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1992 Ford Explorer Overview

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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Transmission Compatibility

Will a 5-speed manual transmission from a 2WD 1992 Ford Ranger work in a 1992 5-speed 4WD Ford Explorer Sport? The starter is on the wrong side but I can move the oil filter with a kit.

My 92 Ford Explorer Won't Start.

Just clicks once. Checked starter-ok. Changed cylenoid still nothing any ideas?


On My '92 Ford Explorer Eddie...The Chime Starts Chiming When I Turn The Li...

The chime works fine but please help me turn it off. It used to come on if the key was ajar in the ignition, but mysteriously quit having that issue and now only comes on when I turn the lights on. I'...

Harmonic Balancer

Is there a way to know if it is bad? I replaced my multi-v belt and it keeps on slipping off. I notice that the fan pully (harmonic balancer) is lose. Is there a way to tighten it?