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The engine in your 2002 Ford Explorer should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Explorer and how to check the transmission fluid level. If the transmission fluid level in your Explorer is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Explorer, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Explorer, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6