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Engine Oil Leaking Problems of Ford Explorer



Ford Explorer owners have reported 10 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2002 Ford Explorer 1
Failure Date: 02/11/2005

Just recently purchased 2002 Ford Explorer from a dealer. Kept scheduled maint. Has been off lot for six months. Noticed a loud engine knock from front of the engine. Took the car to the dealer!, they said I had blown a rod bearing. Has to be something with the engine. Engine doesn't even have 60,000 miles on it. No sign of an oil leak, sludge,etc. Dealer said the engine was clean.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2004 Ford Explorer 2
Failure Date: 10/23/2004

I bought a 2004 Ford Explorer XLT at darcars Toyota in silver spring MD. It had only 28,000 miles. The plastic valve cover was found to have a crack where one pours the oil in. There was an oil leak around this area. Apple Ford in columbia, MD. Said this would not be covered by Ford warranty. I thought Ford's warranty covers to 3 years or 36,000 miles. This valve cover was over $400. 00. Why shouldn't this be covered. I signed a paper that states that the Ford warranty should still be in effect to 36,000 miles. I don't know how or when this crack occurred, but I have only had the vehicle for 3 weeks. I think this should be covered by Ford warranty.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2002 Ford Explorer 3
Failure Date: 03/29/2002

The consumer noticed that oil was leaking from the vehicle. The dealer replaced the oil pan gasket but the leaking persisted. The dealer then replaced the oil pan but oil continued to leak. The dealer eventually had to glue the screws to the oil pan to sop the leaking. The consumer was not satisfied with this repair.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1999 Ford Explorer 4
Failure Date: 09/30/1999

Engine block cracked, causing oil leakage. Also, front axle seals blew out, and transmission leaked. Truck was purchased new. The truck only has 300 miles. No repairs have been made on the truck.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 5
Failure Date: 08/05/1999

I noticed smoke coming from engine compartment after stopping to fuel up after driving several hours at a speed of 65 mph. Took vehicle into dealer and told them that the engine was leaking oil and had to put in three quarts to finish 400 mile trip. Service dept. Advisor said problem was do to galley plug leaking. They replaced plug and engine still leaks. Vehicle is still in shop after 5 days. They recommended replacing head.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 6
Failure Date: 06/18/1999

Engine oil leak due to a cross threaded galley plug in engine. Mjs.


car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1997 Ford Explorer 7
Failure Date: 11/24/1998

Early in 1998 consumer saw oil in driveway, she took vehicle for oil change in February. A week later the oil spot was bigger. Took vehicle back to dealer in June 98, and they saw no leak. The oil leaks got bigger. Consumer has taken vehicle to dealers three times. Banner Ford--1665 scott blvd. Decatur, GA---404-633-4005. Vehicle is still leaking oil today.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Ford Explorer 8
Failure Date: 09/01/1996

Oil pan leaks.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 9

Engine starting failure has caused the car to be left two times, each time it stumbled and when it did start my wife put it into drive at which time it rolled into traffic and cut off again. This is dangerous, the shop I took it to could find no bad codes and had no idea why it happened. I found a TSB concerning it on your website so now I know others are having the same problem. Concerning the squeeling coming from the front end at speeds from 0-40, I took it to a shop and they sprayed some lubricant on it but the noise returned, I am afraid that something is going to fail in the front end and again. I found a TSB concerning the same problem on your site, so I am not alone in this problem. The oil leak was noticed when the squeal problem was investigated and again I noticed a TSB conserning the rear main seal leaking.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1999 Ford Explorer 10

Consumer states oil was leaking onto the ground.