2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2001

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (4%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (11%)

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac repair cost distribution

$2500+ (23%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (32%)

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Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $3000
Frontside timing chain failure 

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4dr SUT

203-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2016
Dec 2011

233000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear window motor. 
Oct 2012

235000 mi

US $900
Maintenance/wear item work - replaced front ball joints and control arms and rear ball joints which got rid of suspension noise. 
Jan 2016

257000 mi

US $950
Replaced leaking (original) radiator and hoses endlink bushing failed. replaced end links and bushings 

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4dr SUT

203-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Explorer Sport Trac in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

121000 mi

US $70
Replaced Driver side wheel bearing as it making loud noises and causing poor handling/braking. Costs include a new wheel hub bearing, 32mm socket, and new caliper bolts. Reconnected door lock mechanism to door latch and added a small spring to keep the latch in place. A $4 box of assorted springs and the car locks/unlocks, I also found the door key code for the vehicle which was great. 
Jun 2015

128000 mi

US $465
Thermostat housing cracked, mechanic said this plastic piece breaking was a common failure in these cars 
Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Alabama, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2016
Jun 2015

236000 mi

US $1100
Transmission rebuilt. 
Jul 2016

290000 mi
Back catalytic converters are both shot. 
Ford Explorer Sport Trac in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

137000 mi
Needed new driver side wheel bearing 
Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Maryland, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2016
Oct 2008

58723 mi

US $3400
Transmission rebuild on the 5R55E model 5-spd automatic transmission. 
Jun 2012

75000 mi

US $2400
intake gasket replacement Left exhaust manifold cracked at y-pipe connection. left brake hose to caliper split. 
Dec 2014

86000 mi

US $3348
Transmission torque converter blew apart and sent metal pieces through the entire transmission. It needed a complete rebuild. 
Ford Explorer Sport Trac in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Jul 2012

185500 mi

US $500
Replaced rear sway bars Door latch mechanism broken and needed replacement 
Jan 2013

180500 mi

US $450
3 leaks in cooling system also some vacuum leaks so the car was running lean 
Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Utah, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

163000 mi

US $1090
Rear end spider gear assembly. The bearing failed causing damage. 
Mar 2016

180000 mi

US $3000
Replaced transmission. 
Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Iceland
Dec 2012 - May 2014
Jun 2013

114080 mi
the wiper assembly broke and ajar door sensor stuck 
Jan 2014

111600 mi

$70
bill joints worn out exhaust tip after the muffler 
Mar 2014

142600 mi

$1200
timing chain tensioner broke mine is older wersion of the engine originally with oil cap on left and pot iron fuel manifold the old version of 4.0L car made in july 2000 actually was same day at mechanic 
May 2014

142600 mi
still at the garage with tensioners problem 

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