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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
131,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced with new power rack (1 reports)
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

May 202014

Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles


I own a wrecker service, got this in from wreck, young girl, 17, hit a 10foot entrance wall because truck wouldn't steer. Bought vehicle from owner for tow bill. After looking at damage, noticed power steering fluid leaking from rack in center between bolts, round portion had a crack in metal approx 9 inches long running length wise. This was not hit in accident, no frame damage or undercarriage damage. The original owner came by, showed him the crack and explained I would repair front 3/4 clip and rack unit would be replaced, it did blow both airbags. I have replaced everything on the front and it drives fine. Will use as personal vehicle.

TO EVERYONE, CHECK THE RACK OUT. MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T SHOW A CRACK or SEEPAGE. Was extremely cold here at 11 degrees, it may have had moisture in it.

- , Manchester, TN, USA

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