2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune-Ups to Help Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Explorer Sport Trac’s power on the road. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Ford, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Explorer Sport Trac’s engine running smoother, longer.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Engine Tune-Up Services

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine tune-up services. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your Explorer Sport Trac's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your Explorer Sport Trac. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Explorer Sport Trac: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 2004 Explorer Sport Trac engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Ford, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • When should Ford Explorer Sport Trac spark plugs be replaced? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Ford’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Explorer Sport Trac? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my Explorer Sport Trac engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Ford Explorer Sport Trac so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Ford Explorer Sport Trac's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac repairs.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac Tune-Up

If your Explorer Sport Trac is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.