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    2-3 flare issue ... how soon should I fix it??

    Hello everyone, My Explorer has been experiencing the flare for severalk months now. It's not a daily driver. I'm having a problem getting someone to change my valve body. I have taken the truck to several places and everyone wants to rebuilt the tranny. How soon should I get it fixed? I...
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    Explorer doesn't move when turning on 4wd

    Hello guys/gals, I just used 4wd on my Explorer and when I make a sharp turn it makes a clunking/popping noise. If I turn the steering all the way to either side it seems that the car loses gear even when giving it gas ... is this normal?? Thanks in advance, Gianni
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    rebuilt valve body ... and what else?

    Hello, I have been doing some research about the 2-3 flare that my Explorer is experiencing. It's a '99 with only 97k, but every once in a while I experience the flare. I wish I could have the time or space to rebuild the valve body, but I don't. I think I'm gonna order a rebuilt valve...
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    Problems with the A/C

    My A/C has been acting weird lately. It seems to be turning on the compressor constantly (it clicks more often than before). The A/C seems to be cooling ok, but I had it checked at VIOC and they told me it has leaked 2lbs of freon. I'm going to have it check ASAP ... Has anyone here...
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    Rear wiper just quit on me ...

    Like the title says ... my wiper completely stopped working a few weeks ago. I know this is an extremely common issue, but the weird thing is that if I turn on the wiper switch on the console the light for it goes on and off. Can it be something electrical too?? Thanks, Gianni
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    K&N Intake installation comments ...

    I finally installed my K&N intake today. I don't know why, but I found it somewhat difficult to install. I have installed many intakes before ('04 GTO, BMW's, etc.) and this has been by far the most challenging one because the parts didn't fit as nicely as the other kits. Anyways I got it...
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    Bilsteins FTW ...

    Had the bilsteins installed today and I'm extremely happy. The X feels more controlled over bumps. The ride has definitively improved (factory shocks with 90k miles), but it's still no Caddy. These shocks are worth the money and the pain to get them ... G
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    Had the Gibson exhaust installed today ...

    Fit and finish are extremely good ... Drove the car for 30 miles and I can definitively feel better pickup and the engine revs easier. Sound is a nice v8 rumble (got the sohc engine), but this exhaust has a noticeable drone at 2300rpm. I don't know if this is going to get better as it...
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    4x4 and tranny question ...

    This might be a dumb question (but I have had this X for 2 months now) ... how do I know when the 4x4 is engaging? Last night we had some snow and the roads were really slippery. I heard a loud bang, but I don't know if it was my 4x4 kicking in or my tranny. I have been having a slight...
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    Where did you place your scangauge II?

    I just bought a scangaugeII on ebay and I'm curious about where people are placing these things. I was thinking about placing right in between where the A/C controls and the center console meet ... Does anyone have pics? Thanks in advance, Gianni
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    noise coming from the cats ...

    I have noticed after I seafoamed my engine that my catalytic converters are making a "clank" (tin can sound) when the engine is warming up. My computer is not throwing any codes, but should I be concerned ... are these things gonna go bad anytime soon?? G
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    Is it ok to use MaxLife ATF?

    I read some threads about an issue one of the guys here had with VIOC. Has anyone else had any issues?? I did my trans fluid exchanged like a month ago and I'm kinda worried now ... I haven't had any issues though. I was just thinking about dropping the pan, changing the filter, and just...
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    How much should I expect to pay for ...

    ... installing 4 new bilstein shocks. I have seen the posts on how to install them, but I don't have a garage or the time to play around with my X like that. How much have you guys/gals paid for having shocks installed in your X? G
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    Planning on a big tune up ... any advice??

    I just ordered a lot of tune up items from www.directfordparts.com and I think my list is pretty comprehensive, but I always like the advice that people give here ... Here's my list for tune-up items for a 90k 4.0 sohc: 1. fuel filter 2. pcv valve 3. spark plugs 4. spark plug wires 5...
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    Best way to seafoam a 4.0 sohc??

    I'm planning to seafoam my X this coming weekend (weather-permitting). I read the sticky on how to seafoam a 302, but how do you seafoam a 4.0 sohc? I know I can use the brake booster, but it seems that a lot of people here don't like that method 'cause the seafoam doesn't reach all cylds ...
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    Sluggish during rainy weather ...

    I have noticed that my X feels a sluggish when it rains. When it's on 3rd-4th gear the rpm's drop to around 1500 when crusing. Is this normal? Is this a sign that the MAF sensor and IAC need to be cleaned? Gianni
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    Rear Wiper Issue

    Been searching for a while, but I haven't found a thread that is even close to my problem. My rear wiper does work ok, but it seems that the wiper arm spring doesn't have enough compression and my wiper only cleans at the end of the cycles and some in the middle ... I already changed the...
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    Installing a Digital Message Center on a 99 XLT ... is it possible?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this community and I've been wondering if I can install a digital message center on my 99 XLT that didn't come with that factory option ... if so ... how difficult is the installation? Do I need to mess around with wires? Thanks, Gianni
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    Suspension clunk/pop right after changing gears ...

    Hi everyone, Just bought a 99 XLT V6. Pretty happy with my purchase and it seems to have been really well kept. I have noticed in the past couple of days that right after I change gears and start moving my suspension slightly clunks/pops if I give it gas too fast ... Has anyone...
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    New member in Cleveland ...

    Just joined this forum ... I bought a couple of days ago a Dark Blue '99 XLT with a V6 engine. I bought this SUV after being involved in a rear-end collision that totalled my last vehicle ('04 GTO). This is my first SUV and I'm pretty happy with it. It has been well-kept (using OEM...
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