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2008 Ford Explorer Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

2008 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (3%)

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2008 Ford Explorer suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (63%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

111000 mi

US $685
Noise in driver front wheel bearing. Dealer said that it could driven for anther month or so. Had the repair done that day anyway. 

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

45700 mi

US $397
Dealer notified us during maintenance visit that tie rod ends needed to be repaired. They replaced both but only one was worn because the boot was torn. 
43000 mi

US $350
replaced right front wheel bearings/hub 

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

45000 mi

US $150
Moaning from front end, both front wheel bearings needed to be replaced. 

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

81300 mi

US $600
Front left bearing wore out, replaced brake pads, rotors resurfaced. Replaced both front bearings.  

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

97000 mi

US $125
Front Wheel Bearing 
72000 mi

US $245
replaced left front wheel bearing 
58860 mi Front wheel bearing noise, due to premature wear. 
86800 mi

C $1000
Not sure of exact part. 
44000 mi

US $108
Front Passenger Wheel Bearing 
91300 mi

US $620
Both Front Wheel Bearing Hubs replaced. 

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

74400 mi Steering loosing power and going to manual, covered by a recall. 
94000 mi

C $4000
u joint in the steering was changed 

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2008 Ford Explorer Suspension Problems

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