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#1095 of 6385 To newxman ~ re RPM readings
Dec 13, 2001 (4:03 pm)
OK, I was out banging down the Freeway yesterday and here are the readings I got for my Explorer. (1997, V-8, AWD, 3.73 rearend) With O/D engaged at 60 Mph, about 2,100RPM, at 70 Mph about 2,400RPM and at 80Mph about 2,600RPM. Without O/D engaged at 80Mph, I was at 3,600RPM.
There are a lot more V-6 Ford Explorers out there than there are V-8's, so someone should be responding to you shortly that has a V-6, I would hope.
Dec 13, 2001 (6:16 pm)
Hey, I had a 2000 XLT 6cyl SOHC . I would tell what the RPM were but the piece of junk wouldnt idle after 40k miles, so I couldnt get it out of the driveway,
#1097 of 6385 buying a used explorer
Dec 13, 2001 (6:37 pm)
My niece wants to buy a 1991 ford explorer 4wd sport with 100,000 miles (asking $3200). What is the typical life of explorer transmission?? She can't afford to get stuck with a car with alot of repairs needed. Thanks!
#1098 of 6385 buying a used ford explorer
Dec 13, 2001 (6:45 pm)
my niece wants to buy a 1991 explorer4wd sport with 100,00 miles for $3200. What's the typical life of an explorer transmission? She can't afford alot of repair bills.
Dec 13, 2001 (9:41 pm)
Dont let her. 91 was a bad transmission year. Unless it has already been done I would stay away from it. The ohv v6 motors seem to be good and last a long time if taken care of. But still, there is potential for problems with this year such as brakes, bairings and the like. Have her spend a little extra and have a mechanic look it over if she has to have it.
#1100 of 6385 Don't do it...that sounds expensive
Dec 13, 2001 (11:36 pm)
A soon to be 11 year old 2 door truck for $3200? That is a steep price. I bet if you shopped around and haggled you could get a "Generation II" (1995?) Sport for not much more money.
PS...My brother in law just got rid of his 1992 Sport, it was a gem up until about a year ago and then a lot of different things started to go on it.
Dec 17, 2001 (7:01 am)
'00 Explorer with 4.0L OHV V6, 5-speed auto...
While out on the highway yesterday tried to get some readings...
I did not disengage overdrive to see what effect that had.
#1102 of 6385 Friends Explorer Problem
Dec 17, 2001 (9:38 am)
My friend has a 95(I think) Ford Explorer Limited Edition. It has just recently developed a problem with the idling when it starts up. The problem is when you just start it up it idles to about 3500rpm. After a while it will drop down to normal but that is about 5-10 mintues later. It will do it every time he starts it up even if it has been running all day. Since it is idling so high, when he shifts it out of park it sort of snaps and jerks which cant be good for his tranny. Any idea's as to what the problem is?
BTW about 5000 miles ago he just had a used motor put in after he drove though a huge water hole and ruined the motor he had in it.
Dec 20, 2001 (10:40 am)
My 1998 Explorer has a noise in the front end on the drivers side everytime you go over something rough. It's a dull popping noise. Had it in the shop and they replaced the rack and pinion which took care of the slopiness in the steering wheel but I still have the popping noise. When I bring it in they say everything is tight and of course can't duplicate the problem. HELP!
#1104 of 6385 Popping noise...
Dec 20, 2001 (10:48 am)
Hi...I also went through a nightmare with a popping noise on my '00 Explorer. Mine was more in the vicinity of my driver's door latch, though.
The dealer worked on it 5 times, the fifth appointment had them keeping the truck for 17 days. They finally realigned the B-Pillar, refinished the B-Pillar, and welded the body seams. This eliminated my noise. However, it is gradually loosening up again and I have a sinking feeling it is going to come back.
I may just trade the truck by year end to take advantage of the special financing that is available for the rest of the year. It is sad to see a vehicle's integrity deteriorate as much as my Explorer's has over the past few months. My truck only has ~17,000 miles on it, but when going over a bump you would think it had more like 57,000. For what these things cost they should have better structural integrity and build quality. I guess my relationship with my Explorer has been love/hate. No in-between.