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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    Brian Green
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    Od Light

    My guy replaced my valve cover gaskets. He washed engine before he started on gaskets. He drove 10 miles back to his spot and put gaskets on. He test drove it after he finished and of light came o...

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    Brian Green
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    O/d Light Issue

    Had my valve cover gaskets replaced by my guy , he washed engine , drove 5 miles to replace. After work was done my O/D light came on , which had never done before and now it's not pulling good. W...

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    OJ
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    99 Ford Explorer Door Striker

    Cannot believe this. All dealerships in area do not have in stock. Checked and learned even Ford Motor Company is out of them. Anyone know where a replacement can be located? This part is not uniq...

    652 views with 19 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Wc382
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    1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Baurer Awd

    If I remove the front axles and transfer case for awd can I still drive the vehicle while rebuilding the transfer case I think I can but not totally sure

    8 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Jpross98
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    Brake Lite

    When my headlights are on the left side brake light will not work turn headlights off they work change both light bulbs

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