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2002 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (50%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (2%)

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2002 Ford Explorer electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (48%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

15000 mi Heat stopped working. They found no coolant so added coolant. 
18000 mi Coolant was low again. Found heater core was leaking so they replaced the heater core. 
31000 mi Radiator fluid smell coming through vents. Air filter replaced. 

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2016 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

6000 mi SD card fault for Navigation 
16000 mi Complete Transmission rebuild. Dealer reported blown overdrive drum which was replaced. Also reprogrammed and replaced main drive valve to fix hard shifting after repair. 
18000 mi airbag light came on indicating there was an issue with the system. Dealer indicated it was something to do with the rear inflatable seat belts. They replaced a sensor and it fixed the issue. 

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2015 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

There was a consistent rattle in drivers side of the trunk, behind the penal. I pushed some foam behind the panel and the sound stopped The plastic cover at the bottom of the passenger and driver front doors was misaligned with the covers on the back-doors. I pushed a plastic thing under it to move it more outside. Its OK now 
Both A-Pilar covers on the outside were loose. Both covers were replaced AC stopped working while in traffic jam. The AC control system was reset 
8680 mi Ac was not cooling. Charged gas. 

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2014 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

25000 mi Backup camera wasn't working correctly 

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2014 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

32000 mi A-pillar trim panels replaced after becoming loose and making noise at highway speeds 
43000 mi Ambient temperature sensor would sporadically read wrong replaced under extended warranty 
3000 mi While idling in a parking lot, got "high coolant temp, low oil pressure, 4wd system failure, stability system failure" and other errors. After shutting off, vehicle would not start. After resting for 15 minutes, vehicle finally restarted. 
4700 mi Problem reoccurred, drove car straight to dealer with warning lights on, did not turn it off. They found 3 pages of codes and a lack of BCM communication. Involved Ford engineering. Found and replaced a damaged pin in a harness connector. 
6700 mi Got charging system error, noted bad battery by the "eye" on the battery being black. 
8000 mi Belt noise was getting loud. I showed the dealer the noise when I pulled in. 2 days later, it mysteriously wasn't making the noise any more and the dealer "did nothing." It still makes the noise on really rainy days. Charging system error again. It seems if it sits for a week with no use, the parasitic drain on the battery is high and it gives this error until it has been driven to full charge. The Explorer on the show room floor had the same problem. 
8000 mi electronic display system glitch 
20300 mi Exhaust fumes entering vehicle on hard acceleration. Fumes are now better but problem not eliminated 
8000 mi Internal battery failure. Dealer replaced battery. 
32000 mi Battery bad on service. Replaced under warranty. 
49000 mi

US $100
Lift gate not working. Replaced hinges, control module, lift gate motor. 
29000 mi Battery died 

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2014 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi Replaced Evaporator Core due to bad switch *d Replaced Evaporator Core due to bad switch 
27000 mi Leaking Fuel Injector in #2. Replacement of Injector requires replacement of fuel line which took 8 weeks to get. 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

20300 mi Dead cell battery, battery replaced 
14860 mi Air conditioning compressor failed. To be replaced, part on back order. Compressor Clutch and pulley worn out causing clutch to smoke when AC on. Evac recharge AC system. Replaced AC compressor and AC lines O-rings at the compressor. 
22940 mi Gear selector sensor not reporting that the vehicle was placed in park. 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

5300 mi Door ajar light on 
23000 mi

US $665
Moon roof stopped working 1 month after warranty expired.Replaced 1 of the motors and switch. The shade had still worked. Labor was $430. Job took less than 3 hours. 
20000 mi Defect in arm, replaced Headliner rattle Seat belt not locking Clip loose in passenger door - removed and replaced Rubber door seals worn through. Noise while steering - Clock spring ordered but not yet replaced Rattle above the third row rear speaker. 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

42000 mi

US $1800
Air conditioning compressor clutch seized 
59700 mi

US $160
Dead battery 
84300 mi

US $800
The AC compressor failed and needed to be replaced. 
2000 mi Brand new vehicle and air conditioner was't cooling the vehicle appropriately. Dealer evaluated and determined below standard. Evacuated and recharged coolant. 
32240 mi Front and rear brakes serviced. Vehicle was making high pitched whining noise when releasing brakes. Pads determined to be sticking in 2 of 4 wheels. All brakes serviced and lubed under warranty. 
36580 mi Third row seatback cracked right through. Leather separated from one third row headrest. Driver's side door panel replaced (2cm crack on leather). All covered under warranty. 
47740 mi

C $100
AC compressor clutch disintegrated and was nowhere to be found in engine bay. AC compressor replaced using Ford Extended Warranty. $100 is for deductible. Car had less than 75000km when this occurred. Ford not sure why part failed. 
48360 mi Transfer case seal started leaking less than 2 weeks after car had its AC compressor replaced by the dealer. Covered by vehicle powertrain warranty. Cabin was filling with smoke as fluid dripped on the hot cat below the transfer case!!!!! 

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2012 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7700 mi Rear wiper inoperable Ford Sync System shut down. Dealer installed SOP module and replaced APIM module and program. 
26040 mi

C $120
Lost a piece of outside windshield trim. Changed windshield earlier, and pins get broken when this is done. Need to replace trim when replace windshield. 
26640 mi

C $120
Lost the other side windshield trim after a windshield change... Dealer said when you change your windshield, its better to change for new trim... 
33480 mi driver door, stich of leather elbow support opened and you could see the foam 
43400 mi Rust at bottom of driver door (inside). Dealer told us than sometime sand and dirt are stuck between inside bottom door and plastic trim... With vibration the paint his remove....So wash the inside door regularly 
80600 mi

C $50
They change both front shock head support Rear wheel bearing passenger side scrap 
81840 mi

C $100
Change front shocks passenger side ac was out of control.... fan was always changing to full speed and touch button was not working... They change all computer and Sony Radio...1200$$$ 
84940 mi

C $50
Lood noise, change rear wheel bearing All 4 doors where squeaking...Dealer said sand was in the rockers...We did just one trip in a sand area with the truck!! 
99200 mi

C $300
Park sensor not working, they change shifter 
620 mi At 140 km/h a vibrating noise was generated by the windshield. after consulting with the dealer, he indicated that was a not frequent but known outside side frame issue. What they do is detach and reattach for a firmer fit. Took 4 hours. 
3900 mi Back led running lights were not working. Burnt. 
33000 mi windshield wiper random wipe. Oil being sucked from valve cover to intake tube 
30000 mi this is my 2nd replaced battery, 3 in total. 

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2012 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

50000 mi

US $150
Touch pad for electrical locks did not function properly and was replaced. 
9300 mi Third row seat covering came loose 
22500 mi Warnings displayed regarding "service advancetrac." Nothing was done as dealer could not reproduce and said there was no sign of error stored in computer. 
35500 mi Replaced A pillar trim due to wind noise Fuel gauge was reading incorrect levels 
67000 mi

US $350
Rear view camera became inoperable and had to be replaced. 
2000 mi Buzz sound in Right A pillar 
4000 mi Plastic A pillars and gaskets replaced per Ford TSB 
5000 mi Plastic A pillar on passenger side blew off going down the Freeway. Dealer replaced both plastic A pillars 
12700 mi MyFordTouch screen quit working. Dealer ordered and replaced the APIM an loaded the latest version 3.2.2 of MFT 
7000 mi Door panel keypad shorted out, causing door locks to constantly lock / unlock until battery died. 
11000 mi Car would not start, error code "Ignition System Fault" on the console. Dealer said the security code in the key was throwing errors. Also said battery was throwing errors. Replaced key and battery. 
15000 mi SYNC system black screen on update. Couldn't reboot. 
52300 mi Battery stopped charging, had to be replaced. 
9920 mi replaced leaking PTU seal for driveshaft 
17360 mi Replaced battery 
25000 mi This is the second time that the seat belt buckles have broken. The buckle does not break but the plastic casing around the buckle falls off making it hard for the kids to buckle themselves. Ordered a part. 
32000 mi Battery died. Dealer replaced the battery under warranty. 

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2011 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

13000 mi Electronic cooling fans stopped working cuasing the car to overheat when stopped. Additionally, the air conditioning stopped working directly related to the cooling system. The MYFORD SYNC system completely crashed. NAVI stopped working, phone would not stay paired, HVAC controlls would not work during system crash. System would indicate several USB connection when on 1 was plugged in. Loud wind noise in the upper right hand side of the windsheild. Wind noise is more noticalbe during windy conditions. 

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6000 mi Brakes had been squealing off and on since purchase. Finally had an opportunity to take it in to have it looked at - not sure what they did; said there were no problems or issues with brakes. Still squeals... 
52700 mi Fuel gauge isn't working - I've taken it in for repairs but have had to reschedule due to heavy volume of vehicles needing work, ahead of mine. I am still waiting to get it looked at to see how much it will cost and if covered under warranty 
54000 mi We did not have the fuel gauge repaired before trade-in as it was an easy fix for them (we were told), and could be an expensive one for us. 
6000 mi keyless entry pad replaced 
43000 mi MYFordTouch 
81000 mi

US $100
Oil leaking - updated gasket 
119000 mi

US $219
Rear brakes.... Pin slide rusts and freezes.... One side worn down down....not a caliper issue and is a know explorer issue... Ford has replaced brake pad/slide design.... However refuse to accept responsibility 
126000 mi

US $100
Replaced actuator *d Actuator was replaced 
8000 mi Nav system fault, Ford says they should have an update by Janaury, no solution currently. Screen goes black, no access to AC/Fan/Radio/Phone/Nav 
12000 mi Sync upgraded Wind noise repaired for 3rd time. 
31000 mi Back hatch does not open all the way. Problem with gas shocks. 
32000 mi Back hatch does not open all the way. Problem with gas shocks. Upgrade/fixes to Ford sync (dashboard controlling bluetooth phone connections, directions, climate, etc) 
35000 mi 2nd time to dealer to resolve this issue. Upgrade/fixes to Ford sync (dashboard controlling bluetooth phone connections, directions, climate, etc) 
40700 mi Under engine air deflector failed and became detached. Appears to have been improperly reattached during oil changes. 
53000 mi

US $45
Ignition was stuck on Saturday; resolved by Ford Roadside assistance. Took to dealer on Monday, 7/14; unable to duplicate or find any issues. Charged for 1/2 hour labor. 
5000 mi audio for the DVD system on rear headrests does not work through thru the vehicle radio as indicated in the user guide, transmitted over a "unused" frequency which apparently is not really unused depending on the locale you are in. static. 
3000 mi Repaired trim Radio intermittently receiving signals. 
20000 mi microsoft sync system has many issues and needs update that is very time consuming and not user friendly 
22000 mi leak from cooling system/heater core. Had to remove dash to replace part! 
31700 mi loose rear-view mirror Replaced rear view mirror 
33000 mi

US $150
Dead battery 
52500 mi

US $100
blend door actuator stripped and had to be replaced 
60000 mi

US $100
shifter not going into park always. needed adjustments. 
90000 mi

US $300
120 volt outlet repaired Backup camera replaced 
18000 mi Roaring noise was corrected by replacing plastic piece at bottom of windshield The computer software has an issue; when hang up from phone call using Sync system the radio comes on - even when the radio WAS NOT on prior to the phone ringing. At that point, can't turn the radio off except by voice command. 
20000 mi Power folding 3rd row seat stuck. Dealer found that sound insulation was interfering with seat operation. Said it is a known problem Wind noise around a-pillar areas MyFord Touch update. 
25000 mi Battery died. Replaced under warranty. MFT update passenger side power third row seat jammed. Seat is stuck halfway between folded flat and upright. Cannot move manually either. Dealer says new tracks must be installed. Parts ordered. Still waiting after 2 weeks. 
26000 mi waited 4 weeks for parts. dealer finally called and said parts had arrived. installed new tracks and a latch on the power folding 3rd row seats. 
34000 mi Reprogram MFT due to hanging nav system and overall poor response and performance. 3rd row power seats stuck during unfolding process. This is the 3rd time this has happened to this vehicle in 3 years. 

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

2480 mi Active Park Assist not working. Diagnosed right front sensor faulty. Replacement part ordered. Replaced right front sensor to correct fault in Active Park Assist. 
4740 mi Rain sensing wipers would sometimes do a random wipe when there was no reason for it. Dealer replaced the processor. 
5580 mi A performance upgrade was installed for MyFord Touch (MFT). Many owners experienced various problems with MFT and Ford redesigned and worked on the software package. New navigation card was also installed. 
7120 mi MyFord Touch software update and installation of a new A4 SD card for the navigation. 
8060 mi Over the past few months I had to trickle charge the battery several times since it was low. Never failed to start the car. Battery was tested when I went for season tire change and the result was that the battery was replaced. 
8260 mi Rain sensing wipers would periodically wipe for no reason. Dealer replaced control module. This was the second time it was replaced. 
1000 mi MyFordTouch had some issues. Dealer said that they needed to update the software. Problems were, cell phone would not sync, clock not keeping time. 
ABS activated causing sudden slowdowns when taking 3-4 degree turn at 38-42 miles/hr. Replaced part BB5Z*3F818*A Sensor - Steering Rotation 
8000 mi replaced passenger seat airbag wiring assembly... wires broke from moving the seat full forward 
33300 mi Rear liftgate would not go all the way up 
46300 mi There are times when the heat on the driver's side does not work, usually after the HVAC controls have been adjusted. Could not duplicate the problem so not fixed. Had car in in May for the same issue and they could not find a problem. 
52000 mi

US $100
Replaced both blend door actuators. Had taken vehicle in 3X before for heat issues but "could not replicate" so no repair. Found TSB this time. Only $100 because under extended warranty. Oil leak in front cover. Replaced gasket. 
30700 mi The BLIS system reports frequently that it isn't working and I need to take to the dealer. The dealer won't look at it unless it happens while in their possession and its not a daily occur. Turn car off then on and it resets. Ugh!! 
8060 mi Windshield wipers would wipe on occasion by themselves. Replaced the processor as per TSB. This was done for the second time and still did not completely address the issue. Suspect intermittent problem in the wiper control stalk. 
10540 mi As reported earlier, a TSB for the Randon/Uncommanded windshield wipe was done but the issue reappeared shortly thereafter. Suspect a problem with the windshield wiper control stalk since other Explorers have had them replaced as well. 
108000 mi

US $50
Replaced backup camera 
109000 mi

US $40
Replace auto park assist sensor that had failed in front right bumper position 
MFT (My ford Touch) multiple reflashs. Still very buggy but getting better. Reflashs done in May and in July. Windshield noise, dealer unable to verify. 
54000 mi Clunk when accelerating from a partial stop. Hesitation when shifting. Dealer rebuilt valve body. Navigation System randomly shuts down 
55000 mi 1-2 shift clunked when accelerating from around 20mph (like leaving a toll booth). Dealer re-flashed ECM, said it didn't take the first time. 
121700 mi

US $300
Rear calipers frozen. Replaced both rear calipers. 
155000 mi Found that the body seam cracked. Carpet is soaked, temporarily sealed with RTV. Will facilitate a more permanent repair as soon as time permits. The crack is in the top corner near the hatch..not easy to spot for those looking. 
13000 mi Condensation on mirror indicator lights. 
16700 mi Performance Update for Sync required visit to Dealer for most 2011 Explorers. Left turn signal lamp condensation. 
27300 mi Master headrest DVD player (driver side) was resetting randomly and having issues with "Surround Around" (FM Modulation). Wiring Harness under the driver seat was loose causing intermittent failure. Repaired by dealer. 
36000 mi Driver side in-headrest DVD player failed to play DVD or sync with second screen. Sunroof has leaked twice; water dripping from map lights in front of sunroof. 
58000 mi Sirius XM module needed to be replaced - audio would work, but data would not load (ie, traffic data, weather, etc). 
59000 mi Exhaust fumes present in vehicle after aggressive acceleration. Smell especially noticeable after highway merging. Told even though this was a TSB that this item was related to body panels. $900 quote for repair (Extended wrnty not covered) 
61000 mi Exhaust fumes present in vehicle after aggressive acceleration. Smell especially noticeable after highway merging. Ford covered all but $100 with OoW assistance. 
63000 mi Exhaust in cabin (second trip). 
2000 mi both LED's on side view mirrors replaced due to condensation build up in them 
2000 mi replaced a module in the sync system preventing pretty much everything from working, also replaced the side mirrors again for condensation in the led lights 
3000 mi both side mirror replaced again due to moisture in the side indicator led's built into the mirrors.  Performed tsb on the a-pillars for the rattling noise. tsb resolved the noise. 
4300 mi A-pillars making whistling noise since last repair. A-pillars removed and more sealant added. Seems to have fixed it. I found out Ford has redesigned the windshield trim but no one can get it since its on national back order. 
5300 mi Side mirror led on passenger side filled with water again. Mirror replaced again, for the third time. 
10000 mi A-pillar trim making noise again. Replaced with revised parts--Ford TSB. New designed parts are supposed to fix the problem--so far so good. 
10000 mi Exterior black trim piece on the inside top edge of the tailgate came loose at one end. Piece was double sticky taped back in place (that is how it was originally installed--no fasteners). 
12000 mi A-pillar trim fastening tab broken somehow. Trim replaced. 
21000 mi Front sway bar link bushings making noise--clunking over bumps at slow speed. Dealer replaced both sway arm links. 
33000 mi

US $100
Right rear wheel bearing replaced--making noise Left rear caliper seized--pads wearing quickly, rotor overheating. Caliper replaced. Right caliper inspected and was fine. Pads replaced on both rear wheels. Left rotor replaced, right machined. 

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

7000 mi sync system voice recognition does not work very well 

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

224-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

117300 mi

US $250
Map light and interior lights did not work, Repair was not completed - not economical to fix 
122000 mi Interior lights never fixed. 

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

32240 mi Power Runnung board stopped working when door opened and closed. 
58860 mi Front wheel bearing noise, due to premature wear. 
86800 mi

C $1000
Not sure of exact part. 
93460 mi

C $800
Heater core malfunction 
60000 mi Left front bearing was noisy. Replaced by dealer under 30 day guarantee. U Joint was noisy as well. Rear park assist sensors were intermittent. Dealer replaced wiring harness. Parts ordered during earlier repair trip. 
65000 mi Issue with Sirius working within steering wheel (had been checked 2x previously malice finally ordered a new part and repaired the problem. No further issues. 
44000 mi

US $108
Front Passenger Wheel Bearing 
89000 mi

US $50
Blend damper modulator on heating and cooling system 
138300 mi

US $550
Radio did not switch off when keys were removed from the ignition thus discharging the battery. 

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2008 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic AWD

97000 mi

US $120
Passenger was blowing cold air instead of heat. Blender actuator on that side was replaced in 30 minutes. 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

82300 mi

US $2354
Electronically flawed, alternator, battery, ecu unit, body damage repair, engine good, severe electrical issues! All wheel bearings in vehicle have to be replaced. 
97000 mi

US $40
Horn not working - fuse replaced. 
100000 mi

US $250
Rear wiper motor stopped working, slowing stroke first, until it gradually stopped moving. Wiper motor replaced for rear window. 
105000 mi

US $800
Front wheel bearing hubs getting noisy, need replacement. Rears also need replacing, but will wait until next summer. 
107000 mi

US $550
Rear wheel bearings needed replacing. The bearings on these vehicles usually go about 75K. Mine went to a little over 100K. Replaced in January earlier than I was originally planning. 
125000 mi

US $900
Rear window wiper motor stopped working. The arm froze in position. Dealer replaced the ignition switch and tumbler. When vehicle was turned off but key left in the accessory position - touching the key resulted in the drivers seat moving out of position as if the key had been removed. 
134700 mi

US $300
Thermostat housing developed a slow leak. OEM part is made of PLASTIC! Repair takes about an hour. Replacement part I bought is made of metal - replacing the lower portion now and will reuse the plastic upper for now. 
141000 mi

US $120
Replaced another driver side front bearing (hub unit). This unit lasted just 40k miles and was supposed to be an OEM part. This time I replaced with a Timken hub from Amazon. Cheaper and looks like a good quality part. 
34100 mi *dupe Rear window wiper motor died, and was replaced 
37200 mi Rear wiper motor stopped working 
50600 mi

C $2700
3rd row electric "stow" seats would not raise/lower. Some form of latch needed to be replaced on both seats. 
92600 mi

C $200
Right rear stabilizer had disconnected 
120120 mi

C $500
Replaced warn suspension component 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

125000 mi

US $2500
transmission not going into overdrive 
150000 mi

US $60
power running board not working 
150000 mi

US $330
seats worn and cracked. 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic AWD

37000 mi

US $50
power running board frozen and motor burned up 
46000 mi

US $200
rear wiper motor replaced 
64300 mi

US $50
Bad alternator, producing intermittent charging problem. Have to wait till Aug 1 to receive a replacement alternator..apparent shortage of cores 
65000 mi Replace sway bar link and set of tires. 
70000 mi

US $53
Ac hose 
76000 mi Replace alternator that was replaced 9 mths ago, still under warranty 
77000 mi

US $358
5 bad ignition coils out of 8. I replaced all 8. 
83500 mi

US $200
Both front wheel hub bearings were bad. I purchased the parts online and installed them myself. 
86300 mi

US $81
Both lower front ball joints were worn, loose and needed replaced. 
89000 mi

US $30
Sway bar link on the front drivers side broke. Bought ford replacement part online for $30 & replaced it myself. 
94000 mi

US $109
Plastic multi line connector in the heating cooling line, was cracked and not replaceable. If repaired at the dealer, the part cost $186 + labor to install. Took it to a repair shop and they cut the hoses, removed the cracked part, replace 
115000 mi

US $98
Passenger lighted mirror broke. Had to replace the entire visor. Purchased part from fordparts.com and saved 40.00. 
131000 mi

US $100
Driverside rear door lock actuator and rear hatch lock actuator were bad and needed replaced. Bought parts at fordparts.com for half the cost at the dealer for the same part. Delivered to my ford dealer at no cost. Easy repairs to do. 
142000 mi

US $225
Passenger side power running board not working. Replaced entire running board assembly with one from a junkyard for $225, instead of paying $1700+tax for a new one at the dealer. 
145500 mi

US $10
Power running board on drivers side did not work. I removed it, had a broken bracket. I repaired the bracket and reinstalled the running board. Works great now! 
151000 mi

US $16
Both rear axle nuts were loose. Bought the socket to fit the axle nut and torqued to specs. Must have been an issue when I bought the car as I have not worked on the rear brakes or rear wheel bearings until now. 
159000 mi

US $450
Water pump worn out, leaking. Pin holes in the radiator, part worn out. 
178000 mi

US $36
All 7 Instrument panel light bulbs were replaced since one was burnt out. I ordered bulbs at fordparts.com and installed them myself. 
95000 mi

US $400
Drivers front wheel bearing was growling. Replaced and the problem was fixed. 
98000 mi

US $300
Radiator leaking at seam between plastic tank and aluminum, top drivers side. Replaced radiator and refilled with G-05 coolant. 
101000 mi

US $500
Bulkhead connector sleeve started leaking. To replace required dropping the transmission pan, so while in the transmission a filter replacement and fluid exchange was also done. 
103000 mi

US $500
Drivers wheel bearing had play in it and was making a roaring sound and was replaced. 
108000 mi Y-Pipe on heater hose split to rear heating unit has a slow leak. Coolant was not visible on ground, but could be smelled and left residue. Replaced with part from Ford that cost $240 from the dealership due to hose deterioration. Multiple Roaring sounds. Replaced both Front Wheel Bearings. Drivers Rear Wheel Bearing failed. Replaced for free under parts and labor warranty. 
109700 mi

US $75
Drivers rear ABS Sensor electrical connector broke causing intermittent issues with ABS/Traction Control. Replaced Sensor. Likely broken with Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement, but cannot prove. 
111000 mi

US $360
Drivers Rear Strut leaking oil badly. Replaced both sides with Quick Strut replacements plus an alignment. 
113000 mi

US $45
Coil Pack Cylinder #1 Failing causing misfires. Replaced. 
116000 mi

US $2000
2 broken studs on both exhaust manifolds and warped manifolds. Studs, manifolds, and gaskets replaced. lower slide pins on both front calipers frozen. Was able to remove one, but the other was stuck and resulted in replacing drivers front caliper bracket. Also replaced pads and rotors at same time. 
118000 mi

US $20
Dash bulbs burned out and needed replacement. Bulbs are Ford parts only... 
73500 mi

US $15
computer said door ajar when no door was ajar 
74000 mi high speed miss that comes and goes. repair shop said coil on plug issue but cannot tell which one because no warning light said to wait until part fails completely which should turn on warning light. 
63860 mi

C $206
Rear wiper motor 
68820 mi

C $560
Full tune up 

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2006 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

32300 mi

US $550
Vehicle gave a loud "WHOOSHING" noise when gas pedal pressed and had no working heat. Noticed coolant tank was empty and radiator fluid low. When refilled, the radiator began leaking slowly then profusely. Radiator was replaced. 
73000 mi

US $600
Thermostat housing cracked causing leaks 
93000 mi

US $1500
Radiator failure, barely made it a mile to the garage. Radiator replaced. This is the 2nd radiator I have had to have replaced. 
109000 mi

US $1100
Leaking T Coil Factory battery bad, was replaced Thermostat housing cracked (2nd time) 
116500 mi

US $1900
Trans was slipping,acceleration, jerking problems. Finally threw wrench & check engine lights. Problem caused due to 3rd Gear Ratio Error causing Transmission to go into fail-safe mode, Transmission was rebuilt. 
138000 mi

US $650
Jet Engine Noise, coolant smell, losing coolant - Thermostat housing replaced 
73000 mi

US $283
rear drive axel needed to be replaced. 
75000 mi connection parts on radiator needed to be replaced, they were leaking. brake squeaked when depressed. Fixed by lubing brake assembly (inside driver cabin). 
94000 mi

US $1000
Crack in piece where you put oil in the engine causing oil to leak. Thermostat needed to be replaced. 
113000 mi TPMS system was not working 
121000 mi leaking coolant. 
124000 mi Leaking coolant 
21000 mi Selected Transmission/Drivetrain - Difficulty in getting gear shift to engage. 3rd trip to a dealership for this problem. This dealership finally got it right. This time was told that the problem is a 'known problem' at Ford but no recall. Rear passenger, driver side, window would not roll down with either the switch on that door or with the master control. Both switch's replaced. 2nd time to a dealership for this problem, only this dealership replaced the master control as well as the ne 
45000 mi

US $700
Starter went out. Learned this is a known issue in model years through 2006. Ford never issued a recall. 

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2006 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

40000 mi

US $176
Radiator leak at 40000 miles. waited for radiator because Ford didn't have any and neither did radiator shop. Ford was out, this tells you they have a problem w/ radiators. there should be a recall. Power steering leak at 39000 miles. Tire air pressure sensor went out at 39000 miles. 
38440 mi

US $300
A/C condenser drip shorted shift solenoid in tranny. replaced parts ($950) and labor came out to $1700. moved A/C drip elsewhere. Poor engineering on Ford's part airbag light on. was a fault in electrical. 
39000 mi Leak in sunroof. 
40000 mi

US $300
broken radiator 
40000 mi

US $100
ignition coil malfunction faulty EVAP solenoid and canister; car sold with this unrepaired Heater was blowing cold air when the engine is idling. Not repaired. 
37000 mi Radiator was replaced due to small leak. 
54000 mi

US $295
Battery went dead, low voltage burned out the 6 cd player so it had to be replaced 
79000 mi

US $245
Battery died, low voltage damaged the CD changer which had to be replaced. Second time this has happened! 
84500 mi

US $800
Radiator was leaking and had to be replaced, 2nd time this issue has occurred. 
86500 mi

US $150
Stabilizer bars replaced 
93000 mi

US $400
Thermostat housing cracked, needed to be replaced. 
98000 mi

US $270
Rear sway bar links replaced Reflashed ecru to make the engine run cooler 
105000 mi

US $4900
Engine had no compression in cylinder #4 due to broken time chain tensioner, replaced with remanufactured engine. 

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2006 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

76000 mi

US $50
The Heater Blend Door Actuator had a stripped gear, causing the A/C to make a clicking noise on startup, though A/C still worked fine. The new part was $50. If you have this problem, DO NOT buy the part made by Dorman, it does not work. 
102000 mi

US $6
Radiator was leaking. Flushed it and refilled, then added some Bar's Leaks Pelletized Stop Leak, and it fixed the leak. 
108000 mi

US $150
Torque converter felt like it was going out, replaced transmission fluid and so far so good. 
140000 mi

US $215
Fan clutch was slipping - replaced (easy). Radiator was leaking - replaced with an aftermarket radiator. 
144300 mi

US $9
Had to replace the thermostat. 
12000 mi Common problem with Explorers with 6 speed transmission where transmission downshifts from 2 to 1 harsh when coming to a stop. Service bulleting was issued in November that reprogrammed the transmission and e-learned new shift strategy. 
15000 mi Two problems fixed; 1. Occasionally difficult to shift from park. Gear selector lever was replaced. 2. Ping or Click noise when reversing and going back to forward. Problem was found in right rear driveshaft, which was replaced. 
28000 mi Right 3rd row seat would not rise. Gear assembly with motor was stuck. Removed cover behind 3rd row seat to access the assembly. Applied grease to the gears and it started working, thought it is not as smooth as the left side seat. 
35000 mi

US $18
Found radiator having a slow leak. Inserted Bars Leak Stop tablets into radiator and filled overflow reservoir with new coolant. Leak is now stopped but most likely this is a temporary fix. 
37000 mi

US $244
Passenger side power 3rd row seat back not elevating. The motor gearbox was broken. Ordered replacement part and replaced it by myself. 
47000 mi

US $204
Driver side third row seat electric latch assembly gear broke. Replaced the complete latch assembly. 
50000 mi

US $4
Slow leak on radiator. Added Bars radiator stop leak and it stopped the leak. 
53000 mi

US $100
Coolant leak from radiator top left corner. (Previous fix by leak stop products were no longer able to fix it.) Radiator replaced. 
55000 mi

US $35
Sway bar link bushings were worn. Replaced with new sway bar links. 

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2006 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic AWD

29000 mi Transmission shifting hard into and out of 1st gear. Rear defroster not working, parts backordered. Shifter intermittently not moving out of Park. Shifter replaced. 
30000 mi Rear defroster had in-op lines, rear glass ordered and replaced. Problem resolved. Rear passenger door lock was very sticky, especially when below freezing. Lock actuator replaced; problem resolved. 
25000 mi Truck was at dealer for late engagement of shift into 1st gear from a stop and a bump feeling when coming to a stop. TSB 07-23-2 was performed. Truck still has same symptoms. Ford tech being contacted by dealer. Customer waits for answers. 
26000 mi Continuation of existing problem. TSB has been superceeded by TSB08-3-8. When dealer tried to reflash they received message of latest software installed. Delayed engagement and bump stop still exist. Rear window defogger has burnt out line. Dealer needs to order a fresh repair kit. 
28000 mi Reflash ECM and TCM and problem is solved for now. Rear window defroster line repaired with kit that needed to be ordered. 
77500 mi

C $2
Burned out left rear turn signal/running lamp. Simple fix, first problem with my vehicle in almost a year of owning it 
83080 mi

C $101
Bad misfire in Cyl 8, coil and plug removed, coil boot badly cracked and corroded, plug badly fouled. 
84940 mi

C $95
the Tire pressure monitor in the right rear wheel was defective, had to be replaced, solved problem 
105400 mi

C $95
Tire pressure monitor failed, replaced 
37000 mi

US $185
Rear brake lights / turn signals failed. Turned out to be a wiring harness that was installed improperly at the factory. Wiring harness rubbed against metal and eventually wires wore through and shorted the tail lights. Wiring harness replaced. Axle gasket on 4WD system was leaking. Problem was fixed by replacing the gasket. 
37500 mi

US $50
Brake shift interlock working intermittently. You needed to jiggle the shifter, push the shift button in several times etc. to get the car to shift out of park. Turned out to be a sensor on the shifter. Shifter was replaced. 
45000 mi

US $50
Car was leaking (minor) in the driveway. Appeared to be radiator fluid. CarMax stated the radiator was leaking and new radiator needed. Replaced for $650, but with extended warranty I only paid $50. Not fixed satisfactorily. Car continued to leak radiator fluid. Took back to CarMax, and they tightened all fittings, stated they thought is was transmission fluid, as that circulates through the radiator also. Ran the car in the shop for 1/2 hour, but still leaks *dupe Fluid leak from the car in the driveway. Appeared to be radiator fluid. CarMax stated new radiator needed. Replaced for $650, but with extended warranty, I only paid $50. Problem not fixed, car still leaks. 
46500 mi

US $50
Coolant leak was finally tracked to a valve/fitting under the car (around the location of the front passenger seat), whereby coolant leaked onto my driveway. After having the car into CarMax twice before, it is now fixed. 
61000 mi

US $50
Third row electric seat backs (raise the back up and down for stowage in the floor) stopped working on the passenger seat (third row is split). Electric motor replaced using extended warranty insurance. 
79000 mi

US $350
Check engine light came on. Was a leaking gasket on the fuel system (around the gas tank), which was allowing gas vapor to escape. New gasket needed. 
94000 mi

US $900
Exhaust manifold cracked and needed replacement. Torque converter not properly locking into place. 
99700 mi

US $975
Compressor replaced in A/C 
65000 mi

US $100
Noticed coolant leak in parking lot after vehicle was parked about an hour. Took to dealer who diagnosed as bad radiator, replaced same plus trans cooler line broken in radiator removal process. 
74000 mi

US $1000
3rd row power seat folding motor stopped working and needed to be replaced. (motor & gearcase one sealed unit) 
80300 mi

US $85
Check Engine light on. Engine running rough. Code was P0303. Replaced #3 coil on plug assy. Problem solved. 
81700 mi

US $170
No cooling from Air Conditioner. Recharge System & Check for leaks. 
83000 mi

US $125
Windshield wipers would not stop wiping. Diagnose & replace wiper motor. 
94300 mi

US $150
Charge ind. would come on and would able to be cleared immediately. Dealer diagnosed bad alternator and replaced it. Rear wiper would not move. Dealer diagnosed bad motor and replaced it. Car would miss and buck during acceleration. Dealer diagnosed 2 bad coil on plugs and replaced them. 
95700 mi Car died on side of road. Jumped battery, car started but would not stay running. Towed to dealer who replaced alternator. 
111000 mi

US $70
Check engine light on repl coil on plug assy 
113000 mi

US $65
Check engine light on. repl coil on plug for cyl. 7. 
133000 mi

US $100
Rear Sway bar end link found broken during annual State Inspection. Replaced same. Tailgate rear window hinges broken. Remove & Replace. 
62000 mi

US $100
Left Rear Axle Seal was leaking 
77000 mi

US $120
Right front sway bar snapped. Replaced both left and right sway bar. 
85000 mi

US $3800
The right 3rd row power folding seat motor failed. The Transmission Valve Body is failing Transmission was rebuilt, Transmission Valve Body was replaced. 
85000 mi

US $110
Blower fan control was stuck on high and would not respond. 
124000 mi

US $800
No cold air coming out of vents with A/C on. Passenger side vents would randomly blow hot air. Replaced driver and passenger side blend doors. 

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2005 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

196000 mi Wheel Inflation Sensors 2 ea, Front wheels. Low tire light was coming on all the time. 

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2005 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

116000 mi

US $450
Died while on the road. Adv Trk light was on and others on the dash. Ended up being a bad alternator. The first attempt by one dealer was to reset ECU. The second dealer found the problem and replaced the bad alternator. 
53000 mi

US $1500
no air coming from dash air outlets. took out dash and replace vacuum assembly. problem solved replaced ball joints 
60000 mi cruise control inoperative. Not used often and deemed too expensive to repair. 
62000 mi cruise control never fixed 

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2005 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

53000 mi

US $138
leaking radiator 
64000 mi

US $475
Alternator and battery replaced 
85000 mi

US $120
Replaced both links on front sway bar. 
70000 mi Little things were broken which were not repaired. Central window switch would not lower or raise rear windows. Driver's seat adjustment handles broke off (2, each cheap plastic). 
55000 mi

US $195
Transmission rebuilt, my cost $195 ("lubricated parts" covered under 6 month, 6k mile limited warranty). 
61000 mi

US $160
Thermostat housing cracked open at seam 
70000 mi

US $850
Split radiator 
79000 mi

US $530
Left rear wheel bearing replaced due to "growling" noise 
82000 mi Battery went completely dead for no reason. After a full charge "check ADVTRAC" notice appears. Can't clear message 
85300 mi

US $55
ABS module needed to be reflashed to turn off Advance Track light 
95700 mi

US $560
Replaced radiator. Slow leak at the tank seam. 
110000 mi Replaced leaking radiator 
122140 mi

C $450
Cat Converter 
153140 mi

C $65
Blend Door Actuator needs to be replaced 
153760 mi

C $2500
Unsure of parts - but my Check Engine Light came on and "Check Transmission" displayed on console. Per Mechanic - I had lost 2nd and 5th gear, with my reverse gear almost at failue. 
169260 mi

C $100
Suspension issue 
64000 mi

US $365
All interior electrical systems including dome lights, radio, tach, etc were all out. Despite this, the headlights and exterior lights worked. 
60000 mi

US $700
Vehicle went in for 60k maint. Discovered leaking water pump - warranty repair.  Also had prob with cruise. Part ordered and prob. fixed. Battery failed - was nearly 6 yrs old. 
66000 mi

US $150
Cruise control again, would go off after being set. Left rear window will not operate. $250+ to repair. Will live with it for now. At least it is stuck in the up position. 
71000 mi Left rear window would not operate from the driver's console or the left rear door control. Then the right rear window stopped working. In March, I tried the windows and both are now working. Not the motor as dealer had diagnosed. 
88000 mi

US $300
Wheel bearings for left front hub on 4-wheel drive needed replacing. 
86000 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking radiator 
89000 mi

US $400
Cv boot ball joints 
96000 mi

US $550
Coolant inlet fitting contains (or is made of)plastic which failed. 
96000 mi

US $500
ticking noise when rear a/c blower is on. Replaced blower assembly part. 
58000 mi

US $150
Sunroof mounting bracket was improperly isolated. Caused loud rattle from metal hitting metal. Shop had to drop the headliner and put some foam rubber between the sunroof support bracket and the roof. 3 hour repair, $150 cost. 
67000 mi Alternator replaced. Above 3500 RPM I was getting “check charging system” and the voltage would dropped. I had it load tested and it failed. Getting worse every week. 
68000 mi

US $40
Replaced belt tensioner and idler pulley 
71000 mi Replacement alternator failed. Replaced under part warranty by self. 

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2004 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

64480 mi

C $230
Air conditioning was recharged. 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

232-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

106000 mi

US $240
*Several items but your list only allows me to select ONE at a time. Fix that please or I won't participate any longer. 
107000 mi

US $200
The rear limited-slip differential started chattering again on slight turns. It has done this repeatedly since delivery. The temporary "fix" is to replace the rear lube with new 140W synthetic lube and add the special XL3 friction modifier. 
108000 mi

US $50
Replaced bad tire pressure warning sensor inside the tire/wheel assy. They have a long life (5 yr) battery, but that wasn't the problem. Road Salt had corroded the metal cap that screws on to the metal stem to add air to the tire. Junk.  
64000 mi First, backup sensors stopped working. Then engine idle was very rough, diagnosed as failure of manifold gaskets, common for this year of truck. 
127000 mi

US $1200
Replaced the The ball joints. 
128000 mi

US $400
The backup warning system was not working. wiring and speaker replaced. 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

224-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

109700 mi

US $800
Defroster vent 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

70000 mi

US $200
THERMOSTAT HOUSING LEAKED  
76500 mi radio volume broke 
82000 mi

US $230
tie ends for sway bars 
82300 mi

US $750
upper and lower ball joints 
76500 mi

US $100
Alternator died. Replaced. 
79300 mi

US $270
Dirty Solenoids Remove clutch pieces from resevoir Replace Fluid 
85300 mi

US $150
Thermostat housing cracked. Replace housing. 
87300 mi Battery died 
93000 mi

US $20
Fuel Pump Relay had to be replaced. 
151000 mi

US $287
Front drivers side wheel bearing went out. Seems to be a common failure.  Also discovered the ball joints are bad. Will get them replaced next month. 
152300 mi

US $458
Passenger side wheel bearing 
162700 mi

US $100
Alternator went bad 
164000 mi

US $160
Overheating. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

133000 mi

US $200
Had to replace starter 
137300 mi

US $1590
Replace upper and lower ball joints. During same visit I had brakes replaced, all 4 and an alignment. Front left bearing replaced. The rear wheel bearings are making noise but not recommended to replace them until they get worse. 
138000 mi

US $845
Replaced alternator and emergency brake shoes. 
138000 mi

US $2300
Replace rear differential 
195000 mi

US $1500
Computer died and needed to be replaced. 
97000 mi

US $178
Bad bearings Heater Blend motor broken, had to disassemble dash to access it 
120300 mi

US $105
Front axle seal and rear bearing rear hatch hinges replaced 
137700 mi

US $600
bearing with sensor built in replaced 
156000 mi

US $1050
Differential carrier bearing failed. Replaced all bearings and seals in differential 
159700 mi

US $68
Thermostat housing was leaking and ultimately was replaced 
80000 mi

US $100
Oxygen sensor at the back of the catalytic converter had to be replaced 
84000 mi

US $514
Replaced alternator and battery 
89000 mi

US $900
Worn rear wheel bearings have been causing roaring noise for about 1 year. Shop assured me there was no rush to get this done. Decided it was time to fix. New wheel bearings and one new axle because heat generated seized hub to axle. 
96000 mi

US $290
Replace serpentine belt and pulley tensioner kit 
58700 mi

US $200
abs warning light on abs sensor bad.... 
65000 mi

US $15
A/C recharge previously taken to another garage who did not repair it. replace blend door replaced plugs replaced upper radiator hose...it was swelled in two places. 
67000 mi

US $25
Front differential seal leaking. Added grease will replace when warmer In line Heater valve not opening fully. Some heat but not much. Replace heater valve, flush out heater core, top off anti freeze. 
83000 mi Air conditioner required repair. Total around $1,500 for this and brakes. 
80000 mi

US $180
Front Pinion Seal Replaced (Leaking). Also had Rear differential oil replaced (Maintenance) 
86000 mi

US $700
Rear wheel bearings howling - New bearings installed, TSB. Rear Differential Seals Leaking - New Seals installed, TSB. 
92000 mi

US $20
"creaking" sound when going over speed bumps. Replaced front sway bar bushings with aftermarket ones that could be lubricated via grease gun 
107000 mi

US $250
Rt wheel bearing found loose during brake pad replacement Found upper ball joint boot cracker on RT side 
110000 mi

US $150
Car would not turn over when attempting to start 
114000 mi

US $60
Rough idle and hesitation. Replaced ignition wires 
114500 mi

US $50
Replaced left upper ball joint 
120000 mi

US $115
Replaced serpentine belt, idler pulley and belt tensioner. 
122000 mi

US $250
Left front wheel bearing making noise. Replaced wheel bearing assembly. Left upper ball joint boot split. Replaced left upper control arm (with ball joint) Clicking noise from underneath dash when temp control moved out of Cold position. Replaced blend door actuator 
131500 mi Noise coming from left front brake when backing up and applying the brakes. Found caliper mounting bolts loose. 
133000 mi

US $50
Power steering pump leaking 
136000 mi

US $200
Replaced upper control arm and lower ball joint and had four wheel alignment 
153300 mi

US $200
RT front brake caliper siezed. Replaced both calipers, disks and pads 
174000 mi

US $200
Battery light and ABS light on. Alternator died and drained battery. Based on age of battery (4 Yrs) elected to replace battery as well as replaced alternator 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

118000 mi

US $2200
Oil filter adapter gasket leaking. Manifold hose leak, and actuator door broken. 

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2004 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic AWD

184000 mi

US $40
Recharge 
184000 mi

US $1500
Changed CV joint Repaired transmission 
184300 mi

US $600
Charged ac There was also a new front end tie rod and ball joint installed. 
189700 mi

US $175
New oil filter housing 
105000 mi

US $1600
Starter failed, and the flywheel had to be replaced as well. 

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2003 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

107000 mi blender door not allowing air conditioner to work properly. due to cost, will fix myself with help of friend. 
111000 mi

US $536
issue had been previously reported as blender door. was actually fresh air intake assmbly. i believe was damaged by previous dealer work/maintenance. new dealer repaired without issue. 
151000 mi

US $70
Rear A/C blend door not working and constant clicking noise. Plastic part connecting radiator hose to engine failed. 
181000 mi

US $1200
Damaged Tie rod end was replaced. Front upper a-frames on both left and right sides were also damaged. 
184700 mi

US $100
Transmission wouldn't move immediately when put in gear. If you gave it a good amount of throttle, it would jerk into gear, then drove fine. It did this in forward and reverse gears. Got two different opinions and both agreed. Drivers side window power actuator broke. Replaced with aftermarket part. Rear hatch window actuator cable failed. Replaced with OEM part. Rear stabilizer bar linkages were broken. Replaced with OEM. 

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2003 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

85560 mi upper and lower ball joint replacment for certification right pass window inoperable 
94000 mi

US $125
Blend motor assy replaced. 'click of death' 
96500 mi

US $3600
Transmission rebuilt with newer 07 -08 parts 
181000 mi

US $90
Rear calipers... $90 and did them myself. They were frozen but still working. 
189000 mi

US $300
Hit a bump in road and front right spring collapsed. Parked for a week while drove Lincoln (waiting for parts) and had replaced at shop. Fairly inexpensive and quick fix 
192000 mi

US $360
Ford dealer told me eventually would need to repair about 20k ago but not to worry. Last oil change they said it was bad- and it was! They said 450 for repair- told me I could save almost 100 if went to small mechanic shop! thanks! 
199000 mi

US $125
Door ajar light wont shut off. Drivers door wire severed- common problem and a quick fix once the problem was found. Exhaust replaced 
206700 mi

US $160
Rear wiper motor burned out. Bought part on ebay for $80, and dealer charged $80 to replace 

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2003 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic AWD

92000 mi

US $500
Failed wheel bearing w/ damage to hub bearing race. 
93000 mi *dupe Ground wire to liftgate harness open. Cause "Door Ajar" warning when rear window defroster is turned on. Heated seats stopped working; turning on rr defrost turned on all interior lights & gave "door ajar" warning. Dealer claimed bad harness to liftgate. $600+ (seriously!) repair was refused. Vehicle returned--issues had disappeared! 
99000 mi

US $600
Corroded ground: rear defrost, automatic light timeout and heated seats no-op. Heated seats still not functional. 
44000 mi

US $160
Broken heat shield on front transfer case. Broken duct vent in dash. 
52000 mi Broken duct vent in dash.  Rear window motor replaced. 
62000 mi

US $750
Left and right front wheel bearings replaced under extended warranty. Transmission problem fixed with computer flash at owner's expense. Pinion seal and rear axle seals replaced under extended warranty. 
74000 mi

US $1000
Replaced front & rear shocks/springs, replaced upper & lower ball joints. 
83000 mi

US $1500
Paint on hood was bubbling due to iron contamination in aluminum hood (see TSB 06-25-15 ALUMINUM BODY PANELS - CORROSION). Aluminum hood replaced with steel hood & repainted. Vehicle was beyond paint warranty time frame. 
93000 mi

US $200
Replaced all 8 ignition coils and spark plugs. 
104000 mi

US $400
Replaced all seals and fluid in rear differential. 
117000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear wheel bearings(Timken). Very difficult to remove old wheel bearings from assemblies; burned them out with a torch. 
126000 mi

US $2500
Transmission developed major leak while driving. Transmission rebuilt by local transmission specialist. 
143840 mi

C $465
Heater Blower Fan 
154380 mi

C $90
Wiring harness for windows loose. 
154380 mi

C $200
New ignition on the steering column since the old one came out with the key 
110000 mi

US $70
Changed alternator 
54000 mi

US $545
Replace rear parking sensors.  Lubricate door latch switches. Replace glovebox light assembly. Cleared sunroof drain lines 
56000 mi

US $340
Left front wheel bearing hub assembly failing, replaced both front wheel bearing hub assemblies 
67000 mi

US $60
Multi-function (turn signal) switch failed, replaced with OEM part. 
77000 mi

US $80
Idle air control valve replaced to correct rough idle 
88000 mi

US $170
#3 fuel injector failed and was replaced. Spark plugs also replaced. 
94000 mi

US $750
Failed drive axle seal 
95000 mi

US $350
Replace upper and lower front ball joints, upper control arms due to failed ball joints and rusted control arms 
104000 mi

US $150
AC refrigerant loss - system sealed and recharged Driver's side blend door actuator failed 
109000 mi

US $190
Failed tensioner pulley bearings 
112500 mi

US $80
#3 spark plug shot out of head after threads in head failed. Destroyed #3 coil pack when it happened. Apparently a common problem in 4.6L Triton engine. Driver's seat heat switch failed, replaced switch 
114000 mi

US $180
Both front wheel bearing hubs failed, replaced both hubs 

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2003 Ford Explorer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

39000 mi took 03 explorer to ford dealer for a number of repairs covered under extended warranty with 50.00 deductable.window motor front end boot replaced factory radio door ajar sensor 
40000 mi

US $50
replaced front rocker arms 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

85000 mi

US $600
gear failed in transfer case - rear wheels could not drive engine in engine braking mode - also very noisy clutch engagement - so replaced a gear and 2 other small parts in transfer case. 
92000 mi

US $1124
4wd module in dash failed needed to be replaced power door lock on passenger front door would stick and not unlock 
107500 mi

US $700
front left wheel bearing froze, broke off end of half-shaft, wheel was held on only by brake caliper 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

91000 mi

US $400
Brake master cylinder out. Front driver brakes rattling/noise. 
103000 mi

US $2400
1st, 2nd and reverse gears were all damaged by a failed pin-bearing in the transmission. A complete overhaul was required. 
106000 mi Rear passenger window regulator broken. I disassembled it myself, the cable was broken and tore up the pulley system. I wedged in a block to hold the window up, will repair it when I want to spend $250 on a new regulator. 
140000 mi Past transmission overhaul failed at 40,000 miles. Shop covered the second overhaul for free. 
160700 mi

US $60
Engine ran fine, dropped off kids at school, then it would not start. AAA came an hour later and it started right up. Mechanic could find nothing wrong. This was one year ago. Same situation again today. I will start with the fuel filter. 
164000 mi Keyfob no longer locks or unlocks doors. Factory programmed keypad no longer unlocks doors; however my personal programmed code and the 'lock all' function still work ... ?!! 
178300 mi

US $85
Rear passenger power window stopped working. Replaced window regulator. 
114000 mi

US $500
Problem with rear wheel bearings, worn out. 
122000 mi

US $1250
Transmission failure, replaced with rebuilt transmission. 
126000 mi

US $700
The rear wheel bearings were replaced due to completely being worn out (they were smoking and creaking). This was formerly misreported on Truedelta, last year the rear end was replaced. 
142000 mi Driver's power window. 
142000 mi When sold had some noise coming from the rear end, a high pitched whining sound when accelerating, but we didn't do anything about it. Also some squeaking when driving over bumps at low speeds from the front suspension, but it has done that forever. 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

60000 mi

US $272
*dupe had front pinion seal replaced. cost 272.00 front pinion seal replaced 
61000 mi

US $177
alternator and battery had to be replaced 
102500 mi Air Bag Warning light flashes, intermittently comes on and goes off. Problem is in the wiring of the seat belt buckle which cost over $320 not including labor. Also Door Ajar warning light works intermittenly and problem can not be located. 
176000 mi

US $140
I replaced the alternator myself at the site it failed so I did not have to have it towed. 
209300 mi

US $4000
Had to have the transmission completely rebuilt Had to replace radiator. Likely cause by repair shop replacing Heater Control Valve and dropped broken parts into cooling system 
212000 mi

US $2100
rebuilt rear end replaced wheel beering 
172000 mi Odometer display out. Selling dealer had to send to Ford affiliate, who contracted outside facility to repair PCB. Took 30 days to get car back 
174000 mi

US $35
Replaced door ajar sensor to get rid of warning lamp; this repair also re-enabled external courtesy lamp timer, autolock, retained accessory power, door chime; eliminated constant 'key in ignition' chime. Replaced outside temperature sensor Replaced DPFE sensor; per SES diagnostic code. 
174700 mi

US $300
Replaced front axle seal; after looking to see what kind of effort repair would entail, decided to let mechanic fix. 
175300 mi

US $365
Replaced rear axle seal; had replaced rear differential fluid which leaked out; decided to let mechanic replace the seal. Noted fluid still leaking after seal replacement; would need to take vehicle back to repair again. 
176000 mi 2nd attempt to R&R rear axle seal; this time, dealer procured revised 1pc assembly and repair seems to be successful - no further leakage noted. 
130000 mi

US $1700
replaced wheel bearing on right rear 
132000 mi

US $800
replaced left rear bearing  replaced trailer wiring plug transmission shift lever does not always engage drive, or may pop out while driving, but this was not repaired successfully 
138000 mi

US $100
gauge cluster overheats and needles flail about with reckless abandon after approximately five minutes of run time 
140000 mi

US $1450
gauge cluster was overheating, sent out for repair, was unable to repair so had to replace with new cluster power windows completely inoperative, door was taken apart and rewired to replace worn wires that were causing a short door ajar light was staying on, as was dome light, regardless of whether the door was open or closed. new door sensor was installed rear wheel bearing was shot, had to be replaced, again. 
152000 mi

US $500
rear hatch window exploded from going over train tracks 
156000 mi bad ball joints broken rear springs rusted floorboards to the point vehicle would not pass state inspection and liquids or gasses could enter pasenger compartment 
88000 mi

US $380
door switch and handle replaced 
111000 mi

US $300
New coil pack, plugs and wire. 
112000 mi

US $400
*d plugs and wires, coil pack and regular maintenance. 
116000 mi

US $780
Front wheel bearings making noise when turning. Both wheel hub assemblies replaced. 
125000 mi

US $200
Window regulator failure. Replaced by new one. 
125000 mi transmission started slipping, for sale as-is. 
161000 mi

US $15
starter relay in junction box failed. car would not start 
163000 mi starter failed. needed to be replaced. 
86000 mi CD changer no longer worked when sold. 
122000 mi

US $72
parking brake cable stuck. 
127000 mi

US $569
The rear rotors needed replacing and the emergency brake cable and mechanism needed replacing too. 
127000 mi system needed 14oz of R134a 
129000 mi

US $50
antifreeze leaking from seal under thermostat. Bolts tightened, leak stopped. 
109000 mi

US $300
Replace alternator 
92000 mi

US $50
Windows quit, broken connector. 
100300 mi

US $200
Door sensor/ Alarm goes off intermittently. 
103000 mi

US $1800
Broken band, drives but won't shift properly. 
111000 mi Driver side airbag light was on when traded. 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

109000 mi

US $250
Transmission shifting very roughly, had to be rebuilt A/C compressor developed two cracks, entire a/c system had to be replaced Vehicle would not idle when cold, Idle Air Control (IAC) valve replaced. 
122000 mi

US $800
Intake manifold was leaking coolant at the thermostat housing, needed to be replaced CEL was on, gas cap needed to be replaced 
126000 mi

US $110
CEL light on, shop indicated gas cap was bad after testing emissions system. 2nd time gas cap had to be replaced in 6 months! 
129000 mi

US $150
Bypass hose in the back of the engine split, had to be replaced 
129000 mi Rear end of the vehicle making loud whining noise above 30 mph, research says might be differential or wheel bearings but had not had it diagnosed at time of sale. 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic AWD

152500 mi

US $20
Replaced both front sway bar end links that had broken. 
153000 mi

US $120
Replaced dead battery. 
158500 mi

US $50
Rear windshield wiper stopped working. Replaced motor. 
102000 mi

US $800
Air compresser failure. 
101000 mi

US $186
replace brake light switch plus rewire 
97000 mi Replacement of emergency brake light switch. 
107000 mi

US $211
line from resevoir to brakes rudted thru (live by ocean - everything rusts) 
111000 mi

US $641
Replace RF hub assembly 
112000 mi

US $330
Insufficient cooling; recharged system Ambient temp sensor failed. Temp incorrect on display. Replaced sensor. 
113000 mi

US $787
Front hub assembly 
113700 mi

US $20
Re-adhere rear view mirror 
121300 mi

US $140
Dead battery 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 5.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

165000 mi

US $250
Clock spring in steering is defective. No horn, No drivers airbag, no cruise control. 
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. 
188000 mi

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

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2000 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

170000 mi

US $120
Low voltage light went on, faulty alternator. Repair was easy with three easily accessible bolts. 
172000 mi Radiator leaked from transmission cooler, replaced radiator. 
173000 mi

US $360
Right front wheel bearing needed to be replaced 
180000 mi

US $560
Replaced fuel pump. 
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. 
127000 mi

US $550
Back wiper would not work. Indicated it was the motor but it works. 
135000 mi

US $600
Radiator cracked, was leaking coolant and had to be replaced 
140700 mi

US $360
Control Arm 

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2000 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

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. 
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. 
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. 
221700 mi

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

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1999 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

143000 mi

US $124
Battery died due to cold weather. 

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1998 Ford Explorer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

94000 mi

US $600
A/C variable motor control module was replaced. Lock function was not working; replaced lock control parts so that lock function would work. Unlock function was always working - it was only the lock function that was broken. Radio Antenna would not power up/down although radio itself was working. Powered radio antenna was replaced.  Rear trunk/door latch brushings were replaced and door alignment was done to insure proper closing so that "door open" light wouldn't stay on.  
95000 mi Radio lights did not work although radio/Cd/Cassette worked fine. I replaced the entire radio so that you could see the station ID as well as clock time. 
96000 mi

US $100
AC needed re-charging. O-ring replaced. Work done by Firestone for $100. 
97000 mi

US $397
A/C was not repaired with o-ring replacement. After additional check, the evaporator was replaced. Oil change/tire rotation and alignment done at same time. All 3 wipers replaced. 
100000 mi

US $500
Car was taken in for engine light. Diagnosed and repaired two O2 sensors. Oil changed. And wiper connectors were replaced. Tires were replaced at Firestone at separate cost. 

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1998 Ford Explorer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

108000 mi

US $800
Car lost ability to accelerate while I was driving on the highway. I coasted up an exit and called a tow truck. Repair shop couldn't find a smoking gun but replaced a few different things. 
109000 mi

US $200
AC blowing hot air - had lost all coolant - still don't know if there is a leak or not but I have some cool air now. 

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1998 Ford Explorer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

127000 mi Repaired the dim LED issue on radio. Purchased rebuilt powersupply from online vendor. Very satisfied. The first time this happened the radio was repaired under extended warranty. This time I repaired myself for 25% of the cost of a dealership repair. 
127000 mi

US $75
Speedo and Odometer intermittently stop working. Problem was a bad instrument cluster printed circuit membrance. Replaced cluster with used unit and it works fine. 

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1997 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

159700 mi

US $120
first bought it and notice it was starting funny like not turning over right away. then it finally just stop working so had to replace it fix it with a new starter started right up again 

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1997 Ford Explorer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

162000 mi

US $280
Starter failed, no warning. Attempted to start car with remote start, forgot to turn the key so when I pressed brake to put car in gear, it stalled (safety feature). Upon restart, car wouldn't start. Had to tow to mechanic. 

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1997 Ford Explorer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

131000 mi

US $300
Door latch broken, door would not open 
131000 mi

US $400
Ball joint replacement. 
144000 mi Leaking coolant hose Split radiator seam 
144000 mi Sold because needed many repairs, including a new ball joint, new suspension (all four wheels)... also needed new A/C seals (had degraded to the point of adding a can of freon every month)... door latch failure... an overhead dome light that would not shut off unless you removed the fuse... and the check engine light was dancing on and off (indicative of the need for a new oxygen sensor ....again). 

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1997 Ford Explorer 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

248000 mi

US $200
Electrical cable at starter shorted out, requiring vehicle to be towed to shop. 
251000 mi

US $20
Leaking power steering fluid. Found leak at steering rack, but decided not to replace, adding "Stop Leak" and replacing fluid, instead. Leak has been greatly reduced or eliminated since then. 
255000 mi *Annual inspection plus oil change and tire rotation. No problems at all 
261000 mi

US $785
Replaced 1st gear synchronizer with used unit. Replaced transfer case (slipping in coast mode) with used unit. 
261000 mi

US $320
Replaced steering rack with rebuilt unit. Old unit was leaking power steering fluid. 
265000 mi

US $350
Replaced right front ball joints and muffler clamp. Car was also in for annual inspection, oil service, and TSB on brake switch. 
277000 mi

US $292
No heat, replaced thermostat Rear spring shackles too rusty to pass inspection, replaced. Also replaced loose front ball joints. Vehicle passed inspection after repairs. 
278000 mi

US $40
Alternator failed. Replaced with used part. 
285000 mi

US $794
Replaced left front lower ball joint to pass inspection Replaced cat-back exhaust pipe and muffler to pass inspection 

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1997 Ford Explorer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

103540 mi

C $1000
Broken belt for power steering. When towed discovered no coolant and cause was due to leak in heating coil that also need to be replaced. Leaking coolant from heating coil. 
103540 mi

C $550
No airconditioning because of leaking coolant. 
104780 mi

C $250
Unable to start car from park position in transmission. Intermittent problem. Somewhat improvement after repair. 
117180 mi

C $540
*dup Repaired power seat switch 
117380 mi

C $450
Power chair did not move back or forth. Repaired power seat switch. 
120060 mi

C $450
rust on tire rims leading to flat tires. dead rear lightbulb. 
146000 mi

US $750
Intake manifold blew and dumped all coolant all over the place. 
150000 mi

US $150
battery cable clamp corroded through to the point it could no longer hold the battery post and drained the battery to it's doom at the same time 
133000 mi

US $2100
Engine blew a head gasket due to a clogged radiator. I bought a 96K replacement engine and a new radiator. Had my shop install. 
135000 mi

US $140
Lights,Dash,dimmed and trouble lights came on. Air bag began to beep and engine began to run terrible. Tested Battery,voltage regulator and alternator. Replaced alternator which included a new voltage regulator. Work was done by me. 
88000 mi

US $130
Engine serpentine belt idler pulley bearing froze, mounting bolt unthreaded itself and it and inner race were lost. New owner-provided belt and new parts installed by dealer in about 2 hrs. Very good, swift repair. 
101000 mi

US $125
Blender door oh heater/AC unit inop, resulting in no temperature control. 

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1996 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

167000 mi

US $80
Serpentine belt broke after AC clutch seized. Ran hot and triggered fail-safe thermostat to stay open. Replaced belt, thermostat and disconnected power to AC compressor. AC compressor must be emptied and replaced. *d AC compressor must be emptied and replaced 

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1996 Ford Explorer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

208000 mi

US $120
Headlight out lamp indicated driver's side headlight not functioning. Replaced bulbs, but light not repaired. Investigated other areas and determined lamp out module failed and switch corroded. Ordered replacement parts, but not installed. 
208000 mi

US $100
Replaced Lampout module and headlight switch. Discovered old headlight switch corroded and dashboard mount broken. Installed new switch and taped in place. New lampout module did not fix headlight issue. Wiring is the next item to fix. 

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