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how to find out what month my 97 was built?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by ogwutang, August 1, 2011.

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    1. ogwutang

      ogwutang New Member

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      went down to get new plugs and wires (97 XLT, AWD, 5.0) and they said they needed to know what month it was built. is this when they switched from cap to coil packs or something? anyway, does anyone know how to tell what month it was built? thx
       
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      Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      an explorer v8 never had a cap, all have coil packs. Your parts guy is wanging you.

      The driver door has a label with all the info. Build date is there.

      Welcome to the forum. I see you are from Joplin. It's good to have another member in the area.
       
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      thanks man, i will try a different place tomorrow. (coincidentally it was the same guy that sold me a 98 prop shaft for a 97, which was still popping)
       
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      really there is a difference in something about early and late year builds on the 97's.

      I had the same thing asked to me when I did it in mine. and there is some kind of bulletin on it.

      in the end they still gave me v-6 wires when I have a v-8.

      autozone has Accel wire sets with the same part number.

      one set is a custom set for the 5.0 v-8 and the other set is a factory made set for the v-6.

      so check your wires before you leave the store. make sure you have a set for an eight cylinder
       

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