Dismiss Notice

to owner generated reviews, discussion, tech tips, and more! The #1 Ford Explorer enthusiast resource on the Internet since 1996. We also cover the Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Navigator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar.

Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Good bye to old faithful

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by mfitz725, May 17, 2017.


  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. mfitz725

      mfitz725 Member

      Joined:
      August 1, 2007
      Messages:
      51
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Atlanta GA
      City, State:
      Atlanta Ga
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      99 Limited
      Finally having to let go of my 94 XLT. Can't get her to pass emissions here in the Atlanta area. Been my best friend since 98. Still runs and drives good at 246000 miles. I just can't get the nox emissions down or the 0172 code cleared. She's up for sale if anyone is interested. Hate to have to scrap her, would be like committing murder in a way. Replacing her with a 99 Limited in really great condition with 160k.
       
      Last edited: May 17, 2017
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


      to hide adverts.
    3. Rhett

      Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      May 13, 2000
      Messages:
      4,356
      Likes Received:
      32
      Trophy Points:
      68
      City, State:
      Cape Girardeau, MO
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      94 Sport 4x4
      Get it licensed as a historic vehicle, then you won't have to worry about emissions. I'm sure Georgia has that, or HV (Historic Vehicle) plates.
       
    4. mfitz725

      mfitz725 Member

      Joined:
      August 1, 2007
      Messages:
      51
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Atlanta GA
      City, State:
      Atlanta Ga
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      99 Limited
       
    5. Rhett

      Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      May 13, 2000
      Messages:
      4,356
      Likes Received:
      32
      Trophy Points:
      68
      City, State:
      Cape Girardeau, MO
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      94 Sport 4x4
      I know that (it is the same in MO) but that wouldn't stop me if I liked the truck. If it were me, I would put a trickle charger on it, and drive it around the neighborhood every once in a while for the next 2 years, then get it Antique/Historic tags in 2019.

      Just because a 23 year old truck that probably doesn't get driven more than a couple of thousand miles per year is .0004221231 over their little ppm emissions limit, shouldn't make you junk a serviceable vehicle. It's a nonsense regulation, and you shouldn't fall prey to it, if you like your truck.

      You should get a new catalytic converter and O2s, and I bet you'd pass...I certainly wouldn't junk a truck I loved over something like that.
       
      • Like Like x 1
    6. mfitz725

      mfitz725 Member

      Joined:
      August 1, 2007
      Messages:
      51
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Atlanta GA
      City, State:
      Atlanta Ga
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      99 Limited
       
      Last edited: May 18, 2017
    7. mfitz725

      mfitz725 Member

      Joined:
      August 1, 2007
      Messages:
      51
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Atlanta GA
      City, State:
      Atlanta Ga
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      99 Limited
      I'very already done o2's and was told new cats would be 700 (which I don't have). The larger issue however is storage as I really don't have any where to park it. I could save up for the cats because I spent all my extra funds on buying the Limited. Storage would be a game changer though. I can't really see anything other to do than sale it and hope it gets a new life somewhere else. I do love that old thing but I've got to be practical about the situation. If I could get it to NC I might be able to store it at my mom's but that a whole other set of logistical problems.
       
      Last edited: May 18, 2017
    8. FR-425

      FR-425 Used to be a road here. Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 21, 2013
      Messages:
      2,514
      Likes Received:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      68
      City, State:
      Phoenix, AZ.
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1994 Explorer Limited
      You can get new OE cats at the Auto parts store for $230

      NOX is only related to cats. There is no other fix necessary to bring down NOX, just cats.
       
    9. FR-425

      FR-425 Used to be a road here. Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 21, 2013
      Messages:
      2,514
      Likes Received:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      68
      City, State:
      Phoenix, AZ.
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1994 Explorer Limited
      Your lean code is a fuel issue. Replacing the O2's is a waste of money.

      Just because you have an O2 fault does not mean the sensor is bad, but indicates a combustion problem. It's reading always lean, which means the O2 is working properly, now you need to hunt down why the engine is running lean. (Vacuum leak) would be a good start.

      Since it is reading lean on both O2's it is likely in the upper intake, after the throttle body.
       
    10. mfitz725

      mfitz725 Member

      Joined:
      August 1, 2007
      Messages:
      51
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Atlanta GA
      City, State:
      Atlanta Ga
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      99 Limited
      I corrected the vacuum leaks I could find and had an emissions retest. Came out with the same result.
       
    11. OneofMany

      OneofMany Active Member

      Joined:
      December 21, 2012
      Messages:
      205
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      28
      City, State:
      Georgia Mountains- Talullah Falls
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      94 expl 4x4
      Sorry to hear this news. Sounds like you made your decision when you bought your 99. Otherwise I would have suggested 'giving' it to a friend that lives outside Atlanta. I'm glad I don't have emissions in Habersham county, Ga!
       
    12. mfitz725

      mfitz725 Member

      Joined:
      August 1, 2007
      Messages:
      51
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Atlanta GA
      City, State:
      Atlanta Ga
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      99 Limited
      Well I couldn't give it away as I would like to get at least a few hundred for it to offset part of the expenditure of the 99. My hope is is for four or five hundred. At worst I'll get 300 from the metal scrap yard. As much as I would hate to have to do that.
       
    13. Rhett

      Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      May 13, 2000
      Messages:
      4,356
      Likes Received:
      32
      Trophy Points:
      68
      City, State:
      Cape Girardeau, MO
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      94 Sport 4x4
      Take it to the nearest rural non-smog area near ATL, and sell it there -- it would pay you to make the drive. You should be able to get at least $500. If it has a working 4x4 it should fetch more, especially if its in pretty good shape.
       
    14. mfitz725

      mfitz725 Member

      Joined:
      August 1, 2007
      Messages:
      51
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Atlanta GA
      City, State:
      Atlanta Ga
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      99 Limited
      It's not a 4x4 but it's in pretty fair shape. Paint is a bit of a problem with the clear coat coming off in places. Everything works except the AC and the right rear window. Never got around to fixing that one. There's a bypass pulley where the AC compressor should be. If I knew someone in an outlying area that would be perfect to leave it for sale but don't know of anyone off hand.
       
    15. Rhett

      Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      May 13, 2000
      Messages:
      4,356
      Likes Received:
      32
      Trophy Points:
      68
      City, State:
      Cape Girardeau, MO
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      94 Sport 4x4
      You don't have to know anyone. Put it in the newspaper in Macon or Athens or Dalton or even as far as Chattanooga etc. or craigslist, Dollar Stretcher, etc. I mean it's your truck do as you will, but I hate to see it go to waste, when you can sell it pretty easily out of the city.
       

    Share This Page









    We Support Our Troops!