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  1. Joe Stewart

    2.3 Ecoboost 0 Compression

    Sounds like a cam chain issue. Pull the valve cover and see if the valves are moving while it turns over. Cant recall if these are interference engines, if so and piston hit the valves, Not a pretty situation
  2. Joe Stewart

    Wasn’t The Plan

    Thanks Guys. Front and rear dash cams really paid off. No questions from Sheriff’s Office or his insurance.
  3. Joe Stewart

    Wanted 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Floormats

    I have a full set of black “Platinum” floor mats
  4. Joe Stewart

    Wasn’t The Plan

    Long story short, man blew red light, totaled my 2017 Platinum. Found a 1 owner 2019 Platinum with 41000 miles. Being delivered to me on Tuesday. Good news, i was able to remove most of my add-ons and all will fit my 19. Sucks that I couldn’t retrieve my Steeda sway bar or my Steeda rear...
  5. Joe Stewart

    FORScan Help for 2016 XLT Sync 3 Upgrade

    sync3programming.com is the website
  6. Joe Stewart

    FORScan Help for 2016 XLT Sync 3 Upgrade

    If you went from sync2 to sync3. You have to add code using forscan. I paid 60.00 for the code from a guy on the internet. There are more blocks on the sync3 and have to be added. He needed my vin number and gives instructions to add.
  7. Joe Stewart

    What did you do to your 5th Gen?

    Coming back from visiting family, my dash suddenly popped up, problem with charging system. I was on toll road, with the whole family in the car. Hoping i would make it home, i stayed a steady 85 mph. Gradually, things started shutting down, first stereo, then gauges, and finally the engine...
  8. Joe Stewart

    Door trim replacement needed

    I got mine off EBAY for my 15, then for my 17 platinum. Around 40 each. Easy to remove snd replace
  9. Joe Stewart

    Fumoto Valve

    Peter, aren’t those for the plastic oil pans. Coworker got one for his 17 f150, because fumoto does not make one for those oil pans.
  10. Joe Stewart

    Fumoto Valve

    I have used them on all vehicles i have owned.
  11. Joe Stewart

    lockable storage bin LH quarter trim panel bracket EB5Z-78311A23-A

    I was going to add that this was on the police vehicles
  12. Joe Stewart

    Best place to buy tuner?

    Also, do not install 3bar map until you install the tune first. Not knowing this, my electronics went crazy, throwing codes, traction control flashing, etc. make sure tune is designed for it.
  13. Joe Stewart

    Best place to buy tuner?

    I have a 17 platinum also. I chose SCT Tuner. Please note, transmissions can only withstand so much torque. I would change fluids on tranny and PTU at 30,000 miles.
  14. Joe Stewart

    UHaul towing with Ford Explorer NOT ALLOWED!!?!?!?!!????

    I rented one a month ago, no problem or questions. They hooked it up.
  15. Joe Stewart

    Vent selection not working

    I believe there are 3 actuators. 2 passenger side. 1 drivers side. Drivers side controls where the air goes ie defrost, upper vents, lower vents(this is the most difficult one) i replaced mine on 2015 XLT after watching youtube video. Not for the faint of heart…jk. The ones on the passenger...
  16. Joe Stewart

    2016 Ford Explorer Sport engine torque thrust mounts.

    Fedex lost my steeda springs, after filing a haven’t received issue with Steeda, they sent me a replacement set. I purchased a spring compressor from Harbor Freight (this is a v-type that was recommended on several videos i watched). I then ordered all new parts to completely assemble my B6...
  17. Joe Stewart

    Sync V3.0 to V3.4 Upgrade

    I paid around 90.00 several years ago, they were scarce. I never had problems disconnecting at all.
  18. Joe Stewart

    Sync V3.0 to V3.4 Upgrade

    This is the hub i have. I upgraded my 15 sync2 to sync3 and found this hub was used on some newer trucks with sync3. I had read, that you had to update to 3.4 to take advantage of higher amperage for QC chargers. I could not tell you how much power it puts out, frankly didn’t ever find out how...
  19. Joe Stewart

    Sync V3.0 to V3.4 Upgrade

    Note, some of the later builds support higher wattage usb type-c ports. I removed the usb hub and installed the usb type-c hub. This hub has 1 usb, 1 usb type-c. Doing this will make the usb port inside the console armrest inoperable. Since i have the optional gun safe in their, i dont use that...
  20. Joe Stewart

    WeatherTech floormats

    I took a different route, after seeing the weathertech mats in my wifes SRX, they looked ugly to me, fit was terrible and all sides were turning in. I purchased Smartliner Brand. Sold my 15 XLT and put them in my 17 Platinum.
  21. Joe Stewart

    2016 Steering issues - recall related?

    This is why i posted about rear toe link
  22. Joe Stewart

    2016 Steering issues - recall related?

    Definitely could be due to recall on rear toelink rod. There is also a video to check. Jack up rear, put on stands, then put jack under the rear control arm and jack it up some, but not enough to lift off stands. Now grab tire at 3:00 and 9:00 and see id there is any lateral movement, back and...
  23. Joe Stewart

    Anybody upgrade a 2013 to Sync 3 / Carplay compatibility

    On my 15 XLT, i found a apim take off from 2019 transit. I would try to find the newest you can. They have a build date on tag on back of unit. Mine was a new unit, non navi. Newer units will likely have later software revisions. There is some information online, giving some numbers that will...
  24. Joe Stewart

    Anybody upgrade a 2013 to Sync 3 / Carplay compatibility

    APIM does not have to be from Explorer, but there are 2 different types of screens. You want what is called a recessed screen, the brackets will come off the SYNC2 screen and mount up to sync3 screen with no modification needed. Nothing from the sync2 system will work with sync3, including the...
  25. Joe Stewart

    Want to do all mods i can over time.

    To me, the tune is the starting point. I for one, love to upgrade. Limit is the pocketbook. Catch can, PTU oil change (where applicable), intake valve cleaning are all nice preventative measures. CAI, throttle valve spacers, exhaust upgrades all have arguable results. Some push 160 degree...
  26. Joe Stewart

    2016 XLT with MyFord touch, upgrading to Sync 3 for CarPlay support

    What was it plugged into. I just cant remember. Several years ago
  27. Joe Stewart

    2016 XLT with MyFord touch, upgrading to Sync 3 for CarPlay support

    The sync2 antenna was under the gauge cluster, you could follow the wire to see where it connects. I never bothered with it and maybe I disconnected it without realizing it.
  28. Joe Stewart

    2016 XLT with MyFord touch, upgrading to Sync 3 for CarPlay support

    Notice the blue fakra fitting, it will plug directly into sync3 apim.
  29. Joe Stewart

    2016 XLT with MyFord touch, upgrading to Sync 3 for CarPlay support

    The shark fin is only for SiriusXM snd radio. The nav antenna is different, it uses fakra fitting and is mounted somewhere behind the head unit. The sync2 antenna is not compatible with sync3. Dont even concern yourself with the sync2 antenna, just leave it. But you do need to purchase nav...
  30. Joe Stewart

    New Member 2018 Explorer Sport " Vader"

    looks so Darth
  31. Joe Stewart

    Bonehead Move

    Here is to bonehead moves. I ordered a dashcam that is wired using the obdII port. That is, you remove your obdII port, plug in this pigtail and install the pigtailed obdII port back where the original port was screwed in. I failed to tie off the hanging wire harness to the frame (keeping it...
  32. Joe Stewart

    Recent FORScan database

    I hope this file helps some people looking for this.
  33. Joe Stewart

    OEM Oil Cooler

    I was following you back then and was doing the same. Sold the 2015 before I got to install it.
  34. Joe Stewart

    2016 XLT with MyFord touch, upgrading to Sync 3 for CarPlay support

    Replace your apim, recessed screen, usb hub. Get Forscan to program apim. Purchase the files to program the apim with. Like Peter said, Dan will sell you the files( i purchased from him) he will give you instructions to program, using forscan. When you download forscan, pay the 10.00 for...
  35. Joe Stewart

    2016 Ford Explorer Sport engine torque thrust mounts.

    Well it is Saturday, got the sway bar and trailing links installed and left the rear toe-link for next day. Bilstein shocks will be here monday.
  36. Joe Stewart

    2016 Ford Explorer Sport engine torque thrust mounts.

    Got my torque mounts installed, sound and vibration seems to be subsiding as the days go by. Got my rear suspension parts from Steeda in and they look so beefy. This Saturday, weather permitting. I will install the sway bar, rear toe-link, trailing arms. I also went ahead and ordered Bilstein B6...
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