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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
157,481 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Ford Explorer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,444 miles


abs brakes prevent stopping, peddle pushes back allowing forARD MOTION , AFTER few seconds of pushing harder on the peddlle ,very hard ,brajks apply

- , Powell River, B C, canada

problem #2

Aug 152008

Explorer XLT 5.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,000 miles

I replaced my brakes and my left front, which is ABS, suddenly decided to turn itself on constantly, i took it to my mechanic and they say they have no idea whats wrong, but it seems to me the AS is constantly on, because when i brae, it pushes back on me. if anyone can give me any ideas, or maybe just give me a damn solution hah. i would appreciate it more then i cold tell ya.

- , Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062007

(reported on)

Explorer XT 4LV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

The anti-lock brakes are always on and the light is on most of the time. When you go to stop, the brake pedal starts to vibrate and it won't stop. Please help me with this problem

- , Wellsville, NY, USA

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