Came across a 1997 XLT. Working electronics including sunroof. Approaching 300,000K running strong. Previous owner had installed a new radiator, new belts, new shocks and struts, a semi-used transfer case, and kept it running on synthetic oil only. I am impressed with how smooth it still runs. I seem to have avoided the timing chain issue by replacing the tensioners. Front and lower.
Here is a list of jobs done to this thing.
Replaced broken door handles.
Installed new headliner.
Installed new ball joints.
Installed new evap purge valve and hoses.
Installed new rancho shocks.
Installed add a leaf kit and pro form lift shackles.
Cleaned sunroof drain tubes.
Touched up paint where it was really bad.
New rubber door seals etc.
Windshield wiper spray fixed.
Transfer case was professionally rebuilt.
Rear diff fluid changed.
Transmission serviced. New filter and fluid and pan gasket.
New General Grabber AT× tires.
New front sway bar linkages.
New front left cv axle.
Regular tune ups / spark plugs / brake pads / etc.
New IAC valve
Coming up new 02 sensors and muffler.
Recently passed CA. smog as of June 18, 2021
August 25, 1988
- City, State
- Year, Model & Trim Level
1997, Explorer, XLT
- Country - Optional
- Vehicle Specs
4.0 SOHC V6
- Transfer Case