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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. $106.00 part and $1100.00 in labor to take the dash out! (1 reports)
1996 Ford Explorer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1996 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012009

Explorer LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,000 miles


No matter what setting is selected only very hot air comes out of the vents - not even fresh air - it's always super heated. I can't even tell if the air conditioning works or not because it only BLASTS hot air.

- , Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 302009

Explorer Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Had the same problem at 120000 miles and didn't expect to have the same problem again. I really like the car but if I put another 1200.00 into it that is more then it is worth!!! Will be looking for a Chevy or Dodge now because winter is coming on.

- , Reno, NV, USA

problem #2

Oct 132002

(reported on)

Explorer Limited

  • 68,000 miles

My heater always blows hot air and I live in California, it gets HOT here. I took it to the dealer and they told me it would cost $1200 to fix. Screw ford

- , SAnta ANa, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 262001

(reported on)


  • 100,000 miles

the heater does not blow hot air when turned on. this happened last year and everything checks out on the vehicle that says the heater should work. I think it is a vent flap that is not switching over? Any help would be nice.

- , Winneconne, WI, USA

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