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2008 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Chart based on 56 repairs.

2008 Ford Explorer suspension repair cost distribution

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

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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

91300 mi

US $620
Both Front Wheel Bearing Hubs replaced. 
58860 mi Front wheel bearing noise, due to premature wear. 
72000 mi

US $245
replaced left front wheel bearing 
44000 mi

US $108
Front Passenger Wheel Bearing 

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2008 Ford Explorer Suspension Problems

46 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Ford Explorer. 11 of these members (23.9%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 12 suspension repairs to 2008 Ford Explorers--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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