2004 Ford Explorer Overview

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2004 Ford Explorer Overview

The 2004 Ford Explorer was the first to be offered with Ford's Advance Trac antiskid system for all models (available as an option on the XLS, and standard on the XLT, NBX, Eddie Bauer, and Limited trims). This was just the latest addition to the safety features with which Ford had laden the Explorer: the SUV also came standard with anti-lock brakes and specially designed passenger seatbelts; side-curtain airbags were an often-recommended option.

The concern with safety carried over into other aspects of the 2004 Explorer. Buyers had the choice of rear-wheel, four-wheel, and all-wheel drives; the Control Trac 4WD system provided an added degree of refinement, enabling drivers to choose between automatic and high-power four-wheel drive depending on road conditions.

The '04 Ford Explorer also provided plenty of choices under the hood, with two V-6 engines (a 160-horsepower basic model, and a single overhead cam V6 that put out 205 horsepower) and a 239-horsepower 4.6 liter Triton V-8 engine on offer.

Despite all that engineering wizardry, though, the keys to the '04 Explorer's domination of the SUV market were most likely its roomy interiors (seating five adults comfortably, with a third-row seat option to take capacity up to seven), its impressive cargo capacity (up to 88.1 cubic feet for the five-passenger versions), and its reputation for being "built Ford tough".

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DVD System In 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

We just bought a beautiful 2004 Ford Explorer, with the center drop down dvd system for the back seat. The system turns on, loads the dvd, and plays, but has absolutely no sound. I got a remote and tu...

Turn Off 4x4

Abs light always on advtrack goes off only sometimes and 4x4 staying on without pressing button when reversing and driving forward

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How Do I Shut Off The 4x4 On A 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition?

I have a 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition and I accidentaly turned on the 4x4 high and now it is light up on my dash. There is no off button, someone please help.

About My Water Line On 2004 Ford Explorer

My 2004 line from the coolant jug has come a loose I stuck it back in but came a loose again. Do I need some type of glue or clamp on it? Help me please

Interchangeable Engines

I have a 2004 ford explorer 4.0L what engine can I put in it? From what vehicle and what size?