2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance

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

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2004 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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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questions

What can cause a burning oil engine coming from heater? (1 answer)

Just had oil changed yesterday at the dealer and they didn't mention any leaks. It started this morning when heating up my car. The smells goes away and comes back when idiling.

my horn does not work (1 answer)

horn does not work

Why do my exterior door handles keep breaking? (1 answer)

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

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Never buy a 2004 sport trac with vortex engine. There is 3 thats 3 timing chains on this engine.If any one goes bad means engine replacement is the cheapest way to fix it.my advise from experience don,t buy a sport trac
My 2004 explorer sport trac was all i ever wanted until major items like not being able hook up and tow any thing with it by law with any towing equip. And also at 100,000 miles my compass went out and also my auto drive at the same time. Ford,it not your fault its mine for not EXPLORING more options you get it(ExPlOriNg).
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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