1992 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Ford Explorer

A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.

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).

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.

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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 ...

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.

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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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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