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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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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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Any and all discussion regarding sound systems & visual entertainment in your Explorer should be posted here.
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  1. 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    I would like to know if the 97 ford explorer has a fuse down by the starter to help it start
  2. 2015 Ford Explorer trouble lights after Battery disconnected for 2-3 days Hi, Im hoping someone would chime in with suggestions. I have searched / googled without luck. After positive battery terminal got so corroded and lost connection to battery, battery was off vehicle for 2 days...
  3. I don't have an XP8, didn't even know that they existed until a long time after they were gone. Don't have an explorer either, I'm more of a truck than SUV version. That said I have got a 99 Ranger 4x4 that I want to modify and I want to borrow some of what Saleen did to the Explorers. I'm not...
  4. 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    1996 Ford Explore over 200,000 miles, original engine and other major parts (don't know about the radiator). Had an issue a few years ago with the engine temperature never getting very high. Figured it was a thermostat failure but never worried about it (yes I know I should have). I had...
  5. I have several consoles with radio controls and ac/htr ducks very good condition (no padded glove box doors) Cardboard headliner (needs to be recovered for 2003 w/sun roof) Rear hatch windshield wiper motor 2000-2002 and a 2003 (in the glass) Rear hatch (2002) no glass top damaged can be...
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