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What did you do to your Explorer this weekend?

bcboy4ca

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I recently had the ABS light come on and have been having a weird growl/grind/hum coming from the front end so I decided to replace the front hub assemblies.

Once I got the truck into the garage and on 4 jack stands I figured why just do the wheel hubs, may as well do some maintenance so I did the following today...

1) Front Wheel Hub Assemblies
2) Drained Transfer Case - Filled with B&M Synthetic Trick Shift ATF
3) Drained Rear Diff - Filled with Royal Purple Synthetic 75w140 Gear Oil
4) Dropped Rear Driveshaft and greased slip shaft (no more clunk:thumbsup:)
5) New Energy Suspension Front End Links (passenger side was missing)
6) Drained Power Steering Fluid - Filled with B&M Synthetic Trick Shift ATF
7) Replaced all four shocks with KYB GR-2's - Excellent ride now:D


The only real PITA was replacing the rear shocks, 2hrs to remove the old ones and 15 minutes to put the new ones on:rolleyes:. Other than that is was an enjoyable day in the garage and the truck drives SO much better now.

So what did you do this weekend?
 


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bcboy4ca

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Got my totaled Ex out of the towing storage yard (at a huge expense) and got it into a neighbors backyard.

That sucks, are you going to be using it as a parts vehicle for your next Explorer?
 








ixiswaggerixi

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Installed a 3 inch body lift
 




tabezic

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took alitle trail ride with my mounty... one of my HID ballasts died.. drove to bass pro shop..haha
 




2TimingTom

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Nice thread! The Mazda forums I use to frequent had these and they'd turn into a several thousand replies type thread.

For me, I'm still technically considered stock, but soon to be moving into the modified category-
-Changed the fuel filter
-Dropped the transmission pan, changed the filter, cleaned the magnet, new gasket, added 4 qts of Merc V and a 10 oz bottle of Lubegard friction modifier.
-Hardwired my Escort Passport 8500 X50

This coming Friday will be a major wrenching day:
-install add-a-leaf to rear
-TT lift to match
-new Rancho RS5000 shocks all around

I've also got new rear brakes (rotors and pads) to install along with a new left front wheel bearing assembly.

tabezic- I was recently in Shelby Township for work. I was visiting a tooling vendor for a big project of ours.
 




bcboy4ca

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This coming Friday will be a major wrenching day:
-install add-a-leaf to rear
-TT lift to match
-new Rancho RS5000 shocks all around

When I did my add-a-leaf it was a pretty simple job and it got me half way to having a level truck. It lifted the rear end 1-1.5" but I started with 3" of sag so I made my own shackles and gained the other 1.5" that I needed.
 




bcboy4ca

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More then likely. I'll probably be posting it up for part here as well.

I just read your RIP thread, that sucks. It looked like you were well on your way to modding your truck. Time to get a new one and start over, glad your ok.
 




Kevin Barry

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Changed out rear wheel bearings and seals to rectify a noise. Winds up being the pinion bearings. Swapping out rear end next weekend.
 




tabezic

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2timingtom,

whatsur ex look like? i might have seen it. im alwais out and driving around. i might have seen it.
 




zukman

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We wheeled it at Truckhaven, hoping to see more of you out there next run.
 




Mounty 09

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Went froading at badlands park to try out the new transfer case!
 




corkey

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removed almost all of my front end , to check all the ball joints,tie rods,steering rack,and brakes.
while i was in there i took out my front diff to check my lift brackets to see if they were okay.
2 of the brackets were bent so i straightened them and than put it all back together, and now it is all straight,, ,
 




corkey

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and last night i put a ball joint in my aerostar , in 35 minutes..
 




sjtracer

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This weekend I took on the Rodriguez Canyon trail in Julian, CA with some friends...had a blast, they said it's LVL 5 in some places, but I'm too new to know the difference, either way I am stoked and had a blast.
 




zukman

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This weekend I took on the Rodriguez Canyon trail in Julian, CA with some friends...had a blast, they said it's LVL 5 in some places, but I'm too new to know the difference, either way I am stoked and had a blast.

So we will see you at the next Truckhaven run then correct?
 




2TimingTom

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2timingtom,

whatsur ex look like? i might have seen it. im alwais out and driving around. i might have seen it.

Not unless you were out and driving around in Colorado. I flew in. Had a Malibu rental P.O.S.
 




rjcooperss396

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Replaced a broken front axle from wheeling at Truckhaven.
 


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Keeper0311

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I just read your RIP thread, that sucks. It looked like you were well on your way to modding your truck. Time to get a new one and start over, glad your ok.

I just got myself a 2000 XLT 4x4. Going to be swapping over the mods. May see if the sport still runs, if so I'll throw her up, and see if anyone wants a "lightly used" Sport. :D
 




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