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    Roof rack for 2016 PIU

    Still looking for a rack that will work on my PIU, which has a totally "naked" roof, so crossbar solutions alone will not work. Seems like there is plenty of dissatisfaction with the OEM roof racks anyway. I came across these three options and was wondering if anyone has had experience with...
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    Vehicle unstable after recall work

    When I had my recall done, the tech recommended paying extra ($70) to have all four wheels aligned, rather than just the rears (what was covered by Ford). I paid the extra money, as I have fairly new tires and didn't want to risk ruining them with a poor alignment.
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    Oil filter leak

    Thanks. I think the "new" filter (Motorcraft) was defective. It pretty much just fell off. Put on another new filter, different brand (WIX), problem solved. Have a pretty big mess to clean up on the floor of my garage.
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    Oil filter leak

    Having an issue when changing the oil on my 2016 explorer piu with the 3.7 liter engine. I think I must have cross-threaded the new filter because oil came spurting out when I started the motor. Fortunately, I checked before driving it off the ramps in my garage. Question that I have is do I...
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    Roof rack for 2016 PIU

    Peter is correct, my vehicle does not have any side rails. So, as far as i can see, the Yakima and Thule racks won't work. I don't want to weld something to the roof, either.
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    Roof rack for 2016 PIU

    Has anyone found an aftermarket roof rack that can be installed on a 2016 PIU? I have done lots of searching and have not found any answers to this question. I guess the other alternative would be to find a junkyard rack off another fifth generation, but they seem to be unavailable in my area...
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    21S32 // Rear Toe Link Replacement parts in stock at dealer?

    I received several notices for the rear toe link recall for my 2016. So I scheduled an appointment to have it done at the local dealer. They then sent me a notice saying they understood why I cancelled the appointment. Of course, I didn't cancel, so I called them to ask what was up. The service...
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    aftermarket fog lights for 2016 PIU

    Bummer. I will keep looking for a solution.
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    aftermarket fog lights for 2016 PIU

    Thinking of adding fog lights to my 2016 PIU. Using the search function, I found a few posts and it would appear that installing OEM fog lights would be fairly costly because of the stupid overly-stylized design of the front bumper. I came across these aftermarket LEDs on the auction site and...
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    Spotlight removal help

    Thanks. Got it out this past weekend. There is a large bolt that needs to come out that is behind the handle. Used a patch that I bought online for the exterior. Will be listing the spotlight on the bay,
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    3.7L Cold Air Intake? (2013 3.7L NA Base model PIU)

    Just curious, has the CAI made any noticeable performance improvement? Might try it if it does.
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    New PIU

    Thanks. I went ahead and purchased a set of Michelin Crossclimate2 tires. Discount tire was running a rebate deal on them and I decided I didn't want to buy used tires. I have put a few hundred miles on them and everything is OK so far. They are advertised as being better than all seasons for...
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    YES, you can install rear headrests in a PIU

    I think I paid around $50 for the set. They are used but in good condition.
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    Spotlight removal help

    My 2016 PIU came with a driver's side spotlight. Don't really need it and don't need the attention it brings. I searched the forum and found posts about adding spotlights but not removing them. I removed the three screws from the outside and several hex bolts as well but it won't budge. Anyone...
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    YES, you can install rear headrests in a PIU

    Thanks! This was much easier than I thought it would be. Bought a used set from a 2013 Fusion and installed one so far. Used an icepick and a ruler to find the hole in the frame and then opened the hole in the vinyl with an xacto knife.
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    Spotlight removal helo

    My PIU came with a driver's side spotlight. Don't really need it and don't need the attention it brings. I searched the forum and found posts about adding spotlights but not removing them. I removed the three screws from the outside and several hex bolts as well but it won't budge. Anyone out...
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    Radio reception question

    I pulled the headunit (ACM in Fordspeak) out and cleaned the antenna connection with Deoxit. FM reception is slightly better now but still no AM I really miss the aftermarket headunit I installed in my last vehicle that had HD radio. Doesn't seem like that is an option with the Explorer. I do...
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    Radio reception question

    I have a few questions regarding the radio in my 2016 PIU. I get no AM radio reception at all and the FM is pretty weak. I did some searching on this forum and saw that some had issues with reception found that the antenna was not screwed in properly. My vehicle has a sharkfin with no place to...
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    Add HD Radio to your Explorer

    I know this an old post, so I am not sure if you will see my reply. I have a 2016 explorer interceptor and would like to add HD radio. Let me know if you are still able to do this. Thanks!
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    New PIU

    Thanks, I will pass on those and keep looking.
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    New PIU

    I found a nearly new set of Eagle Enforcer tires from a 2020 interceptor locally. They are 255/60r18. Do you know if they will fit on my 2016? It seems like they are very close in size.
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    New PIU

    Purchased a 2016 PIU yesterday. 112,363 miles, 5,935 idle hours and 9,232 engine hours. Needs a few things, looking for recommendations. The tires on it are snow tires that are pretty much shot. Will need to be replaced soon. Does it make sense to get a set of 20" wheels with tires or stick...
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    Engine Idle Hours

    Found another one locally to look at. It is a 2016 with 123,000 miles. Anything else PIU specific , I should be checking other than engine hours?
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    Engine Idle Hours

    Thanks for all the responses. I am going to look at a different PIU this weekend.
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    Engine Idle Hours

    I just checked out a 2017 Explorer Interceptor with 116,000 miles. The exterior was sort of beat up but it ran well and everything seemed to work OK. I looked at the engine hours and it was 26,000, which seemed like a crazy amount to me, so I didn't buy it. I am still very interested in the...
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