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    Vibrating, binding type sound when turning hard, intermintant.

    That's what I thought but i wasn't sure, the v8 awd ones are different. Maybe check the condition of the tcase fluid too while I'm under there.
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    Vibrating, binding type sound when turning hard, intermintant.

    I have a 98 Explorer 5.0 awd 148k, and sometimes when I turn the wheel when moving I get an odd binding noise or vibration. It's been doing this for about a month now, mostly in parking lots with stiff turns. It does it most times, but there has been times where It doesn't do it. It also does it...
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    5.0 Camshaft Synchronizers

    Speaking of synchronizers, I put one in my explorer around two years ago. Now again I hear a weird squeak noise from the motor, and have a recurring 0340 code again. Replaced the sensor with no effect, looked ok in there. Have had little issues with the truck not running right too. I think last...
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    Check the simple stuff first...

    Since this thread is revived, I'll tell my story too. 2003 Grand Am 3.4 V6, got it from a family member for 300$, wont start, wont crank, sat for 9 months, 213k miles. So I thought, starter. Put a starter on, nothing! So did some internet digging, and found out when these cars sit for awhile...
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    Drivers door locking by itself

    Do u mean like electronically pulling it down, or just like falling down to the lock position? My 98 had a issue where the previous owner was in there and messed with god know what, and the rod moving down the slightest bit would lock it. Some stuff was bent in there, and still is. I bent some...
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    Check Engine: P0340

    Another day, Another engine light, but this time, not what I expected. This truck constantly has a check engine for something, normally emissions- 0401 or 0420. Got a new manifold and other exhaust leak fixed an haven't seen those codes since, which is good. Drove the truck a fair amount today...
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    My Explorer does not sit right

    Went to the drivers side tonight and gave it two turns up. Drove for 10 mins and bounced the front end a bit, measured and got 32 1/4, so presuming it doesn't settle anymore, the front in even, back is a 32 3/4, so therefore, tomorrow I could maybe shoot for a inch or inch and a half in the rear...
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    My Explorer does not sit right

    Since want to put the shackle lift kit a have on (claims two inch lift on the rear) I'm gonna need two inch's in the front to be level + the difference in height already. I did three turns already, and my question is, do u think I can get my 2 inch or maybe little more, out of the front end...
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    5.0 making concerning noises

    Well I'm reviving my old thread because... this same noise had returned :frown:!! I checked the other coil, and sure enough its arching and sparking weird, like the first time. So I thought ok, get a coil, problem solved right. Well, that was a few weeks ago, and several times I started it up...
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    Muffler idea's for a 98 5.0

    Well if it wont effect emissions, then i guess the next step is to ditch the second cats to hopefully gain more volume that im looking for.
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    My Explorer does not sit right

    Thanks for advice, I can tell you right off the bat that the rear shackles are new because they were rusted paper thin when i got the truck and was an inspection issue. I do however have a shackle set for it that is suppose to do a 2inch lift. In the front like i said i cranked them up a bit (3...
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    Muffler idea's for a 98 5.0

    If I remove the secondary cats, will that cause any engine lights or emissions problems?? In my county if your under 5k per year miles, your “exempt” from emissions which i have been for the last two years, however i will be taking this truck on a few trips and be driving it more then i used to...
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    My Explorer does not sit right

    I have a 98 EB 5.0 explorer AWD. Has the air suspension stuff, and looks as they have been removed prior to me owning. The shocks that are on it however don't look that great anymore either. Anyway, it sits very low in the front, uneven and looks even lower on the drivers front then passenger...
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    Muffler idea's for a 98 5.0

    Well i got it on, and overall I like it. Has a nice deep cleans sound to it, and is very livable, even on the highway. My only complaint is that I wish it was a little louder. If your looking for something that is gonna have a nice tone and but not be so droney on the highway, this would be a...
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    New to the 4.0 sohc

    Well since people revived this old thread, ill post my opinion too. :snicker:I love my 5.0 explorer, but, I had a 02 Ranger with 207k on it 4.0 SOHC, original motor and i was told it had 3k mile oil changes most of its life. It had a startup rattle and just a slight rattle while running. I got...
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    Preparing for a long drive - reliability improvements

    Definitely check your hoses and belts like was said above. Something simple like that can turn into a big headache. I plan on taking a trip with mine in the next few months and I think mine has original hoses. I plan on replacing them before I leave.
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    Eddie bauer Air suspension broken

    I'm kinda in the same boat with my 98 EB AWD, except it looks as the they were all replaced before i had it? Mine has the air suspension, The back of the truck sits ok, even with a load or trailer, but the front sits low. It doesn't look right. Not sure if maybe the replaced ones are worn out...
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    Muffler idea's for a 98 5.0

    Well after much debating, and it being put on the back burner several times, I finally went with a Borla Pro XS 400486 i believe the number was. I'll let you guys know what i think of it when its on.
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    Spark Plug Removal issue

    i got the sleeve out, before I took the plug out, but the plug did not come out as easy as it should have, and the new one went in the same way.
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    Spark Plug Removal issue

    Ok wasnt sure, went in so so, but the old one came out crappy too.
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    Spark Plug Removal issue

    WHAT A NIGHTMARE! Only got it out now, the sleeve put up a heck of a fight, only to find something is messed up with the head!!! There was a spot on the head that was cast wrong, or rusted. Tried to blow out with air pressure or pick it and would not budge. Had to shave down a socket just to...
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    Spark Plug Removal issue

    You can see at the top, its bent in, and preventing the socket from going on.
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    Spark Plug Removal issue

    No not on the wires, its a little like cover thing, around the spark plug itself. Sleeve is connected to the block, and the front two plugs on that side dont have it.
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    Spark Plug Removal issue

    Okay so back a year or so ago i did all the plugs on my 98 5.0. All went well, they were likely original, but came out fine, all except for one. On the passenger side, third one towards the cab, there is a sleeve around the spark plug. Number 4 has this as well. The sleeve on 3 is deformed on...
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