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1992 Ford Explorer Overview
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Based on 22 reviews
In its second year of production, the 1992 Ford Explorer added just one option: 1992's buyers had the choice between automatic and five-speed manual transmission. That was the good news. The bad news was an engine redesign that resulted in a loss of horsepower; the '92 Explorer's 4.0 liter V-6 engine now delivered only 145 horsepower.
Trim choices were the same as the previous year, with Sport, XL, XLT, and Eddie Bauer trims available. Two-door and four-door models were offered, and buyers could select either four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.
The '92 Ford Explorer was marketed to people looking for a sport-utility vehicle with off-road capabilities. The size and heft of the new SUV were among its chief selling points. Fuel economy was not a priority, but the new engine did offer slightly better mileage than the previous year's; the 1992 Explorer got between 15 and 17 mpg city, and 19 and 22 mpg highway, depending on model.
Recalls were less of a problem for the 1992 Ford Explorer than for the previous year's models. You'll find a lot of these on the road even today, still praised by their owners for their rugged reliability.
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Ford Explorer Questions
Strange Things An Obd1
why does my 1992 4.0 explorer run so badly until I hook up a obd1 reader and if I leave the reader hooked up while it is running the vehicle runs beautifully and if I then unhook the reader it dies w...
Were Would I Put Gear Oil In My 1992 Ford Explorer 4×4
4.0 Engine Swap
I have a 92 4x4 explorer automatic with the 4.0. Its got some rods knocking pretty good. Today i was given a 91 ranger 5 speed 2x4 with the 4.0. I'm wanting to put the motor from the ranger into the...
Is There A Fuel Reset On A 92 Ford Explorer Fuel Pump?
Is there a reset button on the fuel pump on a 92 Ford Explorer?