Category: Explorer Repair & Maintenance

Putting on the Brakes (Part Two)

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We’re going to go over the rest of the components of the typical brake system from brake pedal to caliper. So far we covered the pedal, booster, master cylinder and the lines.  Here are the rest of the parts you need to know about and how they work. Calipers/Drums – Most modern Ford Trucks will […] More »

  Comments | By - August 12, 2014

Putting on the Brakes (Part One)

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If there is one critical area you should never skimp out on, it’s your brake system. You depend on this to not only prepare for corners but for emergency stops so there is no reason you shouldn’t use quality components on this system. We’re going to go over the components of the typical brake system […] More »

  Comments | By - August 12, 2014

Explorer Front Brake Upgrade

2003 Explorer Limited Front Brakes Performance Upgrade Thanks to user: pminne Note: this same procedure will likely be similar to other model years (especially 1998-2004).  I can’t promise that you will be stopping faster than your girlfriend did on prom night, but you should see a noticeable difference in stopping distance. Time: about 2-3 hours […] More »

  Comments | By - September 22, 2008

Ford Explorer IAC Fix

My SOHC 4.0 Stall Symptoms: Stuck on the second tier of a multi level parking lot at 8:30 one rainy Poughkeepsie NY October evening- My wife and I were confronted by the way our Explorer would start for a moment but quickly stall out after the gas peddle was released to idle- After repeated attempts […] More »

  Comments | By - May 9, 2005

First Generation Explorer High Performance Disk Rotor Installation

By Mark Strickland Disclaimer: The following document outlines procedures for modifying the braking system on a Ford Explorer. The author assumes no liability for any direct or indirect damage, injury, loss of property or life resulting from the use of these instructions. The author assumes no liability for the contents of this document or its […] More »

  Comments | By - August 2, 2004