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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Transmission Switch Out

I have a 96 Ford Explorer XTL four wheel drive two wheel drive optional can I take a 96 2 wheel drive transmission and put it in my 4wd?

We Are Replacing The Flywheel On A 96 Explorer 4.0 Automatic, The Old Flywh...

can the hub be pressed off and pressed on to the new flywheel

Heater Blower Motor Doesn't Work At All

Is it the creditor our the relay

Help, My Transmission Will Only Go In Reverse, 1996 Ford Explorer, Tried Ad...

my transmission will only go in reverse, 1996 ford explorer, tried adding tranny fluid, stop slip, going thru PRND21 in 2WD 4WD and 4WDL, plus transfer case bolt replaced before break down.

Explorer Transmission

I have a 96 Ford Explorer 4wd with 5.0L and my girlfriend has a 97 Ford Explorer 2wd but needs a transmission. Is it possible to swap the transmission from the 96 to the 97?