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    Shifting Issues

    Hello everyone, Very disappointed with my car. Since the beginning of the year I had to repair leaking seals, windows regulators, wheel bearings. It's like my car drains all my money. I have a Ford Explorer 2002 Limited Edition V8. It has about 150K miles. I have rebuilt the transmission...
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    02 Explorer XLT Overheating - Baffled in NJ

    Hello fine folks of Explorer Forum! I've a 2002 Explorer XLT with 197,000 miles. Two years ago had the dreaded thermostat housing replaced after it cracked and a year ago the radiator was replaced. About a month ago, I took it into the dealer for some repair work, particularly due to what...
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    Starting Problem

    Hey guys this is my first post, Im having a starting problem and I'm not sure what it is. When I turn the key all I can hear is a winding/ grinding sound. Any ideas? Thanks Ohh and also, is there a way I can upload a video of the sound on here?
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    Door lock issue. Need help.

    i know that there are many forums and write ups about door lock issues and CSM codes. I am having similar problem and followed many posts and got to the point to replacing the CSM with a junk yard part. Now my door locks don't work on my '02, outside pad or inside buttons or remote. al i hear...
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    Starter, Solenoid and Cold Temperatures

    I was away for a couple of months and I had my 2002 Explorer 4.0L parked in the driveway at home. When I returned home at the beginning of December, it wouldn't start and my 10 month old battery was dead and frozen. The auto store replaced the battery and I plunked the new battery in the SUV and...
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    2002 XLT little accident need help

    Only my second post here because I haven't had any issues. With recent snow I had a run in with a bank and it messed my bumper cover up. Need to know best options to fix this. Tight on money now. Unemployed school student.
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    12V Power Outlet Not Working

    The 12V power outlet located in the radio bezel of my 2002 Ranger XLT has quit working. I have replaced the in-dash unit and checked all the fuses I can find. No luck. Any ideas?
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    Coolant leak, now it wont start - 02 XLT 4.0

    I have a 2002 Explorer XLT 4.0 and the engine coolant overflow hose developed a leak from rubbing against a pulley (not the skinny little over flow tube, but a fatter molded radiator hose, goes from bottom of overflow reservoir to the low end of radiator)... but that's not the problem.... I...
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    Topper For Sale?

    Does anyone have a good used topper for a blue 2002 Sport Trac for sale in the Midwest?
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    Looking for cheap 2-3" lift options for 02 Explorer XLT

    I'm looking to add 2-3" of lift to my 02 exploder xlt, but I don't want to put too much money into it because it's just my side vehicle. I know there aren't really too many kits for 3rd gen xlt's so I was wondering what kind of options I have
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    Do I need a lift for 235/85/16's on my 02 Explorer XLT?

    I'm not looking to go off-roading too often, but I'm wanting to put 235/85/16's(31.7") on the stock rims on my 02 Explorer xlt 4x4. I've read the stickies that say I shouldn't need a lift for 32's, but I've read in other threads that I will. Can anyone clear this up for me?
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    02 EB Explorer 4.6 Ignition Coil Question...

    ok gang, My "Service Engine Soon" Light came on today. I took it over to advanced auto and the there was one one code being thrown... Misfire in cylinder 6. My 1st thought was the plug or the coil has gone bad. I pulled the coil (1 screw) and the plug to see if there was anything obvious...
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    Wanted Windshield visor

    I am in search of a (Lund) windshield visor for my 2002 Ford Explorer XLT. After researching these, I am finding that these are very hard to come by. The part number for the Sun Visor II is 12306. I was wondering if anyone had anything used for sale? (Or could put me in the right direction)...
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    New Explorer Owner, Glad to be here!

    So I just got my first explorer and decided to join a community dedicated to them. I was part of an F150 community back before I sold it, but since i've moved on to newer and better things, here I am. I guess I can start with a little background. Ive been driving a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4...
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    Please Help !! Stero Install !!

    i have a 2002 ford explorer eddie bauer edition with a 6 disc changer so i am assuming it has the premium sound system, i purchased a double din pioneer dvd/cd player with an adaptor kit .... i also purchased the scosche FDK106 stero adaptor and a scosche FAI3A output convertor when i tried to...
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    Ford Explorer 2002 fuel pump replacement

    Ford Explorer 2002 4.0L 4-door fuel pump change out. After digging around on the Internet and bookmarking the pertinent pages I bought a manual in the local parts store and studied it all until I got a fairly good idea what I was looking at. First, following everyone’s advice, I...
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    explorerxls4wd's intro

    Just bought a Body Style Sport Utility Exterior Color White Engine 6 Cylinder Gasoline Transmission Automatic Drive Type 4 wheel drive - rear Fuel Type Gasoline Doors Four Door
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    02 sport trac starter

    Currently working on R&Ring the starter in a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Manual 5 spd., 4.0L, 4x4 Seems to be not enough room to remove the starter through the bottom or the top. I removed the drive shaft from the pinion flange in the front and still seems to be not enough room to remove...
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    OEM 2002 Ford Explorer Roof Basket

    Hey all, I have a 2002 Explorer XLT. I wanted to adapt it for more rugged terrain, and came across this picture from when it first came out. It shows a sweet Explorer branded roof basket on top... anyone know where to find one...
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    installing quickstruts on my 2002 ex. Will I need a spring compressor?

    I know the rear drivers side is broken and the passenger side might be also. I will changing both rears. Found on Amazon for 130 bucks each. been reading thru posts on here and seems like a pretty easy job but no one mentions if a spring compressor is needed.
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    Roof Rack Removal Help

    I would like to know how to remove the tow roof rails off of my 2002 ford explorer. Does anyone know how to do this?
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    2002-2005 Ford Explorers - Australia

    Hi, Im new to this forum... and forums in general so go easy on me please. Re: 2002-2005 Ford Explorers - in Australia My hubby has asked me to do some research on a car that I want to buy for myself and the kids to use. I need to suss out their mechanical history and to find out if there...
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    2002 Explorer Sounds Like Steam Engine When Cold Starting

    I have a 2002 Explorer with 126K miles. At 100K, the belt, plugs and wires were replaced. The vehicle is parked outside, and in the mornings, it sounds like a steam engine when it is up and running. It takes about 10 minutes of driving before the sound fades. You can hear it both...
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    Transmission Shot? or is it repairable

    Imy daily commute is about 80 miles round trip so most of my 185,000 miles are highway. A couple of weeks ago, the car started reving really high to maintain 70mph. Did it for a couple of minutes then went back to normal. This week on Monday it happened again on the way to work. Normal on...
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    5R55W & 5R55S transmission compatibility.

    Hi All, I am new on this forum, hoping to find some answers and suggestions regarding my 02 Ford Explorer. I have a question regarding the 5r55w and the 5r55s transmission models. Can I replace my 5r55w for the 5r55s model? What are the differences exactly? Thanks soooo much in advance...