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

Ra'ed Jouda

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?

7 Answers

Tom Demyan

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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Michael McGrail

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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Tracy Hooks

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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Roxana Fulton

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

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Tracy Hooks

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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