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1996 ford explorer needs new head gaskets

Approximate cost to replace, labor plus materials.

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  • clark_rivers Feb 18, 2009

    Thanks.We were trying to figure out if we should put more money into it.

  • clark_rivers Feb 18, 2009

    Thanks. I was leaning towards having it fixed. It is still in good running condition and looks good on the road.

  • Jeff Workman
    Jeff Workman May 11, 2010

    your looking in the 1500, to 2000 range with head gaskets. keep in mind there are two heads and everything in the middle has to come off exhaust has to come off and the heads have to be machined as well.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    need to replace head gasket on 2001 ford explorer



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I would put the money into the vehicle. Do you really want to go thousands into debt to purchase another vehicle? Cheaper to fix than replace. If the vehicle is in good shape all around I would repair it. If you are going to do the work yourself it will cost lots less than the 2000. If you do the work have the heads milled and replace the stem seals and knurl the valve guides at the same time. Also check for weak or broken valve springs. Your local machine shop should do all this anyway. Good luck.

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