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  1. Explorer For a Young Guy?

    5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - Present
    Hey all, first post. Hope I'm in the right place. I’m a young guy in my twenties — and in a bit of a funny car bind. So I’m finally in the market for my first 4-door vehicle, and I’ve narrowed my search down drastically after hard thinking of what I truly want to drive, and I’m basically down...
  2. Whining Noise When Turning The Wheel At Low Speeds

    5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - Present
    Hello, I was hoping someone may have advice to offer. In December 2018 I purchased a used 2015 Explorer with about 43k miles. When I turn my steering wheel at low speeds I hear a whining noise from underneath the hood and/or vehicle. After speaking to a mechanic not very experienced with the...
  3. 03 Explorer - Manual Transmission Issue

    3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    Hey guys. I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS RWD 2D 5-Speed Manual. When driving home last night, I was getting ready to take a corner and slid the gear shift down into neutral to coast up to the corner. When I did, I felt a jolt and the truck bogged down as if it was still in gear, while...
  4. Just dropped '12 XLT, H&R, SCT, K&N, Niche, Toyo Proxes, etc

    5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - Present
    :wave: So I finally got the springs in yesterday. Might "settle" in a little lower, we'll see in a few weeks or few hundred miles. I will try and post another pic in several weeks for comparison. Just gotta smoke the head/tail lights out and pretty much done with this project... :rockon:
  5. 2001 Explorer bad vibration when acclerating

    2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    I posted this on another forum...hopefully you'll be able to help me :) I have a 2001 XLT with a 4.0 V6 SOHC and it has developed a pretty bad vibration when accelerating. I bought the truck in December of 2016 and the only issues with it were the thermostat being stuck open and the 4X4 lights...
  6. 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2WD Busted Head Gasket

    For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    *SALE AS IS* The car has a busted head gasket. It will start but it cannot run. The interior and exterior is clean and virtually scratch free. The owner has a clean title. Ford Model: Explorer Year: 2004 Trim Level: Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2WD Body Style: SPORT...
  7. Vi-i-i-i-b-b-r-r-r-ations

    5th Generation Explorers | 2011 - Present
    Good Afternoon! I conceder myself a basic backyard mechanic and recently got a Used/New to me! Explorer! I have a vibration at a very specific 35mph and 70mph speed. I sense it through the Steering Wheel and Pedal, but will drive it again to verify the seat or backend feeling... Since I'm new...
  8. 2004 4.0 Transmission issues

    3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    I'm looking for transmission advice. I have a 2004 XLT 4WD with a 4.0. The problem I have is the trans starting holding 1st gear til 3200 rpm, then shifts harder than usual. Also, Overdrive will not engage. The "OD OFF" light is flashing on dash. Scanner showed PO755 Solenoid B malfunction...
  9. 2013 Explorer Police Utility for sale

    For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    2013 Ford Explorer Police Utility 120,000 miles Registered until Dec 2016 Clean interior Limo tinted windows Good tires No Third Row Seating Included 18" Wheel Covers 12" Alpine Type R sub in Ported Box 500W Alpine Amp New Go Rhino push bumper (included but not currently on car) 2 New Unity...
  10. 98 ford explorer sport 4.0 v6 4x4 cheap mods

    2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    Im trying to figure out some cheap mods I can do to my 98 ford explorer anyone have any good suggestions
  11. 1999 Ford Explorer Owner's Manuals

    For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    1999 Ford Explorer Owner's Manuals Price: $20. Free shipping within U.S. Includes: 1. Owners Guide 2. Warranty Guide 3. Four Wheeling Owners Guide Supplement 4. Scheduled Maintenance Guide* 5. Carrying Case Good condition on all books and case. *Note: The Scheduled Maintenance Guide has...
  12. Putting a 4th gen front on my 3rd gen 2003 Explorer?

    3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    I would like to make my 3rd Gen Explorer look like this (See Pictures). Is there any way to replace the front of the 3rd Gen with the front of the 4th gen?
  13. Engine whine with RPM?

    3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    Hi all, whenever I've been starting my 4.0 in the cold (around 0 degrees) there is a loud high pitched whining noise that comes from the engine that intensifies/gets higher pitched as rpm's increase. What could be causing this? Doesn't sound like a belt. It goes away after a few miles
  14. Compatable 2004 v6 4.0?

    3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    I have to replace the engine in a 2004 Explorer XLT 4x4, 4-door. The current engine is the V6 4.0 cast iron block. My two questions are will an aluminum block motor fit? Is there a difference between the engines in a 4x4 as opposed to the 4x2?.. Or are all 2004 v6 4.0 engines the same, cast iron...
  15. explorer hhr electric fan conversion for 50$ best guide yet! must see with pics!

    2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    Here is the best electric fan conversion for 50$ I have a 99 explorer v8 5.0 that had the engine powered fan that was just junk the clutch fan was too expensive and quite a waste electric fans are more efficient and actually free up power and mpg Here is what you need 06-2010 chevy hhr...
  16. Transmission issue - 1994 Explorer

    1st Generation Explorers | 1991-1994
    Hi All- Im a new member to the forum and wanted to first say HI! I have a 1994 Explorer with 175,000 miles on it. About a week ago I was reversing my truck off of a steep incline. After, i was out I parked it and returned about an hour later. As I started to drive I noticed that 1st gear...
  17. FOR SALE: 2002 Ford Explorer w. Newly Rebuilt Transmission

    For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    For Sale: 2002 Ford Explorer, Dark Blue, 160K miles, New Tranny, Best Offer Newly rebuilt transmission Tires, rims, body, interior, etc. all in v. good condition Great for parts or DIY repair Car does not run: broken timing belt Located in Northern Fairfield County Connecticut Contact...
  18. Thinking About Selling.

    For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6 Auto w/OD Real Trac 4x4 25k Miles on the Odometer. Rust Free and In Near Factory Condition. MAKE ME AN OFFER!
  19. Need ideas! Help!

    3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    Hey guys so i currently have a 2003 explorer xlt sport trac, and its nice but id really love to be able to do to it, im not trying to pimp the thing out and engine swap like i just want it to look alittle nicer, have a better audio system and all that jazz. Im just trying to get some ideas of...
  20. Just Bought An Explorer (only 17k on a 1996!)

    hey guys, new to the explorer world, just picked up one last weekend. hopefully this site will be useful, but anyways here is what i got 1996 Ford Explorer XLT "control trac" 4WD system 4.0L V6 automatic w/OD power (mirrors, windows, locks, seats) "electric red" with tan interior (cloth) very...