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  1. willzilla

    2nd Gen Projector with HIDs Conversion

    I swapped out my OEM headlights from my 2000 Ford Explorer XLT for some cheap "projector" headlight housings I found on eBAY. They came with halogens so I also modified and converted in some H1 HID headlights into the housings. Filmed most of the process 2+ years ago and just found the...
  2. A

    External Oil Leak from Head?

    Hey guys. To start I've guy a 98 OHV that's leaking a good amount of oil. Constant drip at running pretty much. Dripping from the mating between Engine and Transmission. I had believed it was all from the Rear main and replaced that months ago (horrible job to do alone). That helped the leak a...
  3. MM.4x4.Explorer

    Matthew (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...
  4. S

    First time Transmission flush questions for an m50d manual

    Hey guys I absolutely love my 96 manual explorer and have done a ton of work to it this year and would love to keep it. Since I bought the truck 6 years ago I've always had a hard time shifting into 1st especially when it's cold or hasn't been driven for a bit. Lately my other gears especially...
  5. T

    2001 EXP SPORT FRONT END SWAP TO 2ND GEN EXP.

    Hi there everybody! Besides being new on the forum, I'm also new on anything related to Explorers, I've had 2 2nd gens so far and have loved them. My question is: Do any of you know if as the thread says: "swap a 98 front end to a 2001 exp sport"? Been looking around for information but nothing...
  6. A

    Radiator Mod to increase ground clearance?

    Hello everyone! I've just finished installing a tube bumper that doesn't come down as low as the stock bumper. I plan to install a skid plate and the radiator sticks out about 4 or 5 inches below the frame rail. Not only making it a clearance issue, but also being an extremely important yet...
  7. F

    Limited mudflaps

    Hey guys just wondering if I could find these mudflaps there's a limited 2nd gen. That has these really cool mudflaps that have the white ford emblem and then it says Explorer under it
  8. J

    Explorer enthusiast, just joined, former Ford master technician

    Hey everyone, my name is Justin and I’m from Bailey Colorado, now living in Fort Collins Co. I’ve been a Ford guy my whole life with a special love for the older Ford Explorers. I have a 1996 xlt which is fairly modified and a stock 1995 xl that I rebuilt the transmission in. Been driving the...
  9. R

    Disappearing Windshield Washer Fluid

    My washer fluid will stay full for a few days, then seemingly immediately go empty. A little is left in the bottom of the reservoir, but not enough for the pumps to get it. Is there a common breaking/leaking point on these Explorers? There is not visible leaks and nothing comes out the bottom...
  10. Brian Middleton

    4.0 SOHC Timing Noise

    I've had my 1999 Explorer 4.0 SOHC professionally rebuilt with the stipulation that I would have to install the timing components myself - which I did using the OTC timing kit and a new timing kit with balance shaft tensioner and chain from Evergreen (which is apparently not worth buying) and...
  11. D

    Thanks for the add!

    I'm not an Explorer owner anymore, but I'd like to be again. I used to own a VERY capable 97 Eddie Bauer with a 4.0 SOHC, 5spd automatic, 4x4 with 4.10 gears. I sold it when the family was tight on money. When we're not quite so tight, I want to get a similar model. I was looking into the...
  12. I

    Squeaking when turning after just starting up.

    Alrighty, here's the lay down. I just replaced the front wheel bearings, but still nothing different about the squeaking. I suppose I should have been smarter about it, since it has just come to my attention that the noise is not supposed to happen when going over speed bumps too. Mechanic...
  13. W

    Cruise Control issues 1997 Merc Mounty

    My cruise control isn't working, no surprise there it seems. Has never worked in my ownership. Replaced the cutoff switch and still nothing. I found a post on Ford Forums Online http://www.fordforumsonline.com/threads/self-test-cruise-control-check-engine.1486/ with the cruise control self...
  14. P

    charging system fiasco

    This truck is driving me out of my mind. Ive got a new alternator new battery, fusible links are good fuses are good, replaced terminals, im getting no charge and my battery light is on. Ive tested EVERYTHING. When i put the new battery in it was running at 14 or so volts, checked at alt yellow...
  15. mfitz725

    Question about repair manuals

    I've always had good results using my Haynes Manual on my 1st Gen Exp. It does not seem to be nearly as thorough with my 2nd Gen vehicle. In fact I find it sorely lacking in 2nd Gen info and for sure pictures and illustrations especially when a 4x4 is involved. I've heard that the Chilton...
  16. B

    1999 Explorer Transfer Case Leak

    Hi, I have a 1999 Explorer V8 AWD and I have a leak coming from the front of the transfer case. I was hoping to get some ideas on what the issue could be and how I would go about fixing it. Would there be any harm in just topping off the oil every once in a while and just let it leak? I've also...
  17. H

    Bushings for Aftermarket Shackles?

    Was wanting to order the Warrior shackles to give my Explorer a little bit of lift in the back end. The problem is is that I can't seem to find the bushings for sale anywhere. Not sure if my existing bushings are still good or not. I was wanting to just go ahead and replace all with new. I was...
  18. T

    For Sale New 2nd Gen 5.0 Radiator (TYC)

    New, unused, but has sat out of box in a (clean) barn with plugs over fluid ports. Some very small 'dents' in the cooling fins, but nothing that would affect operation. Comes with adapters and radiator cap, will cut off before shipping. $50 shipped, OBO. PM for pictures
  19. N

    5r55e case wear

    Does anyone have a servo bore repair kit they would be willing to ship to me? I would be more than happy to cover the shipping costs and the bushings. Thanks.
  20. A

    Gen 1 Intake Plenum on 2nd Gen OHV

    Can anyone verify for me that a Gen 1 aluminum intake plenum will fit my 98 OHV? I've heard that the smooth plastic from the Gen 2 may flow better, but I'd really like to convert it to the metal intake both for quality/"Metal! H*ll Yeah!". I'd likely paint it and maybe some light porting. Any of...
  21. E

    Completely stock 2nd Gen, want bigger tires and a lift!

    Completely lost on where to begin, I want to fit maybe some 33s on it, I was thinking a 3" lift, my mind says suspension if the but my wallet says body lift I would really love for my Explorer to look like this one, any help would be appreciated!
  22. A

    2nd Gen Tow Hooks, My Solution

    I know others have touched on the topic of tow hooks, but I figured my solution might help others and I think it looks great. (Plus this will let me test out imgur) I purchased my hooks off an Expedition and F150 at the junk yard and used hot rolled steel as spacers to drop them to whatever...
  23. Everett PHX

    Need bolts any advice welcome

    I have a 2001 explorer I'm in the middle of doing the v6 to v8 swap. Over the very long course of this (my buddy deployed and the project went stagnant for a while) anyways bolts were lost and some were not labeled or have been separated from the labels. The next main things I need put on that I...
  24. V

    REAR Upper Shock Mount BROKEN

    The rear upper shock mounts snapped in half. A repair has been attempted but it snapped again. Currently it is being held together by two bolts with a piece of aluminum. After off roading the bar loosened and started sagging again and this is when I figured out the shocks were blown so i jacked...
  25. M

    Towing

    Does anyone have any suggestions on a good trailer hitch for a 96 XLT 4.0 that's not too pricey? I'd be pulling most likely a tilt trailer (I don't have a trailer yet) with up to 2 quads and a dirtbike on it for about 45 minutes each way to a riding spot.
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