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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default 1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4

Not sure I want to inverst the time or money in fixing this just to sell it. I thought I'd see if there was any interest.


1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4
less than 95,000 miles

Ran great a couple years back. The brake lines went and I never got them fixed. Now the truck won't start, I suspect fuel pump as it will run with starter fluid.

Let's start with $2000, any takers???
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Old March 30th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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Crawl under it and smack the gas tank with a dead blow hammer a few times. Have some one turn the key on and listen for the fuel pump, if you dont hear it smack it with the dead blow until you do.
The 99 explorer I drove for a winterbeater this year had the same problem. I put around 12,000 miles on it since I broke the fuel pump loose with a piece firewood in the sellers lawn.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 05:21 AM   #3
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How long has the truck sat?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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About 2 years for the brakes. It did run until late last fall. I tried to start it periodically to keep the battery charged. When I tried to start it in January it wouldn't. Didn't need the car so I wasn't going to try to do too much in the cold.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 05:11 PM   #5
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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have one with all the parts you would need? shameless plug..

for real tho i noticed where that is parked, i have picked my buddies intrepid up from there a couple of times when it broke down on him
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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have one with all the parts you would need? shameless plug..

for real tho i noticed where that is parked, i have picked my buddies intrepid up from there a couple of times when it broke down on him
Are you offering parts of yours??



I had these pics on the computer already. Not much has changed, but it didn't ever leave me stranded. Just quit driving it when the rear line blew. The front went moving it around in the yard.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 07:16 AM   #8
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Yes, if it dont sell soon i will be parting it out, it runs well has some tcase and possible front diff issues ( figured if fuel pump or whatever before i scrap it out)

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Old April 4th, 2013, 08:00 AM   #9
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Let me know before you part it out.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #10
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Sorry i didn't see the post back, but yes i will, looking in two weeks if it don't sell or i don't start grabbing stuff off sooner, what all would you want? Just the pump?

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Old April 7th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #11
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Yeah, maybe the whole tank. I drained the tank, but haven't gotten into tearing anything else apart. Waiting for warmer weather.
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what motor is in the truck? and what is the best price you could do. i have a 97 that has all the parts that ur truck would need i think
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Old April 8th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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Its the 4.0L SOHC engine. And I would like to stay close to $2000. Money in your hand and a trailer sitting in the driveway ready to haul it away may encourage me to change my mind.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #14
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