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    Bucking issues after having spare tire on.

    A few months back I got a flat tire on my passenger side front. Not having the money to replace all four tires at the moment, I threw on the spare (which was the original spare with full tread by the way) just until I could save a few $ to get a used tire. Upon putting on the spare, I...
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    Photos 3rd gen pic's

    Do you have any rubbing issues, or did the rim offset take care of that? By the way...your Ex is by far one of my favorites on here! :D
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    '02 XLS - white smoke from exhaust when going up a BIG hill!

    Hey all. The wife and I got back a few days ago after a nice 1800 mile round trip from NY to GA (averaging 20.5-22 mpg by the way ;)). The trip in itself went pretty smooth, considering the Ex' has about 155,x.. on her! The only major issue was, once on the way down, and once on the way...
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    Job Search for our EF Members...

    Sorry to bring the thread back from a sleep...lol 1) Your Location:Duluth, GA 2) Where you would travel or move to work:Travel up to 15 miles 3) Availability to relocate or travel for work:See above 4) Part Time or Full Time needed:Prefer full time 5) Type of main job you are...
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    Steering feels weird after sway bar end link replacement.

    Again, thank you swshawaii!:thumbsup:
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    Steering feels weird after sway bar end link replacement.

    Actually yeah, but with the key turned to accessory, not starting it up. Had the ex on jack stands, both wheels off. Turned full lock each way to access the end links. Put the wheels back on and gave it a test...just around the block.
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    Steering feels weird after sway bar end link replacement.

    Well, after about an hour or two of fighting to get the broken links out of the lower control arms, I finally replaced them and took the Ex for a ride. Now, I don't know if it's due to the old end links being broken (for God knows how long), and the front end being able to move somewhat freely...
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    Question about changing front and rear brake pads.

    Thanks again swshawaii! The channel locks pretty large. I planned on using the old brake pad as a plate when I compressed the piston back in. In regards to opening the bleeder, I know it's going to drop the fluid level a little. For the time being, could I just top-off what was lost? I...
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    Question about changing front and rear brake pads.

    Hey all. I'm going to be changing the pads on the Ex, and from what I've been reading, you need a c-clamp to press the caliper piston back in before installing the new pads. My question is, is it at all possible to use a large pair of channel locks instead? I do not have a c-clamp, and I know...
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    Changing a car alarm led??

    It's a Pursuit Pro series (not to familiar with these). The only reason I'm asking is that I have a few of the pre-wired superflux 4 chip LED's from Oznium laying around and I thought they could add a little visual deterrent when armed.
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    Changing a car alarm led??

    *I hope this is in the right section. If not, could a Mod kindly advise and move! Thanks!* :wavey: Hey all. When we got our Ex' last year, she already had alarm installed. The LED that shows it's armed is in a spot that is barely visible, and it's very small on top of that. Is it...
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    Photos 3rd gen pic's

    Yes wbrudi28, that's exactly the one! As clean as your truck looks, I think I'd have to do the swap with the 'bulky' looking one that lines up with my fender moldings. Unless...I remove them all, and go another route...hmmm! ;)
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    Photos 3rd gen pic's

    I totally agree! I'm planning on doing a swap to an XLT front to have lower fog lights. Once I do, I'm going to paint everything to match. :D On a side note, I noticed on GoodWillHuntting and rangermidtn's Explorers...they have no moldings on the fenders, and the fronts look a little...
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    Photos 3rd gen pic's

    Here's our new (to us) '02 XLS. We needed a 'new' vehicle last August and my wife wanted an SUV. She saw the Explorer and loved it! When we got her she had around 151,x.., and to date we've only put around 5,000 more on it. With the exception of the infamous "door ajar" problem which I...
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    Photos 3rd gen pic's

    I agree 100% Glad you're okay! :thumbsup:
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    ? about adding Fog/Driving lights in tow hook location-3rd gen.

    Hey everyone. While looking at pics of some 3rd gens, I've noticed a few that have lights where the tow hooks are, but there's not one example of HOW they mounted them there? :scratch: Now, I'm a pretty creative guy (I think...lol), but my access to supplies and tools is VERY limited. Does...
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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4

    Do you have any issues with people flashing you with the HID's because they are 'too bright'? I've been hearing there's a BAD distortion with the HID bulb in a reflective housing. That aside...you Ex is Bad-A$$! ;)
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    '02 Sway bar end links

    I think I'm gonna go ahead and order a set this weekend. Thanks for all the help/info!! ;)
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    '02 Sway bar end links

    Thanks for that info swshawaii. I think I'll be ordering a new pair this week...along with a few other front end pieces. :(
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    '02 Sway bar end links

    Hey all. I just came in from checking out a noise that I still haven't located yet, and came across something else that seemed a little off to me. Here are a few pics of the front sway bar end links. (Passenger side) (Driver side) Now, I'm no expert, but aren't they...
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    02 XLS clicking noise from front wheel(s)

    Thank you everyone for the input! Wasn't able to check the front wheel due to rain, but I definitely need to this weekend. Again, thank you, and I'll keep y'all posted!
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    02 XLS clicking noise from front wheel(s)

    Yes newtek, it is 4wd. Thankfully I'm not going anywhere for a few days, so tomorrow I'll go out and give that a try. In prep that it 'was', or 'is', the bearings, I did a little searching and found sets that come with the wheel hub. Will I need those too?
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    02 XLS clicking noise from front wheel(s)

    Hey all, Almost a year ago my wife and I got an 02 Explorer, and with the exception of the 'door ajar' light which I fixed, we have had pretty much no problems...until a few weeks ago. While driving in my neighborhood, I heard what sounded like a clicking noise coming from somewhere that I...
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    Photos 3rd gen pic's

    How did you do that to the radio bezel? That looks awesome!! :thumbsup:
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    Looking for LED cab clearance lights

    These are the ones I saw...
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