2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2008

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (0%)

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (50%)

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Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

48980 mi
heater fan control module,it only ran on full speed 

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4dr SUT

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2013 - May 2014
Sep 2013

58900 mi

C $120
HVAC blower motor control module, would only run on high speed. Easy fix as it is above the passengers toes against the fire wall. One screw, unplug and replace. I see another report of this, must be a problem too some degree 
Apr 2014

62620 mi

C $90
front driven hub power steering pump 

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4dr SUT

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Virginia, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

15000 mi

US $80
Sensors detected difference in engine temp and oil temp. Software updated - 1 month out of warranty (GREAT) Software not covered paid for by owner. 
Nov 2013

20900 mi
not repaired the mirror door on the sun visor fell off when I put the visor down.I don't believe it had EVER been used. The door operates the light switch so bulb was removed. Entire visor would need to be replaced. No parts available. 
Aug 2014

25200 mi

US $250
Both mirrors on sun visors have either fallen apart or fallen out of the visors. There are no "parts" - the entire visor must be replaced. 

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4dr SUT

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2018
Apr 2013

44000 mi

US $5
The 3rd brake light on the 2008 will leak due to seal design. Was experiencing water leaks at every rain. Did research, went to the hardware store and bought the recommended sealing material. Made and installed seal. No more leaks. 
Feb 2015

58700 mi

US $2042
Complete rebuild due to worn case at shift servo pistons. 
Apr 2015

60300 mi

US $150
Plastic thermostat housing failed. 
Jun 2017

87000 mi

US $200
Thermoplastic Thermostat Housing failed. Replaced with aftermarket specialty aluminum housing. 
Jul 2017

89000 mi

US $75
Serpentine Idler Pulley replaced due to testing noise. Also replaced tensioner and belt. 
Oct 2017

91600 mi

US $2310
Torque converter failed. Took out pump and shift solenoids. 

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