What does the power train warning light mean on a 2006 ford explorer? Can I still drive it?

Asked by May 04, 2014 at 07:33 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Warning light came on with picture of a wrench, meaning power train problem.  What
does this mean?

2 Answers

37,685

Take it to AutoZone Advanced, Auto Parts or any other national auto parts place that offers a free check engine light scan. But first,just to be on the safe side, check your oil to be sure that your light isn't on because your oil is low. Most likely it's a reminder to do a scheduled service.

2 people found this helpful.
27,585

No No No. You have an internal transmission failure. The light indicates that a sensor or actuator has malfunctioned or is outside if it's intended parameters. AutoZone Retail Clerks nay or may not be able to retrieve transmission codes but don't put too much faith in them - they're retail clerks - not Automotive Technicians.

9 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    12,200
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,870
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
427 Great Deals out of 20,900 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
831 Great Deals out of 75,649 listings starting at $899
Used Ford F-150
2,344 Great Deals out of 215,477 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
528 Great Deals out of 36,655 listings starting at $1,375
Used GMC Acadia
495 Great Deals out of 34,534 listings starting at $3,450
Used Ford Edge
668 Great Deals out of 52,760 listings starting at $2,450
Used Dodge Durango
218 Great Deals out of 25,141 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Highlander
380 Great Deals out of 48,090 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
387 Great Deals out of 40,783 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Escape
975 Great Deals out of 108,545 listings starting at $850
Used Toyota 4Runner
281 Great Deals out of 32,848 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Pathfinder
293 Great Deals out of 23,823 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Yukon
311 Great Deals out of 19,755 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
59 Great Deals out of 1,647 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 34,998 listings starting at $22,888
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 6,847 listings starting at $17,495
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
116 Great Deals out of 3,944 listings starting at $14,000
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
293 Great Deals out of 6,931 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 3,006 listings starting at $9,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.