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  1. R

    Mysterious/Annoying Rear Passenger Ceiling Noise

    Hi, all. Has anyone else noticed a noise coming from the rear passenger side's ceiling whenever the vehicle is in motion? I've noticed it more since the weather has become colder (our new Explorer was delivered in May 2023 when it was much warmer) and especially when the SUV body 'flexes' over...
  2. B

    Why no Ex Love from Ford in Commercials?

    I watch a lot of college football which btw is the only tme I see Ford commercials. The Built Ford Tough commercial currently being featured has no Explorer. I just dont understand how even internal to Ford why the opinion of the Ex has fallen so far from the 2nd Gen Ex to the 6th Gen Ex.
  3. T

    2006 Ford Explorer 4.0 Fuel Pump Wiring Issue

    I recently replaced the Fuel Pump in a 2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0. It ran briefly and then the fuel pump stopped coming on when I turn on the key - no sound / no start. I replaced the Fuel Pump Driver Module and that seemed to do it for a day then once again a no start - could not get the...
  4. T

    2006 Ford Explorer Starts with starting fluid and runs fine won't start on it's own cold

    I have replaced the Throttle Body, fuel rail sensor, fuel pump regulator, MAF sensor, fuel filter, fuel pump relay in the fuse box, and the air filter. The engine cranks but will not start cold unless I use starting fluid. Once it starts it runs great, smooth, lots of power and no issues and I...
  5. C

    1993 AC Problems

    So I picked up a 1993 Explorer XLT 4x4 without functioning air conditioning. The compressor clutch won’t engage at all when the AC is pressed. Here is what I have troubleshot so far. 1. The system was near empty so I charged it up to full with coolant. 2. Tested for leaks, and there are none...
  6. willzilla

    For Sale 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0 AWD Modified w/Torque Monster Headers & More!

    For sale is my modified 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0 v8 AWD. I need something reliable and cheap for my kids to drive. I'm out of time and patience working on the Xploder, sadly. Located in New Braunfels Texas (between Austin and San Antonio). I've worked on this car on and off for many years...
  7. M

    2021 Explorer Limited, a couple of problems.

    I am the owner of a 2021 explorer limited AWD with barely 12,500 miles, since I bought the vehicle in December 2021 it has had problems filling the vehicle with fuel, sometimes it could do it several times a month or even last months without the problem occurring, a few months ago it began to...
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    “LED Look” Taillights

    I recently saw these taillights listed on eBay and decided to give them a try as I doubt anyone will ever make full LED taillight assemblies for second gen explorers. These taillights still use bulbs but the lens makes it look like an LED assembly. Running light: Brake light: Side...
  9. N

    Ps pump possible upgrade

    I ran across the other day that 2008-2010 power stroke ford pickups use a c3 ps pump similar to the 4.0/5.0 explorers, but with slightly higher pressure and more flow. According to cardone, at idle the PSD pump outs out 1.4-1.6 gpm idle, 1675 max psi and 1875 psi relief pressure. The 4.0 pump...
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    Broken Ground Strap - Hood

    My headlights and interior lights have had a slight flicker for a while which has gotten worse recently. I think this broken ground strap may be the problem. Has anyone changed this before? Unfortunately it’s riveted to the hood so I can’t remove it easily. I see a hole were I could try to...
  11. M

    2017 Limited issues after battery and alternator replacement

    2017 ford explorer limited 3.5L V6 Just yesterday I had both my battery and alternator replaced and the battery light flashes charging system service. When I drive the battery light goes off and on, and the car never loses power. However I do notice my interior lights flicker a bit and when my...
  12. E

    FS - 2009 Explorer XLT - Leather, 3rd Row, Moonroof - San Diego, CA Area

    2009 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 – 2WD - Located in the San Diego, CA area. Excellent condition in and out, 114k miles, full power and well optioned – LEATHER SEATS WITH THIRD ROW, MOONROOF, Bluetooth/SYNC/Sirius/CD/MP3, Power Seat, Heated Seats, Tilt, Adjustable Pedals, Keypad Entry. This has...
  13. M

    Extender e brake cable/ replacement

    Hey yall, i have a lifted first gen and need a part number for my e brake cable, i had to cut it when i lifted it, skyjacker 6” lift, cut the intermediate cable because it was dragging, 93x 2dr sport
  14. E

    Lift gate opening and closing on its own

    2020 ford explorer xlt I was out of town for work and my fiancé told me the lift gate was opening and closing on its own. When I got home my vehicle was dead so after boosting it the problem continued. I drove it around for awhile and kept getting system reboot messages so I tried to shut it...
  15. P

    Need help in choosing brakes - 2017 Sport

    Hello, I will have to change the brakes, for now only on the rear. I have a 2017 Explorer Sport (3.5 ecoboost) ADW with the towing package. Therefore, I suppose that I will have larger discs (352mm once rear 345mm.) I would like to ask for two options of discs and pads - better and...
  16. J

    New to community, 2017 Explorer XLT

    JT here, original owner of a 2017 Ford Explorer. Made some small mods here and there to customize, pretty happy with the look. Recently had an issue though and was hoping to get some suggestions. Went to replace the stock emblems with led light up emblems but before I was able to connect them...
  17. Mr_Fruffles

    2011-2019 Mud Flaps/Splash Guards with black handle covers for sale

    Never used any of them, see photos for condition. Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking for $50 plus shipping for everything. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know!
  18. P

    Explorer 2017 Sport 3.5eb

    Hello, as I have an Explorer Sport 3.5 Ecoboost, I began to wonder if parts for this model fit from other models such as XLT, Limited, etc. I would like to know if body parts (bodywork, mounts), chassis parts (springs, stabilizers, etc.) and parts fit engine (it is known that it is ecoboost...
  19. E

    2002 Explorer XLT no start

    Hey y’all! So I’m at a loss and hoping you guys can help! I have a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6 with around 195,000 miles on it. Truck was running great! My wife ran across town(5 miles roughly) to get the in laws and on her way home she stopped at a red light and when she went to take off the...
  20. C

    Weather Tech Floor Liners? Second Gen X?

    I'm putting some money into my 2000 Explorer, and decided I want to be like the cool kids with their stupid crossovers and car payments, but without the unibody construction, transverse drivetrain, or car payments. I'm gonna do that by getting some of those cool WeatherTech floor liners. In...
  21. P

    99 explorer climate control

    it hasn’t worked since I bought the truck but randomly it’ll pop on a couple lights Nothing works on it though, no heat or cold air, no vent direction. Seeming like maybe I should just replace the whole unit at this point ??
  22. J

    Engine Coolant Light On

    I have a 2020 Ford Explorer XLT with about 25,000 miles on it. This morning I went to use the remote start on the app to warm up the car. When I went to the garage to get in, my garage was filled with smoke and a rotten egg/sulfur smell. (yes the garage door was open and it was about 12 degrees...
  23. willzilla

    How to: Replace Steering Wheel Buttons on a 98-01 Ford Explorer!

    Does your steering wheel cruise control buttons in your 95-01 Ford Explorer look like a broken sad mess? Sticky, nasty, or completely MIA?? No problem! Get those old and busted buttons out and the new hotness buttons in place quickly and easily! The replacement of these steering wheel cruise...
  24. E

    3.5L Ecoboost: Cold Start Noise

    I could use some help. 2017 Explorer Sport 3.5L Ecoboost with 100K miles. The engine makes a rattling sound on cold start and goes away after 1-2 seconds. No noise made on any further starts through the day. Seems to repeat every morning on 1st start. Unsure if this is related... on...
  25. S

    First off-road rig! 2nd Gen Explorer

    Howdy y’all! My name is Skippy and I am located for the time being in Riverton, Utah! Soon to be St. George, Utah! All my friends have crawlers, I’ve always been the one hitching a ride with someone, but now I have my own vehicle that I can take off reading! I recently purchased a 2000 Ford...