2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Suspension Service & Repair

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance and Service Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your Ford Explorer Sport Trac due for service yet?

Does Your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Explorer Sport Trac feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Ford Explorer Sport Trac suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Ford Explorer Sport Trac shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Explorer Sport Trac’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Explorer Sport Trac's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Ford intended.
  • When should I have my Ford Explorer Sport Trac power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Explorer Sport Trac’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Ford service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Ford Explorer Sport Trac Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2004 Explorer Sport Trac’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Ford will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.