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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems

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Most Common 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger...
Replace the worn wheel bearings.
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this conc...
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0 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Brakes Problems

2 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Drive Train Problems

Various problems with the 5-speed automatic transmission were common. These problems can be more common on the 2002 models with build dates before March, 2002. There are many service bulletins desc...
Spark plugs in the Ford Explorer Sport Trac can be very difficult to remove. Ford has issued a service bulletin (08-7-6) to address this issue, which includes a recommended procedure on how to ...

0 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Electrical & Lights Problems

4 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Engine Problems

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger...
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this conc...
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac is known for a rough idle, engine stalling, loss of power, and misfires, accompanied by the check engine light. The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, which...

0 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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 ...

0 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Problems

3 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Miscellaneous Problems

Replace the worn wheel bearings.
The rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.
If you are having an issue where the rear window wiper is not fully contacting the rear window, replacement of the rear wiper blade and wiper arm may be necessary.

1 Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Suspension & Steering Problem

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Known 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems & Complaints

A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this conc...
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger...
Various problems with the 5-speed automatic transmission were common. These problems can be more common on the 2002 models with build dates before March, 2002. There are many service bulletins desc...
Replace the worn wheel bearings.
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the 4.6L V8 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the strong smell of coolan...
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac is known for a rough idle, engine stalling, loss of power, and misfires, accompanied by the check engine light. The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, which...
Spark plugs in the Ford Explorer Sport Trac can be very difficult to remove. Ford has issued a service bulletin (08-7-6) to address this issue, which includes a recommended procedure on how to ...
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 ...
If you are having an issue where the rear window wiper is not fully contacting the rear window, replacement of the rear wiper blade and wiper arm may be necessary.
The rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.
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