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1996 Ford Explorer Overview
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The 1996 Ford Explorer model year brought the engine up to the standard set by the previous year's exterior redesign. An optional new 4.9 liter V-8 engine put out 210 horsepower, which brought the SUV well into the high-performance class; buyers could also choose the older 4.0 liter V6, 160-horsepower engine.
Trims available included the two-door Sport model, the two-door and four-door XL and XLT models, the four-door Eddie Bauer, and the four-door Limited edition. All trims, except the Limited, were available in a choice of four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.
The '96 Ford Explorer continued to appeal to families looking for a roomy, comfortable sport-utility vehicle. Cargo space was a big selling point: the 1996 Explorer provided 42.6 cubic feet with its rear seats up, and a whopping 81 cubic feet with rear seats folded down.
Once again, the '96 Explorer was the sales champion for its market niche, with more than 300,000 vehicles shipped. Drivers love their Explorers' durability and space a lot more than they love their gas mileage; the new engine offered even less fuel efficiency than before, yielding just 14 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, while the old engine continued to provide 15-18 mpg city, 20-23 mpg highway, depending on model.
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Ford Explorer Questions
96 Explorer Transmission
1996 ford explorer 4r55e transmission. Where is the transmission control solenoid located in the transmission?
Shifted Out Of 2wd On My 96 Exporer And Now I Can't Get It To Do Anything
Sitting still, I shifted out of 2wd to 4wlow and it acted like it was in neutral. Tried shifting back into 2wd and nothing. With motor running, shifted the transmission into park and it sounded like...
How Do I Verify Whether A Blower Motor Is Bad, Or The Relay Or The Resistor...
Air will not blow through the front vents BUT will blow in the back seat console vents. the blower motor door appears to close when i turn the knob to 'air, defrost ' or any other setting except ac/...
Odd ? My 96 Explorer Makes Knocking Sound While In Drive When I Accurate It...
What Would Be The Best And Cheepest Way To Put 4 Wheel Drive On My 96 Ford ...
could i get it off one of the same year model that does have it and put it on mine does that year even come in 4 wheel drive