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Old 12-07-2011, 20:29   #1 (permalink)
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'93 Ford Explorer Repair Questions

Hi everyone,
First time poster. Thanks for any advise.

I've been given a '93 Ford Explorer as a gift. I don't want to put a lot of money into repairs on it as KBB is only about $800. I took it into Landmark Ford and they gave me this email in return.

Marty,
The original rough-running concern that brought the explorer to us has the technician recommending replacement sparkplugs and wires (one wire has sawed itself on the heater box). He also recommends a fuel filter replacement and clean the fuel injectors. The brake inspection requested finds front brakes worn to about 1mm thickness and rotors too thin to reuse. Additionally, the multi-point inspection finds front suspension balljoints worn to loose/wobbly and radius arm bushings worn.
Prices: initial performance diagnosis: $102
sparkplugs and wires: $304.29
fuel filter replacement: $ 67.90
fuel injector cleaning: $118.90
front brakes(pads/rotors/seals):$430.65
balljoints: $917.54
radius arm bushings: $372.64
alignment: $ 74.95
(may need shims): $194.40
total $2583.27

Any suggestions on whether or not I should just ditch the car or can I do some of these repairs myself? Are some not all that important to do right now? Just looking for some general advise as I don't want to put $2500 into the car. Thanks a lot
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Old 12-07-2011, 21:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '93 Ford Explorer Repair Questions

I'd do the brakes and suspension first. If you're handy at all, you may be able to do a lot of the work. Check the Autozone website for the free online manual, and see if you think you can do the work.
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