2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac ProblemsPlastic Intake Manifold May Crack Causing Coolant Leak
The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this concern.
Replace the worn wheel bearings.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac QuestionsWhy don't the wiper and washer work? (1 answer)
I've replaced the washer/wiper/turn signal assembly on the column and checked fuses and relays. The turn signals work, the wiper and washer do not. Any ideas?
This happened before and I took off the negative battery cable for 10 minutes and reconnected. It worked just fine after that. This happened again, but when I did the battery deal again it didn't work. I already spent a ton of money getting work done on my truck and can't more. I am not c...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac RecallsRecall 07V336000
Ford has recalled certain 1998-2002 Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for an issue with the driver's seat recliner mechanism. The upper bolt that attaches the recliner mechanism to the seat back frame could fracture. If this happens, the seat back could fall backward and disrupt the driver, possibly causing an accident. Dealers will replace the upper bolt and, on some vehicles, replace a lower bolt as well.