1996 Ford Explorer Overview

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1996 Ford Explorer Overview

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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    LULU420
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    Whats Wrong With My 96 Ford Explorer???????

    I have a 1996 Ford explorer XLT 4X4, my truck has a loud sound like high speed drill under the hood. It makes this noise when i put it in reverse or coming to a stop at a stop light. When going down...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    Tennesseeman
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    Injection A Key Switch From A 1096 Ford Explore Don't Have A Key

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    jflores1270
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    1996 Ford Explorer Rough Idle

    Hello, I need some help with a 1996 Ford Explorer. The truck drives great on a cold start and continues to run good as long as it isn't shut off. But, if the vehicle is driven and shutoff, it runs...

    10 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Tybae40
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    1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition High Pressure In The Cooling System

    I have a 1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition, the one with the 1995 Mustang 302 in it (dont get me started lol). There seems to be a bit of extra pressure in the cooling system. I've bled the coolin...

    14 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Cg339509
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    Is It A Switch Or A Fuse Or A Blower Motor?

    Ok so the other day the blowers stopped blowing and/or making noise. But the heat still comes out very hot just on low it seems no matter how much I turn the fan switch. The back glowed works and th...

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