How Much millage can Ford Explorer run without problems if it has good maintenance service?

Asked by Jun 20, 2013 at 04:20 AM about the 2007 Ford Explorer

Question type: General

I want to buy a FORD EXPLORER V6 2007 and it is in an excellent condition from a first
owner but I afraid because it is running so far about 100000 miles.

So please advice about this matter and for how long can the engine run without any major
problems if the car will continue having good maintenance?

14 Answers

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Engines today will go 200K or longer, it's the other components that won't last as long. 100K miles today is nothing, just be prepared to put some money into it maintaining it. Much cheaper than a new one with payments.

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I have an 02 explorer with the v6. I have 250k miles on it. Still cranks up and runs good. I had to change the rear wheel bearing at 195k and the tranny at 220k, but other than that only simple maintenance has been needed. And I agree with Tom... Much cheaper than a car note ;-)

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At 100K, I think your biggest concerns are related to the front suspension & steering as well as the transmission. Front end components will wear from normal use - SOP for an older vehicle. I would have a Pro drive it to see if the Tranny operates properly (transfer case and hubs too if 4x4). If the engine had proper maintenance with the proper grade and type of oil - I wouldn't worry about it.

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My four older explorers are holding up rather well (96 to 2003). All are on the road and with the 90's models all having over 200K. Maintanence is the king? Oil, both engine and tranny, are cheap. My highschool buddy who has owned a tranny shop for forty recommends this for all cars. Forget the owners manuel when it comes to tranny oil changes every 90K. Spend the 90 bucks and the oil and filter changed every 40 to 50K. I've had no problems. NOTE: I stopped purchasing Explorers in 2003 three because they became more of a soccer mom car than a small truck.

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It's early 2015 and I bought my 04 Explorer used with 20,000 miles on it. It's always run good and currently has 140,000 miles on it. I've averaged around 12,000 miles a year. The maintenance costs have been predictable over the years. I follow the dealer recommendations for oil/fluid/filter changes and this basic maintenance is done at my local Jiffy Lube. This basic maintenance might run about $300 a year. Then there is the more expensive maintenance like brakes or the occasional steering/suspension/alternator/exhaust component. This more costly maintenance usually runs around $1,000 to $1,500 a year. This more costly maintenance is done at a local gas station repair shop that's near my office. The parts are easy to get and the repairs can be completed while I'm at work. So the total maintenance cost on my 2004 Explorer (from late 2004 through current - about 10 years) has range from $100 a month in the early years up to $150 a month in the more recent years of ownership. In the future (say ownership years 11 through 15), I think that the maintenance cost might edge up to $200 a month.

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I have a 1999 v8 ford explorer with 310000 miles the engine just started making a knocking noise

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That's a lot of miles! You're probably looking at a new engine - providing that the vehicle is worth putting that kind of money in to. You should have it looked at by a pro since no one can diagnose an engine noise over the internet.

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I am buying a 2002 Ford explorer. With !30,000 miles. Brand new alternator and battery. Passed this year inspection sticker. All it needs is head gasket cover and a timing chain sooner than later. what you guys think?

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as long as the owners keep it up and maintain it, these cars usually last for a long time. I personally have a 1995 explorer v6 4.0litre with..and i kid you not, i just hit it today..358,069 miles on it and it still cranks and drives no problems. I have replaced quite a lot of parts but it still will go on a 4 hr drive straight without over heating or making any noises. I am always surprised that this beast still drives with it being 23 years old and such high mileage. But lately now that i finished replacing the power steering lines and pump two months ago, i have no issues with it, you can barely here noises coming out of my engine, especially when im driving at 75 on the freeway

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if the engine just started making a knocking noise it can be the tork converter

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Not sure where the previous dude said 200 per month for maintenance. I have a 2003 with 252000 miles on it. I drive it frequently as the wife has her own car now. Only major problem was the transmission and i had that replaced. I check oil and water and add or replace as needed... Once a year a Freon inject if needed as well. . Great truck and runs like a charm . I have had the car for 10 years and bought with 65000 on it.

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I have a 97 Ford Explorer. I just replaced the ball joints and tires. Now, the of light is flashing. It won't shut off. Yesterday it wouldn't merge in gear for an hour and it's running fine since. I'm confused ‍♀️. This woman is taking an advise I can. Help please!

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I have a 99 Ford Explorer and a 2005 Ford Explorer. They both run great. I bought the 99 after it had been in a wreck and the only thing I had to do was to replace the headlights Fender and Hood it didn't even break the radiator. They are very tough cars. The 2005 was given to me by my sister when she got a new car and the only thing I've had to do to it was change the ball joints alignment and hub. They both have over 170000 miles on them and they are tough and very good vehicles. But I will say the ball joints from Factory aren't that great and tend to go out easily. But on the bright side they're very cheap. All in all I would highly recommend the Ford Explorer they are built to last and built the run as long as you don't abuse them.

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Pretty darn long. I have a 95 v6 explorer that has 369,000 miles on it and is still running to this day. I've had to give it a bit of time up and replace a lot of stuff attached to the engine but the engine itself is still solid and sounds as quiet as my 05 sonata I purchased for work. These baby's last forever if you keep up with maintenance and change out small stuff here and there lime the alternator and power steering pump. I kust.put in a fuel pump because the truck would stay on and after months of diagnosis it turned out my original factory pump was so old it was giving out. So after replacing it it is still driving with no problems.

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