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    Searching for 1996 Explorer 2WD Spindles

    Those numbers show as fitting a 2000, but not a 1996.. I think they are the same though?
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    Searching for 1996 Explorer 2WD Spindles

    Greetings, I am sick to death of replacing wheel bearing on my 1996 Explorer, 2WD 5.0. I have attributed the failures to the spindles themselves being damaged. Long story short, bad wheel bearings spun, and the back mounting surface is not quite even, and one of them has pitting on the...
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    Replacement hub mounting bolts

    You can find those easy at the Fastenal site. I order from there all the time. I last ordered Flange bolts and serrated locking nuts from them for my OBS ford radius arm brackets. Perfect.
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    1996 Explorer 5.0 Drivers Side Exhaust Manifold Removal

    Do you by chance have a part number?
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    Alright. Front V8 manifold bolt. How to Remove?

    Well **** that was easy. Got the manifold out, definitely was the exhaust leak!
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    Alright. Front V8 manifold bolt. How to Remove?

    Well hell. I just got off of work... I'm going to go see!
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    Tighten your caliper bracket bolts!

    I went a bit retarded with the Milwaukee Fuel stuff... M12 3 inch compact cut off tool M18 7/14 inch circular saw M12 Stick Light M18 1/2 inch hammer drill M18 Palm Sander M18 1/2 inch Mid-Torque Impact M18 1/2 inch Migh Torque Impact M12 1/4 Impact Driver M12 Hackzall M12 Tire Inflator M12...
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    1996 Explorer 5.0 Drivers Side Exhaust Manifold Removal

    How do i get the forward most manifold bolt out?!! I cant seem to get a socket on it at all, because the clearance between the back of the compressor bracket and the manifold tube is NON EXISTENT.
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    Alright. Front V8 manifold bolt. How to Remove?

    Wait. That's a heat sheild and NOT the bracket!?? How does that come off?
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    Alright. Front V8 manifold bolt. How to Remove?

    OK, I'm balls deep into my driver's side exhaust manifold replacement on my 96 5.0 2WD. I can't get a socket on the front most manifold bolt to remove it! I've tried everything, even a 1/4 inch drive socket won't clear between the tube and the AC compressor bracket. Can't get a wrench or a...
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    1996 Explorer V8, 2WD intermediate steering shaft.

    Greetings, I've read through about all the damn threads on the site about these intermediate shafts, and how when the boots go bad you can get some stiff spots in the steering. I also know that there are ZERO of them out there, and they are discontinued through Ford. Flaming River and...
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    What rear end do i have in my Explorer?

    Awesome, this is exactly the information i needed! Thanks!
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    What rear end do i have in my Explorer?

    1996 Explorer XLT, RWD, and the 5.0 motor. Automatic transmission. My Axle code is D4, which I know to be a 3.73 limited slip. I have to replace an axle shaft bearing and seal, as well as the pinion seal and likely the outer bearing. I'm trying to order parts, but don't want to run into the...
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    1996 Explorer 5.0 Drivers Side Exhaust Manifold Removal

    I appreciate that, but at this time I'm not interested in a set of torque monsters. I'm replacing with a stock manifold, as I already have it, and I'm waiting to modify things for when I build another motor for the truck. At that point, I'll be spending the money to modify things.
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    1996 Explorer 5.0 Drivers Side Exhaust Manifold Removal

    Greetings, I have some general questions about removing the drivers side exhaust manifold, which has cracked. For reference, I have already replaced the passengers side manifold last year, which was a pain in the ass because of the inner collector bolt. From what 'Ive been reading the...
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    2000 Limited seats into a 1996 XLT

    To be honest, it would be easier to get a set of aftermarket heating pads and install them in the backs/bottoms of the 96/97 seats, and then run power and ground independently to JUST the heaters (with a switch of course) . I'm still planning on doing that.
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    2000 Limited seats into a 1996 XLT

    Hey! Unfortunately, the limited seats and the wiring for them was too big of a hassle. Even adapting the 96 power tracks to the seats was a royal pain in the ass. I ended up finding a replacement set of seats in leather for the 96 in the same style as my old cloth seats. I ended up using...
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    1996 Explorer 5.0, Miss at idle

    Back again, raising this from the dead. The Damn miss is still present. I'm swapping plugs AGAIN, I recently ohmed out the wires and they are fine, nothing is arcing. I also swapped in two brand new coil packs, Motorcraft. No effect on the miss. It seems to be more pronounced when the truck...
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    Will these steel wheels work?

    Alright, I have a new set of tires on the way, and I'm sick of my torn up 15 inch factory alloys on my 96 explorer. The truck doesn't see offroad conditions much, as its a 2WD V8 I would need something CHEAP, and I saw these on Amazon. Do the specs fit up with what I need...
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    Front ABS Sensor for 1996 2wd.

    I've read on other threads they it's possible it was due to Ford changing the PN for the 98+ sensor. Of course, the aftermarket companies get their application guide from the oem, so that's possibly why the newer sensor number doesn't cross to the older application, even if it's the same part...
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    Front ABS Sensor for 1996 2wd.

    I've looked up both part numbers online, (The 95-97, and 98+) and they are the same length.
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    Front ABS Sensor for 1996 2wd.

    The part numbers ARE different. However, the sensors are identical, from the mounting tabs to the connectors. My theory was if they mount up and are the same physically as the origonal sensors, they shoild work... they are just simple hall effect sensors.
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    Front ABS Sensor for 1996 2wd.

    Greetings, I need to replace BOTH front ABS sensors for a 2 wheel drive explorer with the 5.0. I see that rock auto FINALLY lists a front sensor from Standard Motor Products (P/N ALS168) but its almost 80 bucks. I looked at a 2WD 1998, and I see a sensor that PHYSICALLY looks the exact same...
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    Leaking windshield

    Thats what Im terrified about. I have the original glass in my 96, it leaks a lot from the top of the windshield... the screwed up part is that its got ZERO rust anywhere. Im hoping when I get the windshield replaced, its not rusted out.
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    FINALLY! The 96 is back on the road!

    Whoops, that was me typing it wrong, sorry! I changed out the door yesterday, ad gave it a wash. Good news Is that on Saturday I get my new bulbs for the center stack switches and headlight switch, so I'll post the results when they go in!
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    FINALLY! The 96 is back on the road!

    This is a 2wd model. The spindle is the part that the the hub/bearing assembly slides on to and runs on.
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    1996 XLT Rear Door Replacement?

    Alright gents, i have a couple of questions: I need to replace the door on my 1996 xlt. I have a full replacement door sitting here, but I am unsure of the electrical connections. Looking at the replacement door, which (I THINK) is from a 1996 (its definitely a second gen) it looks like there...
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    FINALLY! The 96 is back on the road!

    I parked the 96 XLT (5.0 awd) about a year and a half ago due to a torn up passengers side spindle. Basically, the bearing would not sit flat, and it caused the truck to eat wheel bearings at an alarming rate (about a set every 6 months). After searching around for a LONG time, I finally got a...
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    2000 Limited seats into a 1996 XLT

    ALRIGHT I have searched and searched, but have found NO answer to my question. My Explorer is a 1996 XLT, 5.0. It had the dual power seats, with the adjustable bolsters, power lumbar, and slide out thigh support. They are beat to hell. I want to swap a set of 2000 Limited leather seats into...
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    Grill Guard Install

    What kind of grille guard?
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    Heavy Metal

    So, I thought i'd share something with you guys, I decided that I wanted to get a set of shackles made for the 98 explorer sport, since the rear springs are sagging quite a bit. Keep in mind, this is a complete winter beater, and will probably end up as a trail only rig at some point. I...
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    What lubricant to use to prevent the doors from freezing?

    I use mineral oil on a rag to wipe down the seals after they are nice and clean. It makes just enough of a slick surface to stop them from sticking. just a little bit though, dot want it all over the place.
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    Westin brush guard, 98 Sport. Help with mounting

    LOL I got it off of craigslist for a grand total of 75 dollars. Its a BIT rusty by the top cross bar, but nothing a good line-x treatment wont fix permanently :)
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    Westin brush guard, 98 Sport. Help with mounting

    Cool, i think you have the right idea. Basically, the bottom brackets bolt to the frame and to one of the bumper bolts. it looks like you then have to rotate the entire brush guard up to clear the plastic lower bumper to make contact with the lower brackets already on the frame to attatch it...
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    Torn drive shaft CV boot...again

    Have you by chance done a torsion twist?
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    Westin brush guard, 98 Sport. Help with mounting

    Not a single response?
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    Westin brush guard, 98 Sport. Help with mounting

    Hey everyone, i recently bought a 98 sport and shortly afterwards found a Westin Sportsman brush guard, model 40-0105 for it. I have all the brackets, and NEW hardware for it as well. I even found the instructions to mount the damn thing on line...
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    RockAuto rant

    and also to clarify, these warehouses are NOT OWNED OR OPERATED BY ROCK AUTO. They are independent, and most of them ship for rock auto.
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    RockAuto rant

    I used to work there. The reason they can beat 99.9 percent of parts store prices is because they have relationships with MANY different warehouses all over the place. The OP's issue is likely because the warehouse ####ed up. Call them. As far as shipping from different areas, look at it...
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    Quick cluster swap questions....

    Vehicle is a 1996 XLT, 5.0 2wd. I want to swap my cluster out ygis weekend to a JY cluster and have a couple of questions. 1. Does it matter what explorer I get a replacement cluster from? As long as its arounf around the same year? 2. Do I have to pop the needles off and re position...
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