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How many K on your explorer and what repairs recently

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by ccm2001, November 3, 2014.

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  1. ccm2001

    ccm2001 Active Member

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    How many K on your Explorer, And what Repairs recently?

    03 explorer sport xlt V6
    157k

    Recently in past 8 months I've changed all bye my self .

    -Thermostat ( gauge was reading cold)
    -NGK Spark Plugs & Wires
    -4 Monroe Shocks ( still had original shocks)
    -all around Brakes & Rotors (overdue)
    -Sway bar links
    -Heater Control resistor
    -Alignment
    -Greased the Slipyoke (had bad bump stop)
    -Fuel Filter
    -6000k HID's
    -use synthetic oil every 2500miles

    I get big discounts on auto parts so it doesn't pinch the pocket

    Next I need to service my tranny, shift fine except for 5th where its a hard shift and flare downshift.
     
    Last edited: November 6, 2014
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  3. Tyleryac

    Tyleryac Active Member

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    114k Miles
    Tires
    Struts
    TIMING CHAIN
     
  4. ccm2001

    ccm2001 Active Member

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    Timing chain that early?
     
  5. IPcamper

    IPcamper Elite Explorer

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    2002 Mercury Mountaineer
    03 XLT V8, 180K miles
    Since Labor day ...
    4 struts
    upper front control arms, ball joints
    lower front control arms, ball joints
    tie-rod ends
    Front brake pads
    alignment
    Front diff right oil seal,
    Front diff fluid change -- Mobil 1 75w-90
    transfer case fluid change -- Royal purple
    rear diff fluid change -- Mobil 1 75w-140 LS
    rear diff ABS sensor replaced
    engine oil change -- Mobil 1 5w20, Motorcraft filter
    4 tires
    WD40 on door latches -- door sensor wouldn't turn off

    Things to do yet,
    service trans
    fix the defrost actuator linkage
     
  6. Scottb117x

    Scottb117x New Member

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    2004 Explorer XLT 4.0
    160500 Miles
    EGR Valve
    Brake jog - normal wear and tear
     
  7. extra-medium

    extra-medium Active Member

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    122k 4.0L
    - 4 Struts/Springs
    - 2 Upper ball joints
    - 4 Brake Rotors
    - Brake Pads front and rear
    - Alignment
    - Front hub/bearings
    - Catback exhaust (By choice)
    - HID headlights (By choice)

    To do list:
    Timing chain tensioners
    Front and rear diff oil
    Rear wheel bearings
    possibly rebuild/replace rear diff
    Drain and fill trans and install new filter

    I'm sure there is more but that's all I can think of for now
     
  8. 2Trux

    2Trux Active Member

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    165K 05 limited 4.6L

    O ring in PS line at steering box
    Gasket on oil filter adapter
    Both upper O2 sensors

    This has been a great truck!
     
  9. ExcursionMJ

    ExcursionMJ New Member

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    04 Mountaineer 107,000 miles
    Oil change - synthetic oil
    Front diff fluid change
    Rear diff fluid change - Looked like chocolate milk.
    Trans service
    Front left cv axle
    Front right wheel hub
    Spark plug change
    New rear abs speed sensor
    New tires

    That about covers it for now. I'm 99% certain it was under water at some point now. I just purchased it about 2 months ago.
     
  10. Joe in NY

    Joe in NY Active Member

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    ^^^ where did you buy? When we bought our 2014 Kia optima, a good piece of it was to avoid a water damaged car shipped inland....
     
  11. Tyleryac

    Tyleryac Active Member

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    Oh yes. The cassettes broke.
     
  12. kevin512

    kevin512 New Member

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    -206K miles and the original alternator failed.
     
  13. GO Dawgs

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    05 XLT 134K
    AC/Heat Blend Door Actuator
    Brakes
    Fuel Filter
    Need to repair- Driver seat/seat back cushion and springs, TPS alarm, o2 sensors, oh yeah and a front bumper I've taped up since the ice storm when I slid into a few cars.
    Anyone know where to get a new bumper(black)?
     
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  14. Joe in NY

    Joe in NY Active Member

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    66.5K miles.

    All four front ball joints, a/c compressor manifold, 4x4 CM, 4x4 actuator. $700 I wasn't expecting to spend on a garage kept car with 63K and owned by a little old lady who went to ford for everything.
     
  15. faco

    faco New Member

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    Perhaps she went off road every weekend and that is why the ball joints were shot so prematurely....... and the Ford service LOL
     
  16. IPcamper

    IPcamper Elite Explorer

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    GO Dawgs, you could check RockAuto, they list bumper covers, or try a salvage yard.
     
  17. ccm2001

    ccm2001 Active Member

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    Usually when lady driven means not maintained. They usually can't tell when something is up.. Always stay away from lady driven etc
     
  18. Tyleryac

    Tyleryac Active Member

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    To add more to my list... Ball Joints, Spark Plugs, Wires, Fuel Filter, Coolant.
     
  19. jbt56

    jbt56 New Member

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    My '02 Limited 4.6 has about 230k on it (bought it just over a year ago w 228k). I haven't done anything other than jump starting it a few weeks ago because it just sits 90% of the time, and only gets driven 3 - 5 miles at a time once every couple of weeks.

    The engine runs great, although it ticks something awful- it just passed smog a few days ago- but the A/C doesn't work (leak), the airbag light stays on, there's a (probable) wheel bearing howl, and the vehicle handling is frightening- possibly the crappy Cooper tires.

    Fortunately, this is my weekend beater, bought to haul my mountain bike across town to ride. That's why I've been in no rush to repair anything- I don't want to start sinking money into it. Been thinking about selling it, actually, to buy a pickup instead. Not sure yet, but I have a daughter who will be driving very soon, so will need a more reliable vehicle for her use.
     
  20. Joe in NY

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    EVERY Ford needs ball joints by then. The joints were fine. But the ford quality boots were gone!
     
  21. GO Dawgs

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    Thanks ive checked a few salvage yards around here couldnt find a good match. I will check RockAuto.
     

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