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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    Trevor Shook
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    Repair

    I own a 91 Ford explorer. I bought a new battery because it was needed. Yesterday when I started it up to head home it died so I got a jump. Well it died again. I figured it was the alternator so ...

    11 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
    Tim Zornes
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    Trams Stop Pulling In All Forward And Reverse Gears. No Noise

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)
    Yak509
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    4x4 Wont Engage Sometimes.

    I have manual locking hub caps. With push "4x4" and "low range" buttons on dashboard. It works, then when I turn it off. I can't get it to go back on. I hear it trying to work behind drive side of ...

    49 views with 5 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
    Yak509
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    4x4 91' Ford Explorer Xlt

    When I use the 4x4, is it ok to drive 24 miles on snow, not heavy, but it has a few inches with it on? What is best, low or high? And to engage them, do I put the car in park n turn them on the hi...

    20 views with 5 answers (last answer 7 months ago)
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    I Have A 91 Ford Explorer. Coolant Hoses Jerk And Make A Popping Sound Whe...

    I changed faulty thermostat coolant looks good radiator is OK water pump ok heater core changed, temp normal nothing out of norm.... Go!

    24 views with 8 answers (last answer 8 months ago)