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    2017 and 2018 parts interchangeability

    Hey guys, would anyone happen to know if you can swap out exterior bits and pieces from the 2018 explorer to the 2017 ?
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    2013 Explorer XLT front grill for sale

    Like new, silver and grey original part. From 2013 XLT model. Looking to sell because I installed the sport grill on mine, and now it's just taking up space. Asking $40 plus shipping costs. Please message me at josephmharkins@gmail.com if interested.
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    lack of power - fuel pump going bad?

    I am stumped. I have an 05 explorer xlt, 4.0 SOHC V6 with 191K miles. With about 8K in repairs In the past 6 months I have replaced, the front wheel hub assemblies, rear tie rods, upper and lower ball joints, TRANSMISSION, replaced the fuel filter, oil change/air filter, had the throttle body...
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    Convert Basic stereo to Mach audio

    i have read through the threads and can’t find EXACTLY what I’m looking to have have answered. Most threads are how to fix things that are broken. I have a 2001 XLT with standard audio system. I have at my disposal a 2001 Eddie Bauer donor truck which has the premium audio system with fully...
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    New Colorado member '98 Explorer XLT 4x4

    Just wanted to say hello and thank you for the great forum. New Explorer owner from colorado. This isnt my first rig but my first Explorer. I am a little partial to the Bronco II but an explorer will do! I recently picked up a 1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 4.0 for next to nothing and plan on...
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    O/D light blinking Transmission Shop can't read codes

    I've got a 95 XLT 4.0 OHV 4x2, and the O/D light is blinking and it won't shift into overdrive. It didn't start flashing the O/D off light until one day when I was pulling a trailer with only a push lawn mower in it. (nothing heavy) I figured that connecting the trailer to the plug that supplies...
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    2017 Sport Rear Tail Lamp Assemblies

    Hi guys, Long time since I've been on the forum but I'm back with a question: Does anybody happen to know the part number for the 2017 sport tail light assemblies? I really like the smoked look on the sport tail lights vs the XLT tail lights. I know there are ford part sites, yet none of...
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    2WD vs 4WD Explorer XLT 2017?

    Hi All - We are considering buying a 2017 XLT 4WD instead of the 2WD which my wife prefers due to lower cost, better mileage, and less complexity, but I would like to take it to the snow and avoid chains. I would be grateful for answers to a few questions: - like many AWD SUVs, if a tire needs...
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    Was a Chevy/Dodge guy up until about a week ago

    So I was given a 2003 Ford Explorer XLT (Eddie Bauer edition) and I've always been a Chevy guy. It's all we've ever owned aside from an 01 taurus station wagon. I was born and raised in the rural east coast of North Carolina so Ford bashing was second nature. I absolutely love this SUV (aside...
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    Brand New Ford Explorer Owner, Newbie to Forum And Very Happy Owner

    Hi out there, The wife and I are proud owners of a new 2017 Ford Explorer 3.5L, not ecoboost (Not in the budget) XLT. Just picked it up on Friday, did a drive through the mountains, awesome, love it! We purchased this as we want to buy a camper to pull to hit the mountains this comming year...
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    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...
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    Brake Light and Rear Abs Light!!!

    So here about a month ago, i got in a small accident, rear ended someone only screwed up my bumper. Right afterwards my brake light and rear abs light have came on and stay on, brakes work great. Master cylinder is full, float moves, replaced the rear abs sensor (only has one in the rear...
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    Electronics Delay After startup

    Hello, I have a 2002 ford explorer XLT 4.6. After starting up my vehicle there is about a 10 second delay before any of the cab electronics work. This includes windows, radio, wipers. I replaced the ignition switch but it didn't have any effect. Any ideas?
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    Explorer 2004 4.0 XLT - Diagnostic Trouble Code E013

    Hi I switched my 2004 XLT Explorer's instrument cluster into diagnostic mode to monitor my coolant temp on a long hill climb towing my boat. Scrolling round the options, I spotted that the DTC section was showing an error E013 which remained after a stop/start cycle. At home I plugged in my...
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    2003 4.0 slight overheating issue?

    Hi everyone I have a '03 4.0l that for the better part of 6 months I've been fixing different problems on, coolant leaks being of them, and this is the latest in the saga. so at the end of may this year, my car developed a coolant leak. which was 'fixed' by reseating the thermostat o-ring which...
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    94 Bearhug survival thread

    Hey all, I've seen a lot of fun and entertaining build threads on the forum and thought it about time to contribute my own. But as I'm a broke college student the thread will be less about building it up, and more about keep it alive -- thus survival thread. Hoping ya'll can help me in this...
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    excited to be a forum member

    Proud owner of my first Ford. 2015 Explorer XLT V6 AWD Ingot Silver Appearance Package Black Leather Interior 2nd Row Bucket Seats WeatherTech floor mats and splash guards Autoventshade Bugflector II
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    1993 Explorer XLT - Garaged for ten years

    I’m new to the forum and reading all the experiences here has been super helpful. Short Version - What do you think of the engine sounds in these videos: Just inherited a 1993 Explorer XLT and have had a heck of a time trying to get running. I live in New York and the Explorer sat in my...
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    4.0L SOHC Resonator Delete

    Hey! I've been wondering if deleting the resonator on the V6 will make a big difference in sound, of course it won't have the big, mean sound of a V8, but I'd like my truck to be a bit louder than it is currently. What all would removing the resonator entail? I'd like to keep everything in front...
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    Learning the ropes

    A Year ago I purchased a 99 Explorer for myself. It's the first car I've purchased and not a hand me down. Before I had a 97 Lumina which was an absolute tank that just wouldn't die. Unfortunately it was totaled outside my house 2 months after I bought the X. I had planned on fixing up the X...
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    1993 Explorer XLT - Junk or?

    Hello. I've been a member of the Explorer Forum for years, and I have a 1993 Ford Explorer XLT that I am the second owner of. My step-dad was the original owner. It sat for about six months after I was hit on my motorcycle by a car. Since I ride a vintage motorcycle which, I restore myself...
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    2013 Explorer XLT Media Hub Lid Latch

    The Media Hub lid latch, the one that the says"Sync" on it in the upper middle console above the cup holders,has failed, the little spring that makes it actually latch, fell out of the latch itself. anyone have a remedy?
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    Noise coming from rear of '09 Escape

    Hi guys! I wasn't sure where to post this so if this is the wrong area please let me know. I have a Ford Escape 2009 XLT V6 FWD and I've started noticing that when I take sharp/hard turns left or right (but more so left) the back wheels on whichever side is holding the weight during that turn...
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    96 4.0 A.C. Question

    Hey guys so I have a 4.0 2wd 96 Explorer. Well, my a.c. has been acting up recently and there is a leak in the system because my a.c. keeps going hot after charging it. There is a hose that goes behind the engine that connects the Accumulator and the Compressor. That hose is cracked but I can't...