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92 Explorer Sport 35k orig miles (possible rear main)

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by scottydean, April 16, 2018 at 9:02 PM.

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    1. scottydean

      scottydean New Member

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      Hi Everyone,

      I have 92 Explorer Sport that is show room condition with only 35k. I think I have a rear main issue again and had it done twice. I am the original owner and it was done once by Ford in the 90's and again in the 2008 by an independent shop.

      I am trying to see if anyone knows why these things keep going or is there a better part or something that can prevent this. Gosh, it stinks having to have such a big job done and I get nervous because my paint is in pristine shape (orig paint).

      I appreciate any tips anyone has done or had anyone do. Btw I posted this first in the modified section (my apologies did not realize that was where I was at). This vehicle is all stock other than a hood protector.

      Thanks

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    3. FR-425

      FR-425 Used to be a road here. Elite Explorer

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      Maybe it's not the rear main seal.

      Valve cover on the right side can appear to be a main seal leak.

      Also the oil galley plugs for the lifters can be a source for oil in (or appear to be "in" the bell housing)
       
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      FR-425 Used to be a road here. Elite Explorer

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      You have an auto trans, which on these use a pilot bearing just like a standard trans, If the douchbag who replaced the rear main seal did not check this, a bad pilot bearing would cause premature failure of the main seal.

      It will also cause premature failure of the front pump on the trans.
       
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      Thanks for the note FR-425; I will make a note of your suggestions. I am hoping to get it looked at within the next week. Supposed to rain in my area and get rid of the salt and this vehicle has not seen salt so trying to wait it out. Thanks for the suggestions.
       
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