1999 Ford Explorer Overview

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1999 Ford Explorer Overview

The 1999 Ford Explorer had a curvier, bulkier look than the previous years' models. An exterior redesign gave the body new heft and gravitas; the same sense of safety and solidity was reflected in some interior innovations, like front side airbags. Larger bumpers and the new Reverse Sensing System (which beeped when the SUV got too close to another vehicle or object) also highlighted Ford's emphasis on safety and security.

Trim choices for the '99 Ford Explorer included Sport, XL, XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited. Four-wheel drive was available at all trim levels, and all-wheel drive was available in the XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited trims. The Sport trim offered only a two-door bodystyle; the other trims were all four-door models.

There were plenty of choices under the hood, as well. Buyers of the 1999 Explorer had their pick of three engines: a 5.0 liter V-8 with a 215-horsepower output, a 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 that delivered 205 horsepower, or a 4.0 liter V-6 that putted along at 160 horses.

The '99 Explorer continued to lead the sport-utility vehicle market; buyers weren't put off a bit by its size or by its less-than-impressive fuel efficiency (14-18 mpg city, 19-23 highway, depending on model). Big, safe vehicles were what the buying public was looking for, and that's what Ford delivered with the Explorer.

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How Do I Get A Factory Stereo Out Of A 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

I have tried to get it out but it will not come out of my dash

1999 Ford Explorer Won't Start After Being Turned Off

I have a 1999 Ford Explorer that starts hard but once it's running it's fine. But after I turn it off & try to restart it doesn't even crank over. After I leave it sit 4-5 (gets cold) it starts fi...

Ford Explorer 2 Door Sport

I have a 1999 2 door sport and know that the 4 door models are interchangeable but are the fenders from a 4 door able to fit on a 2 door sport? Or do I need to get a 2 door Fender?

Ford Explorer 2 Door Sport

I have a 1999 2 door sport and know that the 4 door models are interchangeable but are the fenders from a 4 door able to fit on a 2 door sport? Or do I need to get a 2 door Fender?

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1999 Explorer Won't Start After Battery Replaced

Hello everyone. My 1999 Explorer Eddie Bauer (6 cyl) sat in the garage for the last two months. It had been running fine. When I went to start it up the other day, it would not crank but fired right...