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Old 12-19-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
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How old is your original...

factory starter, alternator, water pump? I have about 75K mi on my 96
Explorer and I'm thinking maybe I'll change the starter pretty soon.

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Old 12-19-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How old is your original...

<mwpoff@yahoo.com> wrote:
:factory starter, alternator, water pump? I have about 75K mi on my 96
:Explorer and I'm thinking maybe I'll change the starter pretty soon.

96 XLT AWD V8

150K miles as far as I know. I bought it at 59K miles and have not
replaced any of them myself.

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Old 12-19-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How old is your original...

Ever heard the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

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Old 12-19-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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'96 V8 Explorer purchased new now with 127,000 miles, original water
pump, alternator, starter, only replace the battery.

Why do you feel you need to replace the starter? cranks slow? check
your battery.

On 19 Dec 2005 14:04:39 -0800, mwpoff@yahoo.com wrote:

>factory starter, alternator, water pump? I have about 75K mi on my 96
>Explorer and I'm thinking maybe I'll change the starter pretty soon.

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Old 12-19-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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<mwpoff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> factory starter, alternator, water pump? I have about 75K mi on my 96
> Explorer and I'm thinking maybe I'll change the starter pretty soon.
>


On my '91 the starter motor quit at about 150K miles. The alternator at
about 175K miles. The water pump was replaced at about 198K miles but it
still worked. I was having a problem with overheating and decided to
replace it along with much of the cooling system.

On my '92 the starter motor made it to about 250K miles. The alternator is
original. I replaced the water pump at about 265K miles because I had to
remove it anyway. It still worked though.


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Old 12-19-2005, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
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Searcher wrote:
> Ever heard the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
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ya i have. i saw it on the back of a tow truck.
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Old 12-19-2005, 19:01   #7 (permalink)
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Ulysses wrote:
> <mwpoff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1135026439.985667.184370@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
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>>factory starter, alternator, water pump? I have about 75K mi on my 96
>>Explorer and I'm thinking maybe I'll change the starter pretty soon.
>>

>
>
> On my '91 the starter motor quit at about 150K miles. The alternator at
> about 175K miles. The water pump was replaced at about 198K miles but it
> still worked. I was having a problem with overheating and decided to
> replace it along with much of the cooling system.
>
> On my '92 the starter motor made it to about 250K miles. The alternator is
> original. I replaced the water pump at about 265K miles because I had to
> remove it anyway. It still worked though.
>
>

wow that's pretty good. the reason i asked is taht the last car i had
started needing replacement parts around 75K. thanks.
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Old 12-19-2005, 22:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: How old is your original...

Back when tune ups were a required, regular service.... many is the time I
remarked ".... and we replaced the fuel filter, too.". I can't recall how
many times I'd get "Why, was it plugged?". I could think of no better answer
than... "No... did you want to wait until it was??".

There is no real way to predict the service life of some of the
subassemblies on our cars other than past experience. Though the idea may be
foreign to some, there are those of us who do not like unexpected
breakdowns... we value our time and the events of our lives too high to
risk time spent sitting on the side of the road waiting.

In the grand scheme of things, we can either run from breakdown to breakdown
or become proactive. Not to say I'd replace anything without good reason
but, say at winters onset, I will test battery, starter and charging system
performance and react appropriately. My wife is often alone on our winter
highways... I will leave nothing to chance..


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Old 12-20-2005, 06:02   #9 (permalink)
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All are at 255K. The starter motor has been making a scratchy sound for the
last 5K, but its still fires up good.

Paul

<mwpoff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> factory starter, alternator, water pump? I have about 75K mi on my 96
> Explorer and I'm thinking maybe I'll change the starter pretty soon.
>



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Old 12-20-2005, 09:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: How old is your original...

i don't think there's an easy answer.

one factor to consider-How do you drive the car? fast, slow, jackrabbit
starts, etc.

also, how has car been maintained, esp. water pump (coolant change, etc.)?


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factory starter, alternator, water pump? I have about 75K mi on my 96
Explorer and I'm thinking maybe I'll change the starter pretty soon.


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