1994 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Ford Explorer

1994 Ford Explorer Problems

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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1994 Ford Explorer Questions

It doesn't even seem to turn over. After a few tries of trying to start it, it just begins making a loud noise almost as if running. It continues until it seems as if it overheats. It has ran fine all day until now. It won't start at all just continues this. Did I blow my engine more than...

it seems like a vacuum hose. It runs from the back of the top of the motor over to the driver side fender. The truck is making a hissing noise and not idling properly. It also has a loss of power.When I cover the opening where itconnects to the motor the hissing stops and I can feel the suction ...

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1994 Ford Explorer Recalls

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 certain 1993-1995 Explorer vehicles because the liftgate hydraulic lift brackets could fracture. If the lift bracket fractures, the liftgate could fall, causing injury. Dealers will install a reinforcement bracket kit to secure the lifts.

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1994 Ford Explorer Reviews

I absolutely love my 94 Ford Explorer. The only thing, other than routine maintenance, that I have had to do to it was to replace the cheesy fiber lower intake manifold gasket. Do yourself a favor and use the metal one that Ford now offers. Although the 1st generation Explorer's have all the aerodynamics of a shoebox, Ford did a great job of blending style and function, with this rugged little ...

I bought a 94 XLT from a private owner almost 2 years ago. That was my lucky day! It needed some work and the owner didnt want to maintain the DMV and Insurance so he onloaded it for $700 with the tags still current, Title clear and even had a current smog certificate. It was so easy to work on I did the repairs at home for less than $100 parts. 47,000 miles later it's right at 200,000 mile...

I've owned this vehicle from 2007 to 2010 it had 98,000 miles on it when I purchased it. I've replaced trans.,replaced exhaust,replaced brakes,replace heater coer,replaced water pump,Replaced head gasket.It has rust at right rear door.

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