt
Bulletin Number: 243 Bulletin Date: 11-27-2000
Component:
Vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal
Summary
On some vehicles, the accelerator pedal bracket may become loose or separated from the dash panel. this may be caused by repeated excessive force on the accelerator pedal, resulting in cracking of the dash panel sheet metal at the acceler
Bulletin Number: 2310 Bulletin Date: 11-13-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Subject regarding contamination from prior transmission concerns or excess wear may be trapped in the transmission fluid cooling system. *tt
Bulletin Number: 00M12 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Ford motor company is providing additional coverage for the 4.0l sohc camshaft chain tensioner and lower intake manifold gasket. *tt
Bulletin Number: 213 Bulletin Date: 10-16-2000
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Subject regarding climate control - eatc - blower motor control service tips. *jb
Bulletin Number: 201 Bulletin Date: 10-02-2000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit hesitation on acceleration or while turning. *jb
Bulletin Number: 00M11 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2000
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Subject regarding additional coverage program for sway bar links. *jb
Bulletin Number: 00L09 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2000
Component:
Equipment:other:labels
Summary
Subject pertaining to supplemental tire inflation label. *jb
Bulletin Number: 14371 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2000
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Subject regarding pop / creak noise from the rear underbody while driving. *jb
Bulletin Number: 00M11 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2000
Component:
Suspension:front:springs:torsion bar
Summary
Information regarding front sway bar link . *yh
Bulletin Number: 83 Bulletin Date: 04-17-2000
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with a 5.0l engine may exhibit a rubbing noise during right hand turns from the rear of the vehicle. **mr
Bulletin Number: 83 Bulletin Date: 04-17-2000
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with a 5.0l engine may exhibit a rubbing noise during right hand turns from the rear of the vehicle. **mr
Bulletin Number: 981613 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Transmission fluid leaks at radiator. yd
Bulletin Number: 98165 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Evaporator core failed, causing the air conditioner to drip on to passenger floor. yd
Bulletin Number: 981617 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Floor mat installation procedure service tip. yd
Bulletin Number: 8164 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information regarding pump alignment tools. **mr
Bulletin Number: 8493 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some vehicles may experience an oil leak at the rear crankshaft area after service. **mr
Bulletin Number: 8512 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an oil leak from the front axle pinion oil seal area. **mr
Bulletin Number: 14048 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some vehicles may experience an oil leak at the rear crankshaft area after service. **mr
Bulletin Number: 14056 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an oil leak from the front axle pinion oil seal area. **mr
Bulletin Number: 14061 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles may come in for a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code p0171 and/or p0174 in self test. **mr
Bulletin Number: 8119 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2000
Component:
Interior lighting
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 5.0l engine and all wheel drive (awd) transfer case may exhibit a condition of 4x4 indicators flashing and multiple gem diagnostic trouble codes. *tt
Bulletin Number: 8149 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2000
Component:
Equipment:mechanical:wrecker and wheel lift devices
Summary
Subject regarding neutral tow inoperative after gem replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 8164 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2000
Component:
Equipment
Summary
Information on 5r55e - 4r55e - 4r44e pump alignment tools. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13857 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 5.0l engines and all wheel drive (awd) transfer case may exhibit a condition of 4x4 indicators flashing and multiple gem diagnostic trouble codes. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15 Bulletin Date: 01-10-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 7918 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2000
Component:
Power train:driveline:differential unit
Summary
Front axle pinion lil seal leaks.
Bulletin Number: 13723 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2000
Component:
Power train:transfer case (4-wheel drive)
Summary
Some all wheel drive vehicles may experience a low speed whining noise from the transfer case. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13745 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2000
Component:
Power train
Summary
Some vehicles may experience a condition of no 4 x 4 low range engagement or a stuck in 4 x 4 low range. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13752 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2000
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an oil leak from the front axle pinion seal. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 14265 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2000
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent hesitation on acceleration or while turning. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99234 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information on diagnosing a vehicle with malfunction indicator lamp illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes p0442 and p0455 stored in continuous memory. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99238 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
Summary
A temperature gauge fluctuation and / or a knocking / thumping noise may be audible inthe passenger compartment on some vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99242 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99242 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99242 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7353 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of no 4x4 low range engagement or a stuck in 4x4 low range, with no diagnostic trouble codes stored in the gem module. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7360 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Suspension:front:stabilizer bar
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a squeak noise from the rear while driving, especially when going bumps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7366 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with manual transmission may exhibit neutral gear rollover noise (a light metallic rattling sound from the transmission) which occurs at idle with transmission in neutral clutch engaged (clutch pedal up). *tt
Bulletin Number: 7367 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with four wheel anti-lock brakes (4wabs) may exhibit wheel speed parameter identifications (pids) which read n/a immediately or above 7 mph when viewed using the new generation star (ngs) tester. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7468 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a vibration / groan on acceleration or take off.
Bulletin Number: 7471 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 4.0l ohv engines may exhibit excessive oil consumption as reported by the customer. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7494 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
All vehicles with electronic shift on the fly transfer cases will display contact plate pids opposite of what the 1999 or earlier workshop manual indicates when using ngs with 15.0 level or later software. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13440 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary
Experiencing very light steering vibration / shimmy / nibble at engine idle or low speeds (parking lot type maneuvers). *tt
Bulletin Number: 13482 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a vibration / groan on acceleration or take-off due to the rear transmission mount being twisted and allowing a ground out condition to occur. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13484 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Vehicles equipped with 4.0l ohv engines may exhibit excessive oil consumption as reported by the customer. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13504 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Concerns with vehicles exhibiting an oil leak from the front axle pinion seal. engineering is currently addressing this issue through the high milage / time-in-service concern resolution process. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13527 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 4.0l sohc engines may exhibit an overheat condition that may be attributed to the thermostat. engineering is currently investigating this issue and is looking for thermostats and coolants samples from these
Bulletin Number: 13505 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
All 4x4 vehicles with electronic shift onthe fly transfer cases will display contact plate pids opposite of the 1999 or earlier workshop manual indicates when using ngs with 15.0 level or later software. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99222 Bulletin Date: 10-18-1999
Component:
Electrical system:wiring
Summary
Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99223 Bulletin Date: 10-18-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
A no start condition when vehicle is parked on an incline with the vehicle in a nose down position and less than 1/4 tank of fuel may occur. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99203 Bulletin Date: 10-04-1999
Component:
Structure:body:bumpers
Summary
Information on replacing the front bumper bracket. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99206 Bulletin Date: 10-04-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Concerns with burning odor or smoke, and / or rustling noise while blower motor is on. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7316 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an oil leak from the front axle pinion seal. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13388 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Equipment:mechanical:wrecker and wheel lift devices
Summary
Vehicles equipped the neutral tow feature, be aware that when the neutral tow feature is enabled and the customer places the vehicle into the neutral mode, the neutral tow indicator will go out when the gem goes to sleep. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13412 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of no 4x4 low range engagement or a stuck in 4x4 low range, with no (dtc) diagnostic trouble code stored in the gem. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13415 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:coil springs
Summary
Exhibiting a squeak type noise from the rear stabilizer bar while driving, especially when going over bumps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13424 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with four wheel anti lock brakes may exhibit wheel speed parameter identifications which read n/a immediately or above 7 mph. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13426 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Exhibiting very light steering vibration / shimmy / nibble at engine idle or low speeds. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7138 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Service tip information when servicing the 4.0l sohc short block assembly. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7270 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 4.0l sohc engines may exhibit a vibration / moan / boom at idle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13300 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles with 4.0l sohc engines may exhibit a vibration / moan / boom at idle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13404 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Some 4x4 vehicles may exhibit an oil leak from the front axle pinion seal. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99194 Bulletin Date: 09-20-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99196 Bulletin Date: 09-20-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99185 Bulletin Date: 09-06-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Vehicles built between 3/15/1997 and 12/31/1998 and with 4r70w transmissions may experience delayed or no 2-3 upshift, transmission control indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0782 stored in memory. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6926 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Subject regarding the engine hotline phone numbers for 1997 - 2000 model year vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6980 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit the check engine light on with diagnostic trouble code po420. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6986 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Information regarding 4.0l sohc camshaft bolt torque. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6987 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit engine noise(cam chain noise). *tt
Bulletin Number: 6993 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding 4.0l sohc engine repair procedure update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6997 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some service manuals may list the incorrect camshaft position sensor alignment tool for vehicles with various engine sizes. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7079 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Seats
Summary
Information regarding seat that will not move forward. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 7083 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Equipment:mechanical:wrecker and wheel lift devices
Summary
Information regarding neutral tow kit availability. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13170 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Information regarding 4.0 l sohc camshaft bolt torque. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13171 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Information regarding 4.0l sohc engine noise (cam chain noise). *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13172 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Information regarding sohc engine noise (cam chain noise). *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13177 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Information regarding 4.0l sohc engine repair procedure update. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13180 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Information regarding camshaft position (cmp) sensor alignment tool chart. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13218 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Seats
Summary
Information regarding seat that willl not move forward. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13222 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Equipment:mechanical:wrecker and wheel lift devices
Summary
Information regarding neutral tow kit available. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13260 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Service tips information provided to assist when servicing vehicles with short block assembly. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13261 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Service tips when servicing a 4.0l sohc short block assembly. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996777 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist:power steering fluid
Summary
Exhibiting a power steering fluid leak from the steering gear boot(s). *tt
Bulletin Number: 6896 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an engine noise which may be perceived by the customer as a piston / connecting rod bearing knock. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9913035 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Vehicle speed control:linkages
Summary
Vehicles may experience a no start condition when parked on an incline with the vehicle in a nose down position and less than 1/4 tank of fuel. *tt
Recall Number: 09S09 Recall Date: 10-13-2009 Affected Vehicles: 4,500,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary:
Ford is recalling model years 1995-2003 windstar, 2000-2003 excursion diesel, 1993-1997 and 1999-2003 f-250 sd through f-550 sd diesel, 1992-2003 e-150 through e-550, 1995-2002 explorer, 1997 and 2002 mercury mountaineer, 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 ranger, and 1994 f53 vehicles equipped with the texas instruments speed control deactivation switch (scds). the scds may leak internally and then overheat, smoke, or burn.
Consequence:
A vehicle fire could occur with or without the engine running.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify owners that dealers will install a fused wiring harness in line with the scds. on 1999-2003 windstar vehicles with a leaking scds, dealers will also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. repairs will be completed free of charge. the safety recall began on october 27, 2009. owners may contact ford at 1-888-222-2751.
Recall Date: 05-11-2009 Affected Vehicles: 42,540
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"dope, inc. is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Dope, inc. will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on july 28, 2009. owners may contact dope, inc. at 1-626-272-1798.
Recall Date: 04-07-2009 Affected Vehicles: 16,270
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on may 11, 2009. owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589.
Recall Date: 03-23-2006 Affected Vehicles: 61,944
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence:
Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
How to Fix:
Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. the recall began on april 3, 2006. owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988.
Recall Number: 01B77 Recall Date: 05-22-2001 Affected Vehicles: 13,000,000
Component:
Tires:tread/belt
Summary:
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. equipment description: ford is replacing all firestone wilderness at 15, 16, and 17 inch tires mounted on ford trucks and suvs. ford reports tread separation can occur due to a combination of the sensitivity of the tire design to stress, aging, and manufacturing differences between plants. ford is replacing these tires to prevent possible premature tire failure. vehicle description: the vehicles listed below may have been originally equipped with firestone wilderness at tires or may have had wilderness at tires installed during the firestone recall launched in august 2000. certain 1991 throught 2002 ford explorer certain 2001 throught 2002 explorer sport, and sport trac certain 1997 through 2002 mercury mountaineer certain 1991 through 2001 ranger certain 1999 through 2001 expedition certain 1991 through 1994, and 1997 model year f-series certain 1991 through 1994 bronco note: both original equipment and replacement tires are affected.
Consequence:
Should the tread separate at highway speeds, a vehicle crash could occur, possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
How to Fix:
The replacement/reimbursement program for this campaign expired on march 31, 2002. however, customers can contact ford at 1-877-917-3673 or go on-line to www.ford.com for possible assistance.
Recall Number: 00S58 Recall Date: 12-27-2000 Affected Vehicles: 220,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary:
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with 4.0l sohc engines and still retain the original throttle body (part numbers 97jf-9e926ab or 97jf-9e926-ac). some of the original throttle bodies installed allowed a gap between the plate and bore to be built too narrow. this reduced clearance allowed the engine deposits normally present in the throttle body to contact or bridge the gap. if the engine deposits bridged the gap between the throttle plate and bore and then hardened, on the initial application of the accelerator pedal after the engine has cooled, the operator would need to apply additional force to the accelerator pedal to break the bridge.
Consequence:
This could result in engine surge when the accelerator pedal breaks free.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the original throttle bodies.
Recall Number: 00S47 Recall Date: 11-28-2000 Affected Vehicles: 810,000
Component:
Suspension
Summary:
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. under certain conditions, a front sway bar link can fracture.
Consequence:
Vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace both the left and right front sway bar links.
Recall Date: 08-21-2000 Affected Vehicles: 14,400,000
Component:
Tires:tread/belt
Summary:
Tire description: firestone wilderness at, size p235/75r15, produced at the decatur, illinois tire plant and all firestone radial atx and radial atx ii tires, size p235/75r15. operation of these tires at low inflation pressures, high speed, and in hot weather, can contribute to separation of the tire tread.
Consequence:
If the tread separates from the tire, the driver can lose control of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash causing injury or death.
How to Fix:
The replacement/reimbursement program for this campaign expired on august 29, 2001. however, customers should contact firestone customer service at 1-800-465-1904 for possible assistance.
Recall Number: 00S14 Recall Date: 06-19-2000 Affected Vehicles: 20,637
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"vehicle description: mini vans, light pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. off lease canadian vehicles equipped with daytime running lights which meet canadian requirements and not the photometric requirements of fmvss 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" according to ford, the vehicles were imported into the u.s. erroneously."
Consequence:
The light given off from the daytime running lights is brighter than allowed by u.s. standards.
How to Fix:
Dealers will be advised to deactivate the running light function and to complete any outstanding safety recalls on these vehicles.
Recall Number: 99S09 Recall Date: 03-30-1999 Affected Vehicles: 898,739
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary:
Vehicle description: certain 1997-1999 rhd explorer equipped with 4.0l ohv/sohc engines and cruise control built from may 29, 1996 through march 4, 1999; 1998-1999 explorer/mountaineers equipped with 4.0l ohv/sohc or 5.0l engines or 1998-1999 rangers equipped with 2.5l, 3.0l ffv/efi or 4.0l engines and cruise control built from january 5, 1998 through march 4, 1999; 1998-1999 mustangs equipped with 3.8l, 4.6l 2-valve or 4-valve engines and cruise control built from march 2, 1998 through march 4, 1999; 1999 f250/f350/f450/f550 (over 8,500 lbs.) trucks equipped with 5.4l or 6.8l engines and cruise control built from march 2, 1998 through march 4, 1999; and 1999 f-53 stripped chassis equipped with 5.4l or 6.8l engines and cruise control built from march 2, 1998 through march 4, 1999. a cruise control cable can interfere with the speed control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the cruise control.
Consequence:
If the cruise control is used and this condition is present, a stuck throttle could result, which could potentially result in a crash.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the cruise control cables. at the present time, the replacement cables are not available. customers are being advised not to use the cruise control system until a replacement can be made.
Recall Number: 98S09 Recall Date: 03-19-1998 Affected Vehicles: 320,000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary:
Vehicle description: multi-purpose passenger vehicles equipped with 4.0l single overhead cam engines. the engine fuel lines can be damaged if the vehicle is jump started and the ground cable is attached to the fuel line bracket that is located near the battery. since the bracket is not grounded, the stainless steel fuel line braid could act as a ground potentially overheating the ptfe inner liner of the fuel line resulting in damage to the fuel line.
Consequence:
The fuel lines can leak, and in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could potentially result.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a warning label on the fuel line bracket advising owners not to use it for a jump start ground. also a revised bolt will be installed in the alternator bracket to provide a convenient jump start ground location.
Recall Number: 97S67 Recall Date: 04-30-1997 Affected Vehicles: 23,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary:
Vehicle description: multi-purpose passenger vehicles equipped with 5.0l engines originally sold or currently registered in the states of alaska, idaho, iowa, maine, michigan (upper peninsula only), minnesota, montana, nebraska, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, south dakota, vermont, wisconsin, and wyoming. these vehicles, when operated for extended periods of time at highway speeds and temperatures below -20 degrees farenheit, do not return to idle due to ice in the throttle body.
Consequence:
Although the vehicle can be controlled by either applying the service brakes or shifting the transmission to neutral, increased brake pedal efforts or some increase in stopping distance can result.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a revised pcv system with water heated vacuum source.
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