Fix Oil Leaks: 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L V8

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Model Years - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Set Up Paper - Position paper and mark wheels

3. Assess Leak - How to determine if the leaking fluid is oil

4. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

5. Remove Dipstick - Locate, remove and wipe oil dipstick

6. Read Oil Level - Reinsert dipstick, remove and then read oil level

7. Replace Cap - Take off the oil fill cap

8. Fix Minor Leaks - Easy way to tackle minor oil leaks

9. Replace Cap - Put the oil fill cap back on the engine

10. More Info. - Additional information on minor oil leaks

Author

Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

Share on   Share on Twitter   Share on Facebook
Parts & Tools
We may earn a commission from qualifying purchases as an Amazon Associate
Video Description

Checking the oil in a Explorer Sport Trac is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Ford have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Explorer Sport Trac. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your Explorer Sport Trac is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.

If you notice that the oil level in your Explorer Sport Trac is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more. Your Explorer Sport Trac may have an oil pan leak - this is the gasket that sits between the oil pan and the bottom of the engine. The oil leak repair cost for an oil gasket leak can vary depending on how accessible the oil pan is in your Explorer Sport Trac.

  • Advance Auto coupon for
    20% off entire order: KIOSK20
2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L V8 Air Filter (Engine) Replace

Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L V8 Lights Brake Light (replace bulb)

Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L V8 Brake Fluid Check Fluid Level

Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L V8 Tires & Wheels Check Tire Pressure

Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw