2002 Ford Explorer Overview

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2002 Ford Explorer Overview

The 2002 Ford Explorer saw a complete redesign for the flagship SUV. The lines became sleeker even as the body grew in size, and interiors became more luxurious at all trim levels. Engines were upgraded to match; buyers could choose between a 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 with a 210-horsepower output, or a 4.6 liter V-8 that delivered a big 239 horsepower.

Trim choices for the 2002 Explorer were XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited, all four-door models. Rear-wheel, four-wheel, and all-wheel drive were available.

A new option on the '02 Explorer was a third-row seat, which took advantage of the sport-utility vehicle's big interior to create passenger space for 7. Safety continued to be a big selling point for the '02 Ford Explorer, with features like side-curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes standard at all trim levels.

Fuel efficiency continued to be unexciting, with the Explorer rated from 14 to 17 mpg city, 19-22 highway, depending on model. This didn't stop buyers from flocking to this roomy, rugged vehicle, though; off-road enthusiasts especially appreciated its 4x4 and real-all-wheel drive capabilities, even though most of the Explorers sold never made their way off the beaten path.

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    I was backing the 2002 Ford explorer out of our driveway, when it suddenly stopped, no warning, no unusual sounds. The dash indicators lights, the radio, etc all work. When you turn the key in the ...

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    What Other Transmissions Will Fit In A 2002 Ford Explorer

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    xsabers
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    2002 Ford Explorer V8 Oil Temp Issue

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    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)
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    High Temp/low Oil Pressure

    light comes off and on saying high temp/low oil pressure. Had complete oil change, but still getting the message. any suggestions?

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    Doctor420
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    Truck Wont Start

    Truck was running then stopped on its own .there's power but no starter action. I tried the screwdriver method and still won't start .starter cranks but truck won't fire

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