Re: 2002 Explorer codes?
Jim Warman wrote:
> If there aren't any major running concerns you "should" be OK.... There's a
> lot of people out there that continue to drive for months before having
> things attended to (not something particualarly good for the environment or
> vehicle). Better to have the concern "researched" (if one can call AutoZone
> research) than to just continue operating the vehicle.
I'm in the middle of this problem myself on my 2002 V-8. Like a good
boy, I took the vehicle to a dealer, 35 miles away, who of course
couldn't trouble-shoot it on the spot so my wife had to come along in a
second car to get me home. Dealer called me next day, said that the
code was something like P041 = BAD DPFE SENSOR, so they replaced the
sensor. I drove up the next day (again witrh my wife and a second car),
retrieved the vehicle, drove it home - and the light came on again the
Called the dealer, they said they might have gotten a "bad sensor", so I
had to bring it back and leave it - again using a second car. Next day,
the dealer called, "Yup, bad sensor, so we replaced it again at no cost
to you." So I drove up again, again in my second car, and retrived the
vehicle. Got it home, and guess what? Next day the light came on
again. They want me to bring it back again.
I'm losing faith. But I'm in for over $100, not counting gas for all
those extra trips - and with gas a $3+ a gallon, that adds up. And of
course the dealer isn't simply going to hand that back money to me.
There are at least two lessons here. First, as someone noted, simply
reading the code doesn't tell you what to do. Second, doing your
"research" at AutoZone isn't necessarily worse than paying your dealer
to do it.