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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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.

No Crank No Start Security Light Blinks Eratically After I Changed The Batt...

I tried turning the key back and forth 8 times in ten seconds until i hear the doors lock then pushed the buttons on both fobs the slows down. Then i try and start it and nothing. Then i turn the k...

Why Does My Vehicle Stall

My 2004 ford explorer it drives fine but when i have to stop at red lights or stop signs when i give it gas to take off it goes dead and then squeals when i start it back any ideas

2004 Ford Explorer Stalling

I have a 2004 Ford Explorer with a 4.0. The rig will start but idles rough. After a while of idling it will die and not start back for a few minutes. While it is running you can hold the accelerator t...

Won't Shift No Brake Lights

Replaced the brake switch that attaches to the pedal, the brake lights themselves and the fuses under the console...I can still only shift it with the manual shift release under the steering wheel