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    What repairs are recommended before selling.

    Thanks for the suggestion DMF. I actually ended up being successful with the nail method. My problem with it the whole time was that I never glued the nail in place. So as soon as you turn the heater knob it would move the nail out of place and cause the door to not operate properly. The...
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    What repairs are recommended before selling.

    New shocks went on this weekend. While they may not be the best thing sinced sliced bread, they are a big improvement over the stock shocks. Now to get to the detailing of the Explorer.
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    What repairs are recommended before selling.

    I already don't want to sell it. I love my Explorer. Great vehicle. I have to downsize/economize for a few years unforunately for me.
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    Spend $2 more + gas for Ford MF'switch

    I just noticed your gas mileage 10mpg. Yikes I think that is why you are cash strapped.
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    Spend $2 more + gas for Ford MF'switch

    Why not order the Ford switch from the Ford network that is one of the sponsors on our site? Probably cheaper then both places even after shipping and no gas or tax (i think).
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    What repairs are recommended before selling.

    Unfortunately that ad had the sale on only Sunday the 20th and Monday the21st. Maybe they are doing it again. I don't know. I actually ended up having Advanced auto match the price, since all the Sears in the region did not have them in stock and would have to special order them at least...
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    What repairs are recommended before selling.

    I bought cheap shocks for it on Monday night. Sears had a sale 50% off the Monroe gasmatics. $53 bucks for all four. I agree makes it sound better with the new shocks. I definitely will have it cleaned up well. No inspection other then emissions test by new owner in Colorado. thanks for the...
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    What repairs are recommended before selling.

    This question will apply to most vehicles, but this is my scenerio- I am getting ready to sell my 97 Explorer 4x4 XLT. What repairs or improvements will make it most marketable for selling quickly. It could use new shocks, but I am not sure if it is worth the investment. I could put some cheap...
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    polishing wheels

    I used JASCO Paint stripper on my 91 explorer wheels. Took the clear coat off. Wheels looked really good. JASCO was one of the better brands I have used on other projects. Not all strippers are the same.
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    What would be a good shock??

    New shocks will do nothing for the sag, you will need either add a leafs or the airbags
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    What is the 01M01?

    Help!!!!! I am at 99750 miles soon to be 100k miles My 97 sohc truck makes a chain / clanky noise when accellerating moderately(not floored) at about 2200 to 3000 rpm range. This happens in any gear. Does this sound like the 01m01 I am having difficulty finding the exact symptoms of the...
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    remote car starter suggestions

    I like the idea of the Ford silver system. Just have to find it now. No luck on ebay right now. does this mean I would be able to install on a 97?
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    Replaced your torsion bars?

    Very interesting! they must be like gold. I just went there and the price went up to 44.36 for the 98+ years. 95-97 went to 25.85
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    Heater core problem-Blend door fix worked, but I caused a much worse problem

    River rat. you mentioned it is a easy job. Are you talking about removing the entire dash to get to it or another way? By the way the stop leak stuff I used. kind of worked. The windows do not fog up, but I still have the smell in the truck. when I initially turn the heater on?
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    Heater core problem-Blend door fix worked, but I caused a much worse problem

    I could not find the Wynns stop leak. I will try the stuff I bought and let you know how it worked. Still willing to replace heater core. just need instructions
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    Heater core problem-Blend door fix worked, but I caused a much worse problem

    Does anyone have a quick write up on the procedure, or the link to a writeup. Some of the writeups I have seen are saying to pull the dash.-not what I want to do. Thanks
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    Heater core problem-Blend door fix worked, but I caused a much worse problem

    At FPN it was like 57 bucks. no big deal there. I am told the 91 through 94 Explorers are different from the 95-up explorers in regard to heater core repair. I thought it was a complete dash removal for the newer ones. But if you know how to get it done on the newer ones. I welcome the input...
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    Heater core problem-Blend door fix worked, but I caused a much worse problem

    Ok, I am going to search for Wynns radiator stop leak. any suggestions? from your link they said Walmart, which was the only place on the list that I had heard of, but I don't know if that is only Walmart Canada. I will give Walmart USA a try. do we have any Wynn's distributors among our...
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    Heater core problem-Blend door fix worked, but I caused a much worse problem

    I was worried about the stuff clogging everything up. I went to the store and looked at the various bottles and they all said they do not block the system except for the leak. ( I am sure it is just there marketing to sell the stuff.) I bought a bottle of the good stuff?. about 5 bucks...
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    Heater core problem-Blend door fix worked, but I caused a much worse problem

    I was cutting an opening on the air plenum box to view the door and went to deep with the knife. I put a small hole in the heater core. I kind of smelled antifreeze, but did not think it was from my bump/stab at on the heater core. I completed my blend door fix and all was good. I was...
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    Pictures of how I spent my day.

    by Jason_25 Jason, everyone else is saying that the entire dash has to be taken apart. What is your suggestion? on say a 95-00 explorer.
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    Theres a Northwester Rattler in my transmission!!

    My explorer had lose welds on two of the Heat shields on the exhaust. I just ripped them off as the other welds holding them on were loose to. price=free I suppose I could have paid someone some money to weld them back on but I really didn't see the point of these two dinky shields.
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    serpentine belt

    I Finally found a link on the web to find a place that carries them. http://www.goodyearbeltsandhose.com/wheretobuy/ Also make sure to click the button on the page that says install the part(s) myself. And call around. Goodyear wanted $44 and autozone wanted $35.
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    serpentine belt

    Where do pickup a gatorback belt? What do they run price wise? I have called alot of local partshops and no luck.
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    Tension pulley

    Mine went out on the way to work yesterday. Popped right off and hanging in engine area. it flinged hard enough to crack the pulley on the edges. Guess it is time to go to the parts store. can't wait on special order this time around. by the way here is the ford online price(cheaper) and...
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    Replaced your torsion bars?

    TORSION BAR ADJUSTER, Explorer, Mountaineer - TORSION BAR - 4WD 95-97 $29.67 list $24.63 Through Ford Parts Network I am ordering from them today! find their link from this site so we(the site) get credit. Now I am MAD. They (local stealership) are an even 30% above suggested retail...
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    Replaced your torsion bars?

    Hey I just saw a link at the top of the page for Ford parts network. I will check them out. Maybe support our local sponsor
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    Replaced your torsion bars?

    I Just called my local Ford stealership they wanted 38.57 for each one. And they have to order them. I need to check online any ideas. Apparently the price has gone up since Robert did them at $23.12 a piece.
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    SOHC?

    Robert, I have a few questions for you: You mentioned "The PCM was reprogrammed to cure a hesitation when accelerating quickly when almost coming to a complete stop." Was this covered by Ford? In the year I have had mine, I have had that hesitation three times. Not terrible, but not...
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