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2007 Explorer XLT V-8

airbrnmike

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Westminster
Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 Ford Explorer, XLS
Good Morning Folks,
I am a new member to the forum, I am an owner of a lovely 2002 ford explorer that I have put over 243, 000 Miles on. Yes I am on engine number 2 and transmission number 3. There is rust on my Drivers side rear door and I am looking into a 2007 XLT. It has low mileage under 100,000. Can you please give me some things to look for? I know enough about my 2002 but would appreciate a little heads up about the V-8 and 2007. Thanks so much!
 




boominXplorer

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Virginia Beach, Va
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00 4x4 Mounty
Exhaust leak from the manifold's is common and a PITA to do. Listen for clatter or ticking when it's totally cold.
 




Explorer_PL

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06EB V8
Overall a great combo. 2007 still had issues with 2 piece spark plugs, ask if they were changed lately, otherwise it is a major headache. But once you replace them, you'll be fine.
 




BootyDo

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Baltimore, MD
Year, Model & Trim Level
2006 Limited V8
I have the 2006 v8 and suffered the leaking radiator. Not sure if that smoothed out in 07. Agree on the exhaust leak. And wheel hubs seem to break down a little early (fronts aren't bad but rear is $). Spark plugs were a pita first go round but very easy the second time. Overall, the truck craves maintenance. Not complaining though.
 




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