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1st Generation Explorers | 1991-1994

Ford Explorers first came off the assembly line on April 12, 1990 and were available in several styles, trim packages and configurations. Questions and topics pertaining to the first generation of Explorers belong here.
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2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001

Second gen Explorers had significant exterior and suspension updates as well as overhauled interior appointments. Second gen Ford Explorer topics here!
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3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005

Resigned for 2002 with new engine options, third row seating and independent rear suspension on most models. Stability control was new this year.
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4th Generation Explorers | 2006-2010

2006 brought new up-sized frame design and the beginning of expansive new safety features. Questions about to the fourth generation of Explorers here.
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5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - 2019

Intelligent design features, unibody structure, ABS, and a new production facility mark the beginning of the 5th generation Ford Explorer. Late model topics including the redesigned 2016 models here!
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6th Generation Explorers | 2020 - Present

The 6th generation Explorer returns to its roots with standard rear-wheel-drive and a longitudinally-mounted engine, along with a new unibody platform, full redesign, standard safety tech and a hybrid option that make it feel like a fundamentally different vehicle.
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Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator

Discuss at will anything pertaining to all models and years of the Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator.
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Saleen Explorer XP6/XP8

The official Saleen Explorer XP6 & XP8 (1998-2001) discussion forum.
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How To / DIY Guides

Feel free to submit your own Guides for literally anything on your Explorer - pictures encouraged! If you are looking for help on a specific topic, feel free to ask for a Guide! Our courteous members will try to assist you as much as possible.
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For topics related to auto body work, paint finishing and detailing.
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Wheels / Tires

Learn how to lift or lower your Explorer, and choose the wheels and tires that are right for your application.
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Threads on springs, shocks and other suspension items that are non-year specific.
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Any and all discussion regarding sound systems & visual entertainment in your Explorer should be posted here.
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Performance Tuning

Any questions or discussion related to performance (engine, exhaust, bolt-ons, etc.) modifications belong inside here. Learn how to get more horsepower and torque for your ride!
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Discussion of proper Explorer towing ratings, recommended equipment, etc. Because U-Haul sucks!
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  1. 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    I have a 1996 Explorer 2DR Sport Utility with sun roof, white, we purchased used from a local ford dealer in 1998. It is in service and, while it has issues, it is reasonably reliable. It starts, runs, goes through all the gears. However, at 200,000 miles I was thinking it might be time to do...
  2. 5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - 2019
    newbie here-how do I work radio with engine off and outside of vehicle? this should be simple, but I'm probably overlooking something.
  3. While in idle there is no noise but when I accelerate there is a loud whining/humming noise. it gets louder the faster I go. I put it in neutral while driving to see if it would stop but it didn't. It's like as long as the wheels are turning regardless of how they are turning it makes the...
  4. 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    Hello all. I have a beautiful 1996 XlT, and it is my main daily driver. Only 76,000 miles. It still looks brand new. But since it is a 1996, I have spent the last 2 years fixing and replacing all the rubber dry rotted vaccume lines and seals and bushings, I think I've about got it all done...
  5. 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    Issue, My 2000 Ford Explorer Limited with a 5.0l V8 has developed a miss or a stutter around 40 to 45 mph under casual acceleration. If I punch it it seems to go away. I previously had a 2007 Explorer SportTrac with a V8 that developed the same thing. That turned out to be a couple of bad Coil...
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