2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

The 2001 Ford Explorer Sport was the trim that became an SUV. For some reason, Ford made the decision to spin off its two-door Explorers into the "Explorer Sport" instead of including them in its 2001 upgrade of the Explorer.

Based on the desperately-seeking-an-update mid-90s Explorer platform, the 2001 Explorer Sport was kind of a tough sell. There wasn't anything particularly 'sporty' about it, either; if you got the optional four-wheel-drive, you could take the thing off-road, but that was about it. As midsize SUVs went, the Explorer Sport was nothing too special.

Still, some drivers loved it for its smaller wheelbase, tight turn ratio, and easy handling. Under the hood, the '01 Ford Explorer Sport packed a 4.0 liter, single overhead cam V6 with 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Gas mileage wasn't too bad by SUV standards, with 15-16 mpg city, 19 mpg highway.

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    beastman982
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    My 2000 Explorer Sport Just Died On Me On The Freeway. What Could Be Wrong?...

    My 2000 explorer sport just died on me on the freeway. I waited about 15 minutes then it started up and drove for another mile then died again. When it dies the oil gauge goes to zero and I start to...

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    hpeggy54
    0

    Why Does A Fuse Blow When I Turn The Starter

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    LilBlo
    0

    Transmission Problems

    My 2001 Ford explorer won't move in drive, nor reverse. The only way to drive it is in low 1, or 2. Any suggestions?

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    Jerri Beach
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    Where Is The Camshaft Position Sensor Located On A 2001 Ford Explorer Sport...

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    Raymond Simmons
    10

    Fuel Pump Relay

    How can i located fuel pump relay

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