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Oct 25, 2003 (5:22 pm)
Not sure about the warranty aspect, but I'm surprised that the leather would be that weak.
I currently own a 1997 Explorer Limited with 52k on it and the leather all through the truck is in excellent condition, including the driver's side seat. Not too bad considering its an Alaskan truck.
Must be the new *cost cutting* leather that Ford is using these days. Seems things just get cheaper and cheaper while vehicle prices get more and more expensive.
#2210 of 6385 I had a '99 and a '97 then '95 before that
Oct 25, 2003 (5:28 pm)
and you are right...the leather was indeed thicker than this paperthin stuff now.
#2211 of 6385 Starting problems in 91 Explorer
Oct 25, 2003 (10:55 pm)
Hi guys. I need your help.
My friend has a 1991 Explorer, V8, auto trans, Eddie Bauer ed. The SUV starts up fine and runs great but if you stop and turn off the engine (for example, to buy gas), you will not be able to turn it on again until about 15-30 minutes later. This problem only happens when the SUV is driven for a while and then turned off. It always starts up fine after it sits for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Does anyone else have this problem or know what the problem is and if there's an easy (cheap) fix for it?
Oct 25, 2003 (11:09 pm)
I highly doubt that its a V8, they didn't put a V8 in until I believe 96 or 97. Probably a 4.0L V6, OHV, ok engine for the most part.
Might want to have it checked for stored codes in the computer, good place to start I guess.
Oct 26, 2003 (4:02 am)
I suspect this is a fuel leak down problem caused by the fuel pressure regulator. These regulators normally bypass a lot of fuel back to the tank so a tiny leak doesn't affect the running of the engine or the fuel pressures. Some of these suffer from uneven wear when the spring isn't centered. This tiny leak causes a bubble to form in the fuel rail of a hot engine. Try this next time. Turn the key on for 3 seconds without starting then off. Repeat this 4 times then start the engine. If this works better, chances are it is the regulator. Part is about $90 and two bolts remove it.
#2214 of 6385 I suspect it is a 2001 model, and the writer
Oct 26, 2003 (7:51 am)
said 1991 by mistake. My brother has a 2000 Limited V8 that had this problem. After 3 trips to the dealer, they ended up having to replace the entire fuel system from the fuel tank on up. It's a fairly common problem and has been well documented by now.
Oct 26, 2003 (8:24 am)
Hmmmm, that doesn't sound like fun. I was sooo hoping it was NOT a V8, especially since I have one.
Mine on occation will be a tad hard starting after a fill up or after shuting it off and then restarting it soon after. Its the worst if parked on an incline. I have always just chalked it up to be a bit fussy. Hopefully I don't end up with a no start condition, my truck is pretty reliable thus far and I'd love to keep it that way.
Oct 26, 2003 (12:35 pm)
Had to laugh when I thought of my experience. I bought a 97 Explorer at auction and went to buy an air filter after picking it up. Tried to install the new filter in the parking lot and it wouldn't fit. Brought the old filter in to match this time. The parts counter guy told me I had a V8 engine and gave me that goofy look. I thought maybe I didn't look at this too close before I bought it. Just Ford in their random parts change of the week. Gee, I wish I had that V8.
Oct 26, 2003 (1:29 pm)
When I bought my 97 Explorer I was under the impression it was a V6 which was fine by me, however, after the deal was made over the phone (I basically bought it sight unseen) the used car manager told me it was a V8/AWD.
I wasn't thrilled, but now I'm glad, its been excellent and still manages to average 18 mpg.
Oct 26, 2003 (6:51 pm)
Whoops! I said V8, but you're right, it is a V6. I guess I automatically thought it was an 8 since it was an Eddie Bauer special edition. And it IS a 1991 Explorer (12 years old with over 100,000 miles on it).
Thanks for your advice everyone. I will print this page out and give it to my friend on Monday. ^_^