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    2002 xlt 4WD Won't Shift

    Thanks I'll check it but I dont get any blinking light indication. I'll let yall know though. Donnie
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    Gas mileage - '99 Explorer

    I have a 97 4WD Automatic V6. No mods. 160,000 miles. I haven't had it long but the best I have gotten so far is an average of 19.5 That was about half city and half highway. I don't know what effect it may have, but mine was purchased in Colorado and the original window sticker mentions...
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    Excess play? (in front diff)

    Bought '97 Ex Automatic/ControlTrak 4WD with a slight noise in the front differential starting at about 10 MPH. It has 130K miles on it. Fluid was a tad low but looked new. The noise seems to be getting a bit worse. Noted that I can turn the front driveshaft about 10-15 degrees before all the...
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    Need help - 4x4 mode switching problem

    Oh, I know it won't help. I didn't mean to come across as being negative. I was in fact seeking help, not a place to complain. Having never owned an Explorer, I just came to the realization that despite reading two maintenance books and tapping into this great forum resource and not being able...
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    Need help - 4x4 mode switching problem

    Thanks Budwich. I checked it and it seems to be good. The way I figure it I have now eliminated one of the possible 36 switches, modules, relays, or wires that be be at fault. I'll be so glad when I get my Bronco restored! ________________________________ Ford's idea of progress::mad...
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    4WD switch test questions

    Thanks Don. Since it probably ain't the switch, I guess I'll try to figure out where all the relays are next and how to test them. I found the TOD relay under the dash to the right of the radio. I gather from reading some of the how-to stuff on the forum that there is also a Transfer Case...
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    4WD switch test questions

    Thanks for the quick reply. Tried it again following your instructions twice. Waited 30 secs first time, 1 min. 2nd time. No luck, stays in 4 high. Donnie
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    4WD switch test questions

    Not sure exactly where this belongs but since it eventually sorta controls the differential..... I'm having a problem with new (to me) '97 Explorer XLT 4WD w/Automatic Trans. 4 High light will come on when switched from 4 Auto but 4 Low light will not. Bulb is not blown (comes on momentarily...
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    Hi to all from Georgia

    Hi Chuck, We're neighbors. Retired from the base a couple of years ago. I live in South Macon. I just bought a 97 Explorer to replace the Tbird my wife lost to the mothers day tornado. I also have a 78 Ford Bronco that I plan to restore when I get done with the tornado clean up. Welcome to the...
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    steering wheel cover repair ?

    Thanks Steeda. I thought such might be the case.
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    2002 xlt 4WD Won't Shift

    JDog, I just bought a 97 Explorer and it has the exact same symptoms you describe. Did you ever figure out what is wrong with yours? Thanks, Donnie
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    steering wheel cover repair ?

    The leather cover on my steering wheel is loose and bunched up in two places. Looks like some kind of padding under the leather wore out or something. My local auto upholstery shop told me it could not be repaired. Is this true or does she just not make enough profit on the job? Anyone had it...
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    Need help - 4x4 mode switching problem

    Mine is an Automatic transmission. (And Dnice3183's is a manual. Does that tell us anything?) What's an NGS, something only the Ford Dealer has?
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    Drivetrain noise question

    Nah, it's a 4.0 OHC V6. It kinda sounds like the worn ring gear in an old worn out truck but not nearly as harsh. Almost sounds like tire noise but it stops when you coast. Is your buddy an old dude? I might know him. Used to be Deputy Sheriff in the late 70's early 80's.
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    Drivetrain noise question

    Bought a 97 explorer xlt 4wd. I notice a slight roaring sound coming from either the trans, t-case, or front differential especially on acceleration. It decreases about 80-90 % when you take your foot off the gas and let it coast. I've never had an Explorer. Is this a normal condition for them...
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    T-case vibration damper necessary?

    I looked under the Explorer I just bought to take a look at the shift motor. (I'm having a problem with the 4WD see http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1963292 which I put in the wrong place). The previous owner must have had some trouble down there too 'cause the vibration...
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    Need help - 4x4 mode switching problem

    I searched the forum and found several similar threads but nothing that match exactly what mine is doing. Most were about the lights flashing (which is indicative of a bad sensor or something) or about earlier model years with a bit different system. Just hang on a while. Someone here will...
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    Hey Yall!

    Thanks Gator. I still ride the bike a little on the streets for cardio. Just can't take the hills and ruts and rocks any more. Bronco project is on hold for a while. Just had tornado on mother's day. Wife's car got a 20" oak dropped on it so the Explorer was it's replacement. It'll take me 3 or...
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    Need help - 4x4 mode switching problem

    Yes Sir. Tried backing up and pulling forward. Even tried driving around the block and trying to get it in 4L again in N at stop sign. No luck.
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    Need help - 4x4 mode switching problem

    I just bought a 97 Explorer XLT Control Trac 4WD. I didn't have an opportunity to test 4 Low. The previous owner indicated everything worked but it shouldn't be engaged on pavement and we were far from any mud. Nice clean vehicle with extensive records so I bought it (along with his story), got...
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    Hey Yall!

    Hey Yall. We just bought a 97 Explorer XLT 4x4 mostly for my wife to drive. I have a 78 Bronco but it's undergoing a complete frame off restoration right now so she's going to have to share for a while. I'm Donnie and she's Martha. We are from Macon, Georgia. We hunt, fish, boat, camp, all the...
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