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1992 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
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
I Have A Knocking In The Top Of The Engine, Would That Come From The Camsha...
I have had top end engine noise. I have changed out the rocker arms and push rods. That helped with the chatering but there is a knocking noise. I suspect it's coming from the lifters/camshafts. What ...
What Is A Good Way To Tell Which Cylinder Is Missing When The Tester Says T...
I just changed out the rocker arm assembly and push rods. It is still making a lot of top end noise and is missing on at least one or two cylinders. The spark plug wire tester indicates spark getting ...
Whining In The Manual Transmission
whining in the transmission only in 1st 2nd 3rd gears
where is the transmission vacuum modulater
do you have to take the crank pulley off then the harmonic balancer or do they come off together?