1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: engine and tranny
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1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

1997 Ford Explorer

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engine and tranny
By clbofaz on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Overall good vehicle but blew the
timing chain at 70000 mi, had to
replace with a 2000 model engine for
1000$, plus install. Runs great now
(100000mi) except the tranny is
starting to slip, especialy when
taking off.Changing the oil is a pain
due to its location and best left to
thoes with the exspensive "special"
tools. Nearly useless roof rack (, Had
to have the o2 sensor replaced at
65000mi. Verry crummy spare tire
lowering cable (frayed with the tire
on it!). Gas mileage is decent for an
suv and is rathar constant in both the
city and highway(16/21).

Best Features

Many great features like the excelent exterior number pad locking device, great seats and controlls, great electric mirrors, good cd player, love the moon roof, good cargo with tie down spots, decent back leg room with flat folding rear seats, nice upolstery (cleans well).

Worst Features

Fix the engine timing chain and tranny sliping problems, relocate the seat controlls, fix hatchback closing system (it dosent close unless you slam it (and no there was no accidents)),gas gauge isnt allways 100% accurate, make the roof rack more usable.
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