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Don't buy 3rd Gen with 4.0L

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by 2000StreetRod, May 13, 2015.

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  1. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Been there done that

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    I contend that the X is a pretty reliable truck if you take care of it. I've owned some GM and Mopar vehicles and they were not so great, with the exception of a 3.8L bonneville that was a tank
     
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  3. Tankentaisha

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    Personal difference here, because I never find them to be in the way and use them all the time, especially for getting into the car top carrier.
     
  4. Number4

    Number4 "I'm counting to 3, then I'm getting your dad." Elite Explorer

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    Keep the running boards and add the handle!
     
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    Did you mean to say don't buy a third gen ex with a 5R55 tranny. I have 293,000 on my 03 ex, and i'm on tranny #3 . The motor is solid, and I don't give it any slack. I'll hit 5500 - 6000 rpm at least a half dozen times on my 2hr round trip commute to work everyday. I really think maintenance is a key factor to the timing chain guide issue. keep your oil changed, and if its black it's crap. Now for the 5r55 there is just no hope to make it good. I have done all the upgrades & mods that you can do, and the 5r55 is still a POS.
     

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