2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
183
to $
553
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
93
to $
135
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
165
to $
436
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
333
to $
597
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
$
267
to $
478

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems

Plastic 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.

Wheel bearing faliure

Replace the worn wheel bearings.

Heater Stuck on Hottest Setting Due to Broken Heater Blend Door

A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questions

I'm driving and it just died i heard a click seemed like an electrical problem. Coasted over tried to start wouldn't. Batterys charged. (2 answers)

I have had recent electrical done work under steering wheel in the where the electrical system is. For the anti theft device it kept my truck from starting randomly. It stopped but was never fixed just stopped however when it' did stop now the blinkers won't turn off automatically.

Starts up in the mornings. Will not start after initial use. (1 answer)

My sport trac will start if it sits overnight. I start it up it the morning and runs fine. If I drive to a few other locations, after the last location it will not start. It tries to turn over, but will not. I have to let it sit for a while, at which it will start.

Changing instrument cluster on 2003 Sport Trac, will correct mileage carry over (1 answer)

Concerned about having correct mileage on the new odometer.

Thanks in advance

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Great truck (75,000 miles) with one big exception. Three times, in as many months,after parking it has failed to start. First diagnosis "faulty alarm" ($ 600.00) Next diagnosis "bad fuel pump" This is costing me $ 720.00. After this I'm not sure what to do if the problem continues...
We have had our 03 SportTrac since Oct 2009, and the only problem I should mention is the crappy positioning of the inerita switch right under the passenger dashboard. If you have a long legged person riding shotgun, you need to make them aware not to put their feet too far up under the dashboard by the passenger door, or YOUR TRUCK WILL LOSE FUEL TO THE ENGINE AND YOU WILL LOSE POWER STEERING...
I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Except for the alternator going out at 85,000 miles, it's been a pretty good truck. Now, I have an issue with my brakes squeaking when I back up - only when I back up. I've spent $500 on new brakes, calipers, etc and it still squeaks. My mechanic even put in Ford parts - no change. It's very annoying

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