So I ordered a pair of uncut chipped keys for from ebay for $13 and after deep research on programming a new chipped key all DIY options require a you first already have a working key to add another. Found a locksmith to come out on Saturday for $100 cash to plug in to the computer and program it in. A second key would have been another fee so I used a trick from youtube with the one working key.
I had already removed the ring around the ingnition switch that senses the chipped key to replace the switch so I attached the new chipped key to it and will zip tie it up under the dash. This lets me use the ignition switch and standard keys I had bought before and any new keys going forward will be cheap un-chipped keys.
This is what the locksmith used to program the new key in. Found them for less than a hundred dollars, hmmmm
So it starts right up and runs smooth on three year old gas
Pulled the rear axle to find it already had a axle saver bearing that had failed and messed up the axle shaft so off to the closest wrecking yard. They had three Explorers but only one they would let me take a rear axle shaft from and there cars where all siting on the ground with out wheels, not stacked on bare rims, more joy. Got the car up and the shaft out to find it was badly pitted.
Didn't want to drive another hour to the next wrecking year to take my chances so RockAuto to the rescue, $110 new axle shaft to my door.
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