Re: 2000 explorer xls small hesitation
Your car seems to have the problem with the transmission. After you cleaned out the MAP sensor and it's still having the same problem. That could tell me you have the problem with the tranny.
Most of the problems with the Explorer XLS I've seen is the MAP and the transmission. Ford does a lousy job in this model. Everything seems to be broken badly. I was so upset that Ford has not complied or promise any product that it has made as what the commercial said on the TV or on the news.
You also have the OD light keeps flashing on and off, that could tell me you have the tranny problem there. I just talked with one of the best county mechanic tech., and he told me that you may have to pay for another tranny.
My previous XLS had multiple problems after the third year. I wouldn't believe I had to spend so much money on the replacement parts those I could only afford to pay online. Moreover, I'm still owed a couple hundred bucks to my credit company because the parts I purchased, and I am going to pay it off this weekend.
I got rid my Explode last year to trade in with a new Accord. To my recommendation, you should think it twice before you will have your Explorer in a shop. Definitely, your car will be in one of the shop again and again, sooner or later.
The tranny more likely will cost you around three to five thousands dollars to fix it, and the parts around the engine and the body will be added up too. All the parts I paid and fix my car by myself costed me 1,500, plus I had it in the shop twice for the total cost of 2,500 after the fourth year.
Think about it twice, and think about it smart.
If Ford promises to me that it makes its cars better than Honda, I definitely will come back to buy its cars, and I will recommend to my friends to do so.