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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced front stablilizer link (1 reports)
2000 Ford Explorer suspension problems

suspension problem

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2000 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 292007

(reported on)

Explorer XLT 4WD 4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


So I had this intermittent thump when coming to a stop & never thought much about it until I hit a dip in the parking lot pavement that sent it to the top of the shocks or springs or whatever... The intermittent became constant. Every shift in the weight while turning or stopping.. I had a broken front stabilizer link. They are plastic?!?! Okay yeah so they don't rust, they just break completely.

This thing is a nickel & dime nightmare. There's always something wrong with it. This time was $700. I wonder what it'll be next time? From what I've read here, I'm guessing the transmission is crap too. And they wonder why people buy Hondas & Toyotas?

- , Wooster, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 282007

(reported on)

Explorer XLS 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

when you are driving and stop there is a thumping noise coming from passenger side . Sounds like it is under the floor or dash not sure. HELP

- , Prattville, AL, USA

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