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ford explorer manual transmissionThe first four-door SUV produced by Ford, the Explorer was introduced as a replacement for the two-door Bronco II. Deriving its name from a trim package used on the F-Series pickup trucks (as with the Ranger), the Explorer is slotted between the Edge CUV and standard-wheelbase Expedition. The first two generations were directly derived from the Ford Ranger, switching to a model-specific chassis for two generations. The fifth-generation adapted a variant of Ford Taurus chassis architecture (developed for SUV use), with the current generation again reverting to a model-specific chassis. Alongside the five-door Explorer wagon, a three-door wagon was offered from 1991 to 2003 (effectively succeeding the Bronco II). For police use, Ford has developed the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, serving as a replacement for the (replacing the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and the Taurus-based Police Interceptor Sedan). Louis Assembly Plant (Hazelwood, Missouri); the model line is now currently produced at Chicago Assembly (Chicago, Illinois).To better compete against the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and Jeep Cherokee mid-size sport-utility vehicles, Ford sought to replace the Bronco II with a vehicle sized closer to its competitors. In an effort to attract family buyers, a four-door version was developed alongside the two-door (launched the same month as the four-door S-10 Blazer).In a major change from the Bronco II, the Explorer was given its own front door stampings. In addition, the additional width allowed for two major aerodynamic improvements; along with the elimination of exterior drip rails (by wrapping the doors into the roof), the sideview mirrors were integrated onto the doors (rather than bolted on).For 1993, the engine output was increased to 160 hp (119 kW). All Explorers were equipped with the Ford 8.8 axle in either a limited slip differential, or open version with a variety of available gear ratios.http://peakpartners.com/data/fluke-5800a-manual.xml
The XL was sold as the base trim, with XLT as the upper range, with the outdoors-themed Eddie Bauer trim as the top trim. The XL was distinguished by a black grille (chrome optional) with steel wheels, while the XLT offered a chrome grille and alloy wheels; the Eddie Bauer offered alloy wheels and two-tone paintwork.Offering black lower bodywork and grille and alloy wheels, the Sport was intended as a replacement for the Bronco II.Largely introduced as a competitor to the Oldsmobile Bravada, the Explorer Limited was offered only as a four-door with an automatic transmission. Distinguished by its color-matched grille, headlight trim, and model-specific bodywork and wheels, the Limited was offered with several model-specific features, including automatic headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, foglamps, and center roof console (with compass and outside thermometer).Retaining the same footprint as its predecessor, the 1995 Ford Explorer underwent extensive modifications to its chassis to improve its road manners. In an effort to better differentiate the model line from the Ford Ranger, Ford stylists redesigned the vehicle, giving the Explorer a model-specific exterior. As with its predecessor, the second generation was sold in both three-door and five-door configurations. Rear-wheel drive was standard, with four-wheel drive offered as an option.In early 2000, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac was introduced, which was a mid-size pickup truck; offered with a crew cab with a short pickup bed, the Sport Trac was based on the five-door Explorer. The Explorer Sport Trac was produced through the 2005 model year (until it was redesigned for 2007).To match the V8 engine of the similar-sized Jeep Grand Cherokee, for the 1996 model year, Ford introduced a 5.0 L V8 as an option.http://www.audiofriend.cz/media/upload/upload/fluke-6061a-signal-generator-manual(5).xml Initially available on rear-wheel drive XLT models, the availability of the 210 hp (157 kW) V8 was expanded to many versions of the five-door Explorer, and came standard with all-wheel-drive starting in 1997. For 1997, revised cylinder heads increased output of the 5.0 L V8 to 215 hp (160 kW). Following the January 1996 introduction of the 4.6 L SOHC V8 by the Ford F-Series and E-Series, the Explorer would be the last vehicle in North America by Ford Motor Company sold with the company's old-style gasoline pushrod V8 for over 20 years (a new pushrod V8 was introduced for MY 2020 in the Ford Super Duty trucks).Offered as standard equipment on the top-trim Eddie Bauer and Limited trims, the engine became an option on all other versions of the Explorer and Explorer Sport. For 2001, the pushrod V6 was discontinued, with the SOHC becoming the standard engine in all versions of the Explorer (and the sole engine of the 3-door Explorer Sport).The SOHC did not receive the 5-speed until 2000, but it was a stronger unit than the one behind the OHV. All V8 examples were equipped with a 4-speed heavy-duty automatic (shared with the F-150, Mustang, and Crown Victoria). For the V6 models, in place of Touch Drive from the previous generation, ControlTrac was an electronically controlled full-time four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case, with software controlling a multi-disc clutch (in place of a center differential). Similar to TouchDrive, ControlTrac is dash-controlled, with a rotary selector for two-wheel drive (1995-1996, 2001-2003 Sports), auto (1997-2001), high range, and low range. As part of the changes related to the redesigned front suspension, the entire front fascia was redesigned, with the Explorer gaining model-distinct styling. In a styling theme that would be used in several other Ford small trucks, the 1995 Explorer was given an oval grille; the headlamps were changed from rectangular to oval as well, wrapping into the fenders.http://dev.pb-adcon.de/node/20315 In contrast to the front fascia, the rear fascia saw relatively few changes, with the rear bumper nearly unchanged.Maintaining commonality with the Ranger, the Explorer was given a new dashboard (marking the debut of dual airbags in an American-produced SUV), a new instrument panel; to improve user ergonomics, the Ford Explorer introduced a double-DIN radio panel and rotary-style climate controls.Distinguished by the addition of fender flares, the rear fascia was restyled, with larger taillamps; to better accommodate export, the license plate was shifted from the bumper to the liftgate; the neon CHMSL was replaced by an LED version. 16-inch wheels replaced 15-inch wheels (shared with the Ranger). For 1999, the front bumper was redesigned, allowing for larger lower grille and fog lights.Other options included load-leveling air suspension (on Eddie Bauer and Limited) and a reverse-sensing warning system.Along with the two-tone Eddie Bauer trim, the highest trim Explorer was the monochromatic Ford Explorer Limited. For 2000, XLS replaced XL as the base trim (introduced as an appearance package for 1999).While the XL remained the base model (largely for fleets), most examples were produced under a single Sport trim level. In 1995, the Expedition trim was introduced; roughly the 3-door equivalent of the Eddie Bauer, the trim was discontinued at the end of the model year as Ford reserved the name for the Ford Expedition full-size SUV (which entered production in mid-1996).The U152 program began in 1995, with the final design being chosen in 1997 and frozen for production in February 1998, with development ending in 2000.As part of the change, the Explorer became only the second rear-wheel drive American Ford platform fitted with four-wheel independent suspension (behind the MN12 platform). In another major change, the third-generation Explorer was developed solely as a five-door vehicle. Retaining the previous-generation chassis architecture, the three-door Explorer Sport continued production through the 2003 model year; the Explorer Sport Trac four-door pickup truck continued through 2005.No longer derived from the Ford Ranger, the UN152 chassis was designed specifically for the five-door Explorer and its Lincoln-Mercury counterparts. In a major shift from its predecessors, the third-generation Explorer adopted a four-wheel independent suspension configuration, never before used on a Ford truck (on American-produced SUVs, fully independent suspension was previously exclusive to the Hummer H1 ). Ford's AdvanceTrac RSC (Roll Stability Control) system became available as a standard feature on the Explorer for the 2005 model year.A five-speed manual transmission was offered for 2002 before its discontinuation; as of the 2020 model year, it is the final year a Ford Explorer was available with a manual transmission. As an option for both the 4.0L and 4.6L V8 engines, the Ford 5R55 transmission was offered, becoming standard from 2003 to 2005.While sharing a number of design elements with the 1997 F-Series and Ford Expedition, the Ford Explorer also served as the introduction of a new design theme for several Ford vehicles; the 2003 Ford Expedition, the Ford Freestar, Ford Freestyle, and Ford Five Hundred would share various elements of the 2002 Ford Explorer design. Retaining nearly the same proportions as the first two generations, the third-generation Explorer was an inch shorter in length and two inches wider, gaining two inches in wheelbase.The cargo floor was lowered several inches, adding nearly 10 cubic feet of total cargo room. Coinciding with the lower cargo floor, on nearly all models, a folding third-row seat was either standard or an option, bringing seating capacity to seven. The rear liftgate was redesigned, with the upper hatch enlarged.Slotted below the XLS were two major trim packages, Sport Value, Sport Choice, with Sport Premium between XLS and XLT. The outdoors-themed Eddie Bauer continued production with a two-tone exterior (with a tan lower body); the Limited wore a monochromatic body. The NBX trim was only made for 2003 and 2004, and was a loaded up XLT with Eddie Bauer-esque features. It was more like a bang-for-your-buck Eddie Bauer model rather than an actual trim level, as it didn't really set itself apart in any way like XLS did from XLT.Along with this new, stronger chassis, Ford updated the interior, redesigned the rear suspension and added power-folding third-row seats. Also, a tire pressure monitoring system and electronic stability control became standard equipment. Power running boards, like the ones from the Lincoln Navigator, were also made available on the Explorer and Mountaineer; the running boards lower to allow easier access when entering the vehicle, then retract upon door closure. Unlike previous generations, there was no right-hand drive option available for order, causing Ford to market Explorers in Japan in left-hand drive configuration. The LHD Explorers were desirable there because LHD vehicles are considered prestigious in Japan. Moreover, Ford switched to a one-piece rear liftgate design due to the problems associated with the previous generation's design.A more powerful 292 hp (218 kW) 4.6L 24-valve SOHC V-8, similar to the Fifth-generation Ford Mustang 's engine, was available as an option. The 6-speed 6R automatic transmission, built by Ford and based on a ZF design, was made standard equipment with the V-8 engine as well. The five-speed 5R55W automatic transmission was advanced. It was the only transmission available for the V-6 engine, because the Mazda five-speed manual transmission was dropped in the previous generation.Unlike its predecessor sold through 2005, it featured the V-8 engine as an option and was based on this generation Explorer's platform. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control was made standard on the Sport Trac.The model was planned by Ford SVT to be the successor to the F-150 Lightning sports pickup truck. It had blacked-out headlights, black grill, monochrome color interior, unique front and rear bumpers, front fender vents, and molded-in running boards.It is designed for up to six passengers while improving fuel economy by 20 to 30 percent relative to the current V6 Explorer.The fifth generation Explorer features sculpted body work with stepped style headlamps similar to the Flex, Edge, Escape, Expedition and F-150, as well as new stepped style tail lamps. The grille features Ford's corporate three-bar design with upper and lower perforated mesh work, similar to that of the sixth-generation Ford Taurus.At first only one engine was available: the 290 hp (216 kW) (255 lb?ft (346 N?m) of torque) 3.5 liter TiVCT (Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing ) V-6 attached to either the 6-speed 6F automatic or 6-speed 6F SelectShift automatic.Each mode is selected via a rotary control dial on the center console, aft of the transmission shifter.The new Explorer will be available with an optional trailer tow package. The package includes a Class III trailer hitch, engine oil cooler, trailer electrics connector, trailer sway control (TSC), wiring harness and a rear-view camera with trailer alignment assistance to help in backing up to a trailer. If equipped with the trailer tow package the new 2011 Explorer will be able to tow up to 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) of braked trailer.Other optional safety features include BLIS blind spot information system with rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning with brake support precrash system, Auto high-beam, Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic stability control (ESC) and Curve Control.Air bags are sewn into the inside of the seat belts, and inflate with cold air to prevent burns.The rear of the Explorer was also refreshed with restyled LED tail lamps and dual exhaust outlets. The 2016 refresh bumped the I4 engine to a 2.3 Liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine from the 2015 Ford Mustang. A newly introduced Platinum trim now tops out the range, slotting above the Sport and Limited trims. Similar to the Platinum editions of the F150 and Ford Super Duty trucks, the Platinum trim features front and rear cameras, enhanced active park assist with perpendicular park assist, park-out assist and semi-automatic parallel parking, hands-free liftgate from the Ford Escape, an exclusive 500-watt Sony surround sound system, and a heated steering-wheel. The Platinum trim is paired with a 3.5 Liter EcoBoost Twin-turbo V6 with 365 bhp (272 kW) which was previously only available with the Sport trim. The 2016 Explorer went on sale at dealerships in the Summer of 2015. Other than the addition of the top-of-the-line Platinum trim, as well as standard eighteen-inch alloy wheels on the base Explorer trim, the changes are mainly in styling, exterior and interior color combinations, technology, and power.XLT Desert Copper and Limited Luxury package.The turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four is the standard engine on the new Explorer, with 300 hp (224 kW) and 310 lb?ft (420 N?m) of torque. It comes with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. Its maximum tow rating is 5,300 lb (2,404 kg). An optional twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 makes 365 hp (272 kW) and 380 lb?ft (515 N?m) of torque, while the ST with the same engine makes 400 hp (298 kW) and 415 lb?ft (563 N?m) of torque. It also mates with a 10-speed automatic and sees an increase in towing capacity, to 5,600 lb (2,540 kg). An Explorer Hybrid will also be available in the US with a initially detuned 3.3-liter V6 producing a combined 318 hp (237 kW).For the first generation, the three-door was available in any trim (except Limited), with Sport offered as a trim exclusive to the three-door. Distinguished by black-colored wheel wells and rocker panels, Sport was slotted between XL and XLT. For 1995, Expedition was offered as an trim package for the three-door Explorer; replacing the Eddie Bauer trim, the nameplate was retired after 1995 in preparation for the 1997 full-size four-door SUV.For 2001, the Explorer Sport was split from the four-door Explorer, retaining the second-generation body and chassis and adopting the front fascia of the Explorer Sport Trac.In contrast to the Ranger, the Sport Trac was marketed primarily as a personal-use vehicle rather than for work use.Sharing the frame and wheelbase of the Ranger SuperCab, the Sport Trac combined the front fascia of the Explorer Sport with a crew cab derived from the four-door Explorer; the pickup bed (designed for the model line) shared its tailgate with the F-150 SuperCrew.After skipping the 2006 model year, a second-generation Sport Trac was produced from 2007 to 2010 (derived from the fourth-generation Explorer).Along with fleet-specific options such as steel wheels and provisions for user-specific paint schemes (such as contrasting doors), the Utility comes with provisions for fitting emergency equipment such as radios, lightbars and sirens. To free up interior space on the center console for equipment, the transmission is fitted with a column-mounted shifter.Over a standard Explorer, the Utility is fitted with larger brake rotors, more advanced ABS and traction control systems, a more efficient cooling system and other standard police equipment.For 2014, Ford added the 365 hp (272 kW) 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 (shared with the Police Interceptor Sedan and Ford Taurus SHO).Offered solely in a three-door configuration, only minor design details differed the Navajo from its Ford counterpart. Along with significantly reducing the development costs of the model line for Mazda, the assembly of the Navajo by Ford in the United States allowed Mazda to circumvent the chicken tax (in contrast to intended Japanese-brand competitors Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota 4Runner ). Offered only with four-wheel drive at its launch, a rear-wheel drive version of the Navajo was introduced for 1992.After the 1994 model year, Mazda withdrew the Navajo, returning in 2000 with the four-door Tribute (a counterpart of the Ford Escape ).Developed as a competitor for the Oldsmobile Bravada and the 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the Mountaineer was a four-door premium SUV slotted above the Explorer Limited. Marking the reintroduction of the waterfall grille to the Mercury brand, the model line was distinguished by two-tone (and later monochromatic) styling different from the Explorer. From 2003 to 2005, the Lincoln Aviator was marketed as a counterpart of the third-generation Explorer. The first mid-size SUV sold by Lincoln, the model line was slotted between the Mercury Mountaineer and the Lincoln Navigator. Following the introduction of the fourth-generation Explorer, the model line was repackaged as a CUV based on the Ford Edge and renamed the Lincoln MKX (today the Lincoln Nautilus).The second-generation Aviator is the first Lincoln vehicle offered as with plug-in hybrid capability as an option; its 494 hp combined output is the highest-ever for a Lincoln vehicle.In 1998, a facelifted Explorer was available with minor cosmetic interior changes and a revised rear tail lift which centered the rear number plate. In 1999 the model range was revamped slightly, the base model becoming the XLT and a special edition North Face version marketed with a tie in to North Face outdoor clothing. The North Face version was available in a dark green or a silver, with body-colored bumpers, heated leather seats and a CD multichanger as standard. In 2000, the North Face was also available in black.It used the same tires as the Ford Ranger with a relatively low rating for high temperatures. Memos by Ford engineers suggested lowering the engine height, but it would have increased the cost of the new design.The failures all involved tread separation, in which the outer tread carcass would delaminate and cause a rapid loss of tire pressure. Ford investigated and found that several models of 15 in (381 mm) Firestone tires ( ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness AT ) had higher failure rates, especially those made at Firestone's Decatur, Illinois plant. The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Ford Motor Company may affect the operation of your tire pressure monitoring system. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. The GVW must never exceed the GVWR. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Replacement tires with a higher limit than the original tires do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Depending upon the type and placement of the load, hauling cargo and people may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Additional electrical equipment may be required. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. These guidelines are designed to prevent damage to your vehicle after it is hooked-up to the RV or tow dolly. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. For more information on starting the vehicle, refer to Starting the engine in this chapter. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. For more information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. See Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information regarding the warning lights. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. If this occurs, you can use the back-up method to start your vehicle (see below). 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) However, the ABS does not decrease stopping distance. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. If none are found and the condition persists, have your vehicle towed to the nearest authorized dealer. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) The Curve Control system may be deactivated in certain terrain management modes. See Terrain management later in this chapter. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Ford does not recommend disabling this feature except in situations where speed reduction may be detrimental (e.g., hill climbing), the driver has. This is a normal characteristic of the ABS and should be no reason for concern. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Refer to the Message center in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Additionally, whenever the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed, the strategy must be relearned. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Hold the brake pedal down while in this position. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. A message will be displayed on the touchscreen if the liftgate is ajar. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Therefore, it is recommended to keep the audible warning on. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. APA can only look for a parking space while moving forward. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Backing slowly from the parking spot in these situations helps to increase the sensor coverage and effectiveness. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. False alerts are temporary and self correct. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) A false blocked condition will either self clear or clear after a key cycle. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Do not grip the spokes. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. If the front or rear axle is submerged in water, the axle lubricant should be replaced. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Wet brakes do not stop the vehicle as quickly as dry brakes. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount for towing to the nearest dealership within 35 miles (56 km). To obtain reimbursement information, U.S. Ford Motor Company recommends that the fuel system be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision. 2012 Explorer (exp) Fold down the wrench socket. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel. Turn all other accessories off. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. On FWD vehicles, if your vehicle is to be towed from the front, ensure proper wheel lift equipment is used to raise the front wheels off the ground. Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized tow truck operators. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual for proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle. Repairs will be made using Ford or Motorcraft parts, or remanufactured or other parts that are authorized by Ford. Ford is also allowed a final repair attempt in some states. If a warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step procedure outlined earlier in this chapter in the Getting the services you need section, you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program. This washer fluid contains special solution in addition to alcohol which 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs;. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specifications. Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water repellent type fluid or bug wash. They may cause squeaking, chatter noise, streaking and smearing. Some oil must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer. 7. Put the dipstick back in and ensure it is fully seated. 2012 Explorer (exp) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) To protect your engine and engine’s warranty, use Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 or an equivalent SAE 5W-30 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C946-A. Refer to Maintenance product specifications and capacities later in this section for more information. Ford production and Motorcraft replacement oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced.