Auto Parts Search


      Over 40 million used auto parts online. Shop online for auto and truck parts and save up to 75%

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

Learn how to repair a car or truck, install or remove parts, wire an engine, reset warning lights, replace fuel filter, fix auto body and more. Get Automotix DIY!

Help me findSearch

Select Section

Get Full Access Automotix DIY provides automotive consumers and do it yourselfers; the most comprehensive repair information about 1996 Ford Explorer car and truck repair procedures including Ford engine diagrams, wiring diagrams, repair work estimating measures, technical service bulletins, auto body work guidance, starter & alternator replacement procedures, serpentine belt replacement procedures, radiator & hose replacement procedures, tune-up & drivability specifications, quick lube illustrations, preventive maintenance guide, engine light reset instructions, parts removal and install procedures, fuel filter replacement directions, component location diagrams, air filter locations & replacement instructions, a/c system specifications, and general auto service procedures. You don't have to be a car mechanic or technician to know how to fix your Ford Explorer automobile. Try the Automotix DIY solution today!
DIY REPAIR SAMPLES > CONTINUE EXPLORING >
Using the Automotix DIY repair procedures will save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars! In addition, it will save you hours of touring the city searching for Ford mechanics you can trust. The Automotix DIY solution is particularly affordable. A full access to the entire DIY repair procedures and diagrams for your 1996 Ford Explorer vehicle will cost less than a single gallon of gas. Here are some of the DIY repair tips and procedures you will find here:

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

Compressor Service -> Thermal Protection Switch, Replace -> Installation -> Panasonic -> Removal -> SD-7H15
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

Panasonic
  • Remove clutch hub bolt, clutch hub, snap ring and pulley, Fig. .
  • Remove clutch field coil bolts, then the clutch field coil.
  • Remove felt dust seal, then shaft snap ring.
  • Using compressor seal remover tool No. T92C-19623-AH, or equivalent, remove seal seat.
  • Use compressor shaft seal remover/replacer tool No. T92C-19623-BH, or equivalent, to remove seal.
  • Remove housing cover nuts and bolts, then the housing cover, Fig. .
  • Remove oil control valve bolts, then the oil control valve and gasket, Fig. .
  • Remove...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Anti-lock Brakes -> 1993-96 Aerostar, E-Series, F-Series & Ranger (RABS) -> System Service -> Aerostar -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement -> E-Series -> F-Series -> Installation -> RABS II Module -> Ranger -> Rear Wheel Speed Sensor -> Removal -> Speed Sensor Ring
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

Brake System Bleed

The RABS II master cylinder and hydraulic control unit must be bled using anti-lock brake adapter tool No. T90P-50-ALA and jumper tool No. T93T-50-ALA, or equivalents. If this procedure is not followed, air will be trapped in the hydraulic control unit and will contribute to improper brake pedal feel.

Bleed system as follows:

  • Place bleed/harness switch on bleed adapter tool to bleed position.
  • Turn ignition switch to On position. At this point, the red OFF indicator should turn on.
  • Push motor button on the adapter down. This starts the pump motor.
  • The red OFF indicato...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES

FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Diesel Engines & Villager
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

The fuel system remains under high pressure even when the engine is not running. This residual pressure must be relieved before servicing the fuel system. To avoid injury or fire, release pressure from the fuel system before disconnecting any fuel line.

The fuel system pressure must be relieved prior to disconnecting fuel lines to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

On model...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

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

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

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.

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove wheel hub retainer nut and washer assembly. Discard wheel hub retainer nut and washer assembly. It is a torque prevailing des...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

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...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Electronic Throttle Control ->
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

Electronic throttle displays when the system has malfunctioned and the engine has defaulted to a limp-home operation. On vehicles equipped with ...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES

RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
  • Remove rubber radiator overflow hose from radiator and position aside, Fig. .
  • Use a suitable fan clutch wrench and fan hub wrench to remove fan clutch from water pump pulley.
  • Remove upper fan shroud screws. Lift fan shroud from lower retaining clips.
  • Remove fan shroud and fan blade.
  • Loosen upper and lower hose clamps at radiator and remove upper and lower r...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

  • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES

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+.

Front Seat Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GASFront Seat Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Left Hand Front Seat Motor Assembly
  • Right Hand Power Lumbar Motor
  • Connector C-347
  • Connector C-348
  • Connector C-353
  • Passenger Compartment & Rear Underbody Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GASPassenger Compartment & Rear Underbody Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • Liftgate Washer Pump Motor
  • Power Antenna Module
  • Parking Brake Switch
  • Seat Belt Warning Switch
  • CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer PARTS/COMPONENTS LOCATION DIAGRAMS!

    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  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Starter Relay
  • Ignition Switch
  • Starter Motor
  • Generator
  • 1996 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Lamp Out Warning Module
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • Daytime Running Lamps Module
  • LH/RH Headlamp
  • CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer WIRING DIAGRAMS!

    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

    CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS!

    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

    CLICK HERE TO GET FULL ACCESS TO 1996 Ford Explorer SPECIFICATIONS DATA!

    Shop online for auto body parts, engines, wheels, lights...

    Click here to view more details about 2001 Ford Explorer Header Panel2001 Ford Explorer Header Panel, A high quality, direct fit OE replacement header panel; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty..

    Source: Auto Body Parts Store

    $59.42

    Click here to view more details about 2001 Ford Explorer Door Handle, Front Or Rear, Driver Or Passenger Side2001 Ford Explorer Door Handle, Front Or Rear, Driver Or Passenger Side, Without keyhole; A high quality, OE replacement door handle; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty..

    Source: Auto Body Parts Store

    $7.06

    Click here to view more details2000 Ford Explorer Proefx Stainless Steel Side Step Bars, Proefx Stainless Steel Side Step Bars, , .

    Source: Wheels / Rims, Mirrors & Lights Store

    $138.50

    Click here to view more details about 2001 Ford Explorer V6, 4 L, 245 CID Rebuilt Engine2001 Ford Explorer V6, 4 L, 245 CID Rebuilt Engine, Explorer/Ranger All & Manual trans Aerostar Van, Block # 95TM-AB, Head # 95TM. Supplied with new head casting., Warranty: 3-Year/100,000 Mile, .

    Source: Rebuilt Engines Store

    $2,105.00

    Click here to view more details2008 Ford Explorer Used Condenser Assembly, 4.0, FLR, 4X4, Very Good.

    Source: Used Auto Parts Store

    $141.00

    Click here to view more details2002 Ford Explorer Used Hub Bearing , Driver Side, REAR; (4 DR, NON-SPORT TRAC), Very Good.

    Source: Used Auto Parts Store

    $149.00
    More parts
    Help me findSearch
    Auto Repair Quick Search
    Help me find
    Search DIY repair manuals by VIN...
    Vehicle Identification Number is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles

    Find out what info we have for your vehicle

    Get the Complete Technical Service Bulletins!
    Get the Complete Technical Service Bulletins!Access diagrams and repair information such as wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair charts, manufacturer service bulletins, and OEM Part numbers of your 1996 Ford Explorer vehicle.
    Access the Complete guide!
    Need To Fix Your Car or Truck?
    Save Money With Free Car Insurance Quote
    FREE car insurance quote
    Enter Zip Code:
    Auto Repair Quick Search
    Help me find