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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1992 Ford Explorer

1992 Ford Explorer

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1992 Ford Explorer Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The radius arm bushing may wear, causing a clunking or popping noise when driving over bumps. To repair, the bushings need to be replaced. Depending on the severity of the wear, the brackets may also need replacement. Driving with worn bushings will shorten tire life and cause tire cupping (uneven tire wear).

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The O-ring seals in the AC couplings can develop leaks. The condenser can also crack and leak, which is sometimes misdiagnosed as a leaking coupling.  The condenser cracks out of sight, under the radiator support, so it looks like the coupler is leaking. Leak testing with fluorescent dye will help locate the exact source of the leak.

Drive Train -- Verified

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing deferential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

Engine -- Verified

If oil is leaking from the gaskets and seals, the engine needs to be resealed.

1992 Ford Explorer Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 25, 1995

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Ford has recalled certain 1991-1995 Explorer vehicles for a concern with the liftgate gas lift brackets. In some cases, the liftgate gas lift bracket may separate from the liftgate, causing the liftgate to possibly fall. Dealers will reinforce the bracket attachments for the liftgate lifts.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 2, 1998

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Ford has recalled 1991-1993 Explorers equipped with a removable sunroof. In some cases, the sunroof panel can separate due to improper hinge engagement. The sunroof could fall on vehicle occupants, causing distraction and possible safety issues. Dealers will provide owners with usage instructions for the sunroof and a warning label to install by the sunroof latch knob detailing proper installation procedures.

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Brakes, March 22, 1996

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Ford has recalled 1991-1994 Explorer and Ranger trucks because the bolts that mount the master cylinder to the brake booster may fracture. If these bolts fracture, brake loss could occur. Dealers will replace the power brake vacuum booster assembly.

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Drive Train, August 26, 2000

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Ford has recalled Firestone Wilderness AT and Radial ATX tires installed on multiple lines of Ford trucks from 1991 to 2000. On some tires, under extreme conditions, the tread could separate, which can cause immediate tire failure. This may lead to a loss of vehicle control, injury, and death. Dealers replaced the affected tires.

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Drive Train, June 4, 2001

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TIRE DESIGN TO STRESS, AGING, AND MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS. FORD IS REPLACING THESE TIRES TO PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THE VEHICLES LISTED BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES OR MAY HAVE HAD WILDERNESS AT TIRES INSTALLED DURING THE FIRESTONE RECALL LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2000. CERTAIN 1991 THROUGHT 2002 FORD EXPLORER CERTAIN 2001 THROUGHT 2002 EXPLORER SPORT, AND SPORT TRAC CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 2001 RANGER CERTAIN 1999 THROUGH 2001 EXPEDITION CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994, AND 1997 MODEL YEAR F-SERIES CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994 BRONCO NOTE: BOTH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE AFFECTED.

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1992 Ford Explorer Questions and Answers

x909m, 1992 Ford Explorer, Yucaipa, CA

never had any leaks or problems with the cooling system until i bought and added clear coolant to the reservoir. are the two types incompatible?

garzarosa, 1992 Ford Explorer, Grand Junction, CO

engine seems to run when ignition is turned off. obviously its not but there is still fuel in piston chamber. is ther a simple fix to this issue or are there some large repair costs on the horizon?

pkblaster, 1992 Ford Explorer, Beverly Hills, CA

How do I change the fuel pump?

rleep80, 1992 Ford Explorer, Tacoma, WA

when my car "died" i got it fixed and now the stock cd player just shows three dashes like this - - -. I dont know how to get it working again?

dingle, 1992 Ford Explorer, Conneaut, OH

I think my windows are off track. Some work, some need help up and down, along with the button being pushed.

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1992 Ford Explorer Reviews

I'VE HAD THIS TRUCK FOR A WHILE AND I LOVE MY 5 SPEED BUT I GOT A NEW SEQUOIA AN LET IT SIT FOR A FEW YEARS SO NOW I AM HAVEING PROBLEMS WITH THE FRONT END HOW DO I FIX IT

i have a 92 4x4 explorer, and it runs like a champ...i couldnt tell ya how many full size 4 wheel drives ive pulled out of the snow and mud...awesome truck.

Bought brand new in Dec. 1991. Only problem have been with A/C. Still driving it with 130,000.

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