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    Fairwell old friend

    My 92 XLT will have to go, too. I'm just having trouble arriving at the only logical decision. 26 years and 255,000 miles, Its like the Neil Young song, "Long may you run". I've never kept a vehicle more than 8 years, but the old Ex has been apart of my life for so long, with many adventures...
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    motorcraft slave cylinder vs local parts store/ ebay

    I had my transmission overhauled at 150,000 miles, but after about a year, it started getting hard to shift into first gear. A few years later the slave cylinder failed completely. It was leaking. I had a reputable shop replace the slave cylinder an clutch 4 years ago and it's been shifting...
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    Fairwell old friend

    Oh, man, I'm in the same boat: 1992 XLT, stick, 254,000 miles, lots of rust, and the fuel pump mounting flange is rusted out. I love my old Explorer but the cost to repair this is just not worth it, even if a new fuel tank could be found. Yes, the 1st generation was the best. Even my mechanic...
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    Fuel leak?

    I sympathize. I have the same situation: fuel leak in the top of the tank. I took it to my local shop and he used a camera on a snake to get a look at it without dropping the tank and confirmed that the fuel pump mounting flange and locking ring are rusted out. He says that the mounting...
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    How to: 1st Gen Gas Tank Fuel Pump Access Panel

    Thanks, JC, The Holley "universal tank" is $657, plus it would require custom fitting, of course. I've checked all of the usual on-line parts suppliers and nobody has a 1st gen tank. There are a couple of more places I can try. Yes, there is rust everywhere and considering it's 26 years old...
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    How to: 1st Gen Gas Tank Fuel Pump Access Panel

    Well, my XLT is in the shop. Mechanic will look at it tomorrow. He use going to use a camera on a snake to look at the top of the tank without removing it. My fear is that the fuel pump mounting flange is rusted out. I believe it is a plastic tank. Mechanic says the flange is molded into...
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    Fairwell old friend

    I'm sorry for your loss. The 1st generation Ex has some kind of heart that the new ones just don't have. I may be dealing with end-of-life issues with my 92 XLT. She's in the shop now with a fuel leak in the top of the tank. If it needs a new tank, it might not be worth repairing. I've been...
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    Explorer doesn't want to go into gear

    Yes, I'd say the slave cylinder. Mine was getting hard to shift into 1st, then really hard, especially when cold. Look under the hood at the clutch fluid reservoir and see if it's low. I tried topping off the reservoir and bleeding the clutch, but that fix only lasted a couple of days...
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    How to: 1st Gen Gas Tank Fuel Pump Access Panel

    Thanks, JC, much appreciated! Bob
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    How to: 1st Gen Gas Tank Fuel Pump Access Panel

    Fuel leak! I have a 1st gen, 1992. I was planning to do the access panel mod, but having second thoughts after reading all of the caution statements. The problem is that I have a fuel leak somewhere on top of the tank. I can smell fuel vapor and if the tank is topped off fuel will pour out on...
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    Ham Radio Guys

    Me, too. I keep buying the books and never get around to studying and then the question pool changes. I have the Gordon West book, which was recommended to me. Gotta do it this spring. I've had an Advanced license (no longer issued) since 1968. It's 'way past time to upgrade...
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    Ham Radio Guys

    Congratulations on the upgrade to General. You are going to have fun! A friend of mine recently bought the Kenwood TM-281: http://rffun.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/0281.html I don't have any experience with the Kenwood, but I lie the front-firing speaker and I believe that the commercial...
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    94 Explorer stalling

    Wouldsman, You will need a fuel pressure gauge, available at most auto parts stores or Sears. The fuel pressure test port is on the fuel rail on top of the engine, near the fuel pressure regulator. The fitting is a Schraeder valve protected by a small plastic cap. The gauge will come with an...
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    94 Explorer stalling

    I'm having the same problem: stalls or no start when hot. My favorite shop could not duplicate the problem. It runs fine for them and no codes. I believe that it is the crank position sensor. Any other sensor failing will make the engine run poorly but won't stop it completely. If the crank...
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    Why are Ford Explorers so easily "given up" on?

    I made the decision a long time ago to keep my 1992 XLT, even when the repair costs at times exceed the market value. The true "value" is what she's worth to me vs. a new (so called) SUV. I do most of my own repairs and maintenance. For stuff that's beyond my ability or equipment, I have...
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    No-start/stalls when hot

    Thanks, guys, I'll keep you posted on the troubleshooting progress. Bob
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    No-start/stalls when hot

    I was doing some errands on a hot day last week. After the Ex was parked for maybe 20 minutes, I started it but RPMs dropped off immediately and it stalled. Cranked it some more and gave it the gas and after a few attempts it started and OK. A few miles down the road it lost power RPMs dropped...
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    2011 Lifted with BFG TA/KO's

    That is great! The lift, the BFG tires, mushing through the snow and on the trail!:thumbsup: Why doesn't Ford offer this as an option? I'm so tired of looking at Explorers and really seeing Taurus wagons, with the low ground clearance and the passenger car touring tires...:( Bwana Bob
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    New Ford Explorer Sport: Fuel-Efficient, High-Performance SUV

    Does the Sport have the same ground clearance as the XLT? I saw a Sport the other day and it looked as low as my Focus SES. Thanks. Bob
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    Why are Ford Explorers so easily "given up" on?

    Yes, the first and second generation are disappearing. I see mostly the third gen and the present design. Rust and wear and tear takes its toll. One might make the argument that the design is just plain obsolete. Also, truck-based SUVs are politically incorrect. Look at what Jeep did to the...
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    Need Exhaust Advice

    Thanks, all for you inputs. I finished the job a few weeks ago. I bought the OEM-style Walker pipes and the Walker Dyn-o-max muffler, which I found to be very quiet. I don't know if it improves fuel mileage or performance, but a first generation Explorer with 243000 miles on it is hardly a...
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    Need Exhaust Advice

    Thanks, guys, for your inputs, especially Anime for the very detailed response. Yes, I probably gave up on the Borla prematurely but at the time I looked on their web site and didn't see 1st generation Explorers listed, so I thought I was out of luck. By then, I had lost or misplaced my...
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    Rusty Rocker Panel Repair !HELP!

    LMC Truck may also have what you need: http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/FEX/full.aspx?Page=23 It might be easier and less work to find and order a new part vs. taking the part off a junker. [I hate road salt! NJ is a road salt state, too] Good luck with the project. Bwana Bob
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    Starting, and electrical issues.

    Kimk: It may not be the relay or the starter motor. I had a similar problem on my '92: Accessories ran OK, starting relay clicked, but no starter motor action. I found that the + battery cable was bad. It looked fine physically, but there was internal corrosion inside the lead terminal lug...
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    Need Exhaust Advice

    Well, I need a new exhaust (cat back) for the Explorer. When the OEM system fell apart, I put in a Borla stainless steel system. It lasted many years until the muffler finally burned out internally. I never really liked it, though, because it had no resonator and therefore was noisy at certain...
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