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Ford Explorer Sport Trac - IV

meredithmeredith Posts: 578
edited March 5 in Ford
This topic is a continuation of Topic 2189....

2K Ford Explorer Sport Trac's - III. Please
continue these discussions here. Thanks!

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  • Just got back from Wal-Mart, and they had the Maisto 1/18 scale models of the sport trac, all they had though were the mandarin gold ones, so i didn't get one, since i have a white one,.... darn it,..... they were packaged in road & track boxes, looked pretty cool,......
  • by the way, they were ONLY selling them, believe it or not,... for $2.97,.....
  • Has anyone installed a K&N Air Filter and if so, did it have an effect on the gas mileage? Also, if a K&N filter is installed, are any other modifications to the exhaust system required?
  • Update on the Check Engine Light.

    Turns out that the thermostat was faulty and it was stuck in the on position. It ran the engine really cool. It was replaced and the problem was solved.
  • I installed a air filter on my Explorer Sport and I noticed a slight improvement in gas milage. But there was noticeable improvement in acceleration. I installed the box type filter and no modifacations had to be made.
  • Got a call from the dealer, my silver ST with tonneau cover is in. Can't believe it is here already. Only took 5 weeks to the day.

    Going tonite at 7 PM to pickup. I hope everything I ordered is on it
  • I was told when I purchased my ST in July that they were developing a class III hitch for the ST and I would be called by the dealership when it was available. Surely, by now a hitch has been developed and is in production. I find it hard to believe that no one has a hitch. Any ideas on why I got this story? Is there a hitch for the ST that is different from the old style Explorer?
  • hbcarter, I just installed a Hidden Hitch (class III) on my Sport Trac. It's a round tube hitch and it looks awesome. Go to, click on "Member Projects" then click on "Hidden Hitch" to see pictures of the hitch before and after installation on my Sport Trac.
  • We are tracking Sport Trac gas mileage over at The Sport Trac Web Site. We've got 21 MPG reports entered by visitors so far; you can look at the mileage averages by visitor and option averages like 4x4, tonneau, 4.10, etc. We are not tracking K&N as an option yet, but plan to add it. I encourage you to come on over and submit your gas mileage information, so the entire Sport Trac community can benefit from the information. Go to and click on "Sport Trac MPG Log" on the site menu.
  • I've posted this on a couple of other sites, so forgive me if you've already seen this. Ford's website now says that you can only get the 4.10 gears on the ST. That's great because that's what I want. However, my dealer who is ordering the ST for me says that I can't get 4.10 gears with the manual tranny. Which one is right?
  • I just got a customer guide in the mail for the Sport Trac. It says:

    "The Cargo Cage is equipped with a theft deterrent device. To utilize, locate the set screws opposite the locking clips on the center tubular bar. Use a Phillips screwdriver and turn the set screw counterclockwise 8-10 revolutions. This disables the locking clips and prevents removal of the cage."

    Guess they forgot to put this in the manual.
  • Picked up my silver ST last night. Everything came out fine, no problems. I sure do love it, great vehicle. Ordered it on Aug. 21st, came in on Sept. 25th. 5 weeks excactly. Not bad.
    No gas door rub, no shimmey in the steering during low speed turns. Job 2 vehicle. I love the tonneau cover!!!!!
  • How can you tell if your ST is built on Job 1 or 2. What are some of the fixes between the two.
  • paul512001,

    Can you post a few pictures as soon as you can, so
    I can evaluate the color. I may want to change my
    order. The build time is so short now I may run out of time to change it. Thanks
  • paul512001
    Good for you. I got a call from my dealer on Monday and he said he got an ETA date of Oct. 1st so my silver st should be here before I know it. Cant wait-glad you dont have any problems with yours, hope my luck is the same. I ordered leather and also the tonneau cover. Guess I better hurry now and try to sell my 91 Explorer to cut down on the finance amount.
  • bjs3bjs3 Posts: 2
    My ST has 1900 miles on it and has developed a strange transmission quirk. When you accelerate hard the transmission shifts fast and smoothly. When you accelerate normal or slowly there is a second or third gear shift that "bounces". It is hard to describe. It is somewhat jerky and makes the whole truck shake slightly. Is anyone experiencing anything like that?
  • I just received my Hints Guide also. I had no idea the cargo cage had a theft deterrent feature. I don't ever remember anyone talking about it on the sites (edmunds and here) and I have been around for a while on these sites.
    For those of you that haven't received your guide yet, this little info on the cargo cage makes it worth it.
    The only problem is, you still cannot 'lock' the cargo cage in. Anyone with a philips head screwdriver can defeat the theft deterrant feature. The old saying, "If they want it bad enought, they're going to get it" rings true here. It's better piece of mind though.
    Thanks Ford!
  • Retrieved my T-Red ST tonite. Finally let them have it for a week to paint the door bottoms and replace the spotted trim pieces around all the windows...those pieces are on order. From what I could tell the paint will be fine..I also picked up the front & rear mud flaps..nice touch..they're black..nice accent with the grey I feel. OH..1 more the showroom is a wedgewood blue ST, grey leather..nice..$29900..and guess what?..No paint on ALL the door bottoms! They probably think I'm nuts for lookin' but I can't help it..I MUST KNOW these things!!!!
    If I can get my son to "allow" me to use the digital video camera I bought him for graduation, I'll post some pics...go Tribe!
  • Very happy with mine so far.

    RE: kenhri
    I think mine is weak for the so called 290 watts. Im going to put some cd's in it today hoping the quality will show. Im glad my dealer didn't bump my ordered price because of the change of price of the Pioneer System. Maybe we need to install a bigger woofer?

    I applyed for a loan at ( and got 7.5%. Walking into Ford with this when my truck came in I played dumb and asked what could they do for me. The best they could do was 9.5% for 60 months. I said I had prearranged financing at 7.5 After nearing the end of my deal the salesman said let us see if we can match it. They did!
    I too had a 92 Explorer to sell which they were going to offer me only half of what I got selling it myself. I sold in 4 days. ( I used this info and printed it and put it in my back window. It was better than any power bait I have used...... :)

    RE: stexwert
    The KN filter you put in? How much did you pay and what was your part number?
  • Wondering what kind of tires to put on your ST check out this site I found some time ago (
    Funny my Wilderness tires are not even mentioned in this site. Did I miss something?
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