2007 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Ford Explorer
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2007 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 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.
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 concern.
2007 Ford Explorer QuestionsCan a worn timing chain tensioner cause a check engine light on start up (code po340) on a 2007 explore 4.0 (1 answer)
The suv in question has over 211k miles. Owed by retired military vet so pretty much highway miles. Runs perfectly (no noise, no smell, no lights on) looks perfect inside and out.
I am wondering if it will go past 300k miles if I kept up with all the maintenance.
2007 Ford Explorer RecallsSteering Gear Attachment Bolts May Break
11 vehicles are being recalled because the two bolts attaching the steering gear to the frame may have been overtightened. As a result, one or both bolts could break and cause the steering gear to become loose, reducing steering effectiveness and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and nuts. This recall is expected to begin on April 27, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S52.