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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
165,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. pull the engine to clean out oil pan (1 reports)
1996 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 142013

Explorer XLT 5L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

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

Ford designed the Explorer so that you can't drop the oil pan off to clean it or replace the gasket. As such, the only way to fix this problem is to pull the engine out -- which is extremely expensive $1500+! At this point, I'm unable to keep my Explorer and will only get $200 for it at a junk yard. Very disappointed!

- , Portland, OR, USA

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