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7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$120.00
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1997 Ford Explorer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 062007

(reported on)

Explorer XT 4LV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

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

the light wont turn off it think it is the o2 sensor but i dont know where they are there are 2 so i was windering if someone could help me out on this problem tank you ver much

- , Wellsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 062006

(reported on)

Explorer

  • 140,000 miles

I am looking for information. The "check engine" light that is always on is preventing me from getting my annual inspection sticker. This light has been on for 2 years and my car runs fine. My mechanic (who I bought the car from) said it isn't a problem and would be too costly to repair. He also said that Ford's are known for this problem. He suggests that he disables the light, I drive 50 miles (to reset the computer to be inspected) and hope that the light does not come back on before the inspection. Does anyone know anything about this or has anyone experienced a similar problem?

- , South Boston, MA, USA

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