I recently recieved a used, '96 Ford Explorer for my 16th birthday. There are quite a few issues with it, most are cosmetic. Here are the ones that I have found so far. A rough price estimate on these would be extreamly helpful, just to know what I will have to pay a mechanic.
-Front right tire is not aligned properly. I had a suggestion to get the "tie rod" replaced/repaired? Any explanation on that would be great.
All I have to work with is this picture (http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...k_steering.jpg
) but I have no idea what could be wrong with it.
-Both back doors do not open from the inside. Blown fuse?
-Cruise control buttons (http://info.rockauto.com/Motorcraft/SW5913.jpg
) are beyond repair. The plastic casing has cracked and broken (apparently) and now reveals the bare circutry. For now I have them completely covered up with black electrical tape, but I'd really like to get these fixed. Do I need to order the parts myself and hand them to the mechanic?
-When accelerating from 1-35 there is a ticking noise, similar to a card on bicycle spokes. After 35, however, it sounds normal.
-Plastic piece behind back left tire is bent up and under the body. (not obstructing anything though) I have already bought the correct parts. It looks like an attempt at a quick fix by the previous owner. Should I just take it to the mechanic and tell him to have at it?
Thanks to all you car guys and girls out there who put your time and knowledge on Yahoo! Answers, or those who have had similar issues. I appreciate any and all responses.