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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,100.00
Average Mileage:
133,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. switch out all timing chains (1 reports)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 232010

Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles

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

The timing chain broke at 133K mi and the shop said it would be better to buy a remanufactured engine for $3,400 then pay the labor, $2,400 plus parts to switch out the chains. 133K miles... I think a timing belt would have lasted longer 9 out of 10 times. I have enjoyed my truck outside this pain and had a lesser annoyance when I had to replace my ball joints/control arm at 78K (Highway only) miles.

- , Katy, TX, USA

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