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    '99 5.0 AWD Front Driveshaft Options?

    The CV is toast in my front driveshaft. Since the clicking was clearly the sound that a bad CV makes, and it was reverberating through my front driver's side wheel, I thought for sure it was a bad driver's side CV axle. After replacing the CV axle, the sound persisted. Got it up on 4 jack...
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    Outer Tie Rod End - Aftermarket Failures!

    Let me first say this: I can't say that what I'm about to describe would apply to any year other than a '99 - or if it would apply to a 2wd or a 4wd (anything other than an AWD). I can say that it applies to installing Duralast (ES3461) outer tie rod ends on a '99 V8 AWD 4 years and 20k+/-...
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    Front end clunks over bumps: '99 AWD - what is it?

    '99 5.0 AWD with 215k. I've had a noticeable clunking when going over mild to moderate bumps. I don't feel it in the steering, and it has no effect on the steering (no jiggling left or right, etc). The sound is similar to the sound that two broken or loose shocks would make; or loose lugs on...
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    Slight rumble/vibration coming from drivetrain on acceleration..what is it?

    '99 5.0 AWD with 210k. Good tires/brakes/shocks/exhaust. Nothing loose. I'm starting to notice a slight groan/rumble/vibration that reverberates up from the drivetrain on acceleration - particularly under load, or up a hill. More noticeable accelerating from a stop or moving slowly. It...
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    Can I wire an Aux input to a Mach HU?

    I'm wondering if I can forego the CD changer & somehow wire an Aux input in it's place so that I can use my iPod/MP3 player, Smartphone, etc. I can't recall the last time I used my CD changer. If this can't be done - or can't be done for reasonable $, any recommendations for HU replacement at a...
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    New upper/lower balljoints; tie rod ends, still loose over bumps. Suggestions?

    Stock '99 5.0 Limited AWD with over 200k. After replacing a broken d/s sway bar link several months ago, I decided that it was time to tighten up the front end (200k+, it was time to give the steering/suspension components a little attention). As I figured, the upper and lower balljoints were...
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    A/T shift indicator showing incorrect gear?

    Here's a fix. (Mine's a '99. Your's may be different..:rolleyes:) One day after going over a particularly brutal pothole (Washington DC's finest roads) I noticed that my indicator said that I was in "2" instead of "D". So I shifted into "D" and had no power at all. I figured that my tranny...
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    How to: Overhead console display fix - 2nd Gen

    I've seen a few posts relating to the overhead console display going out over time. I had the same problem, and found the culprit. Let me start out by describing my specific overhead display: Mine is in a ’99 Explorer Limited with sunroof. The display provides digital compass bearings and temp...
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    Making those keypads last in high mileage Explorers

    Here are some preventative maintenance tips and a fix for some of you with inoperable keypads: I've found that no matter how well you take care of your Ford with keypad entry, the pad will eventually wear out if you use it frequently like I do. By wearing out, I mean that the weather...
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    '98/'99 EB/Limited Mirror memory question

    My buddy has mirror memory in his '98 Limited. My '99 doesn't (both have driver's seat memory). At first I thought that it simply wasn't working, but then I found no reference to it in the manual. Does anybody with a '99+ have mirror memory? If not, why did Ford do away with this? Is there a...
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    Power door locks out of sync

    My door locks are out of sync. Earlier today it was all but the driver's door that were working properly, but after messing with the drivers & passenger front doors, now only the back locks work. I know that there's power going to both front doors and the motors are working properly, they're...
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    '99 LTD-Driver's Heated Seat not working...

    It worked last winter, and I haven't made any electrical mods. or monkeyed with the seat in any way.... The pass. seat heats up no problem. When I push the driver's side heat switch, the light comes on & stays on, but no heat. I've tested the fuse (#2; 30amp) and its base and it checks out...
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    Can somebody take a look at a manual for a '99 for me?

    '99 AWD Rear Parking Brake Adjuster position..HELP I'm trying to figure out the orientation of the adjusters with the star nuts (threaded adjusters that spread the parking brake shoes). Are the nuts toward the front of the car or rear? This makes a difference, since they thread in a...
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    Pinging & Lack of Power....5.0

    I have a '99 5.0 LTD with 135k on it. Startup, cold starts, hot starts, idle, acceleration from a start are all fine. Even my mileage is good for a V8 AWD. But I have this nagging pinging & lack of power when going up hills at highway speeds. Minivans passing me with soccer moms driving them...
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    '99 Limited - Antenna won't retract..Help

    The motor is running fine, no grinding or crunching....the antenna just won't go down. I assume it's a broken mast/plastic-toothed strip. Looks like there's a difference between the '98/earlier & '99/later. Any idea where I can order a replacement mast for a '99 on line? Can it be replaced...
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    5.0 - Sluggish & Pinging Under Load..What Should I Check?

    Although I’ve got a good idle, and a smooth running engine, my ‘99 Limited is sluggish going up hills at highway speed, and I’m noticing an increase in pinging under light loads at speeds above 45/50 mph. My mileage isn’t too bad, and I’m using major brand regular gas. I’m not getting bucking...
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    5.0 Sluggish & Pinging

    My '99 5.0 Limited is starting to ping under acceleration at higher speeds, and seems sluggish going up hills at highway speeds (minivans passing me for crying out loud). I have new high performance wires (Taylor Spiro), and new plugs. A while back, I replaced the differential air flow (EGR)...
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    What is "step 1" to better performance of 5.0?

    I have a stock '99 Limited 5.0 AWD. It's kind of a dog off the line. I think that this is normal for this vehicle, but its a V8 dammit! It's running really well; averaging 19 mpg for 70% highway. New plugs, Taylor Spiro wires, clean injectors, clean filter, etc. What is the 1st Step to better...
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    UPDATE: New Jacobs wires on a '99 5.0

    UPDATE: New Taylor wires on a '99 5.0 A follow up to my earlier post: Can anyone recommend wires for a '99 5.0? Got the wires from Summit. Good service, fast delivery, good prices. The Taylor Spiro wires are nice. I got blue, because that's all they had in stock. I can see the plug wires...
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    Can anyone recommend a plug wire set for '99 and later 5.0?

    I've seen some posts regarding wire sets for 5.0's, but most seem to be for pre-'99 5.0's (I'm not sure in what year the change was made...maybe in '98). There's clearly a big difference in the types of wires. The guy at the parts store sold me a set of Ford Racing wires, and assured me that...
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    Code P0401 "Insufficient EGR flow" Solved!

    Just a follow-up post to my original post Original Post Aside from the code, I was getting some hesitation on acceleration, and some erratic idling. Mileage didn't seem too bad, but the performance wasn't that of a V-8. Morrisey0, you win :chug:! The problem was the DPFE without question...
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    Totaled '91 XLT 4x4. Should I pull off some parts before junking it?

    Just trying to get an idea of whether it's worth it for me to recover some parts from my Explorer before letting it go off into the hands of the junkyard. I think that because of its age & since it's totaled, the insurance company doesn't want to deal with it, and are saying that storing it...
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    '99 5.0 - Surging idle & P0401 Trouble Code. Need help!

    After my '91 was totaled by a Daewoo (!):roll:, I just got a 5.0 Limited AWD in near mint condition.:D Much more refined than my '91 as I would expect....not as much of a truck. Anyway, the P.O. mentioned that the CEL had come on, and he'd taken it in to the shop & got an EGR related code...
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    '99 Premium (Mach?) system...display not coming on. Help!

    I just got a '99 Ltd. with the system that has the RDS. The manual refers to it as the Mach system. The active display showing the settings, volume, time, station, etc. doesn't come on....except sometimes. It doesn't seem like a bad connection, since it fades on and off instead of flashes...
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    Totalled my Explorer 2 hrs. ago. Punished a Daewoo....What Explorer should I buy?

    I'm still tensed up, keyed up, and I need to vent. I'm going to the source here.....what year/model/engine Explorer should I get? The accident was a doozie on black ice. It was the Daewoo's fault. Two 17 year old girls lost control in the ice (both of us doing 40-45) & hit me head on. They...
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