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1996 Explorer 4.0L V6 timing chain cover gasket replacement.

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by tjrtmaster, March 16, 2010.

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      tjrtmaster New Member

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      Does the oil pan need to be removed to replace the front timing chain cover gasket on a 96 Explorer 4.0L V6?
      Can the oil pan be taken off of the engine without removing the engine from the vehicle?
       
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      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer Elite Explorer

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      Yes it can be done with the engine in the car and leaving the oil pan on place. If you search my posts you will get my description of what I did on my 93 4x4 to replace the gasket and the tools needed.
       
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      Thanks for the reply and the very helpful write up on this procedure. Do you think the harmonic balancer could be pressed on without using a special tool? In other words would it go on with a hammer and block of wood?
       
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      Mine did 2 weeks ago
       
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      Great, thanks. I think I am about ready to tackle this project.
       
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      A good trick if you have trouble putting the harmonic balancer back on is to heat it up in the oven the expansion will allow it to slip straight on.
       

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