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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    Jkb719
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    A/c Problem On 02 Explorer

    My A/C in the front only comes out of the defrost vents. Rear A/C works fine. The actuator arm is intact as well but door does not open for air to flow out of dash. Could this be a vacuum line pro...

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    Brandon Bookman
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    Alarm System Stoping Truck From Catching Fuel To Pump.

    Our truck was examined and the guy told us we needed a new alarm system because the one we have is stopping fuel from getting to the fuel pump which stops from starting. Question is do you guys kno...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
    Derrick Allen
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    I Was Driving Down The Street And My 02 Ford Explorer Just Cut Off .. I Try...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    Robert Wood
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    When Starting It Sounds Like A Valve Tap

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    3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    David Swindle Jr.
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    Theft Light Blinking Rapidly 2002 Ford Explorer

    I have a 2002 Ford Explorer. The theft light rapidly blinks when turn the ignition to the start position. Try to crank it over and nothing happens. Read your forums and tried to locate a valet swit...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)