About Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer is a full-size sport utility vehicle manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1991. The first Ford Explorer was introduced in March 1990 for the 1991 model year. It now has been through five generations and is in its fifth generation. Ford Explorer is one of the most popular SUV on the road and has been awarded 2011 North American Truck of the Year.
The fourth generation Ford Explorer (2006-2010) was an updated version of previous generation. It was available in trim packages including base Sport Value, Sport Choice, XLS, Sport Premium, XLT, Eddie Bauer, Limited, Sport Trac and Sport Trac Adrenalin. Explorer was powered by 4.0 L Cologne SOHC V6 engine and 4.6 L Modular 24-valve V8 engine mated to 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmission. The fifth generation Ford Explorer (2011-present) shares some features with the Explorer America concept, which was introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. It now only offers XLT, Sport, Limited and Platinum powered by various engines varying from 2.0 L EcoBoost turbocharged inline-4 to 3.7 L V6 engines attached to 6-speed automatic transmissions.
Ford Explorer Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Though Ford Explorer has been produced for a long time, it still could withstand the harm from time. When it reached at a certain accumulation, it starts to appear problems:
First, suspension system problem. This is the most reported complaint from Explorer owners. Some said that they could hear clunking, rattling or squealing noises while driving. Some complained the sluggish responsive handling due to a loose steering wheel. Vibration, leaking fluid or uneven tire wear was also found. This problem often was resolved by replacing sway bra bushing, shocker absorber or sway bar link.
Second, engine problem. Engine performance often determines the car's performance. While Explorer would give out squealing, rattling sound or burning oil smell. At the meantime, leaking oil or low engine oil would cause the engine runs roughly, which in return lead to engine misfires, poor fuel economy and difficulty starting the vehicle. Same symptoms once occur, timing belt tensioner, spark plug and valve cover gasket are the auto parts must be checked.
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