1991 Ford Explorer Overview

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1991 Ford Explorer Overview

The 1991 Ford Explorer was launched with great fanfare as the company's first entry into the then-new sport utility vehicle market. The Explorer took its name from a 1980s trimline of the popular Ford F-150 pickup; presumably, Ford hoped to capitalize with the F-150's popularity with the off-road set.

The Explorer's trim offerings shared names with those of the F-150 as well: the Explorer was offered in Sport, XL, XLT, and Eddie Bauer trims, with two-door and four-door setups and optional four-wheel drive. Under the hood, the Explorer boasted a 4.0 liter, 155-horsepower V-6 engine.

Alas, the first year of the Ford Explorer was cursed with some quality issues: although most of the 1991 Explorers have held up well through the year, a number of them came off the line with flaws in the transmission and/or chassis. Gas mileage is not the '91 Explorer's great selling point, either, with its 15 mpg city, 17 mpg highway.

If you need the size and durability, though, the roomy Ford Explorer may be the vehicle for you. One of the first SUVs to be broadly marketed in the US, the Explorer has a loyal following of devoted owners.

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which is the best bang for my buck ??? which gasoline engine cleaner is best or are they all the same butt differ brand name and price ?

What Is This And Where Does It Go?

I got a 91 ford explorer and I'm wondering what this hookup is and where does it connect to? I've never seen something like this before...

Violent Engine Shake And Really Rough Idle

Okay when i start up my 91 ford explorer the whole engine and pretty everything under the hood violently shakes and jumps and the idle is really boggy and when i push in the gas it just stalls and...

Battery Hookup

So when hooking up my car battery I noticed two other smaller wires that need to be hooked up to the two bolt posts I think but I don't know forsure. I do know when i don't hook those up my vehicl...

Fuel Problems

I am helping my brother-n- law on his 1991 Ford explorer. It won't start. It had just up and died on him. The fuel pump wasn't making any noise so he put a new pump on it, the pump still don't come ...