Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

My First Explorer, 2000 EB

Discussion in 'Explorer Registry' started by traveler, July 20, 2012.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      LoL well the hitch bolted up beautifully. Sadly I wasn't smart enough to check that before removing parts and bolts that didn't need to be removed so I spent a lot of time fixing mistakes as well as mounting the hitch. But it looks great, thanks again for going above and beyond.
      I'll be sure and check that link out.
       
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


      to hide adverts.
    3. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Got another repair done, replaced the u-joints on the rear driveshaft. Corrected a clicking noise while accelerating, and a growling noise at highway speeds. The old ones were worn out AND dry, dusty, rusty... I'll do the front one shortly just in case, but its not making any complaints yet.
       
    4. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Next step towards the Explorer being more than a tall station wagon. I ordered a set of Mickey Thompson STZ tires. 265/70/16s. Can't wait to see how they look. I'll post pics when they are mounted.

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    5. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
      Cool! Get those things mounted so we can see 'em:thumbsup:
       
    6. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Ok, got em mounted and got some pics taken. But everything is running SLOW... this could take a while.

      [​IMG]


      [​IMG]


      well gotta head off to work... more later.
       
    7. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
    8. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      One more little thing that...well... I like.

      I got a grill guard and set of lights mounted. The lights aren't as nice as I'd like but that can be changed when funds and time allow.

      [​IMG]

      [​IMG]

      One other thing.. A while back I had the truck in the garage (was replacing a REALLY worn right rear brake rotor) and got to wondering just how bad the "gangster lean" was. So when I finished the job, I removed the jack stands and placed a smaller floor jack under the left leaf spring bracket(?) (the thing that the spring and the shocks are mounted to) I then lifted it until a level I had placed on the rear bumper was centered.

      [​IMG]

      It took this much "lift" to center the bubble

      [​IMG]

      While that may not be the most scientific (LoL or accurate) way to measure it seems I've got a lot more "tilt" than I want. What do you think? if I just twist one torsion bar more than the other can that be corrected?
       
    9. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
      yes.
      If the driver side front is lifted up the rear passenger side will come down a bit. However this might mess with the camber angle.

      Did you ever replace the rear shocks with the load helpers? Did you get my PM? That might be a good time to try to tackle it.
       
    10. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Nope, haven't picked up the shocks yet. Been looking at shackles though.
      As far as the camber goes, I think the truck needs an alignment anyway. I'll get it lifted (either with shocks, shackles, or both) and then get the alignment.

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    11. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Got the coilover Monroe's for the back. Probably put them on this weekend. Got the exhaust done yesterday and picked up a Tcase and front dshaft in joplin for 130.

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    12. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
    13. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      We'd love to go. But I have to work that weekend and we're on a tight budget. Maybe if I stop buying truck parts and get someone to trade weekends.... hmmm. Just don't know.
      The Tcase swap... unknown. Got a great deal on the case and front shaft, still need a rear shaft, shifter, and the misc parts. Parsons salvage has a rear shaft but they want 75 for it. Seems high after paying 30 for the front. And speaking of the front... should it have 2 u-joints or a u-joint and a CV joint?

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    14. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
      It should have 2 u joints and a slip yoke. U joint size for the rear shaft are 330 and 331

      You will also need a conversion joint for the front diff. Remove one of the flat flanges from the short end of the f150 front shaft and run the slip yoke toward the front.
       
    15. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Must be the right one. It has two u-joints. It definitely needs new ones. They and the fluid and the conversion joint all fall under the "misc items" I have yet to get. Keep an eye out for a cheaper rear shaft. Hate getting a great deal on one only to get screwed on the other.

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    16. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
      75 local is not bad deal. I paid 90 for one once.

      So, you can get screwed for 15.00 less than I did. :D
       
    17. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Got the booster shocks mounted last night, then did the torsion twist. got about 2" of lift in the back and 1.5" lift in the front.
       

      Attached Files:

    18. Dan Whitaker

      Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      December 24, 2001
      Messages:
      7,087
      Likes Received:
      16
      Trophy Points:
      58
      City, State:
      Raytown MO (Kansas City suburb)
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      No Mounty no more.
      What's this crap I heard about you selling your Bird? :thumbdwn::eek::(
       
    19. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Don't worry.. haven't given up on birds entirely. My wife has a very nice low mileage 97 sport. :)

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    20. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Picked up a rear driveshaft for the swap to 4WD. :)

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    21. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      I got a shifter yesterday... so now I have the Tcase, the driveshafts, and the shifter.. just need the smaller miscellaneous items like ujoints etc.

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       

      Attached Files:

    22. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
      You are almost there!


      You still need to get the part between the shifter and t case though. Not sure what it is called, but it acts as a linkage. Shown in this picture here

      [​IMG]
       
    23. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Hmm.... if its flat and straight could one be made from a piece of steel?

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       
    24. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Ok, I found a linkage at the local salvage yard. Owner said there might be one still attached to a transfer case, I'd have to look at all of them and see... lol Anyway, I found one that looks right but it came from a transfer case from a 96 F150. Looks to be the right length, its 7" long and has a hole center to hole center length of 6.5". Sound right to anyone else? (by the way, when I told Greg (the salvage yard owner) that I might have found one, he just said "Ok, hope it works". and I was on my way... no charge. :) Gotta love livin in a small town...
       
    25. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      June 16, 2003
      Messages:
      28,154
      Likes Received:
      377
      Trophy Points:
      113
      City, State:
      Humboldt, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 Mounty
    26. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 14, 2005
      Messages:
      759
      Media:
      51
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      109
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Location:
      Mesa AZ
      City, State:
      Mesa
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 EB Explorer 5.0
      Thank you friend... :)

      Sent from my H866C using Forum Runner
       

    Share This Page







    We Support Our Troops!