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Old 02-12-2013, 03:54 PM  
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Need opinions on this vehicle

2000 Ford Explorer XLT V6 178K miles
ABS light doesn't go out
may need converter but not certain

Brakes are good
has a little rust on the rear fender but nothing really bad and the paint has oxidation

Muffler recently replaced. Still waiting for answers regarding if the engine or tranny have ever been overhauled.

This is mostly highway miles to Kentucky and back.

They are asking 1500
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #16
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A 4x4 is always worth about a grand wholesale. So thats not a bad price. The only thing i would inquire about is if the shutters behind the dash that control air flow direction have ever been replaced.

As a dealer the most common problem i have seen with high mileage Explores besides the more common ones already listed above is that. And its a pain and half and you would not want to try and do it yourself. The entire dash must come off.
Just curious, why would I care about if the shutters have been replaced or not? Just curious
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:27 PM   #17
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I would never buy an Explorer. I've heard way too many bad things about them. JMO.
This.

No way in hell would I buy a top heavy rolling over piece of shit for my boy.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #18
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Most of the time they get stuck in summer when you have cold airflow. Then when you get to winter you freeze your but off and cant defrost your windshield.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #19
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #20
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:43 PM   #21
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:12 PM   #22
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #23
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like.........................?
****ing nickel and dimers. Never anything tremendously wrong, but always something wrong.

They'll last but I would be worried about the tranny and differentials with that many miles.

They're asking half of blue book for a reason.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #24
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My mom has a 98 Explorer and it's still running but my brother has done a lot of work to keep it that way. And it doesn't have that many miles.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #25
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Transmission are notoriously bad on these Explorers. ABS light being on probably means the ABS system isn't working and could be pricey to find the solution. The fact it's 4x4 is really the only good thing. I would keep looking.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #26
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Are you from around the KC area Guru?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #27
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:35 PM   #28
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I would never buy an Explorer. I've heard way too many bad things about them. JMO.
Those years were ok.


Abs light is either a hub bearing or the sensor in the rear diff, or a broken wire.

Put some limited slip additive in the Trans. Might fix the shudder
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #29
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I have over 313, 000 miles on mines and it has the same transmission in it. If they have done oil changes and trans. changes it will run like most foreign cars. If you are gonna be pulling something with I suggest to have the transmission checked.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #30
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Who ****ing cares? It's $1,500. If it was a total lemon, it never would have made it 178k miles. If it lasts long enough to get home, that's a victory.

Seriously, the thing is living in the bonus round. Just assume that it could go tits up at any moment, and prepare to spend another $1,500. At that price point, you're really just hoping to get lucky.
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