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How many miles on your 2ND GEN EX?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by mustangwarrior, May 26, 2008.

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  1. Totally Not Ratcliff

    Totally Not Ratcliff New Member

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    I've had it for 9 months
     
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  3. 96eb96

    96eb96 Well-Known Member

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    My uppers are stock. I have new boots and packed them with grease. No play, they stay!
     
  4. BradenTuman

    BradenTuman New Member

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    I have a 1995 4x4 4.0 OHV with 324k on the stock motor and tranny. Trans is just starting to slip in reverse and not go into the next gear while in drive. Motor still runs like a top. no blow by, never burned oil, no major engine work. Grandparents bought it new in '95 and drove it forever, and it then went to my mom who drove it hard, and now me. Planning on replacing the trans and all suspension as well as changing differential and t-case fluids. Already changed the transmission fluid, and switched it to full synthetic motor oil. Changed the power steering fluid and emptied both front and rear washer reservoirs and refilled them. Also planing on replacing Spark plugs, wires, and ignition coil.
     
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  5. alohamonte

    alohamonte Active Member

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    My odometer failed/froze and the mileage is stuck at 279,500. Even the trip odometer will not work. I estimate it actually about 283,xxx, which is all on the original motor.

    The explorer is now sitting on the street awaiting a tow truck to take it to the graveyard in the sky. I donated it to charity this week. It misfires on two cylinders, transmission clunks, steers/pulls to the right, small crack in the windshield, power windows are failing, and tires are due. Facing an engine rebuild and host of costly maintenance issues, and the cost of gas flirting with $4/gal again, it was an easy(ish) decision to let it go.
     
  6. GLOCKer

    GLOCKer Active Member

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    That's kind of depressing. :(
     
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  7. Turdle

    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    More points added. woo hoo!

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  8. Littleant

    Littleant Active Member

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    And a perfect opinion it is. Maintenance is everything
     
  9. GLOCKer

    GLOCKer Active Member

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    I just got out of a fleet maintained 2007 Explorer with 212,000 miles and it was great! I'm in a 79,000 mile F150 4x4 now but I find myself missing that Explorer.
     
  10. NCRYPTD

    NCRYPTD New Member

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    Turned to 280,000 on my way home from Utah. Up and down at least four 10,000 foot mountain passes on my trip. I'm kind of thinking while it's still a good vehicle, maybe it is getting too old and high miles for my hard road trips.
     
  11. 974X4BLACKSPORT

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    Garage kept Florida vehicle, orig. paint, never in an accident, NO rust whatsoever! Rebuilt front suspension,tires, new a/c compressor and evap., radiator, new carpet, new cruise control buttons, just regular maintenance, is going to need a rear main oil seal, and front pump oil seal soon, and a new fuel pump.
     
  12. Mike65

    Mike65 Elite Explorer

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    X2. We had a 99 Explorer Sport that we sold a few years ago that we purchased new & I did regular maintenance on & when we sold it the odometer read 275K.
     
  13. 1998Exp

    1998Exp Well-Known Member

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    Can't say anything about 21 years, but my '98 (20 years and 4 months, to be exact) with 173,000 miles is still on all original four ball joints, and they are just fine. The original radiator, however, just started leaking...
     
  14. Mbrooks420

    Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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    I guess that’s one benefit of owning something since it was new, you actually know it’s history. I’m sure yours is an exception, however.
     
  15. Froggmann

    Froggmann New Member

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    Our 98' 5.0AWD Limited now has 232k on it. Runs likes a top, doesn't leak any oil, doesn't smoke and still knocks down 18mpg average. Had to do shocks and brakes this summer. Also cleaned the TB, egr valve and IAC this summer.

    Amazing vehicle, plan on driving it another 3-4 years. Hope to get 300k plus out of it.
     
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  16. gatzdon

    gatzdon Active Member

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    My 2000 limited is only at 92,000 and change. Going to get another 150,000 miles out of her.
     
  17. dybeepvw

    dybeepvw New Member

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    Wow Braden Tuman that is great news; Hope my 96 XLT 4x4 OHV 4.0L goes that far, everything still original on it, keep the maintenance up on it very well, and at 183,400 miles I guess it is just getting broke in------HAHAHA
     
  18. TKZ

    TKZ Elite Explorer

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    Just turned 170k on my 98 5.0 AWD mounty , had 190+ on my old one . Gave it to my step daughter and a trans line rusted out. She drove it until it burned up but the motor was still good and everything else worked. Love those 5.0s
     
  19. pepehuertars

    pepehuertars Member

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    My 1996 sport has 86K :D
     
  20. Mr. Alligator

    Mr. Alligator Elite Explorer

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    Very nice. Not even broken in yet.

    Good luck!
     
  21. 8TZX

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    99 5.0 AWD XLT- Just turned 249K. Original owner. Original engine and transmission. No major repairs. 3 alternators. 1 radiator. 1 water pump. 1 fan. 1 rusted brake line. 3 exhaust systems. 1 front differential seal. 2 Front CV joints. 2 sets front control arms. 2 transmission fluid flushes.1 a/c compressor. Normal maintenance items; plugs, wires, coil packs. 1 Door handle, overhead display. I do have a minor oil leak, (1 Qt every month)
     

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