How to Change DPFE Sensor on a Ford Explorer Sport Trac Check Engine Light EGR
Our local shop wanted $381 to do this job and I have read online that some Ford dealerships charge upwards of $600. Total cost for me was $38 for the part, and about 5 minutes of easy labor. The part changed was a DPFE sensor, which effects Exhaust recirculation.. It was malfunctioning, so our check engine light would not go off. We were getting a light error code. P1400
How To Clean A Ford MAF Sensor - Simple & Effective
Cleaning a Ford mass air flow sensor. This procedure should work on most Ranger Mustang Taurus F150 etc. from the 1990's and 2000's. After doing this, my truck performed much better. Smoother running, and more responsive. I used paint thinner and denatured alcohol with a cotton swab.
1999 Ford Explorer, 4.0L OHV Engine - Vacuum Leak ??? - video 2
1999 Ford Explorer, 4.0L OHV Engine - Vacuum Leak search.
I think there is a vacuum leak in the upper intake plenum gasket. This leak is causing a Check Engine Light (CEL) code of P0171 (Bank 1 lean) and P0174 (Bank 2 lean). There are many reports of this type of Vacuum leak on the various Ford forums and some great how-to's on making this repair.
Where is my leak??? This is me spraying carburetor cleaner all over the area of the upper intake gasket area and plenum (plastic).
Clear check engine light for less than 5 dollars
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*This video is an EXPERIMENT I wanted to try on my car, and is for INFORMATIONAL purposes ONLY. This fix is for off-road use. The content shown in this video is not intended to encourage emissions test cheating. I enjoy the process of testing theory because you always learn something new, regardless of the outcome.
Using a spark plug defouler kit, I install a "buffer" in between the downstream oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Quite often, frustrated car owners get the P0420 code for reasons other than a bad cat. I have heard of people getting the code just because they removed the converter and reinstalled it. It can also happen if you run your vehicle out of gas etc... etc...
It is also common for car owners to get the P0420 code, replace the converter, and both o2 sensors-- only to have the code come back after 1000 miles or so. This can be a very frustrating, time consuming and of course-- expensive venture. Here is one way to resolve the issue. Good luck and have fun!
Ford explorer engine trouble
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I have been getting worse gas mileage and a "ticking" noise in the engine since I used supertech oil. I used to get 400 miles per tank now I get 200 per tank. runs alright, changed plugs, wires, coil pack, put in new valvoline oil, fuel filter, air filter, nothing. just looking for some feed back. let me know thanks!! dave please let me know what you think, cheers!!
EGR Code P0401 DONT REPLACE EGR
I see it all the time. Someone gets a check engine light. To save money they take the car to aurozone or read the codes with a code reader. The code description is for a flow problem with the EGR. They replace EGR and the light comes back on.
Any EGR trouble code relating to LOW FLOW or NO FLOW does not indicate a bad EGR. The code relates to flow from the EGR to the intake. Remove EGR and throttlebody and clean the ports with intake cleaner and a scribe or snake. Also check for leaking gaskets or lines but usualy the system is just CLOGGED with hard carbon. Remove clog and flow will return and your light will not come back on.
How to Find out your keypad door code for a Ford Explorer 1998 XLT
This Video is to help you to find the code of your keypad door, so you dont have to take it to the dealer and paid a big ammount of money for something is very simple.
To find your code you have to go to your trunk on the driver side is a comparment to place your jack, inside of that comparment you will see a control module this control your keypad on the side of that control is a white sticker and big number bold print, this is the code of your keypad to open your door another solution is on the manual of the truck. good luck and please comment.
Changing the MAF, DPFE, EGR Solenoid. Found an oil leak. Also found a head gasket leak.
2002-2008 Ford Explorer Thermostat Housing Coolant Leak Repair Part 2
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Learn to diagnose and repair a 2002 Ford Explorer coolant leak. In this video we are replacing the thermostat housing where the coolant was leaking.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pRSUySTuEI
Ford MAF Sensor Cleaning
Ford MAF Sensor Cleaning
FORD Mass air flow sensors are in charge of measuring the amount of air that enters the engine. The FORD Mass Air Flow sensor is a very delicate sensor. It uses two wires to measure the amount of air flowing into the engine. The two wires are heated by electricity, and the more electricity used to heat the wires, tells the ECU how much air is flowing past the sensor's heated element.
Between very fine dirt and the trend towards oiled filters, it's very important to clean the FORD MAF. Cleaning the MAF has so many benefits, like reducing pinging, increasing mileage, and preventing it from burning out, saving you lots of money. There's no reason to not clean the FORD MAF sensor once every 6 months. Also clean it shortly after installing or reinstalling an oil filed air filter.
You don't need many tools. You'll need a flat head screwdriver and safety Torx or Tamper Proof Torx bits. Make sure you get the size seen on screen, which is T-20.
Now, it's time for an important note. Only use the electric cleaner seen here. It's ELECTRICAL CONTACT CLEANER. This is the only thing you should use to clean your MAF. Only ELECTRICAL CONTACT CLEANER. No windex, no carb cleaner, no brake cleaner, no rubbing alcohol, and absolutely no Q-Tips. See it all here on this video.
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02 Ford Explorer Heat Blend Door Actuator Simple Fix - No Tools Needed
This is a 02 Ford Explorer that has a broken and worn heat blend door actuator. The labor at a dealership with parts is approx $700-800 if you take it to the pros, The cost of the part is approx $65.00 if you want to do it yourself, or you can give this a try and save even more.
The part I will be referring to later in the video is a plastic flap, which is approximately 3" long and is located almost directly behind the wires you see in the video along the edge of the wall compartment. It needs to be pushed down, and you will hear it as it reaches the correct position.
Once you locate this, it will only take a few seconds to change in the future.
The blend door will easily work with the air condition control knobs, but once you switch it to cold air, you will need to switch this back manually as in the video.
Hope this tip helps.