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Ford Explorer Sport Trac Vacuum Leak From Intake Manifold O-Ring Gaskets

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problem
6 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2007

Engine Affected: 4.0L V6

Average Mileage: 93,114 mi (58,000 mi - 165,000 mi)


The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.

  •  Rookie

    check engine light on, lean mixture banks 1 an 2. Found leaking hose for the PCV system at top front of engine,near upper raditor hose connection. It is a 90 degree angled 1/2 inch hose 3 x3 inches long. Rubber deteriorated from age. Found 3 more at salvage yard with similar problem. This is on a 4.0 v6 engine, Ford Eplorer, Sport trac, and Ranger that use this motor.

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    same as others, not repaired yet.

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  • Visitor, , 58,000 mi

    Same exact problem, was replaced by dealer for a good sum of money, around $400

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