Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
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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 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.
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.
Ford Explorer QuestionsWhy did I get a warning that says low oil pressure. It only lasted couple seconds and didn't happen again. I checked the oil and it's fine. (1 answer)
My 2000 ford explorer with 4.0 engine and 194,000 miles will not start. A few weeks ago I had this same problem they thought it was the timing chain and took motor apart and it wasn't the problem. It was a censor. It would turn over but would not crank. Now it's doing same thing no out o...
Ford Explorer RecallsRear Suspension Toe Link Fractures
The rear suspension toe links may fracture, resulting in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links free of charge to resolve the concern.
The fuel delivery module may crack and leak fuel. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module free of charge to resolve the concern.
The parking brake may not hold the vehicle securely when engaged. Dealers will test the parking brake system operation and replace the control assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.