An available premium package included air conditioning, cruise control, a pop-up moonroof, and more. A small price to pay? You could also have the Mazda-sourced five-speed manual transmission with the V6, but that was only offered for the first model year, after which all Explorers were built only with the five-speed automatic. The 1991 Ford Explorer was launched with great fanfare as the company's first entry into the then-new sport utility vehicle market. When I changed the plugs and did the seafoam thing I did clean the throttle body real good. With an all-new, sixth-gen Ford Explorer set to debut ahead of the 2019 , let's look back at the five generations it took to get us to this point. I checked the throttle plate and spring they both look go ,plate closes tight ,throat still clean.
The highway was flooded on the shoulders with several inches of rain. Passengers will also benefit with best-in-class second- and third-row headroom. First, it'll have more power in the form of an EcoBoost 2. As long as it continues to send data within the range the ecm expects to see about 1. Over the years, the Explorer has changed quite a bit and faced new competition, and is readying a face-lift of the current model for the 2016 model year a 2014 Explorer Sport is pictured above. Firestone Controversy Despite its popularity with consumers, controversy surrounded first- and second-generation Ford Explorers and related Mazda Navajo and models - a Mountaineer is pictured here and the factory-installed Firestone tires.
Ford Tech also gets a major upgrade. Inside, the interior was noticeably improved, and Roll Stability Control, canopy airbags, and other adaptive safety devices improved safety. The Explorer is certainly not sexy-looking. You said you changed the plugs. The oil pressure sending unit on the 4.
If anybody knows or has any others ideas please pass them along Pete. Initially only available in four-wheel drive, a rear-drive model was introduced in 1992. The V-6 is mated to a five-speed automatic, while the V-8 is mated to a six-speed automatic. Afterall, it is a Truck, with a powerful truck engine. Despite its premium price, it was slower than the 3. There was a lot more power under the hood, too.
The odds on a hybrid Explorer are significantly lower. The first Explorer derived directly from the Ford Ranger pickup truck and was criticized for poor handling. It was splashing up above the hood and I didn't have any trouble whatsoever. It doesn't seem like much, but the difference between 700 and 950 idle can make a difference. Leg and head room is abundant. Initially a trim level, the Explorer Sport eventually became its own model.
That's much better than the gas-guzzling 2010 Explorer. On my Ranger, a weak return spring was causing the throttle to stick partially open. Otherwise, you will erase valuable diagnostic information. Fifth Generation: 2011-2015 Ford Explorer Based on a modified sedan's unibody chassis and transverse engine layout, the fifth-generation Ford Explorer received significant changes from prior generations. It's torquey off the line, responsive to throttle input, and powerful enough to make passing a relatively quick operation. In its first year, it sold 140,509 units.
I commute 40+ miles 6 days wk. I'm not familiar with the flex fuel module, but if it were malfunctioning, that could cause a drop in mileage. Third Generation: 2002-2005 Ford Explorer No longer based on the , the third-generation Ford Explorer went under an extensive redesign. Driver overreaction to the blowout was also considered a contributing factor in the rollovers. Putting one in a truck was a bad idea.
The Explorer also came in a well-known, two-tone Eddie Bauer trim -- a tie-in with the outdoorsy clothing store. Defective temp sensors can really screw things up. If it does not see a big enough difference, it sets a Catalyst Efficiency code P420,etc. If you need the size and durability, though, the roomy Ford Explorer may be the vehicle for you. During the first four months of 1991, every Ford car and truck model was down in sales compared to the same period last year. The largest engine was a V-6, while turbocharged four-cylinders would become available later.
The more off-road-inclined I-Beam front suspension was replaced with a new, independent wishbone setup, but a live axle still resided out back. The Explorer's all-time low of 52,190 sales came in 2009 -- roughly a tenth of what sales were at their peak nine years earlier. Both transmissions are equipped with overdrive. That's the new Explorer's available 10. Check to see how many gallons it took to fill up, and then look at how many miles you drove. The 2006 Explorer grew about 4 inches longer and 1.
While the '91 to '94 Explorer was an immediate hit, the Navajo, unfortunately, never really resonated with buyers. Called the Navajo, it was based off the Explorer Sport, meaning that it was only offered with two doors. With cargo space up 6. The Explorer's exterior design also put more distance between itself and the Ranger. I ended up swapping parts between 2 different throttle bodies to get one good one.