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Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by WormsExplorer, April 25, 2017.

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    1. WormsExplorer

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      Ok Question, How can I tell what heads I have on my Engine? I have heard about GT40 heads and some other ones reading in this forum. Also What is the Difference? So far I am super happy with my Ex. She fires up Right a way and runs like crazy. The only issue I have is My drivers door will not unlock all the time and also when I open Drivers door Dome lights do not come on. Not really a big deal but it just does not happen on Drivers door. All other doors open and lights come on. Also Need to replace radio. Some time drivers door speaker works and sometimes it does not. All good about the radio just need to get the money for one I will like.

      Thank you in advance all who put in there 2 cents :)
       
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    3. WormsExplorer

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      Well this weekend I was able to get out and hit the Simple trails with my Explorer and my Wife with her F-150. Both did awesome have a couple pics of my explorer flexing. Out on the trail (Medium).jpg

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      Considering that she is just AWD I am very happy with her. Climbed hills with out even putting up a sweat. Granted I did not climb anything really hard but She just pulled up with no issues. She has a lot of power in her and can not wait to get the new transfer case installed.
       
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      Here are some more pictures of where we went. Was a good day to be in the mountains.

      This is my Son (in red hoody) and his best friend next to a BIG rock
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      My Explorer Butt Picture :)
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      My Son
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      An Over look on Rampart Range road looking over Colorado Springs.
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      Was a good day. Might have to do this again with other explorers :)
       
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      I would bet the previous owner unplugged the dome light switch wires from the driver door latch. A replacement latch "should" fix both issues.
      If you have external egr with an egr tube and dpfe sensor, you have the gt40- p heads. Look for the egr tube on the passenger side exhaust manifold
       
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      I think I will check it out tonight. Thank you Turdle.
       
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      If you have external egr with an egr tube and dpfe sensor, you have the gt40- p heads. Look for the egr tube on the passenger side exhaust manifold[/QUOTE]

      Ok found out I have GT40P heads. Saw marking showing GTP on the side of my head. So which set is better? Or does it matter?
       
    8. Dono

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      The P's are the updated heads. Spark plug placement can be an issue with them interfering with the exhaust manifold though.
       
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      Don't have an Update for now. In the Process of buying a new home. BUT I do have a question.

      When I first start her up she sounds like she has an exhaust leak. But after a bit like less then a mile maybe a block or so it is gone and sounds normal. Is that normal?

      I also got a Cam position sensor to put in as soon as it comes in. :) Hopefully that will kill the Engine light.
       
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    10. Mbrooks420

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      Your passenger side exhaust manifold is cracked/and or the EGR tube.
       
    11. WormsExplorer

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      Well that is not a good thing to hear :-( Guess I will check it out this Saturday.
       
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      I could be wrong. You might not even have th prone tubular manifolds. Mine sounded like a ticking, and would be gone as soon as the exhaust warmed up. Very common. Most of the 5.0s I looked at on dealer lots had the cracked manifold.
       
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      I have the GT40P Heads so I will check it out Saturday. I am so hoping it is not the Manifold. But if it is All good will just get another one and get it replaced. I like my Explorer way to much. I like how it feels and drives.
       
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      The manifold isn't THAT bad, I've pulled a few used ones before I failed finding a good one, the inner collector bolt is a B**CH, I gotta do mine, it sounds like open manifolds, mine's got the cast iron manifolds so I'm not sure exactly why I've got an issue but I guess that's how things work. As for loving how it drives, that's why I have two, they're both a total blast, people don't get why I'd drive one that atm looks like it's out the ghetto and sounds it, but who cares? Lol, I have 2 12s in mine atm for a slight thump, makes it extra fun.
       
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      Yeah I have 2 of them also. My daughters 97 Sport but has the 4.0 and Mine. They both are gonna be good trail and daily drivers.
       
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      Well I got my Camshaft Position sensor and was about to replace it. Got the Top off and was About to put on the new one and saw that it would Make no difference if I had. The Synchronizer is bad.
      The Difference in Sensors
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      Not sure if you can tell the Difference between the Good one and bad one LOL

      So I have to replace Synchronizer :-( Gonna be ordering that now to get my Girl back on the road again. Forgot to get picture of the Synchronizer but when I get new one and replace it I will get a picture and post it. Not sure how my Explorer was running after I saw how back everything was.
       
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      I think when the rotor breaks off it just makes a conservative educated guess. It should run more efficient with the new synchro
       
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      Pretty typical. Happens to all of them eventually.
       
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      Well Got the new one ordered. Gonna see if I can replace it tonight. I will take pic this evening to show what I had :) Right now She runs REALLY rough.
       
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      Just sucks pulling the plug and getting to TDC. I always dread it for no reason.
       
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      So replacing this thing will not be to hard right?
       
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      Nope.
      set the #1 cylinder to Top dead center of the compression stroke, place special tool on the synch unit and drop it into place.
      The tricky part is TDC on the compression stroke. You can use the timing pointer but keep in mind the piston comes up to TDC on the exhaust stroke also.

      You could pull the fuel pump fuse ( so the cylinders do not hydro-lock from excess fuel) , remove the spark plugs ( makes the engine crank easier) and have someone slowly bump the starter while you attempt to plug the #1 spark plug hole with your thumb. When you feel the air pushing out with no way to stop it you are getting compression. stop here, then turn the crank pulley by hand clockwise to line up the timing marks. If you went past it, you need to turn the crank pulley 1 and 3/4 rotations, clockwise only, then slowly approach the timing marks by hand.

      Now you can pull the coilpack bracket off, pull out the old synch unit, put the tool on the new synch unit, and drop it in.

      Since the synch unit shaft is also the oil pump drive, please purchase a motorcraft synch unit. Aftermarket units use cheaper parts, some end up shearing the lock pin and oil pressure goes away.
       
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      Thanks @Turdle Hopefully be done tonight. Miss driving my Explorer. Even thought it has only been a few days but still. LOL.
       
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      Well I did not get to it last night. Had to rotate tires on my Sonata and it got Dark REALLY fast go figure. LOL. Saturday I will be replacing. Have time and hopefully not that cold out side. As I said before once I get it torn apart will post up Pictures of the bad one. Right now though she runs REALLY bad. was moving her out of the drive way and could Barely get her to move out of her own shadow. Can not wait to get her back on the road again.
       

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