Illuminates when four-wheel drive high is engaged. As an option for both the 4. The front and rear outboard safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The remaining two buttons may now be programmed if this has not previously been done. The fifth generation Explorer features sculpted body work with stepped style headlamps similar to the , , , and , as well as new stepped style tail lamps. Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. Speaker fade adjust Speaker sound can be adjusted between the front and rear speakers.
However, in some climates, using snow tires and traction devices may be necessary. For 1999, the front bumper was redesigned, allowing for larger lower grille and fog lights. An explosion could result in injury or vehicle damage. Eject function Press the control to stop and eject a tape. Standard running ground clearance is 8.
Let the engine idle for at least one minute. The Mountaineer was discontinued during the 2010 model year, coinciding with the closure of the Mercury brand; three generations were produced. The 2016 refresh bumped the to a 2. The front speaker will remain playing for the front passengers. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick 3.
Remove two screws and the license plate lamp assembly from the liftgate. The HomeLink Universal Transceiver has now been trained to the receiver. Following the end of production of the in 2011, Ford began development of a police-service variant of the Ford Explorer. Install the child safety seat in a seating position which is capable of providing a tether anchorage. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface.
The Explorer Sport Trac was produced through the 2005 model year until it was redesigned for 2007. Power , like the ones from the , were also made available on the Explorer and Mountaineer; the running boards lower to allow easier access when entering the vehicle, then retract upon door closure. Depending on the Terrain Management mode selected, the center multi-disc differential's intelligent lock will allow for a 50:50 torque split in off-road conditions. It will have a 350 hp 261 kW petrol engine and a 100 hp 75 kW electric motor with a combined output of 450 hp 336 kW and 840 Nm of torque. As with the , the Explorer derives its name from a trim package used on the , used from 1967 to 1986. Off-road geometry figures for approach, departure and ramp brakeover angles are 21°, 21° and 16° respectively. Adjust the heating or air conditioning if equipped to bring in fresh air.
Read the following section on Warnings. In contrast to the Ranger, the Sport Trac was marketed primarily as a personal-use vehicle rather than for work use. The American giant is headquartered in Michigan and was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford. Becoming the final V8-powered American Ford to adopt to the , the third-generation Explorer offered a 239 hp 178 kW 4. The new Explorer will be available with an optional trailer tow package.
Moving to a monocoque body usually has a negative impact on towing capacity. If it is not possible to distribute the load, position it as far rearward as possible. Memos by Ford engineers suggested lowering the engine height, but it would have increased the cost of the new design. In the right conditions, the Explorer can keep moving even if only one wheel has traction, regardless of which wheel it is. Power steering fluid reservoir 8.
A newly introduced Platinum trim now tops out the range, slotting above the Sport and Limited trims. It featured , an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, foglamps, a center roof console with compass and outside thermometer, unique wheels and grille, and an automatic transmission as standard equipment. Engine oil pressure gauge This shows the engine oil pressure in the system. Some have argued that poor driver reaction to tire blowout was a contributing factor. Refer to the Driving chapter for more information. Trip odometer Registers the kilometers miles of individual journeys. Refer to Shuffle feature for more information.
The first four generations offered rear-wheel drive as standard, with part-time four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options; the fifth generation offered front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, while the sixth generation reverted to rear-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive. To properly adjust your head restraints, lift the head restraint so that it is located directly behind your head or as close to that position as possible. Releasing the accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to the previously programmed set speed. It is only intended for severe winter or off-road conditions, such as deep snow and ice where no dry or wet pavement remains uncovered , and shallow sand. A 1995 redesign with a new suspension slightly raised the Explorer's center of gravity, but it was called inconsequential by a Ford spokesman. The 6-speed , built by Ford and based on a design, was made standard equipment with the V-8 engine as well. As with its predecessor, the Ford Explorer has a large degree of commonality with the Ford Ranger, sharing its front bumper, fenders modified , headlights, grille, and wheels; with the exception of its steering wheel hub, the Explorer shares its entire dashboard with the 1989-1992 Ford Ranger.