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2004 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Chart based on 105 repairs.

2004 Ford Explorer engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

106000 mi

US $30
EGR value was bad and had to be replaced 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

93000 mi

US $500
Cat back exhaust 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

95000 mi

US $5300
The car was shaking at idle. 
70000 mi

US $200
THERMOSTAT HOUSING LEAKED  
85300 mi

US $150
Thermostat housing cracked. Replace housing. 
93000 mi

US $20
Fuel Pump Relay had to be replaced. 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

65000 mi 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

87000 mi Emission system was causing rough transmission shifting. system cleaned and trouble went away. 
82000 mi Needed a new exhaust system (or at least some new pipes/clamps). 
114000 mi

US $60
Rough idle and hesitation. Replaced ignition wires 
120000 mi

US $115
Replaced serpentine belt, idler pulley and belt tensioner. 

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2004 Ford Explorer Engine Problems

78 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Ford Explorer. 16 of these members (20.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 20 engine repairs to 2004 Ford Explorers--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2004 Ford Explorer problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.