Re: Ford Explorer Gem Module
Thanks guys. With all the good info on here, I thought somebody would know something about this. I wanted to check, as my dealer has been good to me at times, but have been caught in lies and have screwed me over a few times. They did tell me about them getting wet. I've never noticed any leaks, but the windshield has been replaced, so it may be possible. Smithrngr; that could have been happening also, as that actuator and the all wheel drive are on the same fuse. So it may have been why the fuse kept popping. But I did not know they had problems with them, so thanks. I just want to try and pinpoint the problem, because it would sure suck if I spend $500+ for a new GEM and it is not the problem. The dealer had it narrowed down to either the GEM, the heat control actuator, or a short in wiring to either the heater or the all wheel drive. And I can imagine the bill for them to trial and error everything. They did say the Gem is why they can't erase the abs code though? I'm just going to remove the light from the dash, as the brakes work better now, than they did when it was new! I never did like the abs.
Like I said, it's been a good truck but I have to decide where to draw the line on repair costs. It's in good shape now, but how much longer can it go with 200,000 miles on it? Everyone has always told me the 4.0 V6 and auto trans in these trucks weren't know for longevity.....but it's gone this far?