My 1995 Ford Explorer XLT with Control Track.
The truck kept stalling, and I lost all control and power while driving. DANGEROUS! It did re-start, but this problem got worse. Told it may be the Cam Sensor or Intake Gaskets. At the same time, the transmission began shifting very hard. It wouldn't go into reverse sometimes. Took it in for service. Cost $125.00 to hook it up to a computer, then they had a hard time figuring out the problem because it wouldn't read any codes. I got "guesses" as to what it may be. So I started with the transmission.
Had to replace the transmission at 123,000 miles. It had to be 90% re-built. It cost about $1,600.00 I continued to have tranny problems even after this. Took it back in to the tranny specialist, and they couldn't figure out the problem, so they took it to several different tranny places. No one could figure it out. They finally took it to the dealer. Again, they said it MAY be the Cam Sensor, so I had it replaced for $700.00 The tranny STILL doesn't run smoothly!
The truck started leaking fluid. I had to have a part replaced, I can't recall the name of it. It has to do with the heating/cooling system. It's function is so that I can turn the heat off in the summer, or something of that nature. Cost $125.00.
The Air conditoner went. Have not looked into replacing it yet.
The power steering just went. It is leaking VERY badly. I'm putting a bottle a day in it. Put a bottle of Stop Leak in it, to no avail. Will have it looked at.
Had to have a complete brake job done when I first got it, at 113,000. Cost $800.00 Seems like they may need to be done again already.
Had to have all the shocks replaced at 118,000 miles. Also had to replace all the tires at 128,000. Shocks cost about $400.00 and tires about $450.00.
The oil smells "burnt", even after an oil change.
The front end is making noises, a "banging" sound, when I come to a stop. I was previously told that I may need a new U-Joint. Possibly a Transfer Case too.
Check engine light still comes on during long trips.
The rear doors don't work right. The child locks are on, and can't seem to be switched off. The doors won't close when I try to take them off.
The power lock on the front passenger door doesn't work. The one on the driver door works when it feels like it.
The "theft" system, an alarm, doesn't work all the time either.
The lumbar support doesn't work in the drivers seat.
The fuel pump had to be replaced just before I bought it. Cost $450.00.
"Luxury" package, but no CD player!