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01 sport trac Fluid help


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March 25, 2012
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Year, Model & Trim Level
2001 Explorer Sport trac
I have a 2001 explorer Sport trac V6 SOHC 2WD
and i want to do a few fluid changes but i don't know what i need please help.

Here's a list of what fluids i need to know about

Transmission fluid type

Rear differential fluid type

Brake fluid

Power steering fluid


Explorer Addict
March 23, 2011
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Bay Area CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
03 sport trac XLT
tranny - you can drop the pan, and change the filter yourself, but you will need to take it to a specialist if you want a full fluid change.

rear diff - get a 3/8 ratchet extension and use it to pop the fluid plug free, get a pan put it under the pumpkin, and undo the diff cover bolts but leave the top one one. then pry the cover off and let the fluid drain. once its done draining, remove the top cover bolt and give everything a good cleaning. clean the seal off, and reapply a fresh bead of RTV black. then slap the cover back on, bolt it, and then add fluid. i did a write up installing a set of lockers. use the pictures and and the steps minus the ones involving the install of the lockers. they might be helpful.

brake fluid and power steering - before you go doing this, are you seeing any symptoms or problems that are involving these components?