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2004 Ford Explorer Engine Problems and Repair Histories

66 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Ford Explorer. 15 of these members (22.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 11 engine repairs to 2004 Ford Explorers--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Ford Explorer problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Ford Explorer problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 Ford Explorer problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2004 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

17% of the 2004 Ford Explorer repairs were to the engine, 27% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 64 repairs.

2004 Ford Explorer engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Ford Explorer engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 20% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 30% more than $2500.

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2004 Ford Explorer Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
718 Short in wire harness leading to fuel pump. Harness cost $28 CDN. Remaining cost, diagnoses and labour. 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 65000    
93000 500 Cat back exhaust 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Explorer in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 90000    
95000 5300 The car was shaking at idle. 
 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 61000    
70000 200 THERMOSTAT HOUSING LEAKED  
80000  
Ford Explorer in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2013 67000    
85300 150 Thermostat housing cracked. Replace housing. 
86000  

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Ford Explorer in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 61000    
64000 0 Then engine idle was very rough, diagnosed as failure of manifold gaskets, common for this year of truck. 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2013 86000    
87000 0 Emission system was causing rough transmission shifting. system cleaned and trouble went away. 
98000  
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 80000    
80000 0 Needed a new exhaust system (or at least some new pipes/clamps). 
Ford Explorer in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 66000    
114000 60 Rough idle and hesitation. Replaced ignition wires 
120000 115 Replaced serpentine belt, idler pulley and belt tensioner. 
123000  

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