I have ford explorer 2008.it has run 267000 miles.


Asked by Aug 13, 2015 at 08:42 AM about the 2008 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I kp changing engine oil regularly. Its spark plugs changed recently. Now im feeling its
drive is not so smooth and pick not good.it has run 267000miles. Sometimes i feel
unburnt fuel smell from exhaust.what can be the issues. I was thinking if i should fix it or
sale it out.plz advise

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Tom Demyan

Any light lit up on the dash? CEL on? Scan the SUV for codes? There is more that can wrong than just plugs. Could be a vacuum leak or other sensor that is making the car run rich. Might be cheaper to fix than a new car. Depends on what you like or want to do.

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No, no light lit up so far except for tire pressure sensor light which ocassionally lit up whenever i drive off road for 30 plus miles. The place where i am living is mostly desert terrain. 2 months ago my alternator stopped working while i was driving on a highway, at that time all sensors went crazy till my car stopped. Then i replaced alternator with a new one. Now whenever i step on gas i don't get equivalent amount of speed i have to push more to accelerate and i feel its fuel economy has decreased too. Correction its odometer is 167,000 miles.


Could be a host of simple fixes. If not mechanically inclined try cleaning the throttle body, it's not hard. A net search will give you directions. Have you change the fuel filter in 167K miles? Another rather simple fix.

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No fuel filters not changed yet. But chnged engine oil filter. should i check fuel injectors aswell?

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