2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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545
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951
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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328
to $
407
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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285
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753
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155
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513
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580

2008 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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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

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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