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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    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.

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago)
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    Transmission

    Will a transmission from a 93 enter change in a 2000 ford explorer xlt utility sport

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Heat, Defrost, A/c Not Working In 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

    When I turn on the fan for the defroster or a/c in my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport nothing is coming out of the vents. No air or sound. The vents in the back are working fine. Is it a fuse or someth...

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    No Power To Starter Or Engine

    I have a 00 ford explore sport and I don't get any power to the starter or anything else in the engine but I get light to my dash could some help me

    10 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)