I have an 02 explorer XLt that has been sitting for two years and has not been run in this time. What has to be done to get this back on the road?

Asked by Mar 10, 2015 at 06:28 PM about the Ford Explorer

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Siphon all the gas out of the tank, change the fuel filter, change the oil and filter, change the air filter, the battery is probably shot but give it a test by trying to start it after the above is completed. I'd also remove the plugs and check them also. While the plugs are out place a large socket on the crank and pull the pistons through a few times to make sure it turns freely (put the tranny in neutral for this.)

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When it starts, let it idle for maybe ten or so minutes to bring it up to temperature, then check for any leaks in the cooling system. You may also want to change the coolant with a 50/50 milture (no straight water) it probably was never changed before.

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