Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Thermostat Replacement costs $109 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$101 to $156
Labor: $70 -$112
Parts: $31 -$44
Average Dealer price
$154 to 218
Average Shop price
$122 to 171
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1997 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$103.02Shop/Dealer Price$125.80 - $161.46
1996 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$102.60Shop/Dealer Price$125.34 - $160.74
2009 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$116.42Shop/Dealer Price$142.57 - $188.29
2006 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$107.99Shop/Dealer Price$132.06 - $171.48
2004 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$117.29Shop/Dealer Price$143.65 - $190.02
2008 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.71Shop/Dealer Price$132.90 - $172.82
2002 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$117.51Shop/Dealer Price$144.00 - $190.59
2003 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$107.99Shop/Dealer Price$132.08 - $171.51
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Parts required for a Ford Explorer Thermostat Replacement

Thermostat Gasket
$2 to $9
Thermostat
$5 to $20

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Mark
6 years of experience
Marc is a total professional. He knows the nuts and bolts of the many auto issues he faces and he knows how to communicate extremely well. He is a complete customer service guy, something you don't get these days. This guy tackled a problem on my Explorer and would not let it go until it was PERFECT. I will not allow anyone else to ever touch my car. Macr is an outstanding representative for your company.
2002 FORD EXPLORER - THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
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16 years of experience
He was very professional and friendly. Did a great job, would recommend him for my next mechanic needs or my friends n family.
2006 FORD ESCAPE - THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
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13 years of experience
Great experience! awesome.
2008 FORD FOCUS - THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
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17 years of experience
His professional, respectful,nice And I was able to pass my smog check
2005 FORD ESCAPE - THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
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All about Thermostat Replacement

A thermostat is part of the cooling system that regulates the temperature of the coolant in the engine. The thermostat is a metal valve that has a temperature sensor built in. It can either be open or closed. When the thermostat is closed, it keeps the coolant in the engine. When the engine gets to a predetermined temperature, the thermostat opens allowing coolant to circulate. The circulation of coolant prevents the engine from overheating. If the thermostat fails to open, the car will overheat. If the thermostat fails to close, the engine may never reach the optimal temperature (~220F). The thermostat opens and closes many times when the car engine is running. It is the most common component in the cooling system to fail, causing the car to overheat.

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