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1996 Explorer 4.0L V6 timing chain cover gasket replacement.

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Old 03-16-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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1996 Explorer 4.0L V6 timing chain cover gasket replacement.

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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Old 03-16-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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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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Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the stock 95-01 section.
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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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Old 03-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #6
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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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