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Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Car Radiator Replacement costs $575 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$286 to $963
Labor: $80 -$414
Parts: $206 -$549
Average Dealer price
$518 to 1582
Average Shop price
$354 to 1130
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$755.85Shop/Dealer Price$931.64 - $1421.72
2014 Ford ExplorerL4-2.0L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$1437.63Shop/Dealer Price$1753.50 - $2579.16
2008 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$827.71Shop/Dealer Price$1009.25 - $1481.90
2017 Ford ExplorerL4-2.3L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$1350.82Shop/Dealer Price$1638.47 - $2391.31
2004 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$641.87Shop/Dealer Price$781.48 - $1118.16
2003 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$729.09Shop/Dealer Price$882.67 - $1278.89
2018 Ford ExplorerL4-2.3L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$1087.26Shop/Dealer Price$1336.47 - $2048.90
2006 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$841.21Shop/Dealer Price$1018.87 - $1488.62
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Car Radiator Replacement Service

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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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Radiator - Bedford, Texas
Excellent mechanic so far the best that I had used before. This is the second time I have use Keith hope if I need help again, I d like to have Keith again,thanks so much for the help. Joe

Glenn

41 years of experience
36 reviews
Glenn
41 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Radiator - New Orleans, Louisiana
Glenn was great. We had a delay due to parts not being ready when he got there but Glenn did not let that deter him from resolving my issue. He suggested doing a diagnosis which while it ended up being what I initially thought was the problem causing the overheating, it verified that. He had to return the next day to do the actual replacement of the radiator and I could not take off another day from work but he completed the job and the car tested good for him and when I drove it later that evening. I used it the next day and it appears to be resolved. I would highly recommend the Your Mechanic service and GLENN both for the professional services provided and the convenience of him coming to your home or workplace to preform the services. While I hope to not need other repairs on any of my vehicles, its inevitable at some point and I would definitely consider using them and Glenn again ! Thanks

AUDIE

31 years of experience
188 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Radiator - Las Vegas, Nevada
Audie was on time and tackled a very stubborn Ford Explorer radiator. This is our first experience using your mechanic and I would say that this is the way to go for convenience and price. I would certainly recommend Audie will call on him again when the need arises.

Shaun

28 years of experience
38 reviews
Shaun
28 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Car Radiator Replacement - Ormond Beach, Florida
A master mechanic for sure. Arrived on time, did excellent work (on a rainy day) under a canopy. Much faster than I expected. Totally happy, enthusiasticly recommend.
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$755.85Shop/Dealer Price$931.64 - $1421.72
2014 Ford ExplorerL4-2.0L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$1437.63Shop/Dealer Price$1753.50 - $2579.16
2008 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$827.71Shop/Dealer Price$1009.25 - $1481.90
2017 Ford ExplorerL4-2.3L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$1350.82Shop/Dealer Price$1638.47 - $2391.31
2004 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$641.87Shop/Dealer Price$781.48 - $1118.16
2003 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$729.09Shop/Dealer Price$882.67 - $1278.89
2018 Ford ExplorerL4-2.3L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$1087.26Shop/Dealer Price$1336.47 - $2048.90
2006 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$841.21Shop/Dealer Price$1018.87 - $1488.62
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