1996 Ford Explorer Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Ford Explorer

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1996 Ford Explorer
(6 Reviews)
Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a 1996 Ford Explorer is $722. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 1996 Ford Explorer Problems

1996 Ford Explorer vehicles have 15 reported problems.The most commonly reported 1996 Ford Explorer problem is: Heater 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...
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. our technicians tell us that...

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Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Ford Explorer Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $722 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

1996 Ford Explorer Reviews

1996 Ford Explorer vehicles rate highest in Engine and needs improvement in Exhaust
Overall (6 Reviews)
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Most Common 1996 Ford Explorer Questions

There are 136 related questions for 1996 Ford Explorer vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
My faithful servant a 1996 explorer xlt 6 cylinder with automatic control trac 4wd (with 180,000 miles)has given me...
My owners manual says it is in the right side, by the engine compartment
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