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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
147,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. electrical relay (1 reports)
1992 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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1992 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 202010

Explorer 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 160,000 miles


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engine turns over but won't start

I had a problem every now and again I go out to start my truck and it wont turn over or anything. It just clicks. I have already replaced the starter solenoid on the top end. next it will be the starter. But tis quite impossible when I need to get somewhere I cant get there. But then the next day go down and the freakin thing starts right up. I don't get it!! Don't the starters go out all at once? Not slowly..... I don't know Guess Imma try the starter next, Thank god for 5-speed vehicles. Gimme a hill and it WILL START!!!

- Amanda M., East Liverpool, OH, US

problem #3

Jan 262007

(reported on)

Explorer LX 4.0 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

It would randomly fail to start, based on how bad you need to get somewhere. When your need to get it started it would go away, then it would start.

- Larry C., Federal Way, WA, US

problem #2

Nov 142006

(reported on)

Explorer Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

Engine turns over, won't start... tried so much I burned out the starter and had to have replaced... then drove around for a few days and did the asme thing. left it for two weeks in front of school... had towed, finally, and it worked on arrival at garage, but got the tune I thought it needed anyway. Drove for two days.. has been parked at home for a week or two because I try it every couple of days and it doesn't work. So far I've found out that it could any one of the following... dirty, clogged fuel injectors (and whole system)... the transmission, or some belt or other... So far, I have fixed two things I was told were the problem and they were not, what if I go get a new transmission and it wasn't that either? Anyone have any ideas?

- Aimee H., Chicago, IL, US

problem #1

Mar 272005

(reported on)


  • 138,000 miles

does anyone know what the problem is? it acts like it's not getting any gas, but it's filled up????

- Tracy D., Jacksonville, NC, US

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