The rear differential between a 97 ExplorerXLT and a 2000 4WD rear end ? Interchangeable?

Asked by Jul 02, 2018 at 12:25 AM about the 1997 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It's 2wheel drive with 4 wheel drive hook up and it's an XLT

1 Answer

300

You wouldn't know unless you took the new axle apart and counted teeth on the differential and compared that to your old one, or knew the VIN and looked up the gear ratio for both vehicles. If yours is also 4X4, the front and rear must match or you can't use the 4 wheel drive.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    13,610
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,010
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    2,330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
25 Great Deals out of 412 listings starting at $3,499
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
46 Great Deals out of 4,788 listings starting at $3,979
Used Ford F-150
135 Great Deals out of 12,004 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
14 Great Deals out of 1,067 listings starting at $2,925
Used Dodge Durango
31 Great Deals out of 1,242 listings starting at $3,999
Used Toyota 4Runner
12 Great Deals out of 576 listings starting at $4,995
Used GMC Yukon
21 Great Deals out of 1,256 listings starting at $4,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
36 Great Deals out of 1,427 listings starting at $3,500

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Ford Explorer For Sale
744 listings starting at $43,733
2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 340 listings starting at $33,395
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 238 listings starting at $24,995
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
175 listings starting at $22,907
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 131 listings starting at $15,992

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.