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Not radiator, check your head gasket
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Tanner
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I went through 5 radiators before I figured out I had a blown head gasket. Now, my block is warped which happens to all 06-07 4.0's when they overheat.


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Recall the Radiator!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Sukijoe
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my Explorer with 18000mi. in Feb of 09'. Thought I was in heaven till the engine started making a hideous noise, pulled off highway, dash went red and car shut off! Has 42,212 miles, Ford will not make good on this. Again, they say they've never heard of this! I think it's time for the Attorney General's office to step in. No warning of this! They tell me it's a maintenance issue. I also have a 96' Explorer with 257000 miles that my son is now driving! I seem to have maintained that without a problem! Been driving Ford for 26 years! How 'bout something for loyalty? Anything but this. There is a $5,680 price tag on a new engine and radiator. Really Ford? Quality is not job one.


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I could go anywhere in this! (when it was running)


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Recall the radiator and check the warning system so that we don't have to replace an engine on a low mileage car and you blame us for the issue and pretend you never heard of it. This is laughable.


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Bad Radiator
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Mike S.
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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2006 Ford Explorer From what i am reading it looks like our 2006 explorers are having radiator problems. I got the truck new in 2006 and in less then 1 year had to have the radiator replaced. the 2nd radiator is starting to give me problems now at about 40k miles. i notice my recovery tank getting low on coolant. I don't see any leaks but i can smell it. I took it to the dealer for a pressure test but they say they can't find a problem. Over all i don't have any other problems so far with the truck. I was at a Lowe's store and i parked my explorer next to another explorer. I asked the owner if his was a 2006 and if he had any problems. he said yes a 2006 and the radiator was replaced


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Bad Radiator
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Nate
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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*Contact Ford about your BAD RADIATOR! I have a 2006 Ford Explorer and I have had the same "bad radiator" experience that many other people have posted about. At 45,000 miles it started to leek and finally began to separate from the vehicle. I wrote a letter to Ford about the problem and they sent a letter back to me with a number to call. I called and spoke with a representative who took down all of my info, she told me if they get enough complaints they will post a recall and we can get a reimbursement for the repairs we had to pay for. If you haven't already contacted them, do it!


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Must do a recall for the radiator problems they are having.


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Bad radiator
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By gn
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It will surge at slow speeds while going forward or reverse. Now at 41,000 miles the radiator has sprung a leak. The dealer says this is the first they have heard of explorers having radiator problems. A fun thing to do is when you see someone with a 2006 explorer ask them if they have replaced the radiator yet. You get a surprised look and an answer like "how did you know?"


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Ford needs to own up to the bad radiators and stand behind the product.


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