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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$50.00
Average Mileage:
157,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace parts (1 reports)
1996 Ford Explorer suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 152011

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,000 miles

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

While poking around underneath my car one day, I noticed that the driver's side leaf spring shackle had completely rusted through. Obviously, this being a piece which held my axle to the car, I had to replace it. I ordered the parts online and did it in my friend's driveway. 15 years of road use made the bolts and bushings an absolute pain in the ass to remove. I did both sides, and it probably prevented a very nasty incident later down the road.

- , Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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