2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac ProblemsCoolant Leak/Overheating Due to Radiator Leak
A coolant leak may develop from the radiator. Ford has released and updated radiator and powertrain control module (PCM) software update to address this issue. The software update includes revised cooling fan operating parameters. Failure to complete both service procedures may result in repeated radiator failures.
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.
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.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questionstemperature gauge is not reading at all. Can smell hot anti freeze but not smoki (1 answer)
sometimes when cranking white smoke comes from exhaust. No reading from temp gauge when driving but smells like antifreeze. Not smoking during driving. Heater also barley working.
Could it be my neutral safety switch
hear sound when accelerating over 40 miles
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.