2008 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Explorer
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
2008 Ford Explorer ProblemsHeater Stuck on Hottest Setting Due to Broken Heater Blend Door
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.
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.
2008 Ford Explorer QuestionsIf I change the mass air flow sensor do I need to reflash or reprogram the ECM? (2 answers)
Or can I simply just drive it for a while afterwards and it will relearn everything?
There was no I dication of battery problem.and dash boars has only those two signals. And then dashboard and car died. And car got stuck including gear stick.i changed the battery and car is running now. But i do t know if I also have trouble with breaks?how do I find out if breaks are ok?