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2004 Ford Explorer CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

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    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 GAS

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Drum Brakes -> Expedition, Explorer, E-Series, F-Series, Mountaineer, Navigator & Ranger -> Inspection -> Adjuster Mechanism -> Backing Plate -> Brake Drums -> Brake Linings & Springs -> Parking Brake Cable
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 FLEX

    Brake Drums

    Any time brake drums are removed for brake service, braking surface diameter should be inspected with a suitable micrometer at several points to determine if they are within the safe oversize limit stamped on the brake drum outer surface. If braking surface diameter exceeds specifications, the drum must be replaced. If braking surface diameter is within specifications, drums should be cleaned and inspected for cracks, scores, deep grooves, taper, out of round and heat spotting. If drums are cracked or heat spotted, they must be replaced.

    Minor scores should be removed with ...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1999-06 Bronco II, Escape, Explorer, Explorer Sport & Sport Trac, Mariner & Mountaineer -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 GAS

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 FLEX

    The electrical power to the air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. This can be accomplished by turning off the air suspension switch located in the rear jack storage area. Failure to do so can result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs, which can result in shifting of the vehicle during these operations.

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove wheel and tire assembly.
    • Remove wheel hub retainer nut and washer assembly. Discard wheel hub retainer nut and washer assembly. It is a torque prevailing des...

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    TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

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    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 GAS

    The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) has the ability to monitor the air pressure of all five tires. The tire-mounted pressure sensors transmit signals to the TPMS module by using the valve stem as an antenna. These transmissions are sent approximately every 30 seconds when the vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph. The ...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 FLEX

    • Disconnect battery ground cable:
    • Disconnect alternator drive belt.
    • Position protective cover aside, remove and discard generator B+ terminal nut.
    • Disconnect alternator B+ terminal and electrical connectors.
    • Remove alternator mounting bolts.
    • Remov...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Indicator -> 2003-05 Explorer -> Relearn -> Reset -> TPMS Sensor Activation -> TPMS Sensor Training
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Reset

    If tire pressure is severely low or high the Message Center will display a Warning Tire Very Low, Check Tire Pressure or Check Spare Tire Pressure warning. After correcting tire pressure, proceed as follows:

    • Place the ignition switch in the On position.
    • With the Warning Check Tire Pressure warning displayed, depress the Message Center RESET button to clear the warning message.
    • The Warning Check Tire Pressure or Check Spare Tire Pressure message will reappear every 10 minutes after message has been cleared until the tire pressure condition has been corrected.

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Drain cooling system into suitable...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    • Raise tensioner by turning counterclockwise, then remove belt.
    • Install new be...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 2004 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Body Component Location Views Diagram for 2004 Ford Explorer  4.6 V8 GASBody Component Location Views Diagram for 2004 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Central Security Module
  • Connector C-3008a
  • Connector C-3008b
  • Connector C-3008c
  • Roof Diagram for 2004 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GASRoof Diagram for 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Connector C-909
  • Connector C-911
  • Compass Connector
  • Connector C-264
  • Connector C-907
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2004 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Roof Opening Panel Switch
  • Roof Opening Panel Motor Assembly
  • 2004 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Exterior Rear View Mirror Switch
  • Exterior Rear View Mirror, Right
  • Exterior Rear View Mirror, Left
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2004 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: DTC P0505 / P0506 / HESITATION / LOSS OF RPM / DIFFICULTY STARTING / LOW IDLE RPM
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Starting Problems
  • Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
  • Document: 4 WHEEL DRIVE/ALL WHEEL DRIVE - WITH CONTROL TRAC - SHUDDER ON ACCELERATION / DECELERATION OR BINDING ON SLOW TURNS
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Sticking, Binding
  • Vibration
  • Auto Systems:
  • Drive Axles, Shafts, U-Joints, CV-Joints
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2004 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2004 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2004 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2004 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2004 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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