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8.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$567.00
Average Mileage:
127,400 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replaced crankshaft position sensor (1 reports)
  3. take the connection cps and clean it and put it back in (1 reports)
1997 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 012010

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Sohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles

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

its not a faulting sensor its a bad connection due to its location water dirt oil all eats and the rubber seal all you have to do is take it off spray it with some wd40 and put it back in mine stopped starting a few years back it has not been a problem since hope it helps

- , Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 012010

Explorer XLT V8 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,000 miles

i bought the car recently on february 25, 2010 and and march 2, 2010, the car dies on and i am pissed off, i need the vehicle for work and my wife takes the volvo to work, i need help please. thank you.

- , W. Babylon, NY, USA

problem #3

May 092007

(reported on)

Explorer 4.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

This is an obvious defect and should be made into a recall item. The crankshaft position sensor is DEFECTIVE, DEFECTIVE, DEFECTIVE.

WRITE FORD, YOUR CONGERSSMEN, THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. THE SENSOR IS DEFECTIVE.

EMAIL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, FORD IS F*D UP AND SELLS ST TO THE CONSUMERS. THEY MAKE MONEY FROM MAKING REPAIRS ON DEFECTIVE S*T.

DON'T BUY FORD

- , Sultan, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182006

(reported on)

Explorer XL

  • 122,000 miles

I hate ford i bought it used and carfax said it was one owner they lied not to mention i had to learn the hard way about ford after 2 taurses and 1 escort and 1 explorer later and thousands in repairs i have learned never buy ford i have replaced about everything in the explorer and the taurses both had blown engines after about 5000 miles and the escort caught fire on the dealers lot when traded i still have to laugh about that one i cannot belive that people still buy them never buy ford it will cost you more to repair than worth

- , Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 122003

(reported on)

Explorer XLT

  • 50,000 miles

The Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) has failed once at 30,000 and once at 50,000 miles on my 1998 Ford Explorer. Had it towed to the dealer twice. Was fixed the first time under warranty, the second time was $1000. Ford would not fix it free the second time. How often can one part like this fail? My next car will not be Ford, that's for sure.

- , Austin, TX, USA

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