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Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 01-31-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,577
Posted By hop
Edge vs Escape

I posted this under Edge but want to hear from the Escape owner, also.

Consumer Reports gives higher marks for the Escape than the Edge but both are lower than the competition. The Edge is given...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 01-31-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,378
Posted By hop
Escape vs

Why did you pick the Escape vs Edge?
Forum: Crossovers 01-31-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By hop
New Edge vs

Consumer Reports gives higher marks for the Escape than the Edge but both are lower than the competition. The Edge is given low marks for reliability but I have not seen any consumers expression a...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 07-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By hop
08-010

Was there any V8's in these years? I'm looking and see that they were offered but all the used that I can find are 4.0's.

How are the 4.0's doing? Any major issues?
Was there a best year in '07...
Forum: 2011 & Newer Explorer 07-17-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,288
Posted By hop
I like to know what people are doing that want to...

I like to know what people are doing that want to use the rails for carrying stuff. Antenna on top makes the rails useless. What were the engineers thinking? I'm looking for a new suv that will carry...
Forum: Ford vs The Competition 07-05-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,239
Posted By hop
Mid Size SUV's

I have own explorers for 20 years and it's time for a trade. The new mid size SUV are just cars with big tires. No roof racks, if there are roof racks, there is an antenna in the middle or flimsy...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 06-26-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By hop
07-012 Owners

Thinking about buying a late model Explorer. What are some of the problem areas that I should look at.

Are you pleased with yours? Would you buy another? If not what would you consider?
Is there...
Forum: Cooling, Heating, Ventilation & A/C 06-14-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By hop
AC Clutch Bearing

196k mi on 2000 XLT Explorer V8

Ac Clutch just started making a rattling noise when disengaged sometimes.
Which would be the best option if expecting to trade it before 250k mi,yet trying to keep...
Forum: Aftermarket Products 11-13-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By hop
Valve is free and it wasn't that dirty but...

Valve is free and it wasn't that dirty but cleaned it with alc and a swab. Got some improvement but not much. It now idle's at a lope going from 500 to 1100rpm until I put it in gear.
Forum: Aftermarket Products 11-12-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By hop
IAC valve

Need a replacement suggestion for the IAC valve. Checking several parts stores there are about 10 different mfg with prices from $28 to $100. The motorcraft is $92 at O'reilly which I assume is the...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 11-12-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By hop
IAC valve

Need a replacement suggestion for the IAC valve. Checking several parts stores there are about 10 different mfg with prices from $28 to $100. The motorcraft is $92 at O'reilly which I assume is the...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 10-14-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By hop
2000 Frt wheel bearing

A technical question for some experience front end mechanic.

With the old style taper wheel bearings, how snug should the inner race fit to the shaft? Mine will easily slide on/off and turn on...
Forum: Cooling, Heating, Ventilation & A/C 01-18-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By hop
Thermostat Failure

This makes the third Auto Zone thermostat that has failed in less than 75k miles. Who makes a good thermostat? The first was bad out of the box. Who's have you had good luck with?

2000 Explorer...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 10-31-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By hop
Brake Caliper torque

Could someone tell me what the torque is on the brake line banjo connector?
Do you have to replace the the sealing washers, if it was removed?

2000 Explorer xlt 5,0
Forum: Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 07-02-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By hop
replacing lower ball joint

In replacing the lower control arm ball joint, is it necessary to remove the tie rod end and torsion bar? 2000xlt explorer 2wheel
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