Ford Explorer Car Radiator Replacement

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Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Car Radiator Replacement costs $354 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$224 to $475
Labor: $70 -$243
Parts: $154 -$232
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$403 to 723
Average Shop price
$278 to 522
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$457.96Shop/Dealer Price$567.80 - $852.66
2007 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$653.70Shop/Dealer Price$797.47 - $1151.50
1997 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$568.46Shop/Dealer Price$702.08 - $1059.05
2005 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$597.62Shop/Dealer Price$742.76 - $1081.46
2010 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$626.70Shop/Dealer Price$771.27 - $1125.91
2007 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$626.70Shop/Dealer Price$766.05 - $1116.78
1991 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$377.04Shop/Dealer Price$465.16 - $703.95
2001 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$494.74Shop/Dealer Price$610.57 - $912.74
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Car Radiator Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Radiator all about?

The radiator performs a critical function; it keeps the engine from overheating. While running, the engine produces heat. Coolant flowing through the system absorbs and removes extra heat from the engine. The coolant then passes through the radiator where it cools off and is later circulated back to the engine to absorb heat again.

A radiator has two tanks that are connected to each other through aluminum or brass tubes. When the coolant passes through these tubes, the radiator cooling fan blows air across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. The tank is usually made of plastic, and it is common for it to crack and start leaking coolant. If the tank or the tubes crack, coolant will leak , the vehicle will overheat and could cause severe engine damage. Radiators also tend to clog over time. When this occurs, not enough coolant flows through the radiator leading to heat build-up, causing the engine to overheat.

Radiator

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing the radiator, it is best to also replace the radiator cap and thermostat.
  • After your radiator is replaced, it is best to have it checked for leaks, to assure that everything is in working order.
  • When the radiator is replaced, the entire cooling system should be checked, especially the radiator hoses.

How it's done:

  • Inspect radiator for leaks.
  • Pressure test cooling system.
  • Remove and replace the radiator.
  • Fill radiator with proper mixture of 50/50 coolant.
  • Recheck for leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the service maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant replaced at regular intervals. It is a good practice to change the coolant every 25,000-40,000 miles. Replacing the coolant will ensure it is free of contaminants such as rust or scale that can block it from flowing through the radiator and engine. Given high engine temperatures, it is inevitable that the tanks in the radiator will eventually crack. The thermostat should be replaced when replacing the radiator as well as any necessary radiator hoses.The system should also be flushed out of all old coolant to remove any contamination.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Radiator?

  • Car is overheating.
  • Coolant (red, yellow, green fluid) is leaking.

How important is this service?

If a defective radiator is not replaced, the overheating of the engine can potentially lead to serious internal engine damage.

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Ira

32 years of experience
133 reviews
Ira
32 years of experience
This is the second time we have had Ira work on our vehicles. He is always professional, honest, and goes above and beyond what is needed. I would highly recommend Ira and will continue to request him to work on our vehicles.
2006 FORD EXPLORER - RADIATOR - TAMPA, FLORIDA

Pete

12 years of experience
146 reviews
Pete
12 years of experience
Pete arrived30mins before scheduled time. He explained everything in great detail. Was very professional, literally has a mobile mechanic shop! I was very impressed with all the equipment he has at his disposal to be able to efficiently complete a job, big or small. I would highly recommend Pete, with all of expertise and knowledge.
2002 FORD EXPLORER - RADIATOR - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Steve

36 years of experience
70 reviews
Steve
36 years of experience
On time, quick, professional and courteous, far better experience than I have had with the local shops I have used in the recent past. I would and will recommend this service to everyone I know that may be in need of a quality repair service.
2006 FORD EXPLORER - RADIATOR - LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$457.96Shop/Dealer Price$567.80 - $852.66
2007 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$653.70Shop/Dealer Price$797.47 - $1151.50
1997 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$568.46Shop/Dealer Price$702.08 - $1059.05
2005 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$597.62Shop/Dealer Price$742.76 - $1081.46
2010 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$626.70Shop/Dealer Price$771.27 - $1125.91
2007 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$626.70Shop/Dealer Price$766.05 - $1116.78
1991 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$377.04Shop/Dealer Price$465.16 - $703.95
2001 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$494.74Shop/Dealer Price$610.57 - $912.74
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