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  1. LX Sport
    11-07-2014 01:18 PM - permalink

    I am looking at getting a 1998 5.0 Explorer, what do you think about that year and motor.


  2. micromegas
    10-25-2014 10:07 AM - permalink
    Hey ShoRod.
    I appreciate your feedback.
    I am new here, but it sure looks like you're the 'Go-To' guy when it comes to Aviator matters.
    Prior to this Aviator, I had a '98 Explorer, and before that an '88 Bronco II.

    Do you suppose that, as a relatively quick performance tweak for my Aviator, a better Cold Air Intake would be beneficial?? I expect that it would and have done some research into THAT possibility. My problem is that, despite the 4.6L engine having been used in everything from Mustangs to Expeditions, there don't seem to be any kits on the market for the Explorer/Mountaineer/Aviator lines. If this is fitment-related, as I suspect, then perhaps a kit for one of the other 4.6L applications could be altered to fit? No doubt this would void the warranty but, for improved performance, I'd take that risk in a heartbeat. I'd love to hear what you think of this?
    Thanks again for sharing your expertise!
    Now I'm going to go investigate this "Cylinder De-Carb" you recommended...
  3. micromegas
    10-11-2014 08:24 AM - permalink
    This is my first day on the FTE site, and there appear to be some hurdles to clear prior to becoming a full-fledged member (?). At any rate, I am the proud owner of a 2003 Aviator. At approx. 90000 miles currently, I've had two significant problems with her...Timing Chain Guide (damned plastic parts!) failure, and rear wheel bearings went bad (costly, but nothing like the Chain problem). Hopefully, she'll be good for a while now, LOL.
    At any rate, I'm wondering if there are any modest improvements to be made in Aviator performance?...Air Intake, or maybe Exhaust system alterations? And what about these Performance Chips...are they worth it??
    I love the truck and plan on keeping her forever, would like to pamper her a little in her 'Middle-Age'.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Kevin F.
    Kenosha, WI
  4. Top Jimmy
    07-11-2014 09:18 AM - permalink
    I have enjoyed reading your post for years (since 2002). You have helped so many, including me - starting with my 1997 Mountaineer.
    I am writing as I have recently relocated to the QC area (yes, I am on the dark side of the Mississippi (Moline). Nevertheless, I just traded my 02 EB Explorer for the same version in an 06 model - with 118,000 fewer miles.
    Looking forward to staying in touch and up to date on the Forums.
  5. Dave36
    07-05-2014 02:50 PM - permalink
    Hello, and thank you for your offer. I need the power door schematics for the 1999 Explorer sport and the 1995 explorer sport, both two door models. My email address is [email protected] I should be able to work this out with that information.
    Thank you again, Dave Wood
    "I have factory wiring diagrams for the 1995 and 1999 model years. If you send me a Private Message with the detailed request AND an e-mail address for you, I can send you PDFs of both diagrams."
  6. Bill Reilly
    05-29-2014 08:28 AM - permalink
    Hey Rod. Any way I can get a 2004 explorer wiring diagram from you? I have that phantom power window problem. Replaced $100 in switches with no improvement...
  7. bmwboyee
    12-26-2013 11:46 PM - permalink
    It seems like you are the go to guy. I am searching for the parking brake and reverse gear wires to tap into. I have a 2010 ford explorer XLT. I am adding a backup camera and a Parrot Asteroid smart. Any help would be greatly appreciated as the truck is down.

    Happy New year! [email protected]
  8. cowboyjesus
    12-15-2013 09:42 PM - permalink
    I'm to new of a member to send PM's, but here are my details: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, needing the wiring diagram for the starting system. [email protected]
  9. Rdx Calibur
    12-04-2013 05:31 AM - permalink
    Rod, do you know if Ford make a kit for the pump or is it a full replacement only kind of job?
  10. Rdx Calibur
    11-26-2013 06:40 AM - permalink
    Rod I saw your post from back in 2011 re the removal of the power steering pump on a V8 explorer. I too am having the same problem with my 2003 V8 explorer. If possible could you send me a copy of the necessary instructions to do this job please? Much appreciated.
    My email address is..
    [email protected]

    Many thanks.

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    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Bicycling, R/C Car racing, Consumer electronics repair, automotive repair
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