Having problems with your 1996 Ford Explorer ?

No signal - 1996 Ford Explorer

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 24-02-2020

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If what you mean by this is the Red Light that comes on saying NO SIGNAL... that's your transmitter. In a 96, it's common to have a transmitter unit to your engine. If you have no signal it's either one of two problems with the transmitter: Either the Transmitter module under the hood, or the transmitter in your key. The 90s Explorers have a square end key that has a special chip in it. You might just need a new key. AND no you can't just have one cut. But if you have a spare key with the chip, and that one works, then just get another key to "match code program" the key. If that's it and it simply just doesn't work, then you need a transmitter. I had a 98 that did the same, but my problem was the relay under the hood. Sometimes it may just be that simple: a bad relay in the main fuse box. Doesn't hurt to check.
\015\012If it's the transmitter, it gets pricey because you have to have it fully programmed. Price compare with local shops. A dealership will charge an arm and a leg just on labor. Unfortunately if you don't have a spare key that works on the ignition, then you WILL have to have a diagnostic done.
\015\012This solution is only in regards to that light. But there are also other problems such as needing spark plugs. The 96 over time needs the upgraded Iridium Spark Plugs by Bosch. DON'T GO CHEAP. They will blow fast. One problem if left unresolved can cause problems. So really, I recommend you get the electronic diagnostic done, however like I said, most often it has to do with the transmitter.
\015\012Good luck!
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