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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
180,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Ford Explorer cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1996 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012011

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

RECEIVED VEHICLE FOR COMPLETE AUDIO SYSTEM REPLACEMENT AND PREP FOR RESALE. COOLANT TEMP GAUGE OPERATIONAL ~25% OF RUNNING TIME. RECEIVED WITH RADIATOR 2/3RDS FULL & RUST BUILD UP IN OVERFLOW. ABOVE 30% THROTTLE W/ AC/HEATING SYSTEM ON CABIN FILLS WITH BURNING SMELL - VERY CLOSELY RESEMBLES BURNING COOLANT SMELL. COMPRESSION TEST PERFECT, COOLANT GAS TEST RESULTED IN NO EMISSIONS GASES FOUND IN COOLING SYSTEM. REFILLED RADIATOR AND TEST DROVE FOR 1 WEEK (APPROX. 1063 MILES), RE-OPENED COOLED OFF COOLING SYSTEM AND RADIATOR AND FOUND RADIATOR TO AGAIN BE 2/3RDS FULL, NO EXHAUST GASSES PRESENT IN COOLING, AND NO SIGNS OF ISSUES IN COMPRESSION TEST. BEGAN PULLING APART ENGINE. FOUND 2 BAD HEAD GASKETS.

- , Overland Park, KS, USA

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