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2000 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 59 repairs.
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2000 Ford Explorer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (23%)

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Chart based on 47 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2000 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

93000 mi

US $24
Replaced steel cross brake line between rear wheels and bled system. Old clips were somewhat difficult to reach and they were also rusted so zip ties were used with insulation around lines as a substitute. 
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2008
Sep 2008

80000 mi
Leaking head gasket, burning coolant. Quoted $1500, not worth cost of repair. At least one if not more fuel injectors bad, not cost effective coupled with leaking head gasket. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Apr 2014

110000 mi

US $100
Tensioner, idler pully, serp belt radiator 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 5.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2013 - Jan 2015
Dec 2013

201000 mi

US $470
Replace Fuel Pump in tank, and fuel filter. Pump failed. 
Aug 2014

207600 mi

US $30
serv engien light, running rought, just put set of new plugs in it and ran ok. also the front left wheel bearing may be failing, makes a growling noise. 
Jan 2015

201000 mi
Growling wheel bearing. 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
- Feb 2016
Feb 2016

135000 mi

US $250
Replaced OEM fuel pump 
Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

165000 mi

US $250
Clock spring in steering is defective. No horn, No drivers airbag, no cruise control. 
May 2015

187000 mi

US $1000
no horn, no cruise control, no washer fluid, no airbag, replaced entire steering column with used. repaired AC with a new condenser. Replaced upper control arm and then had alignment. 
Jul 2015

188000 mi

US $150
Alternator gauge showing discharge, battery light came on. Truck would not start. Used Jump Box to drive to repair shop. 
Apr 2018

189000 mi

US $300
brake line replaced. Had hole in line. 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

191700 mi

US $75
the Universal joint went bad after moving a heavy load. Easy Fix. Quick repair. 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

148800 mi
Transmission was slipping, especially driving in the city. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Nov 2014
Jan 2014

170000 mi

US $120
Low voltage light went on, faulty alternator. Repair was easy with three easily accessible bolts. 
Apr 2014

172500 mi
Radiator leaked from transmission cooler, replaced radiator. 
May 2014

173000 mi

US $360
Right front wheel bearing needed to be replaced 
Nov 2014

180000 mi

US $560
Replaced fuel pump. 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Apr 2012
Oct 2010

109120 mi

C $150
Leaking exhaust 
Oct 2011

114700 mi

C $700
Broken tie rod - replaced ball joints and sway bar 
Nov 2011

115200 mi

C $350
Front Bearing 
Ford Explorer in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

203000 mi

US $100
Fuel pump failed. 
Ford Explorer in Yukon Territory, Canada
Jan 2009 - May 2011
Apr 2009

56420 mi

C $450
Front driver's side lower ball joint replaced. 
Sep 2009

56420 mi

C $650
Installed both upgraded timing chain tensioners and replaced gaskets 
Mar 2010

58280 mi

C $700
Passenger tie rod replaced Drivers side CV joint broken. Replaced entire axle 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

115000 mi

US $500
Coolant leakage around the thermostat housing. Housing replaced. Front wheel bearing worn and replaced. Major engine belt replaced due to wear, original belt. Hood shocks would not hold up hood. Shocks replaced. 
Dec 2012

127000 mi

US $550
Back wiper would not work. Indicated it was the motor but it works. 
Dec 2013

135000 mi

US $600
Radiator cracked, was leaking coolant and had to be replaced 
Jul 2014

140300 mi

US $360
Control Arm 
Jun 2018

150000 mi
Replaced electrical motors for electric windows on the left side of the car as both had stopped working. Replaced electric mirror on left side of car which quit functioning when the motor stopped. Whole mirror assembly replaced. 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Washington, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

185000 mi

US $2500
Transmission rebuild 
Ford Explorer in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2015
Jul 2010

193000 mi

US $30
The engine was overheating. Coolant was running out of the block from behind the alternator mount. Used a chemical block sealer to seal the leak. Car is now running after 30 hours of coolant system flush and repair work. The chemical sealant did not seal the engine block leak successfully. Had to remove the alternator and alternator mount. Found a hole in the head. Used a metal epoxy to repair. Working so far. 
Aug 2010

194000 mi

US $140
Noticed that the battery was losing charge. Tests showed it to be a failed alternator. Bought a new alternator and installed it. Problem solved. 
Apr 2012

216000 mi

US $2500
Hole in the end of the right head opened again and leaked out coolant. Scraped out old epoxy and replaced with new. A new leak in the radiator was repaired with stop leak until a new radiator is put in. Lost 2nd and 4th gear. Took to Earlington transmission who diagnosed a broken 2nd gear band plus other worn parts in the transmission. They rebuilt the transmission. 
Aug 2012

220700 mi

US $200
Replaced the radiator due to a continuing leak. Fixed now. 
Sep 2012

223000 mi

US $275
Had to have driver side lower ball joint replaced. Had to replace sway bar links and shocks on front and rear. Also had to replace the shackles on the rear suspension. 
Aug 2014

250000 mi

US $20
Engine was leaking from the lower intake manifold to header connection on the driver side front. Patched over the leak with epoxy as repairs would cost ten times more than the vehicle is worth. 
Ford Explorer in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2013
Mar 2011

104000 mi

US $790
DPFE valve shorted out and melted. Used code finder to find problem. Replaced valve and reset code. Good to go. 
Apr 2011

104700 mi

US $190
Engine missing on 2 cylinders. Had vehicle towed. Dealer warranty would not cover cost of new coil pack. It took the dealers garage 4days to repair after originally saying it would be one day. 
Jul 2011

108500 mi

US $190
Engine came on one more time. Replaced another sensor on emission system. Garage mechanic stated the wrong part had previously installed. 
Jun 2013

131000 mi
Heater core leaking. Added stop leak to stop leak and traded vehicle 
Jul 2013

131000 mi
Rear wheels rusted through, rears doors also rusted badly. 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

Ford in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Nov 2009
Dec 2008

97000 mi

US $1066
Car made roaring sound at speed. Both right and left bearings were bad. Car drives fine now. 
May 2009

101000 mi

US $1800
Replaced upper/lower ball joints. Car is AWD. 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
Sep 2008

107000 mi

US $940
Both front wheel bearing pack noisy--replaced 
Jun 2012

125000 mi

US $1100
Ball joints 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford Explorer in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2011
Nov 2009

146000 mi

US $350
Had to replace both front wheel bearings. Horrible noise coming from it. Much quieter ride after the replacement. 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Explorer in Mississippi, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

170000 mi

US $411
the vehicle lost power and would only accelerate to a speed no greater than 40 MPH. mechanic replaced the intake set and an upper plenum. 

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