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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    1999 Ford Explorer Sport Won't Turn Over

    I have a 1999 ford exploree sport that will crank but it takes several tries for it to finally turn over and I've tried everything I can think of?

    2 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Want Start

    02explorer want start battery indicator satin not charging volt meter on battery is read in 12.52 voltsall fuses r good took pOd cable off battery while running vehicle continued to run alternator...

    0 views with no answers yet

    My Driver Side Window Will Not Roll Down But The Passenger Window Will Roll...

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

    2000 Ford Explorer No Crank No Start

    The lights come on but it doesn't click or anything when I try to start it. Checked battery and connection, no prob there. What's next, the fuses? Its a manual.

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

    Clutch

    I have 1998 Ford Explorer sport with rear wheel drive and a sideways engine cuz it's the smaller style. Clutch sinks right to the floor and won't switch into any other gear. What would the problem...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)