I have always had some issues with starting when I was running it, just took a second or 2 to start not an immediate start up. Only recently had an issue due to the battery going bad after letting the explorer sit for 8 months. I know there is an issue due to how it was driving.
I was having issues with holding power at highway speeds. Always having my foot to the floor I believe, and some times issues with getting up to speed quickly. If I remember correctly also was having an issue with shifting properly.
I also noticed my braking system is out of wack and had replaced the pads only 9 months I believe after putting them on so I think there is an issue with my abs also. I hear a spoing sort of sound when I put the brakes on at low speeds, around 5 mph, right before stopping.
Its not registered or inspected now so I can't drive it on the highway to test it legally. I didn't want to stop running it, was going to trade it in on the clunkers but couldn't get decision made to do it.
So instead of fixing the explorer and keeping it running, just have let it sit and drove a small car with no power to get me to school and work.
Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 4:04 PM