2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 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.

Replace the worn wheel bearings.

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Both front bearings are roaring, are their god or best replacements that can be recommended?

This problem just started this evening. The engine light flashes and the engine shakes hard while in drive.

When I go out and start truck there is a ticking noise in the passenger side only when I start it it only does it for a minute or minute and a half

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2010 explorer sports trac 62,000 miles and the motor has thrown a rod. Now I need a new motor.

Have a 2008 Sport Trac with 122k. Truck needed rear axle at around 30k (warranty), blew wheel bearing n hub around 90k. Transmission gone at 122k. I am religious with regular maintenance; change oil every 3k.. Is a Great truck-Very nible (i live on top of mtn on wooded lot-very harsh winter conditions, truck is a sure-footed goat!). I have no complaints other than big-ticket items failing! ...

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