2003 Ford Explorer my fford Explorer LTD.

Tiny
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  • 2003 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 32,000 MILES
I love my 2003 explorer and I've never had even one single problem with it. I live in a small town and rarely drive far. I usually get about 12. Mpg. All of a sudden this week I'm getting 8mpg. I live in texas and I know AC uses alot, but I've never gotten anything like this. Any ides?
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Monday, June 15th, 2015 AT 7:42 PM

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Tiny
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I wouldn't be happy with 12 mpg. The first thing is to have the diagnostic fault codes read and recorded. The people at many auto parts stores will do that for you for free.

If there are no codes and no running problems, the most likely cause is a sticking brake. Park on a slight incline, shift to neutral, release the brakes, then see if the truck creeps downhill on its own.
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Monday, June 15th, 2015 AT 8:30 PM

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