01 Sport Trac Speed Control will light up on dash but will not engage the engine why?
I have a 2001 Sport Trac that while I was driving with the cruise control on and working fine, just disengaged even though the light stayed on. Upon further inspection after stopping and shutting off the engine, I discovered that the cable that goes to the throttle had snapped off of the connecting point. It is located near the front of the enging just beneath the plastic cover. If you follow the cable and it has come loose you should be able to see where it snaps on. It was easy to put back on and has stayed on ever since. I believe Ford has a recall on part of the cruise control, so if you cannot get it put back on yourself, you might contact your local Ford dealer to see if yours is one of the recall units and they may be able to help you get it back on.
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The headlight switch instrument panel illumination bulb can be accessed / replaced without removing the dash (on an 01' & possibly other) Explorers, though it is a bit tricky.… The bulb is seated in the switch itself, and is removed with a quarter turn counter clockwise. You'll need a small slot screwdriver with a narrow blade (or similar item) to do this. To get to the bulb, you'll need to pull off the fuse panel access door and remove the three (3) screws holding the fuse block. You'll also need to remove the plastic trim panel under the steering wheel, including the hood latch (7mm socket). Underneath that is a metal, wiring cover plate, which also must be removed (9mm socket). Once all are out of the way you can get behind the switch and using a small screwdriver, remove the old bulb and replace. It appears all other instrument panel lights have to be accessed via complete removal of the dash. If the lights behind your gas gage, mph gage, or etc. are not working, you will have to remove the panels below and above your steering wheel. I'm unsure of the bulb size, but you can go to the auto parts store and tell them what you need and they should give you the correct build. There's 6 total, and i replaced all 6 when i replaced mine because they are so complicated to get to. 1. remove the panel which holds your CD player and heat/air controls. Remove the controls on your heat/air by just pulling them off. Remove the two screws directly above the controls. Pull out on the entire panel and it will snap off. 2. Remove the panel below your steering wheel by taking two screws at the very bottom of the panel out. Pull the panel out and it will snap off. 3. Remove the metal plate behind the panel you just removed by taking the 5 bolts out in the plate. 4. Remove the panel which contains your dimmer and lights on/off switch by removing the 3 screws underneath the dash. Look and the glass panel then look up, you'll see the 3 screws. Pull out on the panel and it will release. 5. Remove the whole instrument panel by taking the 4 bolts out in each of the 4 corners. The instrument panel will come out. 6. Look on the back of the panel. There will be a circuit board. There will be six black bulb holders which will snap out of the circuit board. Twist the black bulb holders counter clockwise about 1/4 turn and they will snap out. The new bulbs will fit in the place of the old bulbs. Put the black bulb holder back in the circuit board and turn clockwise 1/4 turn. 7. Replace all of the panels just like you took them off.
If the headlight control switch area on the dash of a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac will not light up could it be a bulb and if so how do you access it?
You have to take out the cluster and there is a single bulb in there that you replace not real hard
Lights on the dash nuff already how can you turn - disable - the lights on your dash tire pressure service engine soon abs trac engine security light. can these lights be disabled?
Answer . Are you saying that all these lights stay on after you start the car? If so, you need to get the problems fixed that are causing the lights to stay lit. You have …these problems.\n. \nABS-Anti-Lock Brake System problem.\n. \nCheck Engine- Emissions Controls Problem\n. \nTrac- Traction control turned off\n. \nTire Pressure-Low Tire Pressure \n. \nSecurity-??\n. \nRead your owners manual carefully.
The light that shows an engine symbol is your check engine light .. If the light stays on while the engine is running, the OBD II system has. detected a possible problem wit…h your emission system. If the light flashes on. and off, an engine "miss" has been detected . Have your Explorer scanned. for any trouble codes to find and then repair the problem.
The check engine light is displayed in the on/run position just before starting. the engine to make sure the bulb works. If the check engine light flashes , that means an en…gine "miss" has been. detected. If the check engine light stays on, a possible problem with the emission control. system has been detected by the powertrain control module. In order to reset the light, the problem has to be corrected first. Have the. vehicle scanned for trouble codes
What is wrong with a 01 sport trac that runs with no trouble but your check engine light is reading P1504-P1506-P1409-P0301-P0302-P0304-P0305 and P0171-P0174?
These are all powertrain codes (hence the P) and my guess is that maybe your idle air control valve is the problem. You say it is running fine but do you notice a drop in idle… for a second when you come to a complete stop at say a red light? Also you are showing lean fuel ratios so have you noticed an increase in MPG or just lack of performance from the line? I would check the IACV and then if it looks good reset codes and give it a few days. If engine light comes on again then definitely have it looked at to prevent something costly down the road. That light merely means that the computer has sensed something out of range and as long as you are not blowing smoke or running rough then you have time to figure it out. Do your research though before spending a lot of money chasing parts that you may not need.
The vehicle's computer has detected a malfunction that is either performance or emmissions related and has sent a sgnal to the check engine light to illuminate. To retrieve th…e trouble code(s), the OBDII has to be scanned. If you don't have a scanner, there are auto supply stores that will scan as a free service.
My ls400 Lexus 1992 throttle speed was all over up and down. replaced mass airflow and throttle positioning sensors. now trac trac control and check engine light are on. Seems to run ok now?
You need someone to retrieve the codes in order to further diagnos. www.lextechautomotivellc.com
On a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac : In the center stack of the dash , to the left of the radio , you will see a rotary dial . It shows ( 2WD / 4X4 HIGH / 4X4 LOW ) The 4X…4 positions are not to be used on DRY pavement As long as the rear wheels are not spinning you can select 4X4 HIGH for use in snow , sand , gravel , etcetera If you want to select 4X4 LOW , with your foot on the brake pedal , engine running , shift to neutral , select 4X4 LOW ( wait until you hear a click ) then put it in gear
Yes, or a minor problem. It's a pretty broad indication that something, somewhere is wrong with the vehicle.. Yes it can indicate a severe problem or a minor problem. Most au…to shops, parts stores and dealerships can check it, and many will check it for free.
Im guessing there is something wrong with your car!
If your check engine light is blinking with the engine running , an ignition misfire. has been detected . Take it in and have it scanned for trouble code(s) in order to. dia…gnose and repair the problem . Try not to accelerate quickly while taking it in for. repair as this could damage the catalytic converter(s)
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remove the screws and remove the panels..enjoy
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