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1997 ford explorer


memig
11-15-2014, 11:37 AM
looking at buying a 1997 explorer with 170,00 miles on it. what should i look out for?

shorod
11-16-2014, 12:39 PM
Which engine does it have?

-Rod

DeltaP
11-16-2014, 08:53 PM
A worn out rear axle/diff assy.

shorod
11-16-2014, 10:19 PM
A worn out rear axle/diff assy.
Was that an issue on the '97 with the solid rear axle? I had the leaky axle seals and parking brake shoe issue, but don't recall having the pinion noise on that generation.

-Rod

DeltaP
11-17-2014, 05:03 PM
You were one of the lucky ones. Or at least you caught the seals leaking.

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