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1996 Ford Explorer CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

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    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Anti-lock Brakes -> 1993-96 Aerostar, E-Series, F-Series & Ranger (RABS) -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1996 E-SERIES -> 1996 F-SERIES -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> AEROSTAR, RANGER & 1992-95 E-SERIES & F-SERIES -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Procedures -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Drive Tests -> Intermittent Diagnosis -> Pinpoint Tests -> Programmable Speedometer/Odometer Module (PSOM) Signal Verification -> Symptom Chart -> System Pre-Check
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

    • Ensure ignition switch is in Run position with engine off.
    • Locate black RABS II diagnostic connector. Disconnect two halves of connector (one side has an orange/black wire attached to it).
    • Attach a jumper wire to the orange/black wire side of the connector. Momentarily ground the opposite end of jumper for 1-2 seconds.
    • The "REAR ABS" lamp should start flashing a diagnostic trouble code.

    Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation

    • Diagnostic trouble codes consist of a number of short flashes and ends with one long flash. Count short and long flashes to o...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1994-98 Bronco II, Escape, Explorer, Explorer Sport & Sport Trac, Mariner & Mountaineer -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Four Wheel Drive (4WD) -> Front -> Rear -> Two Wheel Drive (2WD)
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Front

    The electrical power to the air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. This can be accomplished by turning off the air suspension switch located in the rear jack storage area. Failure to do so can result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs, which can result in shifting of the vehicle during these operations.

    • With vehicle in neutral, raise and support vehicle.
    • Index-mark front axle pinion flange to front driveshaft.
    • Remove transfer case skid plate.
    • Index-mark transfer case pinion flange to front ...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Disconnect electrical connector or solenoid relay wire from starter motor.
    • Remove starter motor attaching bo...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

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    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

    The FUEL RESET indicator is grounded through the inertia switch whenever vehicle is in a high force situation. The Inertia F...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at heater water control valve.
    • Remove hose from heater water control valve.
    • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
    • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install.

    Outlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at heater core.
    • Disconnect heater outlet hose f...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    • Raise tensioner by turning counterclockwise, then remove belt.
    • Install new be...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 1996 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Engine & Related Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GASEngine & Related Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio Noise Capacitor
  • Left Front Shock Actuator
  • Left Fog Lamp
  • Starter Motor
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • I/P Modules & Related Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer  5.0 V8 GASI/P Modules & Related Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • In-Car Temperature Sensor
  • Liftgate Wiper/Washer Switch
  • Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor
  • Inertial Fuel Shutoff
  • Auxiliary Power
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1996 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1996 Ford Explorer  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Brake Pressure Switch
  • Speed Control Servo/Amplifier Assembly
  • Brake On/Off (BOO) Switch
  • Clutch Pedal Position (CCP) Switch
  • 1996 Ford Explorer  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Range Sensor
  • PCM Power Relay
  • Output Shaft Speed Sensor
  • Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1996 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1996 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1996 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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