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Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems

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Most Common 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 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Brakes Problems

2 Known 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 ...

1 Known Ford Explorer Sport Trac Electrical & Lights Problem

Drivers may notice the engine idling roughly, hesitation to accelerate, and even engine stalling on the Ford Explorer Sport Trac V8. The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is prone to fail, and commonly i...

7 Known 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...
A coolant leak may develop from the radiator. Ford has released and updated radiator and powertrain control module (PCM) software update to address this issue. The software update includes revised...

1 Known Ford Explorer Sport Trac Exhaust & Emissions Problem

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac V8 is known for intermittent rough idling, which may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light, and poor fuel mileage. This may be caused by the EGR se...

2 Known Ford Explorer Sport Trac Heating & Air Conditioning 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 ...
The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport-Track with automatic climate control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. Normally, the fan speed changes only t...

0 Known Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Problems

3 Known 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.

0 Known Ford Explorer Sport Trac Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems & Complaints

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 2010 Ford Explorer Sport-Track with automatic climate control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. Normally, the fan speed changes only t...
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...
A coolant leak may develop from the radiator. Ford has released and updated radiator and powertrain control module (PCM) software update to address this issue. The software update includes revised...
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...
Drivers may notice the engine idling roughly, hesitation to accelerate, and even engine stalling on the Ford Explorer Sport Trac V8. The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is prone to fail, and commonly i...
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...
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 ...
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac V8 has known issues with the V8 engine ejecting spark plugs. This will make a tapping or knocking noise, plus the engine will begin to misfire at all speeds. The check...
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac V8 is known for intermittent rough idling, which may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light, and poor fuel mileage. This may be caused by the EGR se...
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac V8 is known for idling roughly, with a slight whistling noise from the engine compartment. After a short time, this may result in poor fuel mileage, and illumination of...
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.
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