Close

1997 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Ford Explorer

No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Ford Explorer is between $431 and $526 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
29
1997 Ford Explorer
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
0
100
29
$
$$$
40
- average of all models
What does this score mean?
$478
Annual Repair Cost
on average
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
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 ...
Various problems with the 5-speed automatic transmission were common. These problems can be more common on the 2002 models with build dates before March, 2002. There are many service bulletins desc...
car showing a po320 code cr is sputtering especially on take off or up hill i have been told the...
my 4 wheel drive automatic ford explorer's transmission went out when son tried to smoke the tire...
Sounds like it's miss firing
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IM...
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L SOHC ENGINES AND STILL RETAIN TH...
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, A FRONT SWAY BAR LINK ...
Overall (11 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
September 22, 2015
1997 Ford Explorer
So, picked up a 1997 Explorer Eddie Bauer with 187K on her for less than a grand. I've found that working on it has been a breeze. A couple hick ups here and there but to be expected with an older ...
November 22, 2013
1997 Ford Explorer
1997 ford explorer egr vacuum solenoid
March 20, 2013
1997 Ford Explorer
fords suck!!!Hard to work on not to mention pricey parts and half years who thought of this half yr crap needs to be awawrded college troghy for over paid genuises ie. thx to ford i got to kno...