2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview

Based on the hugely popular Ford Explorer, the best-selling midsized SUV at the turn of the century, the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brought the sport-utility vehicle evolution full circle, back to its pickup truck roots.

The 2001 Explorer Sport Trac helped create a new market segment, the Sports Utility Truck, with its hybrid design. A pickup bed (with optional tonneau cover) took the place of the Explorer SUV's rear cargo compartment; the body was lengthened by 14.5 inches to accommodate the truck bed.

Reviewers were a little disconcerted by the '01 Ford Explorer Sport Trac's appearance, and they weren't wrong: the design was clunky. Still, dealers couldn't keep the Sport Trac in stock; buyers wanted the comfort of the Explorer-style cab with the versatility of a pickup.

For its inaugural year, the '01 Explorer Sport Trac was offered in just one trim. Buyers could choose between rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models; the 4WD Sport Trac was popular with off-road aficionados. Manual transmission was standard; automatic transmission was a pricey option. Other options available included cruise control, tilt steering wheel, and bucket seats.

Under the hood, the Sport Trac offered one engine choice for 2001, a 4.6 liter single overhead cam V-6 that delivered 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Gas mileage wasn't anything special, with a rating of 15 mpg city, 19 mpg highway.

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    Can The Ect Sensor Cause My Ac Compressor/clutch To Not Engage?

    - The OBDII Scanner is reading PO118 01/01 (ECT sensor) - The AC is blowing but not cold - The AC Compressor Clutch is not engaging

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)

    I Have Two Issues On A 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

    I have a tailgate handle broke and a back door handle broke... Can't get either one to open to fix. I'd like to use both but right now can't ..Please help me.. I'm frustrated

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    Transmission

    ave a 2001 Ford Explorer truck sport. I bought it. It was working. Then and since you came up I believe it was ventilation. So I decided to to change soloniod block.as I did I guess skinny pin like...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    My 2001 Sport Tac Is Not Shifting In Toover Drive Could It Be A Fuse?

    Not shifting in to over dr ?

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    Fuel Pressure Issues 2001 Sport Trac 4.0

    ok, here is my problem..my truck had low fuel pressure ie. 25lbs at idle.. i replaced the fuel pump assembly suspecting pressure regulator was bad. which it was..my preasure after replacement was 70...

    3,641 views with 14 answers (last answer about a month ago)