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    Coming back? :)

    Hey all, its been a few months since I've posted.....I was forced to sell my 96 Ex because the problems kept mounting and come to find out it was a lemon......hence all the problems, but I'm ready to come back! I really want another second generation, but maybe a V8? Any sugguestions? I've been...
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    Fix one problem, another MAJOR one occurs

    i did remove the battery cable to reset it a few times my friends dad thinks that when we put the motor in we forgot a ground somewhere or one of them is not properly hooked up, because it wasnt letting him check the computer all the way through, it kept saying it was incomplete, so im going to...
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    Fix one problem, another MAJOR one occurs

    so i replaced the sensor in the rear and im still having the problem, anyone have any clues?
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    Fix one problem, another MAJOR one occurs

    the one in the tranny, the mechanic at my work to try the one in the rear
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    I have an issue with hard shifting on my 96 Explorer.

    im actually having similar issues right now, did your speedo quit out on you? i pulled the codes on mine and it came up that the VSS is malfunctioning so i replaced that but the o/d light is still flashing, tried resetting and it is still flashing, so im lost. try looking into the VSS as the issue.
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    Fix one problem, another MAJOR one occurs

    hmmm its a good place to start but i havent used my 4wd in about a month or so, but its a good lead to start on thanks :)
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    Fix one problem, another MAJOR one occurs

    I was driving home from work and i noticed my Ex was shifting a little funny, a picture of my girlfriend is blocking a part of my dash so i moved it to see if my check engine light had come on and boom the o/d off light is flashing and i about had a heart attack since last weekend i replaced the...
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    someone please help me with my 4.0 :(

    Do you have OHV or SOHC?
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    someone please help me with my 4.0 :(

    i was just doing a little research and noticed that the main cause for the P0174 is a dirty MAF sensor and found it interesting that i took the time and cleaned my K&N filter while the motor was out and i may have over oiled it causing it to dirty my MAF sensor, tomorrow ill take the time and...
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    someone please help me with my 4.0 :(

    the code was P0174 i believe and it has gone between a normal idle and erratic, when we first got it running it had no idle, we changed a few sensors and it would run great at first then once it was warmed up the erratic idle would start.
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    someone please help me with my 4.0 :(

    So the original motor went last week at 208k, got a newer one with only 40k, motor is clean as can be, put it in had trouble getting it running, now it runs and drives, however.........it has a fairly erratic idle and when i give it about 1/2 throttle the check engine light blinks and my...
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    92 and 96 4.0 differences?

    thanks guys! but i found one out of a 96 with a lot less miles and about the same price! only problem is were having trouble keeping it running :(
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    92 and 96 4.0 differences?

    my 96 4.0 finally took a dump on me but i found a 92 4.0, i was wondering if i could use the 92 in my 96, obviously the accessories and intake manifold would need to be swapped, but would it bolt to the tranny and such? thanks guys!
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    Advice about Towing.....

    what kind of mileage do the 5.0's get, probably about the same as the OHV 4.0 around 18?
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    Advice about Towing.....

    Thanks for all the help guys, this has all been very helpful, i will be keeping my eye open for the 97 5.0's and the shows are maybe 20-25 miles from her house......i hope you all had a great holiday! thanks again :)
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    Advice about Towing.....

    its actually 785lbs according to the stamp on the hitch. thanks for the advice guys! maybe ill pick up a 5.0 now!
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    Advice about Towing.....

    i take taht as a yes the 5.0's are much better hahah :)
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    Advice about Towing.....

    got ya got ya, just another quick question, what about the 5.0 explorers? i would imagine theyd have better towing capabilities.....just throwing that out there.
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    Advice about Towing.....

    man thats a buzz kill, but i guess its the truth, i was really hoping it would work out but it seems it would do more harm, maybe ill look into a different vehicle, but i love my damn Ex, ya know? we'll see what happens
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    Advice about Towing.....

    the weight distribution hitch was actually one of the first things i was looking at and am thinking i should definitely get one......thanks for the refresher though i almost forgot about that!
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    Advice about Towing.....

    ah i forgot to ask, do you know the max towing capacity by chance?
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    Advice about Towing.....

    yeah i was thinking the helper spring just to help with the suspension aspect, maybe ill go with just one big cooler or just get a new tranny come tax return time :) hahah, thanks though man, i'll keep that in all in mind, is there a place that makes/sells a deeper pan for the tranny? and should...
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    Advice about Towing.....

    Hey guys, i have a few questions and you guys never fail to let me down and i thank you for it....I have a 96 Xlt 4x4 V6 with about 200k all highway miles and i was considering doing some towing for my girlfriend and her horse to local shows. She has a 2 trailers one a gooseneck and one a bumper...
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    Rim and tire questions!

    Hey guys, im about to do the body lift to my 96 Ex, and going for 33 inch tires, my buddy is selling a set but theyre for 16 inch rims and not 15's i was going to upgrade to wider rims anyway, my question is if i go up to 16's does the backspacing change? and since the tires are 12.50 wide...
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    96 4.0 OHV oil dipstick removal....

    anyone know how to do it? im putting BBK headers on and i need to remove before i put the driver side header on, any advice would be great, thanks guys!
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    Ticking/tapping sound when in gear

    Hello all, i have a bit of an annoyance with my 96 xlt, there is a tapping or ticking noise when i have it in drive or reverse whenever theres a load on pretty much, in park or neutral the sound is gone.......my brother might think it was a cat heat shield but upon inspection its not, i was...
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    97 Explorer Sport 4x4

    Nice! keep us posted man! the 40 series sounds really good on the V6's, once i figure out how to post pics ill show some pics of mine :thumbsup:
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    97 Explorer Sport 4x4

    i've had my rough countries for almost 40,000 miles now and i go off road a lot as well as alot of highway driving and theyre still as good as new i think the total plus shipping was like 180
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    97 Explorer Sport 4x4

    i think rough country has some good shocks for like 30-40 bucks a pop www.roughcountry.com im pretty sure you can fit 31" tires without any lift and maybe some minor rubbing but for cheap you can lift it 2" with the shackles and Tortion Twist some good all terrains would probably be...
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    Hello from NJ new member

    Hey welcome aboard! you'll find pretty much everything you've ever wanted to know about your explorer on here :thumbsup: what part of jersey are you from? Its cool to see a fellow jerseyan on here, im from Pennsville. Enjoy!
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    ABS codes....C1185 & B1318

    Hey guys, just had my friends Dad (he's a mechanic for the county) check out why my ABS light was on and he came up with a C1185 and a B1318... C1185 - ABS power relay output circuit fail B1318 - Low Battery Voltage at module I looked up how to fix them and all i came up with was stuff for...
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    Limited Rebuild is Here

    sorry about the crash, but its coming along great man, youre doing an amazing job keep it up :thumbsup:
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    New member reppin philly!!!

    hey rob welcome! I'm about a half hour from philly down in south jersey! You're gonna love this site, enjoy!
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    Check gage light on.

    i have the same problem too, but it only comes on when the truck is warmed up
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    HELP!!!!!!!!!! Differential Fluid Change Problems!

    just wanted to thank everyone for their tips again, i ended up drilling a hole in the cover and putting in a plug there, and i replaced the brake line so i can stop again, thanks again guys! :thumbsup:
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    HELP!!!!!!!!!! Differential Fluid Change Problems!

    thanks for the tips guys, i was just going to head out and work on it when i discovered some brake fluid on the ground, my rear brake line broke so now i have that to worry about :mad::(
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    HELP!!!!!!!!!! Differential Fluid Change Problems!

    i was taking advantage of the nice weather this weekend and changed my leaky rear end..........i put a new cover on and completely drained it, when i went to open the fill plug i couldnt get it open! it doesnt budge and a 3/8" extension does not work, i tried maybe going through the speed sensor...
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    That smells like up dog.

    What's Up Dog?????? ahhahaha i haven't heard that one in years, thanks for bringing it back :thumbsup: Anyways welcome to the forum, you'll find everything you need here, I know i've found everything and more, goodluck and post up some pics!
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    Ford 8.8 question

    Didn't Ford move to Independent Rear Suspension after 01? I forget, i may have totally made that up haha, but i think thats what happened
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    SAS and New Family Wheeler

    awesome looking truck man! keep it up!:thumbsup:
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