fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
80,400 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. pay $700 to mechanic to replace compressor completely (2 reports)
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problem #2

Mar 252008

Explorer LT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,800 miles

Compressor went out, loud noise along with bad smell. They also had to replace a manifold line. Of course this happened at the same time the front bearings went out. A lovely $1500 repair bill and that was with a Ford employee discount!

- Lori J., Spring Hill, KS, US

problem #1

Mar 072008

Explorer Limited 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

Purchased less than month ago. Started hearing loud engine noise. It was so loud you had to turn the stereo up loud to cover it up. Took it to local trusted mechanic. They said it was a part related to compressor gone bad. Had to eventually replace with new when they found more parts broken-making the compressor go bad.

- sdavid, Warsaw, IN, US