The heavy duty clutch is a loser! The first one went out at approx. 60k. Then it went out in Feb '10 and I still can't get a replacement because Ford stopped making that clutch. I guess even they knew how bad it was. I'm currently working with a clutch specialty shop in California to try and build a clutch from scratch.
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
This car has been nothing but trouble since we purchased it. The transmission has been rebuilt, wheel bearings replaced, and now the o/d off light is blinking, the service engine light is on and the ABS warning light is on. Apparently the o/d off light blinking means our transmission is not functioning properly again.
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
With less than 90,000 miles, I have replaced four wheel bearings, rear coil springs and struts, four wheel drive module, "Transmission" and now the starter. This is the worst ford I have ever owned, and Ford will not stand behind any of my break downs. I have owned fords all my driving life and this is the last one. I have over $6,000.00 in repairs to this vehicle in just under a year.
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