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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1993 Ford Explorer

1993 Ford Explorer

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1993 Ford Explorer Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.

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.

1993 Ford Explorer Recalls (Recent)

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, December 16, 1994

Summary: THE PARKING BRAKE CONTROL SELF-ADJUST PAWL DOES NOT LINE UP PROPERLY WITH THE SELF-ADJUST RACHET CAUSING THE PAWL TO SLIP OVER ONE OR MORE TEETH IN THE RACHET.

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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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1993 Ford Explorer Questions and Answers

Nell, 1993 Ford Explorer, Santa Monica, CA

Have just had cylinder heads done, a rebuilt transmission, new thermostat, new radiator and clutch fan put in. When driving, the temperature gauge goes way up and down, last night check engine ligh...

Nell, 1993 Ford Explorer, Santa Monica, CA

Engine did overheat. Got cylinder heads done, new thermostat, radiator, clutch fan and rebuilt transmission. Also changed one of the sensors. The mechanic's auto scanner showed "cylinde...

jbyers101, 1993 Ford Explorer, Mckinleyville, CA

When I drive the car for the first time each day (no matter what time of day it is), it takes a long time for it to shift. After the car warms up, there doesn't seem to be any problem. Is th...

2happiness, 1993 Ford Explorer, Kingman, AZ

Got this car 9 months ago from my elderly Aunt's estate. I think she only used the 4wd once, it worked fine after getting it home but then suddenly quit. The dash light does not come on when...

jeremy381, 1993 Ford Explorer, Mesa, AZ

have a 93 explorer need to pull trans out to replace slave cylinder. How do I get the exhaust out of the way. Are those real nuts on the coupler for the y-pipe to the cat. or are they a press on.

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1993 Ford Explorer Reviews

I have a 1994 xlt, my dad bought it new the same year i was born an now i have it. its got 185,400 miles on it an still runs strong as ever.other than a few performance mods, the only money spent in parts was just for maintenance. its used for off-road an pulling an yet still is an excellent vehicle. an its the exact same color asthe one in the picture. brilliant blue.

I bought this Explorer Sport 4x4 new, in January,1993. It is a 5speed stick with manual 4x4 hubs, and has over 240,000 original miles. Still going strong with the original , untouched engine and transmission. Two radiators, two clutches, recalled rear door plungers, one windshield, three sets of front rotors, a leaking transmission, and leak at the intake manifold are all this Ford has required in it's life. It is still used for heavy off-road, and just last summer, pulled a 16 ft car trailer and 1972 Corvette over 1200 miles, with no problems (except a bit underpowered on the hills). Take care of the maintenance, and the car will take care of you.

how to change the power streering gearbox

i bought a 93 eddie bauer 2 dr great suv overall but it had 167000 on it, i have rebuilt than tranny but that was at around 170*** had the break pads done at the same time now i am doing them again at 198*** the valve covers are starting to leak but that is at almost 200*** engine is still very strong

have a air leal form the top of the motor. please send daigram of motor

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