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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab

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2004 ford sport trac problems
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By hstafford
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

1 bought this suv new
and have a lot of problems. always had a slight viberation then at about 70,000 miles the lifteres started rattling. took it to a dealer he said there was a sock in the valve cover which had falling down the cost would would be $300.00. aweek later they called said the timing chain was worn out now $1300.00.left it over a week i finally called them & the said fixted & was idling sitting ,then it broke agan, now we are over $3ooo.oo fixed & i took it home not very long & it stoped right in the middle of the road.in the shop again now the cam on the right side worm out. now price up to nearly $4700.00 fixedworkin ok . transmission went out then $2900.more fords for me.


Best Features

rides & handles good, design is good.


Worst Features

get rid of the foreign motor & build a better transmission.


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2004 sport trac
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By wpearson1
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLS Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased my 2004 Sport trac xls new in 2004. After 66,000 plus miles it is still going strong. Replaced tires after 50,000 miles. I have driven through 4 hurricanes to work in 90 plus mile hour winds with no worries about my safety. The truck is paid for and I am sure it will be give me at least another 100,000 miles of transportation. It is a little thirsty at todays gas prices but at least there is no car payment. I have hauled numerous bikes, trees, 25 bags of mulch, lawn mowers, wood, furniture, playsets, without a worry. It is nice to be high up when driving on the highway. I just change the oil and filter per manual and have had no worries.Better than wife's Mercedes in reliability!


Best Features

Reliability,Safety, Hauling Capabilities, Longevity, Seating Capacity for 5 Adults, Ground clearance. When my wife's Mercedes is in the shop, I flip her the keys knowing that she will not be stranded with my two daughters, as compared to her GLS.


Worst Features

Better Gas mileage


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Design Flaw?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By spar07
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLS Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My wife bought her truck about 4 years ago.
A little less than
4 months later, the front passenger wheel literally broke off at a speed of approximately 60 mph.
The reason for the problem was due to the wheel bearing freezing up.
The dealer where she bought the truck was surprised that the vehicle did not roll and do some serious damage to life and property.
This winter, just short of 4 years later, the bearing froze up again and was on the brink of breaking once again.
The only conclusion is that there has to be some kind of design or material flaw in the materials used for this model.
The truck has been inspected in attempt to find the problem.
Owners beware!!


Best Features

The main feature we enjoyed was the back window. I can be rolled down just like a side window. The handling, with the exception of the long turning radius, was good and was not tiring on long trips. This truck is very roomy and can handle a heavy load without straining. It also has an engine kill switch should the truck ever roll over on its side.


Worst Features

Tighten the turning radius, the middle console is flimsy and needs to be strengthened. The front wheels need to be extensively studied to find the cause for wheel bearing freeze up which causes the wheels to lock up. Need to improve electric window controls. Don't always work, especially during cold weather.


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Keepin it until it dies.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Excellent Truck
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love driving this truck, however because of poor fuel economy (17 mpg) cant use for commute. Handles great, only two repairs in 5 years. Traded a Toyota Tacoma when I bought Ford new and this truck is hands down better. It is perfect for our needs.


Best Features

Exterior, very classy. Power rear window is awesome. No carpeting, just rubber floors.


Worst Features

Inside very spartan, hard plastics etc. Spruce up interior. More rear leg room needed in rear.


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Most useful vehicle
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By T Culbertson
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLT 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is the most useful vehicle we've ever owned. Room for 4 or 5 adults, great visibility, good seating position, versatile mini truck bed, quiet cabin for an SUV, has been trouble free. I replaced the shocks with Bilsteins two years ago.....huge ride difference. Pulled 2 heavy trailer loads of household goods across country. It struggled with the weight, but otherwise handled fine. Nice sound system, good fit and finish. I'm averaging 18-19 MPG with mostly highway driving. Ford did a great job on this one!!


Best Features

Great visibility, good seating, versatility, good quality, sound system, mini pickup bed


Worst Features

More power


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