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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
172,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 022008

Explorer ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 172,000 miles

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

Wife drove in driveway complaining of smoke and a burnt smell coming from the engine. After a few minutes of looking she turned on the engine and oil poured out of a 1" hole approx. 3"-4" under the Oil Fill cap on the right hand side of the engine. Has this happened before to anyone? Is it from a lack of oil in the engine? Do i need the whole engine replaced? How much would this cost to fix??

- , Saluda, VA, USA

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