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2001 Ford Explorer, Upon Starting Vehicle, Oil Pressure Guage Takes A Few M...

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport The 4x4 Will Not Engage In Low Or High. I Checke...

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I Have A 01 Explorer Sport 4.0 The 4x4 Low Doesnt Engage But It Works In Hi...

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My 99 Replaced Oil Filter And Now Is Pouring Out The New Fil...

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No Blnkrs, Low Tailights, Pwr Wind, Fixed By Zip Tying Multifunction Conect...

old connector doesn't appear to have loose or broken pins, where else could it hv come apart, old wiring is cut too short, pulls when column is lowered.

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About the Ford Explorer Sport

The Ford Explorer Sport was a niche model that got left behind as Ford marketed the Explorer, its flagship midsize SUV, increasingly to a suburban family-transportation market.

The Explorer Sport, based on the entry-level XLS trim of 2000, maintained a separate brand identity designed to appeal to drivers who had been drawn to the earlier Explorer models for their ruggedness and off-road potential.

As the Explorer's wheelbase grew, and as its interior became more lush, the Explorer Sport (which kept the 2000 platform) looked smaller and more agile in comparison to its suburban cousin.

It was the success of the Ford Escape, launched in 2001, that finally proved to be the end of the Explorer Sport.  Rather than redesign the outdated model,  the suits in Dearborn decided simply to discontinue the Explorer Sport and leave that market niche to the Escape.