2005 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Ford Explorer
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2005 Ford Explorer ProblemsA Cosmetic Crack May Develop on the Liftgate
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.
A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.
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.
2005 Ford Explorer QuestionsTiming chain noise just started how long can I go before repair? (2 answers)
I just need more time to save money for repair but only truck I have to drive
I don't want to break anything by prying on the switches.
My 05 4.0 explorer seems to always run cold,,, not hot but cold.. temp shows below normal range regardless of outside temp, driving distance and or while towing. I do have heat, however the air only comes out of the defrost vents no matter where the selector knob is placed.