As soon as it stops raining, I'll post mine....
Keep in mind that the 5th gen Explorer may not be quite the same as an '02 Mountaineer.Mine fit good. I got them off ebay. Rear ones had Ford logo on them, fronts didn't. They didn't come with instructions, and they came with different screws. They were coarse thread with a sharp point on the ends. Fronts I didn't drill as they tapped themselves into the plastic whith a screwdriver. Rears I drilled a small pilot hole. They tightened up real well. Other holes used existing hardware.
Yes, I used the 1/4" diameter drill-bit. You need to drill through the sheet-metal at the lower plastic ear location in order to fit the reusable fastener into the hole. Both reusable fasteners work fine at top and bottom. I should have shot a little clear caulk into the drilled out hole in order to seal off the area before inserting the fastener into the lower hole.
Sorry it took so long but here are the pics of front and back. These are the Weathertech. The first two pics are the front, the rest the rear. Took me 45 mins for all 4 wheels. Very simple and fit pretty close to perfect. The front has a plastic piece at the top that actually fits into the hole left from removing the plastic nuts that hold the fender guard in place. The other two screws fit exactly in the holes left after removing the plastic buttons (for lack of a better word). The same with the back only you just screw in the nuts with no large plastic or metal piece like the front. You can see how closely they fit the body. Not perfect but still good. I apologize for the dirt. Still lots of rain these days.Thanks, with all the issues people seem to be having with the OEM Ford Spash gaurd installs and gaps, I went with the Weathertech's myself. Just ordered them as I already have a few other items from them install in/on the truck. Would love to still see the photo's however when the weather is a bit better. Thanks.
You might need to get a small screwdriver to insert into the crack just to the side of where the phillips head fits. Then just turn the phillips head counter clockwise while prying gently and that piece should pop out a little. Then just pull the whole part out.
Here is what it looks like when you get it out
That's fine, but posts like #115 aren't going to win you many friends here. Members here try to help others where and when they can with whatever knowledge they may have.Well I was interested in explorers and wanted to read about them but haven't gotten any information that is useful. I can't talk in some fancy code and I'm not going to try to. so I have already left one website due to this but i came here first so I'm not going anywhere