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    Want to save a '91 Navajo?

    Howdy, My 1991 Mazda Navajo is ready for a new owner. It loses compression because of a leak in cylinder six. I don't have the time to fix it up but DO NOT want to see it hit the scrapyard. Body is in decently good shape for a rust belt SUV and has a handful of new parts (replaced days before...
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    Dreamin' of places off road

    The Backstory: Howdy! My name is Sebastian (Left). Excited to post to these forums! I've been lurking for around 6months, and have learned a ton. Bit about me: Grew up in Texas, moved out to Denver about 3 years ago. I'm a caretaker for my dad (right) who is a stage IV cancer patient. As a kid...
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    HELP! Rear differential spider gear's fell out

    Mid-job on my rear axle shaft replacement on my 91X and the spider gears fell out. I was using my impact to try to pull the new wheel studs through the newly installed axle and it looks like the S-spring shifted a bit and the spider gears slipped out. I have the spacers and know which one was on...
  4. MM.4x4.Explorer


    Hello! I Made my account here on EF For a few years now, I've responded to a few threads here and there, but I finally did the Elite Explorer deal (2 for 1) this last November, and I'm Glad I did! (Especially Now!) Ever since I was little, I loved our families 97 2 door Explorer we bought in...
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    4x4 91' Eddie Bauer Build Progress - Questions - Pictures

    Hey guys, I bought a 1991 Explorer (Eddie Bauer) about 4 months ago and have been slowly making progress. I am new to working on cars, but have been learning lots along the way. I have learned so much already about this vehicle picking over numerous threads that have been posted. I will include...
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    New Member: 1991 Ford Explorer XL 4X4 ("The Papa's Truck")

    Hi All, I have been utilizing the forum as a resource for years now but haven't posted anything to this point. I first of all want to say how much of a help and a resource this forum has been and I feel like I should at least contribute something to the forum after years of using it! In any...
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    Pulling the A4lD tranny on my 91 explorer.

    Last week I was cursing at 55mph in 4th gear with my explorer. Stopped at a red light and it died in gear. Runs in park and neutral but lurches and dies when thrown into gear. Had it towed to a shop which didn't even look at it for a week so I gave up and had it towed home. I will be pulling the...
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    Custom fab rock sliders

    Hello Explorerforum! Ive been learning to weld and wanted to put my skills to use on a project. I'm building a set of rock sliders as right now i just have the plastic cladding and the pinch welds already got damaged. I've decided to use 1-3/4" diameter .120" wall tubing for the sliders, and...
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    1994 ford Explorer XLT Colorado

    Hey, I just bought a 1994 ford Explorer XLT that is 100% stock. looking for a list of what I should attack first to make this and off-road beast. If anyone has suggestion on lift kits and aftermarket rims and bridgestone or firestone tires that would be great -Scott
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    idler pulley install hardware

    Hey -- new poster, old vehicle :) Bad news - My 1994 Explorer's idler pulley popped off a couple days ago 100 mi from home. Good news - I have AAA with 100mi free towing. These are the only threads on the topic: 1993 idler pulley bolt size Idler pulley bolt What the second one says is true...
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    muffler or Cat back exhaust kit

    Hi all, this is my first post and was wondering if there is a direct bolt on kit for my '93 Explorer 4 door automatic. The last person that worked on the exhaust welded the back pipe to the cat flange instead of using another flange to mate the two together. I'm replacing manifold, y-pipe, and...
  12. Flashflood

    Lights not working

    My rear running lights aren't working same with the gauge lights on my 1991 explorer. I was wondering what could be the problem? All fuses have been tested and are working.
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    Need help finding a brush guard for my first gen explorer

    I can't seem to find any places that sell brush guards for first gen explorers, any suggestions will be appreciated
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    Transmission Troubleshoot

    I have searched the transmission section without seeing an answer to this. So, if the information is in there, please post a link, not just "look at the sticky", because I already have. That said, if this hasn't been covered before, I'd be surprised. I had an overheating issue. Got a busted...
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    WTB: Suspension lift for a 93 4wd

    Hey guys looking to buy a suspension lift for my 93. Rough country, skyjacker, let me know what you got. Open to anything. Texting me would be the quickest, I'll pay shipping. 3604800291 Joel
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    A4LD issues - Squealing coming from below the EX while in D, but none in N or P.

    Title sums it up really. I recently had my brother swap out the governor, totally fixed the hard 1-2 shift. But recently there's been a squeal that started off faint, but over the past 2 weeks it's gotten quite loud. It's very loud while I've got it in DRIVE, with my foot on the brake (at...
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    First Truck

    So a couple weeks ago I bought my first vehicle, a 2001 V6 5-Speed Manual Transmission Sport Trac. Needless to say, I'm in love. While it wasn't 4wd, I went ahead and bought it because it was a pretty great deal, so for $2500 cash in hand, I bought my very own truck. 188,000 miles with no...
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    Egr line replacement

    I had my exhaust manifold gasket replaced to fix an exhaust leak on Tuesday. It was supposed to be a simple job, or so the mechanic said, don't in 3 hours, no problem he said. It took all day Tuesday and most of Wednesday. When I got my truck back, he said everything was fine. I drove to...
  19. Explorer23

    How to keep my explorers from exploding?

    Hey guys, still relatively new here and tried searching for this answer but to no a avail. Plus I'm on my phone so it's a little harder to surf. Well with my new member disclaimer out of the way... I have heard a lot of rumors about "early 90's" explorers catching fire. I had a friend tell me...
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    Tires! Goodyear Dura-trac VS Falken Wildpeak

    So I have narrowed my search for tires down to 2. Goodyear Wrangler Dura Trac in a 31x10.5x15 Falken Wildpeak(Rocky Mountain) 32x11.5x15 So my question is which one would you guys go with? my explorer is getting a 2 inch lift and will be able to handle the 32x11.5 but the dura trac only...
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    A few questions for my 91' explorer customization.

    Hey im new here, and I have read through a bunch of the forums and still have a few questions I am customizing my 91 explorer and ive run into a few problems trying to find some parts as this is my first custom car. Let's start with what I've done so far. Shaved rear hatch Shaved door...
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    Does 06 bed Cap fit 07?

    Hey Dudes, I was wondering if anyone knew if the 1st gen bed length was the same as the 07 and newer?? I have an 07 but I am trying to find a used cap for it. All I can find are caps for the 1st gen... Will they fit? Also anyone near the Hudson Valley, NJ, CT have one for sale...
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    Do 91 Body Parts Fit A 94?

    Hi! Longtime lurker, first time poster. I tried searching for a quick answer to this, but was unable to find one. I own a '94 Eddie Bauer 4-door that was involved in a front-end collision a few months back and am now almost to the point where I've saved enough to fix it. I'll be needing a...
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    How to: Ford Explorer - Ranger Radius Arm Bushing Repair

    A damaged radius arm bushing may be to blame for odd steering problems like outer tire wear on just one side or vibration. Because it’s difficult to replace, everything else should be checked first – Wheel bearings, ball joints and tie rod ends. If you suspect the radius arm bushing, there’s a...