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    Need Advice 02 Ford Explorer high XLT V6 4.0 L

    Hello just bought my first car and glad it's Ford, had 261,000 miles on it , got it for $1,200 tagged running but it didn't pass smog so I had to fix the EGR , then last year on December I took it to the shop for a tune up , motor craft Sparks , new wires , oil, coolant , fuel filter , air...
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    Sohc 4.0 06 ex 303,000 do you think I should get a new motor or fix stock

    its been in my family since 2008 my grandma recently handed it down to me 303,000 and honestly it’s got a lot wrong with it but idk if I should fix the engine or buy a new one. loud exhaust thinking gasket. Found oil this morning up under top intake manifold in between heads idk? Don’t think I...
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    How many miles does your 5th gen Explorer have?

    Wanted to start a thread with everyone posting their miles. Please state your year and engine as well. 2018 Platinum 3.5 EcoBoost 527 miles On our first road trip with her now in Florida, loving it.
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    Getting great MPG over 200K miles

    Hello I have a 2004 4.6 explorer with a little over 200K on it. Currently getting around 20 mpg at 70mph cruise control and wanted to see if anyone has any tips on getting a few more miles to the gallon. I use Mobil 1 high mileage, just changed front and rear diff fluid, transfer case fluid, air...
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    4.0 SOHC. Replace timing or Not?

    I have a RWD, 2001 ford explorer sport, with the 4.0 SOHC engine, that has about 195k miles on what I assume is the original trans and engine. I inherited the truck from my late mother. I have put the last 15-20k miles on it with minor issues but now I have a nice clear rattle at cold start from...
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    Front noise at high speed/pulling right

    Ok so I’ve been having issues with a combination of pulling to the right, shaking at higher speeds, and a whum whum sound that has a regular rhythm. Been chasing this gremlin for a little while but am getting tired of throwing money at it (more specifically the wife is getting tired of it) and...
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    Need opinions, looking at buying an Ecoboost Explorer!

    I haven't done an introduction yet but to keep it short, I work at a Ford dealer and I have been looking at getting my wife an Explorer and trading her RX300 for a bit and I'm at a point where it makes sense now. We just traded in a 2012 Explorer Limited with just about everything you could get...
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    High Mileage Explorer for Long Road Trip. Thoughts/suggestions?

    First off, Hello everyone! Excited to be part of a cool community of car owners :) Okay, so I am planning on taking a long road trip (Saint Louis to Pensacola, then to Sarasota) in my 200 Explorer XLT. I'm usually not one to worry about my car making it, but I haven't ever driven it this far...
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    High mileage ranger life estimate

    Hi - I'm new to Ford Rangers. I bought a 2000 Ranger 2WD long bed. It has 237,000 miles on it. Is the car middle age, close to the end or just getting started. Transmission was DIY rebuilt (says the prior owner) about 4K miles ago Thanks
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    1992 Explorer Transmission issues

    I have a 1992 Ford Explorer 4x4 that starts off fine when its cold but after it warms up the transmission fails. Is this just a maintenance issue or does it have to be replaced?
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    High Mileage Road Trip

    Hey everyone, I have an '02 Mounty with nearly 140k miles. I am the second owner and have had regular maintenance on the car for the last year. I've never ha a high mileage car before, and need to know if it's a bad idea to take a 300 mile road trip in warm weather (mid 70's). I plan to...
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    2002 XLT 200K+ miles, still worth it?

    So I may be in possession of a Black 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD 4DR, it has 200K+ miles on it, mainly freeway driven between San Diego & Orange County, free from a family member, just need to pay insurance and registration. So my question is, is it worth making it look cool, like a prerunner...