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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems
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.
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questions and Answers
My air conditioner is putting out hot air and isn't working properly in the defrost mode, what do you think the problem could be
Hello, my cruise control is not working. before it stopped working, the cruise would turn on, and when i tried to accitave it, the light on the dash would flash, but would not accitive.I could keep...
break light flashes when i break,what does this indicate?
Instrument Cluster shunts on / off all instruments drop and rise at random, lights also flash on /off but will stay on in the manual position
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews
bought in 2005, needed harmonica balancer 2 yrs ago..constant squeek we thought was belt related. now needs a thermostat housing replaced as it's leaking antifreeze which took us 6 mos for it to become a real bad leak that we could find. harmonica balancer reasonable priced repair, this new one a bit high. found solutions on internet from other sportstrac owners. thanks. leather front seats needing major repair from seat warmer function being too hot for material. plastic moldings are coming unglued from florida heat. has been a good little truck in the long run, but cd player has never released the cd's properly. possible heat related from florida sunshine. radio has been excellent tho.
2005 Sport Trac...bought new...Transmission went at 46000 miles. Vehicle started stalling in the road (no reverse, no drive until you killed the motor and restarted the engine and move the gears around). Then it drove just fine until it decided to do it again. Really strange and hard to diagnose at first. Warranty was gone but Ford paid the bill except for the $500 our part. THANK YOU JESUS! 130000 another Transmission leak...estimation at $700. Working on getting that one fixed. 5 sets of brakes on this vehicle...but this may be the way my 22 year old drives it (regardless...still not very happy with the brakes). Other than this it has been a very reliable and good ride.
I loved this truck until the thermostat housing leaked causing the truck to overheat without letting me know. I pride myself on how well i took care of my truck, and everybody that drove in my truck told me how smooth it sounded and drove. Anyhow, the temperature gauge never went above halfway. One day, on my way to work, it made a weird sound wouldn't give me any power when I pushed the gas and turned off as i exited the freeway. It apparently overheated, warping 4 of the valves and frying the pistons. Because of this i will never buy another ford.
bought my truck new in 2005, trying to keep it til june 2011 which would be my last payment. not running right now. Give me so many problems i can't name them all. The body work is beautiful, but the repairs are costly, make you want to pull your hair out!
We bought ours about a year and a half ago with less than 25,000 miles on it. It was great until a couple of months ago while my husband was driving on the freeway my foot touched something under the dash on the passenger side and it shut down the whole vehicle. We were told there is a button above where my foot touched to reset it. Problem is we almost died because of this. We traded it in.