According to the 1996 Ford Explorer owners manual : Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used in the automatic and manual transmissions with the V6 engine
if your ignition wires are stock then they have numbers on them, these are the numbers of the cylinders that they go to... tracing those is the easiest thing to do. If not, i believe that the number six cylinder is on the drivers side.
how to pull a ignition cylinder on a S-10 extented cab automatic
Inside the manual transmission bellhousing
I was looking at one of the Ford websites , and for a 1996 Ford Explorer 4.0 litre V6 : It lists two different part numbers for a starter depending on whether it is an automatic or manual transmission
If this is an AUTOMATIC transmission ( NO ) * starting with the 1995 model year of the Ford Explorer , the automatic transmission was electronically controlled ( I don't know about the 5 speed manual transmission )
According to motorcraft . com , the automatic transmission in a 1995 Ford Explorer only is used on the 1995 and 1996 models , so no
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used in the 5 - speed manual transmission in a 1996 Ford Explorer
In the gas tank
I believe that is a 4R55E automatic transmission
The front engine cylinder
The type of automatic transmission fluid to use should be engraved on the transmission fluid dipstick
Depends on the size of the engine. Automatic or stick shift. If it is a 6 cylinder automatic it will probably get 20mpg city and 23mpg hwy. Stick shift will do better and a 4 cylinder will do better.
What coil goes to what cylinder
LUCAS transfix- large bottle
motorcraft.com shows 1995 and 1996 ( for the automatic transmission )
Motorcraft PFS42 ( fuel pump and hanger with sender ) for a 1996 Explorer 4 door with 4.0 L OHV engine ( according to www.motorcraft.com ) ( also used for the 1996 Explorer with 5.0 L V8 )
My 1995 Ford Explorer XLT , with 4.0 L OHV engine , automatic , 4X4 had a shipping weight of 4,053 pounds
Through the automatic transmission fluid dipstick tube , at the back of your engine , slightly to the left ( looking from the front of the Explorer ) by the firewall
My 1995 Ford Explorer XLT , with the 4.0 L - OHV engine , automatic transmission and 4 x4 had a shipping weight of ( 4,053 pounds )
The 4 cylinder gas engine has a timing Chain. The 4 cylinder diesel engine has a timing Belt.
For the 1996 Ford Explorer 4-wheel drive 4.0 liter 6-cylinder engine, the head bolt torque for step one is 44 ft. lbs. For step two, the torque is 59 ft. lbs., and for step three, turn an additional 80 to 85 degrees.
It is on the drivers side inner fender, just ahead of the booster/master cylinder.
I believe that is Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid , pull your transmission dip stick out and confirm with printing on dip stick