Leaks water through roof in the back, somewhere above the sliding rear window. I got into an accident with this truck a few months back and my airbags deployed glad they did because I got pretty shaken up. This should be a pro since the van has to go up on a lift for a proper evaluation. I have a couple of gripes though. Consulting the Consumer reports history, I find that the Ford V6 as used in the Explorer has a better than average rating and only 2006 had cooling system problems. Yes Review Date: 7th March, 2003 Faults: Windshield wipers would activate un-commanded. Rear window leaked a lot.
Is it related to the battery being replaced? Ball joints do show wear and will need replacement soon. Yes Review Date: 22nd August, 2011 Faults: Nothing has gone wrong with this truck. I inherited it from my father whom had purchased it new shortly before his death. Dealer acknowledged this was common. I feel like I am driving my wife's car and not a truck.
The automatic transmission finds overdrive too soon causing the engine to lug at speeds below 55 mph. It started to manifest itself after the batter died - same as last time yes I know batteries should last longer than that, last year it was an old battery and this year I left a door only partially closed and left town for the weekend. Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 4. Mechanic said I needed full tuneup with all new coils and plugs. Don't Know Review Date: 29th November, 2000 Year of manufacture 1999 Engine and transmission 4.
The other gripe is the plastic interior parts seem a little cheap and the there are too many sharp seams from the molding process. Tell us more about the van. Turns out the factory installed windshield was too small! Just curious how others feel on this subject. I have been very fortunate so far. Answer the questions, then we can talk about price. Great to drive on the highway.
I turn the key forward and it will normally either cycle or not before I turn it over and it'll be a pretty good predictor of whether or not it'll crank. Not a bad plow vehicle for people looking to plow with a luxurious, comfortable vehicle. I just really don't know what the issue could be. General Comments: I love having the four doors and 5 seats; plenty of room for friends, family or even cargo you do not want exposed in the bed. We've had it repaired twice already, and it still needs more work.
I love this truck to death. Truck has had held up pretty well considering its hard life. Interior Door panel was removed and speaker wire connections were checked and problem couldn't be duplicated at dealership, but continues to occur. Had it checked but needed fully charged battery to do so. Long story short we created a vapor lock in my exhaust system. I can't afford to fix the damage, so I cut out the air bags, and the truck still runs and drives like the day I bought it. General Comments: I absolutely love my truck! Last year I had some issues getting it started.
Fords traditionally have 10 year life on spark plug engine threads. It has plenty of power and is actually quite smooth as is the transmission. My front bumper is a little messed up, but other than that, there is nothing wrong, the thing is a tank! Problem switching from cold to hot persisted. Other than standard maintenance such as oil changes, brakes, tires, and tune-ups, it has not cost me a thing in repairs. The Braking is unusual in that there seems to be a dead band in relation to brake pedal travel. A fix would be fantastic but just some idea of what the problem may be would be greatly appreciated.
It accelerates like a champ and never cuts off. In Park the needle doesnt point right at the P. This truck is plowed with; the extra weight on the front may have triggered the front end parts to loosen up. I replaced the fuel pump relay again and the problem persists. Yes Review Date: 31st March, 2010 Faults: Nothing at all has gone wrong with my F150.
There aren't really any warning signs of when it will or will not start - it seems completely random. Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 1999 Most recent year of ownership 2000 Engine and transmission 4. I had to replace the fuel pump at about 120,000, but that is to be expected. Our family has had pretty bad luck with the Ford 3. My mother and step-father have a 1997 F-150 4x4 with the 4. General Comments: This truck by far is the best truck that I have ever owned.