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97 up explorers problems?


Junkyardexpress

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I'm thinking:icon_confused: about getting a 98-99 explorer sport:icon_bounceblue: and was wondering:icon_confused: about any issues :annoyed: and how to prevent them:icon_thumby:
 


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I've got a 99 V8 4 door. Most of my problems are either underbody rust or electrical related. When I got it the door locks didn't work, windows didn't operate correctly among others. Replaced a few switches, cleaned a few more out and most of that works pretty good most of the time. Now what's come up is the passenger side door lock isn't working. Again, I think it just needs to be cleaned/replaced with JY parts. Replacing the switches isn't too difficult and probably only cost a few dollars from the JY.

Another, more annoying, problem I have is that the left turn signal turns on sometimes with out even touching the blinker switch. Jiggle the hazard switch and it goes away. I think I just need to replace the multifunction (blinker) lever/switch and all will be well.

I think the previous owner lived on a dirt road a thousand miles from asphault so lots of dust got into the electrical system.

Mechanically, though, it's pretty good. Very few problems mechanically and it has over 223,000 miles on it.
 

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Im about to buy a 99 explorer sport with 77k miles for 3,777.00 I'm trying to get it with tax title and license for that price. I wont pay over 4k. It's red with grey exterior. My tranny went in ranger and I can't find a replacement. So switching over.
I'd assume same problems a 4.0 ranger would have as they are both OHV engines.
 

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I've got a 99 V8 4 door. Most of my problems are either underbody rust or electrical related. When I got it the door locks didn't work, windows didn't operate correctly among others. Replaced a few switches, cleaned a few more out and most of that works pretty good most of the time. Now what's come up is the passenger side door lock isn't working. Again, I think it just needs to be cleaned/replaced with JY parts. Replacing the switches isn't too difficult and probably only cost a few dollars from the JY.

Another, more annoying, problem I have is that the left turn signal turns on sometimes with out even touching the blinker switch. Jiggle the hazard switch and it goes away. I think I just need to replace the multifunction (blinker) lever/switch and all will be well.

I think the previous owner lived on a dirt road a thousand miles from asphault so lots of dust got into the electrical system.

Mechanically, though, it's pretty good. Very few problems mechanically and it has over 223,000 miles on it.
I almost pulled the front engine accessory drive off of a 97-01 V8 Explorer... on a whim I checked the milage and was blown away to see the mint body aside from a big hicky in the rear corner only had 203k on it.

I decided to grab the setup off one one with lower milage though...
 


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