2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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 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.

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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Is it computer I checked wires all tight and good

I had it checked by auto parts store. guy said it was charging fine.

My OD / OFF light had been flashing for a couple weeks, I noticed hard shifting when it was. I had to be towed home. The next morning all seemed ok, good torque reverse and forward, then it slipped away after warming up. I wound up pulling transmission fuse under the hood and reinstalling it, I h...

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MY SPORT TRAC HAS 127,800 MILES AND STILL IS AS GOOD AS NEW. ONLY THING THAT TICKED ME OFF WAS THE AC WENT OUT AT 38,000 AND IT COSTS $700.00 TO REPAIR. WOULD NOT TRADE FOR ANYTHING ELSE, IF THE ENGINE STOPS I PLAN ON REBUILT ONE TO REPLACE IT.

i have a 2004 sportrac lxt with a 133000 miles run good i put black 22 inch rims on it makes it look aggressive and mean get lots of comments saying cool truck

I own a 2004 Sport Trac, I bought at the end of 2005 with 18,000 miles. I now have 68,900 miles its been GREAT TRUCK!!! A.ROD.

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