really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. valve spring had to be replaced in cylinder #4 (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jun 272010

Explorer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

hooked it up to the diagnostic computer at parts store. Showed fault on #4 cylinder. Replaced coil, then plug, then wire. Still showed fault, still misfiring, still shaking like the engine was going to blow. Ended up at dealer, removed valve cover & the spring was broken. Dealer said "rare event".

Oh, & ran like crap when returned to us. Dealer had forgotten to hook back up the exhaust tube! Seems okay now....just some lifter noise which is new.

- Mike & Sue H., St James, MO, US