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2000 ford explorer keeps blowing fuses _ overdrive & backup…

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2000 ford explorer keeps...

2000 ford explorer keeps blowing fuses _ overdrive & backup lights

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light flash or stay on steady? Do you happen to have the trouble code?

No trouble code & I don't know what light

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changed the fuse & yes I 'm fixing it my self, What is causing it to keep blowing the fuses,, it does not blow right away

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 6 months ago
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Hi, My name is Jay

Can you tell me what fuse numbers keep blowing and when does it blow? Also need to know the engine you have?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Fuse # 27 an Engine 4.0
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 6 months ago

If it is an automatic transmission does fuse blow as soon as you put inthe fuse with key on or does it blow as soon as you put it in reverse?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Don't know when it blows
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 6 months ago

What have you done so far? Have you replaced rear reverse bulbs?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
just replaced the fuse
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Works OK for a while
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 6 months ago

Have someone turn on key and put in reverse and check to see if both rear lights come on for reverse and tap on each light to see if light flickers or blows fuse?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks I'll try that
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 6 months ago

i would recommend replacing both rear reverse bulbs first and then they can be eliminated as problem if it happens again.

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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 6 months ago

Your rear view mirror and theft system is also on that same fuse but rarely seen issues with them.

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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 6 months ago

My goal is to give you the best experience possible! I hope I have earned a 5 star rating! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know.

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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 5 months ago

Can you please enter a 5 star rating so I can get credit for assisting you and can then close out question. Thanks you and have a Happy Holiday.

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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 5 months ago

If you have no other questions for me then please enter a 5 star rating so I get credit for assisting you and can then close out question for you. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
NO,, I did all you requested & still have the problem. It blowes the fuse when the overdrive is used.
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 5 months ago

You should check the wiring from the transmission and follow it up to the firewall and look for any place it may have been cut into and shorting. Also at neutral safety switch on side of transmission see if you see any fluid leaks that may have got into switch that can short it out.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I'VE DONE EVERY THING YOU SUGGESTED ,, STILL DOES NOT WORK...I'LL GIVE YOU A 10 STAR RATING IF IT WORKS.. NOW I'M FEDUP - VERY DISSAPOINTED
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 5 months ago

I will opt out for another expert that may be able to help you with this.

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Ford Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago
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