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Best Suv For The Price. by Edward
 — Full size SUV, second year Explorer was built was '92, meant by ford to replace the Bronco. While Explorers have a rust problem, mine has little to none because of a lifetime warranty that we got thr... Read More
Best Suv For The Money. by Edward
 — Full size SUV, second year Explorer was built was '92, meant by ford to replace the Bronco. While Explorers have a rust problem, mine has little to none because of a lifetime warranty that we got thro... Read More
It Is A Fair Car For Being Old,do Not Forget Is A Ford,and Ford S Good Like Gmc by Janeth
 — Performance,acceleration,breaking good,doen't handle so good maybe because is an old truck,it was built to last wich is best quality in Ford's vehicles,lately had needed some repairs plus I changed sc... Read More

1992 Ford Explorer Overview

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1992 Ford Explorer

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

dbwhipple
25

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 ...

302 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)
dbwhipple
25

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 ...

117 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)
frick1962
0

Whining In The Manual Transmission

whining in the transmission only in 1st 2nd 3rd gears

311 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)
dbwhipple
25

Vacuum Modulater

where is the transmission vacuum modulater

77 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)
fpags
0

Crank Pulley

do you have to take the crank pulley off then the harmonic balancer or do they come off together?

1,338 views with 2 answers (last answer 8 years ago)