2005 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Explorer
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2005 Ford Explorer ProblemsPlastic Intake Manifold May Crack Causing Coolant Leak
The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.
A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.
The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.
2005 Ford Explorer QuestionsA/c blows through defroster and vent how can I fix this? Also code p0193 fixes? (1 answer)
Trouble code p0193 comes up and I need to know how to fix and dies it have anything to do with vacuums when my a/c won't switch to just vents instead of defrost and vents