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Old 02-28-2017, 04:33 PM
Greasemonkey51 Greasemonkey51 is offline
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Default Thinking about getting a 97 exployer

Hi guys,
Like the title says was looking at a 97 exployer. With the 4.0 loaded everything works no rust anywhere. Was wondering any issues with this yr of SUV. It only has 86,000 miles on it. When I first saw this thing i thought it was a 2000 something. Plus the tranny was just rebuilt. 4x4 works. Took for a spin no issues with the test drive. Only thing i seen was its going to need tires before the next inspection. So any input would be greatly appreciated thx....
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: Thinking about getting a 97 exployer

Fred, if it has the lower body trim on the rocker panels check behind the trim. Last year my wife & I purchased a 99 Explorer Sport in eastern Pa with only 84,000 mi & both of the rear sections of the rocker panels were rusted out. I did not care because I knew I could fix them.

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Old 02-28-2017, 07:06 PM
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Fred, if it has the lower body trim on the rocker panels check behind the trim. Last year my wife & I purchased a 99 Explorer Sport in eastern Pa with only 84,000 mi & both of the rear sections of the rocker panels were rusted out. I did not care because I knew I could fix them.

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