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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30 miles

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 142003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles


Vehicle will stall after sitting overnight and the engine has not reach normal operating temperature, fuel tank full and the vehicle is proceeding up an incline. When vehicle stalls you can start the vehicle and proceed. After reaching normal operating temperature or the vehicle have travel forty to eighty miles on the tank of gas it will not duplicate the problem until you refill the tank again. If the tank is kept full or no more than one or two gallons are used up. It will not stall. I have had it back for repair five or six times but no luck. The last visit to the dealer they put a recorder on the vehicle which I kept for three weeks and it recorded the stall. The dealer stated that it was being overfilled but I never overfill the vehicle and I explained that to them. I purchase the vehicle new on 7/31/03 and drove it home on the tank of gas the dealer put in it. The vehicle sat for ten days while I was on vacation and when I returned I drove it the next day and it stalled and it had not been refueled. The tank was still full from the dearler's original fill-up. I took it back the first time 8/19/03 and the dealer replace a part(valve) that they indicated may have been defective but it did not fix the problem.

- East Point, GA, USA

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