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2003 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Ford Explorer

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2003 Ford Explorer is between $431 and $526 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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2003 Ford Explorer
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$478
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The 1997-2001 Ford Explorer V8 with a 100% plastic intake manifold  is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often tr...
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this conc...
The Ford Explorer is known for a rough idle, engine stalling, loss of power, and misfires, accompanied by the check engine light. The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, which creates a ...
JUST NEED TO REPLACE SENSOR P0405 TO SEE IF SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT IS FIX. THANKS
My 2003 explorer, 4 wd, 6 cyl, stalled and will not crank at all. The battery seems to have power...
Looking to buy used. Owner says engine solid but transmission skips in higher gear range. Is th...
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Overall (14 Reviews)
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Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
October 01, 2014
2003 Ford Explorer
I brought the truck brand new , around 94,000 miles the rears went in the truck, then around 95,000 the transmission went bad. Had to get a engine because the timing jumped. Overall the truck was g...
September 24, 2014
2003 Ford Explorer
2003 Ford Explorer 120K Replacing the transmission due to servo bore issue All wheel bearings have been replaced and front-end control arms and ball joints. Crack on back tailgate AxC leak ...
July 29, 2014
2003 Ford Explorer
my turn signal's don't work, I already checked all the fuse