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
$
1,155
to $
2,250
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
223
to $
622
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
295
to $
521
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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91
to $
144
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
422
to $
601

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems

Coolant 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.

Vacuum Leak From Intake Manifold O-Ring Gaskets

The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.

Worn Timing Chain Cassettes May Cause Rattling Noise From Engine

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.

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questions

oil was put in rear, because of humming sound. still hear some humming sound (1 answer)

hear sound when accelerating over 40 miles

My frame is rusted through are there any recalls on the frame of my 01 sport tra (1 answer)

Why 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?

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Recalls

Recall 07V336000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
Recall 06V114000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH BACK SEATS, THE UPPER BOLT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE HIGH BACK SEAT THAT ATTACHES THE SEAT RECLINER MECHANISM TO THE SEAT BACK FRAME, COULD FRACTURE. IF THE BOLT FRACTURES, THE SEAT BACK MAY RECLINE UNTIL IT MAKES CONTACT WITH AN OBJECT BEHIND THE ...
Ford Recalls 1998-2002 SUVs for Driver's Seat Back Recliner Failure

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.

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Have had my 2001 for about five years. it now has 199,00 miles on it and is doing very well in all regards. I do regular maintenence at local Ford and a few small garages in town and have only had 1 major issue. The rar differential began to whine at 165, oo miles and was replaced for $900.00 at local garage...it was a salvage yard part. Second major scare was caused by the bearing at th...
Had no problems with 2001 except for front brakes.Seems like a design flaw to me.The brake calipers seem to maybe be the cause. The caliper pins seem to get rust inside boots and possibly not letting disc return to proper position.I have replaced front 3 times in 80000.
Had since new, have over 85,000 miles and with few problems. Even the body is in good condition considering how many doors have hit it from other cars. Rides a little rough now, but still in good condition.

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