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    Brake Fluid Leak

    Under closer inspection I found out that my right rear caliper is shot to all hell and the brake fluid is shooting right out when I press the brake pedal. Also my master cylinder needs replacing, possibly because of the caliper maybe? Anyway I went ahead and bought all the components for the...
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    Brake Fluid Leak

    I recently started to get some brake fade. There started to be a scrubbing sound followed by my brakes starting to fade. So I automatically assumed it was time for new brakes--I even bought new rotors just because it was so cheap. I replaced these parts to find that I didn't need them, come to...
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    Should I?

    Could you possibly take a pic of the items you mentioned if you have them on hand.
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    Should I?

    Right now my 01 Ex. Sport 4x4 needs a new set of rotors and brakes. I plan to replaced them myself in about two weeks as doing this is pretty minor. I'm not very savy with working on vehicles, which leads me to the point of this post. My EX is in desperate need for a set of lower ball joints and...
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    Compatibility

    I have a question that I need answered as soon as possible. Does anyone know if the tailgate from a 2003 ford explorer is compatible with a 2001 ford explorer sport? They look EXACTLY the same so I was idiotic and just ordered it without researching. Please let me know as soon as possible so I...
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    Wanted Need seats!

    Both my driver and passenger seats don't function whatsoever. I've been searching high and low for seats. I've been to pull-a-part, searched all over google, searched ebay, but could not find ANYTHING. This is important to me because I frequently drive my grandmother around and with her back and...
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    Compatibility help

    I've been searching high and low for two front seats for my 01 explorer sport. I can't find anything that's compatible. Anyone know of some seats I could find? I'm trying to fix her up like new and give it to my little sister as a graduation gift. Sorry if this is answered somewhere, I honestly...
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    Gas mileage

    Dude I just looked at your explorer. The wheels my friend is selling me are the EXACT ones you have on your explorer.
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    A lot to do in a short amount of time.

    Hey guys, I have a lot of things to do in about a weeks time. I need to have everything on my truck in good working condition because I'm moving to another state and I need everything done before I leave because I have to drive it. I have about a week to change my ball joints, inner tie rods...
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    Little things that need to be fixed on your Ex...

    01' Explorer Sport 4.0 -Replace Valce Cover Gasket -New Upper & Lower Ball Joints -Replace Inner Tie Rod -Fix Seat Recline (Both Sides) -Install JVC head unit -Install subwoofer & amp -Learn everything I can about my truck. I love cars/trucks with a passion but this is a new found love...
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    Gas mileage

    Alright thanks for the feedback guys. Is there anything I can do to accommodate for the loss of acceleration?
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    Gas mileage

    Hey guys, I have an 01 4x4 ex. sport and I'm about to put 22' rims on. The wheels are considerably heavier then the stock 16's. I want to know if someone with the same can give me an idea of how the gas mileage is with the 22's so ill have an idea of what I'm facing.
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    I bought the truck around February 6th and I guess a day or two after I bought it I had the alignment done. It looks as though all of my tires are different sizes, like the previous owner (who completely neglected the truck) just threw whatever tire she could find on it. Pretty soon I'm going to...
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    Yeah I'm in between on whether I wanted lifted or lowered. I have one last question (well maybe not the last question but...close). When my truck gets to 65mph+ it starts to shake. The faster I go the worst the shake. Any thought on what could be the cause of that?
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    The highlighted parts of your post are things I've already had done. I think new tires all around would help as well. I figure by the time I'm done with this truck I'd have replaced most of the components of the suspension. I have another question as well, in the future I want to have my...
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    You guys have given me more confidence that I can do this without screwing anything up. @LONO your Sport Trac is so beast that's some quality work man. I have a couple more questions to ask you guys if you don't mind, I just want to reduce the need to make more threads if possible. 1. I...
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    Ok I got that in the set then, I was wondering what that was.
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    I feel as though changing the valve cover gaskets is going to be hell for me, but what better way to introduce myself to a car/truck then introducing myself with a somewhat intricate task. If all goes well, I would have pulled out of this with only 40 bucks spent opposed to $400. Also how...
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    Yeah I have an 01 Sport with the 4.0 SOHC. Thanks all for posting. @cnsheets: Why is it so outrageously high to get the gaskets replaced? @ the shop I went to they wanted $99 for the gaskets and around $295 for the labor. Needless to say I bought the gaskets myself (for both sides) for $40.
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    Valve Cover Gasket replacing

    Recently I started getting a smell of oil coming through the vents of my Ex. I read a post on here suggesting that it was the valve cover gaskets, and I took it to a pro. They told me I needed both replaced and wanted to charge around $300-400. I'm not about to pay them that much. I'm no...
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    Newb here in need of help.

    Thanks for all the advice guys. Isn't it true that if my ball joints were bad that I would have been informed before getting a wheel alignment? Also I have another question that's off topic. I want to completely customize my Ex after I get the guts of her all fixed up. I know I can get 20's on...
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    Newb here in need of help.

    Hello fellow Ford owners my name is Aaron. I have some questions about my Ex. Currently I'm driving an 01' Explorer Sport in need of some TLC. I bought the truck from a local seller who I can tell treated the explorer like a p.o.s. I've had a few things done to the ex when I first bought...
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