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    Looking for a new Motor to replace.....

    Hey everyone, I need to put a new engine in my 96 Exploder V6. I live in the Seattle area, anyone have any good suggestions on where to call? Either somewhere local, or somewhere that can ship for a reasonable rate. Any input would be awesome!! Take care everyone, Evan
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    Roaming Temp Guage/Needle...Please help before it goes to SHOP!!!

    it was the factory stat...running at 190 deg. good info on the cap and temp sending unit. I'll try those things before i take her in and get reamed in the you know what by the shop. Happy Holidays!!
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    Roaming Temp Guage/Needle...Please help before it goes to SHOP!!!

    nope, how might one burp the system? Sounds easy enough, like bleeding brake lines I'm guessing??
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    Roaming Temp Guage/Needle...Please help before it goes to SHOP!!!

    Okay, So I just replaced my thermostat, and filled all my coolant up. However, my temp guage in the cab won't stay still. Once it warms up it stays right in the middle (where it should be) for a little bit, then starts to wander around. Sometimes it goes down to almost cold hangs out, then goes...
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    96 explorer, only blows hot air

    All these issues we are talking about here, are known issues to ford on the 95-01's i believe. Mine did the same thing, but I got shafted, my heater box actually broke!!! It's about 600 bones to have a mechanic fix it. I got in there, and just jimmied it around a little bit. Now I have Hot and...
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    Trailer Wiring

    I totally cheated. I had UHaul install a class III hitch, and do all the wiring for me. 240$ installed with a lifetime warranty. Not bad, and I didn't have to get my hands dirty!
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    Trailer Wiring

    Hey everyone, need a little help. My 96 EB never came with the tow package. I'm adding on a receiver hitch myself (shouldn't be too hard) but I also have to set up the wiring. I found a full trailer wiring kit for my car at GI Joes for 60 bucks. I havn't purchased it yet. Has anyone done this...
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    Wiring for Trailer Lights

    Hey everyone, need a little help. My 96 EB never came with the tow package. I'm adding on a receiver hitch myself (shouldn't be too hard) but I also have to set up the wiring. I found a full trailer wiring kit for my car at GI Joes for 60 bucks. I havn't purchased it yet. Has anyone done this...
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    List your Explorer and the NOISES it makes!

    This thread is abosolutley hilarious!!!! I love it....Okay, here are my noises. I'm kind of ****, so I've located most of the noises and fixed them, but I have a rew really annoying ones. -window makes a horrible high pitched finger nails on chalkboard sound when rolling it up. This is...
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    Receiver Hitch...Bolt on???

    Hey all, I had to order an aftermarket receiver hitch to put on my xploder, cause for some reason mine didn't come factory with one. (totally weak) The guy I ordered it from said that you may need to make some mods for it to fit, if you have a 16" spare. Since I have an EB with 16" wheels...
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    Newb from Washington

    Welcome to the board. Its a great forum, with tons of info....I'm from WA as well, Issaquah, to be more precise. My friends dad used to live down in BOnney Lake, we would go down there quite a bit to hang out. Nice area! Take er easy.
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    Squeeking Wheel

    No, i'm too lazy, haven't tried anything yet. This weekend, I'm gonna spray em down with brake cleaner and them blast them off at the car wash. If that doesn't work, I guess its off to the brake shop to have the rotors and calipers inspected. I'll let you know if I find the cure!
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    Squeeking Wheel

    if you hit it with some brake cleaner, then high pressure water from the "do it yourself" carwash...is that enough to clean out the brakes good? with out taking off your front wheels? I might have to try that.
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    Squeeking Wheel

    check my thread...We were talking about the same stuff...good info. Might help ya out. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158276
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    washington sas people take my money

    some of the trails at Evan's Creek are okay, if you're careful.
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    washington sas people take my money

    I can't really help on this thread, but thought I would say what up to the WA residents...I'm in Issaquah. Good luck with that lift, you're looking at at least 2k just for parts.....OUCH!!!!!
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    For $100 dollars....GUESS THAT SQUEAK!!!

    No, I think joe and rick are on the right path...I'll do what you guys suggested this weekend. Always better to start with the easy fixes than to just start throwing money at a noise!! Thanks for all the good info guys!!!!! PS, I will be getting my elite membership next payday!!! I'm stoked...
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    For $100 dollars....GUESS THAT SQUEAK!!!

    thanks Joe, just had my hubs replaced, so I doubt its them...I know it HAS to be the breaks since the noise goes away when you get on 'em. Just not sure what the problem is...tire shop just said breaks look fine, and plenty of pad left...maybe a sitcky caliper? that happened on my cherokee...
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    For $100 dollars....GUESS THAT SQUEAK!!!

    visual inspection on the brake pads looked okay, no obvoius build up or anything.... Send me your info I'll make sure to put you on the 1 a year for 100 years program for winning the grand prize!! LOL :D
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    For $100 dollars....GUESS THAT SQUEAK!!!

    There needs to be a whole page dedicated to "whats that noise?" threads!! Okay, like the title says...for $100.....While driving I get a squeak....squeak....squeak.....and if you tap on the brakes it goes away. Sounds just like when brake pads are starting to wear down, but in this case the...
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    Guides/diagrams

    Thanks guys, I should be able to figure it out.
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    Guides/diagrams

    have you used the FordCD's yourself? How did you get them to work? I for the life of me cannot get them to install correctly, so I can't view anything.
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    Keypad backlight bulb changeable ?? 95 EB

    I havn't looked into mine yet, but now that I know the keypad is suppose to light up, I want it to work! I'm assuming you can get to it, by taking the inside door panel off, and pulling a bulb our from behind the keypad?? We'll see though, I'm gonna try it later this afternoon.
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    Newer Year Bumper on '96 Eddie??

    my bumper has seen better days, the air valance has long been ripped off (thanks a lot, stupid ditch!!) so I took my fog lights out, and the chrome bumper itself is beat up pretty good. Will a newer model year bumper fit my '96? I really like the round foglight option, I think it looks...
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    TEMP Jumping around

    thats what i thought...oh well, 15 dollar part, and half an hour of time, can't complain, could be worse!!
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    Hey everybody!!! Check me out!

    HOw much to become elite? I probalby should, i've already got so much great into from the site, its only fair. What else do you get with an elite membership? I'll put up some pics soon. My sploder is stock though, nothing fancy......yes :D
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    Hey everybody!!! Check me out!

    Hi all, Kind of new to the forum, just wanted to say hi, to anyone out there reading the newbie board. My name is Evan, I live up near Seattle. I have a '96 EB 4X4 that is my daily driver now, but when it's paid off, and I get another car, its OFF ROAD TIME!! WOO HOO!!! Anyways, who knows how to...
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    TEMP Jumping around

    My temp gauge usually just sits right in the middle of the guage like a good little temp meter, but lately it seems to rise a bit (not too hot, just a little warm) hang out for a second or two, then it falls back dead middle where it usually is. I doesn't seem like a huge deal, but it hasn't...
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    Keypad backlight bulb changeable ?? 95 EB

    wait a minute....the outside keypad next to the door handle is suppose to light up!! haha, I guess mine has NEVER worked! That would be awesome if it lit up, I always struggle to see it at night!
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    Clicking/crunching noise from front end

    yeah, sounds good, let me know if your driveshafts were out of balance. thats a good thing to check, I never thought of that. -E
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    dynomax muffler (Pics and Vid)

    cool, 2 and a quarter it is. Thanks fellas.
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    dynomax muffler (Pics and Vid)

    what size tubing are you guys using? Its about time for me to upgrade my exhaust system, I have a guy out here, that does pretty good custom stuff. He did a Dual cat back for my 93 4Runner awhile back and was awesome. What size tubing should I get put on my '96 EB V6? I'm in the same boat as you...
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    Sloppy Seconds!!!! - On my steering

    I recently had some work done to the front end (hubs, shocks, alignment) but at freeway speeds the steering wheel gets a nice sloppy shake going. Nothing to bad, but you can defenently feel it. Any ideas on what parts I should be replacing next to tighten up the steering, and ditch the wheel...
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    Clicking/crunching noise from front end

    that was quite the process you went through...I don't even want to know what the total bill was after all those new parts!!!! I read through this thread because my '96 EB is doing something similar. Just had 4 new shocks put on, both front hub assemblies replaced, brakes done last year, but...
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    Guides/diagrams

    Hey all, I'm looking for a good diagram of the HVAC system. I need to replace my heater box, and I'm too cheap to go buy a Chiltons. Anyone know of anything online where you can get diagrams for the different systems? Thanks -Evan 96 EB
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    newbie with nice eddie bauer

    mine has it too, 96 EB. Its in the center console by the disc changer right? If that is it, and thats what you guys are talking about, good luck finding any compatible cell phones or car kits to work with that!! HAHA, old school style!
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    dashboard/gauge lights

    I can't help much with an answser, but i'm in the same boat. I need to replace a few dash lights, and also take the dash off completley to attack my heater box. I am curious as well, what it takes to take off the dash. Also, a have a light bulb burnt out in the crusie control on/off swich on the...
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    96 Ford Explorer Heater Box

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum, but from looking around, I can tell I already love this forum...tons and tons of great info, looking forward to posting more! Anyways, here is my question, hopefully someone can shed some light on it, or provide some helpful tips. According to my...
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