2006 Ford Explorer Overview

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2006 Ford Explorer Overview

The 2006 Explorer offers four trims, but the feel of the SUV falls into two groups: that of the V6 and that of the V8. The 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 engine feels like it is constantly struggling to pull its own weight, let alone that of its passengers, cargo, or tow cargo. The 292-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 has a much different feel, delivering the driver more of a car-like feel than the truck-like V6.

Ford remains aware of its tires for this SUV after the Firestone mishaps in the first years of the century, and tire pressure monitoring now comes standard. Other than that, Ford has continued to produce an SUV known as the standard for all sports utility vehicles.

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    06 Ford Explorer Passenger Side Headlights Won't Work

    I was in a car wreck and the headlights were ripped out. I didn't know what order to put the new light socket in, so I kept guessing. Well long story short the more I tried the more things went wron...

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    Is Bank 1 On Driver Side Of 2006 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6?

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)

    After Replacing The Harmonic Balancer And Driving I Have A P0340 Code Camsh...

    I replaced the harmonic balancer and timing sensor, after test driving I now have a code P0340 camshaft sensor "A"- circuit malfunction (bank 1) any suggestions how to correct it.

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

    Oil In The Water Jacket

    I bought this truck from the police auction. It had a freeze plug out. When I started it to find the leak, oil came out after the water stopped. Engine ran smoothly for the minute or less I had i...

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Will The Computer Prevent A Restart If It Thinks The Engine Has Overheated?...

    Suspected water pump leak caused engine to overheat and shut down. Added cool water but engine wont even think about cranking. Does the block need to cool before it will restart. Car is on I-Highw...

    11 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)