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    2005 sport trac adrenalin

    Hey there. I am looking for a shell for my 2005 ford explorer sport trac adrenalin. Located in boise idaho. Thanks much.
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    New to forum! Looking for answers lol

    I’m going to post under the 2000-2005 sport trac Explorer section with the details but glad places like this still exist so i can do my own research prior to listening to what a bunch of different mechanics tell and what codes show up when i officially get it looked at. But hello everyone...
  3. M

    Short grind noise in drive

    I have a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT. I get a very short metal grinding noise for a split second at exactly 13 miles per hour when accelerating. I hear it happen around the driver's side front tire and I can feel it in the brake pedal. It only happens ONCE per trip. It doesn't happen again...
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    2002 into 2005 transmission swap

    I have a 2005 ford explorer xlt 4.0 v6 4x4 automatic with a 5r55s transmission that is blown. I have found a possible donor, a 2002 ford explorer 4.0 v6 4x4 automatic with a 5r55s transmission as well. I am assuming it can be swapped but I am not 100% sure. I have heard that there is a...
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    Question about gear selector 2005 EB 4.6L 4WD

    Hi All, I finally got my gear selector sliding all the way to park (removed indicator andf cleaned and re-lubed the slide) and centered on each selection. I noticed quite by accident that the shift lever does not lock between N and D. It does lock (have to pull lever forward) between D and 3. I...
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    Solenoid Pack replacement 4L2P with 1L2P

    Hello guys, I need to replace the solenoid pack for my 2005 with 5R55S transmission. The part number I removed from the car is the 4L2P-7G391-AA, i ordered on ebay a replacement and i got the 1L2P 7G391 AF. Do you know what is the difference between these solenoid packs??? Can i install the...
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    Right turn signal/brake light issues

    Hi all! Ive done lots of research but this problem still has me stumped. 2005 Explorer Symptoms: -neither of the rear running lights work (the fronts do work) -passenger side rear directional and brake light do not work. The front passenger side direction does. -automatic headlights work, but...
  8. J

    In search of my family’s old Explorer

    All throughout my childhood my parents owned a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT. It was wrecked in 2013, May have ended up back on the road as a rebuilt title, never really found much info on what happened to our trusty explorer. Any ideas on how I can find out (besides using car fax)? Just in case your...
  9. M

    Check engine light + various messages, engine stalls

    I drive a 2005 Explorer XLT that I purchased from a dealer a few months ago. Odometer is at 126,000. Recently, I started having trouble with the check engine light coming on, and the car stalling out (losing power steering and acceleration.) The first time this happened (3 days ago) is said "oil...
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    3rd gen transfer case removal how to

    I couldn't find Anything on the 3rd Gen. Transfer case removals. Or the Borg Warner 4411. So I made a quick video as i was doing mine. hopefully this helps somebody.:burnout:
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    No crank, no start, good batter.

    I have a 2005 Explorer Limited 4x4. I have a new, well charged battery. I turned the key and the only thing that works are the instrument cluster lights. I hear no sound of a stuck starter solenoid. I had it looked over by 3 mechanics, while it was parked at my house, (no fancy computers were...
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    05 XLT 2WD 4.6 Engine swap

    I have started the process of pulling out the 4.6 v8 from my Explorer. I am going to be putting in a used one with a about 130K on it. What kind of things should I change when I put in my new one? So far here is what I have listed AC Recharge Fuel Injectors Fuel Filter Spark Plugs & Wires...
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    2003-2005 4.6l Intake Manifold New Number

    FYI Dorman now makes an intake manifold for the 03-05 4.6l. The 02 version being 615-175. The new version is 615-775.
  14. tjtheman007

    How to: 04+ Sport Trac Fog Light Mod (Stays on W/ High Beams)

    Fog lights stay on when brights/high beams are engaged. **Do this mod at your own risk. I take no responsibility if you mess something up or violate any laws with performing this mod.** First, verify your fog light relay location. (Refer to owners manual.) The pictures used here are on my 04...
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    '05 XLT Intermittent No start. Cranks, has fuel, has spark. is it posessed?

    2005 Ford Explorer XLT. 4.0 V6 198,000mi Every so often my explorer has a strange running issue. 2/3 of the time i experience this issue It starts, then dies within 5-30 seconds. (usually when reversing out of my driveway) the other 1/3 it won't start at all but has the same symptoms as after...
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    '05 XLT Intermittent No start. Cranks, has fuel, has spark. is it posessed?

    2005 Ford Explorer XLT. 4.0 V6 198,000mi Every so often my explorer has a strange running issue. 2/3 of the time i experience this issue It starts, then dies within 5-30 seconds. (usually when reversing out of my driveway) the other 1/3 it won't start at all but has the same symptoms as after...
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    Transmission slipping

    Hi everyone, I just joined and I have a question for you'll. I have a 2005 Ford Explorer with 193000 miles and my transmission is slipping. Can anyone please provide me with any direction or action to make. Am I just low on fluid, or can it be fixed, or do I have to just replace the the...
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    Remote fob question

    Apoloogies in advance if I did not search enough through existing threads. 2005 EB V8. I lost my keys in the neighborhood and can erase and reprogram keys w/ Forscan. Anyone know if it is possible to disable the remote fobs and reprogram them. I hate the idea that someone may be able to unlock...
  19. J

    2005 Explorer. Broken shifter, part name, availability

    This image is just like the broken column shift on my daughter's 2005 Explorer. I know I can get the alloy part that links to the shift lever aftermarket, but the brass piece on the back side with the hard plastic ball is also damaged. Ford doesn't even seem to have a name for this part. My...
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    2005 Explorer XLT 4.0L Outside/Underhood A/C Clicking?

    Hey, I have a 2005 Explorer XLT 4.0L and when the A/C or fan is running, it still works perfectly, there is a clicking noise coming from under the hood. It sounds like lifters lightly clicking would sound like but when you turn the fan or A/C off, the sound immediately stops. Anyone have any...
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    Hi. Thanks for letting me join. I'm sure I'll find some great info here. I'm a second and third generation owner who is considering a fifth gen. My second gen was a manual tranny and I loved it. My third gen is new to me and I'm excited to have it. I'm the second owner and just bought it...
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    2005 Explorer Sport Trac for sale in Scotland.

    Hello everybody, Due to personal circumstances I have to sell my Explorer. is a 2005 Sport Trac XLT automatic with AutoGas conversion. Original US import (probably the only one of its kind in the UK), 1st reg. in UK in 2013. Well serviced and maintained. runs very well and has low mileage...
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    Remove Step Bars 2005 Exp XLT

    I have begun removing my rusted step-rails (bars). The 13 mm nuts came off just fine. Above these there are 13 mm bolts. The front and aft brace have only one bolt, the center brace has 2 bolts. As I back these out, they begin spinning freely as if the threaded backing plate or tack-welded nut...
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    2005 Mercury Mountaineer ABS Check Advtrac

    I have a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD. If I start on the road, and turn hard to the left or right, there is a loud whining noise and the car will disable abs and advtrac and drive normal. From what I have read this disengages the front axle and basically turns the car into a rear wheel drive...
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    PCM pin layout

    Hello fellow Explorer enthousiasts, I would very much like your assistance. I am in search of the a wiring diagram of a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Specifically looking for the wiring diagram of tye PCM pin layout. I would greatly appreciate any assistance in this matter... Kind...