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Performance Upgrades - Maintenance - Modifications - Problem Solving. Covering the Explorer, ST, Lincoln Aviator, Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Mazda Navajo, Ford Ranger, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar.
Just replaced the rear again for the 4th time.
This time I just did the one that failed instead of doing them both. It always the passenger side that fails on mine first.
I typically get 2 years out of a Chinese one so last time I ordered Timkens at 3 times the price and guess what - they lasted...
When I took the IAC off there was a lot of carbon inside the throttle body hole.
The workshop manual I have says not to clean the throttle body with carby cleaner etc as the throttle body has a special coating on it.
Not sure it this is BS as carby cleaner is what i would be using if I did it.
Over the past couple of weeks my 2002 4.6 Explorer has been idling at around 1800 rpm in neutral - hot and cold.
I did search a believe the IAC valve is the culprit.
This valve is not available in Australia so I am at the mercy of the dollar conversion and expensive overseas freight costs...
I have also gone through several sets of front and rear wheel bearings and a pair of rear struts.
Did they replace the shift solenoid pack with the upgraded one? This make a big difference to the shifting and stops them hanging on and flairing.
This what you need -...
My 02 has 260,000kms on it and I regularly tow 3,000kg
I have only had the shift solenoids fail and have now fitted the upgraded ones.
I never use overdrive when towing though as it struggles too much.
If you think it is in the converter area what you probably have is a blocked filter in the transmission.
With cold oil these will make a sound like the converter is hitting the flywheel cover but as soon as the oil warms up and thins down it will flow through and the noise is gone, until your...
My problem is that the part has broken into 2 pieces and the insides have departed this world.
It is not available in Australia.
I have replaced the part with a short section of 5/8" copper tube.
How important is this "check valve" as I haven't seen one used in a heater circuit before and would...
I probably posted this earlier but my little whiz wheel was too slow so I used oxy acetylene to cut the inner hub out. On my first attempt a few years back I broke the press and then with a bigger press I broke the hub so I wasn't going down that road again
2002 4.6 litre Explorer XLT
What appears to be a check valve on a heater line blew itself in half leaving me stranded in no mans land for a while.
As per the photos, it is at the front of the engine and connects to a L shaped hose that is connected to the inlet manifold and the other end...
Fitted the "Korean" timkens at the weekend.
It went a lot smoother this time except that the bearings disintergrated when I pressed out the hub so I was left with the outers on the hub and in the housing. Had to do a little grinding to weaken and then break out the left overs.
I also managed to...
Just a quick question.
I am getting conflicting information from brake sales guys so I need clarification.
I have a 2002 Explorer XLT with 4.6 litre V8.
Are the rear disc pads the same as those with the 4 litre engine?
One brake guy is saying the V8 has larger rear pads and another is saying...
My Chinese replacements have started howling this week.
I have just ordered a pair of Timken bearings for it this time in the hope it will last longer than 2 years.
I don't drive in any water or mud, but I do a lot of heavy towing.
I am praying that the bearings come out easier this time because...
Probably timing chains if it is making a lot of noise.
Lots of info on them on this site.
Basically Ford did a pathetically crap job on the design and just as good a job on the PR side of it for this fault.
Yes, that's correct.
Just assemble the whole brake set up on the backing plate, press the hub back on, install on the vehicle as an assembly, and push the 2 levers through the rubber grommet thingy, and you're done.