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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
227,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1996 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 202004

Explorer Sport White

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


This is the 2nd engine on this car! First one was an act of nature problem. The 2nd gave me 4 year of service before the tick came! Nothing has worked so a rebuilt engine or junk the truck are my options! Ford replaced the engine the first time but I don't trust the anymore!

- , Waldorf, MD/ Waldorf, USA

problem #1

Sep 122010


  • 310,000 miles

The damn thing made a humming noise when i started it starting like four months ago. that stopped about a month ago but then it started ticking when the motor was cold. within the last few days the ticking became constant and gets louder when i hit the gas. Its so loud its embarrassing! I don't know what the f*ck could be the problem!?!

- , Chapmansboro, TN, USA

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