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2005 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Ford Explorer

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2005 Ford Explorer is between $431 and $526 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2005 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 ...
Last few months loud metalic noise like brake caliper or something like it is loose and catching ...
I hear a clicking noise and cold air blows out when i turn the heat on.
I got this explorer a few weeks ago and I replaced the battery and alternater and battery cables ...
Overall (11 Reviews)
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June 16, 2015
2005 Ford Explorer
I brought my 2005 ford explorer love it until at 50,000 had to buy tires, brakes, alternator, fix the auto seat on driver side and now I have that famous crack on the back of the hitch and sat 80,...
March 03, 2015
2005 Ford Explorer
bought a 2005 ford explorer in 2010. I did have the crack on the back but that was replaced at the dealer. It had 69k miles, most things were great until the 100k marker, that's when the grinding a...
February 15, 2014
2005 Ford Explorer
I brought my 2005 ford explorer love it until at 50,000 had to buy tires, brakes, alternator, fix the auto seat on driver side and now at 75,000 I have that famous crack on the back of the hitch an...