2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance

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

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems

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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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questions

What sort of engine questions should I be asking when buying a used Ford Explorer sport trac? If Water pump, fuel pump, serpentine belt, timing chain have been replaced? Anything else? Thanks

could it be my crankshaft sensor.

The heater in the passenger seat will not go off. Light does not work on the switch so I'm not sure if the switch needs to be replaced or not. If so, any idea how much it would run?

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Had problems with this truck from the beginning on repeat issues and ford shops could never find problems. Well , its funny had they found the problems now..after warranty is up...which will cost in the thousands and I will not sit on this.

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.

my 2003 sport trac rack and pinion went out at 3000 miles /two windows quit working/thermostat housing went out129000miles/ rear passenger disc brake on that one wheel locks up smells really bad/but im still going think ill buy diesel ford next time

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