2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Suspension Service & Repair

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance and Service Schedule

Not sure when or if your Ford Explorer Sport Trac’s steering and suspension systems need service?

When To Get 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Explorer Sport Trac jolts, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem 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 an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Ford Explorer Sport Trac shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Explorer Sport Trac’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2005 Explorer Sport Trac Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Ford's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Ford Explorer Sport Trac power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Explorer Sport Trac is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Ford's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Ford Explorer Sport Trac Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2005 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.