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    98 5.0 Gear Swap for Towing

    i would advice against your gear swap. The 5.0 is a low range torque motor, like you said you would get the peak of our torque curve around 3k rpm, i would advice you to turn off the over drive plan your pulls accuratly to use down hill momentum and keep on eye on your tranny and engine temps...
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    1997 Mountaineer into 1959 Ford F100 Build Diary

    hi there buddy, i have been following your build and I take my hat off to the attempt to make this swap. and the fact that you completely disassembled an explorer with a sawzall. I have one comment on your frame modification with the second frame mesh design, the notch which you are planning...
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    '96 Oxy Sensor question - advice welcomed !

    sounds like an awesome project, pictures would be appreciated. however why not use the 5.0 litre motor set up , I think in the long run it will pay off. to answer your question the rear two oxygen sensors factor into the pcm's long term fuel trim settings, and if you do remove them from the...
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    Vacuum Pressure questions

    Hi There Well here's the deal typically and it depends on the effecientcy of the motor's seal, a vacuum gauge should read at motor idle- around 25-20psi at the intake, it also depends where's your test point and the reading should be steady, when you rev the motor past it's idle point, the...
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    Oil Pump for 2000 Ford Explorer 5.0L V8

    regarding all the posts above, you folks are making mountains from ant hills and in reverse. if your oil pressure drops significantly you will see a sharp jump in temperature, you will hear some sort of mechanical knocking / noise , and you will do major damage to you motor, the main cause of a...
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    Towing

    boys, before the rulers come out and the pants drop down, here's a tip for anyone towing anything, it's not neccesarly about what motor you have , it's really how much torque at the rear wheels but again it's not about that...... the tow vehicle much be at least the SAME weight when loaded as...
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    rear tires

    hang there boys, before you tare your axle open, some side to side movement of the axle-shafts is ok, i'd say maybe an 1/8th of an inch, however if your wheels are wobbling as you say, worn down c-clips will not cause that, they will maybe cause some shifting in turns or some play sideways of...
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    compression pressure diagnosis

    in response to the compression question, first off getting a truly accurate reading is an arguable process, the sop which i use is to have a warm engine, to take several reading and average them, since you can a have a slightly leak in your gauge or fittings, don't forget you're holding upwards...
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    Testing an oil pressure gauge

    you can test the ohms resistance in the sending unit, these gauges aren't THAT accurate but close enough, to test the actual arrow indicator you'd have to rip apart the cluster and test the voltage and resistance reading throughout the sweep of the needle on the resostat at the end of the day...
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    5 Speed in a 5 liter with AWD, possible?

    there are various transmissions that can be adapted to fit behind the 302, including a mustang t-5 and a t-56, although i think this is a great idea and one day hope to do it myself, the heaviest load to lift in this conversation would be the electrical work to make the pcm think there's an...
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    When your 5.0 is tired . . . .

    the ford 302 is a STOUT motor, it takes a lot of wear and beating to get one them tired. the one in my truck is a 1996 5L with over 200,000miles of harsh driving, meaning towing heavy loads, endless hours of traffic jams in new york city, hauling lumber, cross country trips and she still purrs...
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    1997 5.0 OBDII Question -- Expected Calculated Engine Load reading at Idle

    for a 5.0 thats a normal engine load, mine is typically between 29-35 at idle depending whether the a/c is on, whether the fan is working really hard during warm weather, a higher engine load can be caused by such things as a vacuum issue, perhaps a rich fuel trim, bad plugs, a wide array of...
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    air shocks

    hey there, the guys who posted above are correct, the shocks aren't made to carry load, they control they way which your suspension loads and unloads due to the strain on them and the way which the suspension travels, however if you have helper springs and they are installed correctly then you...
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    5.0 knock

    hey kids if you have a knock it could be one of several things such as a valve train issue, or a connecting rod.........in general a spun bearing my give you similar symptoms however it will not give you a definitive knocking sound ...........most likely it's a time set issue with the gears...
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    Remote starter for a '96 Explorer "X"?

    if you have any love for your truck you shouldn't even think about adding an aftermarket anything electrcial not to mention a starter kit, i have seen the wreck entire cars, the quality of the relaies and internal electrical is terrible and it's only a matter of time before some chinese solder...
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    New Alternator Has Bad Brushes?

    hey there this is absolutely the same issue i had with an alternator from autozone..............they are total garbage, in fact i tried to return it with the claim that the dam thing made terrible noise, granted i paid something like 200 for a new alternator , they didn't want to return it...
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    Rear axle question

    chances are that the worn axle shaft your showed in the picture isn't making your noise, yes it does look worn at the bearing spot, you can try to solow this by pinning it out, but unless you have vertical play in your axle at the wheel, it shouldn't be an issue, most likely your whining noise...
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    Front: 2" TT 3" body lift Rear: 5" SOA

    this obviously can be done without issues, the only problem is that the loading on the front control arms will be different your horizontal force will act at a different sine component as a function of your total forces, so that means your ball joints will wear faster, since you'll have a rake...
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    Tranny Issues..........Conversion to a Manual with a 5.0 possible

    Ok folks, so i think my tranny is ready to take a seat in the junk yard, basically it has 220,000 miles and has done some harsh towing and high speed driving for a while so i think it's time to go, the fuild is fresh so is the filter, but recently it's not shifting correctly, it's holding the...
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    Temp Gauge varied with 'fan speed'????

    hey buddy i honestly couldn't tell you becaue i struggle from the same issue, i do not know what motor you're running but i have the 5.0l and the temp guage jumps up and down not noticable but pulsing like, i don't know i've checked my temp with a laser type thermometer and it's constant so...
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    Question About Warrior Schackles or Other Brand

    Hey Folks I hear everyone on the site, uses warrior shackles for a mild lift, I've been doing this for years, as in making my own lift shackles on various vehicles. I have a pair of shackles which on now that are from soft metal and the bolt holes have worn out. I am not in the mood to make...
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    '98 5.0 Oil Pressure Probs

    possibility is that you didn't secronize your oil pump with your camshaft gears, also there's a good chance they didn't open and close the pressure releif piont on pump housing, so it can't build enough internal pressure, you have a lound enough know to hear it, my words of advice would be...
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    Steering Wheel Leather- recovery?

    Hey Folks I have a 96 Ford Explorer with a black leather bound steering wheel which served me many many miles but has now faded and suffered a few scratches. Other than buying a new steering wheel I think recovering the wheel with new leather is an option I have seen the Wheelskins leather...
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    Wheel Bearings, 2 wheel drive, 2000 Ex

    Hi there nothing too complicated to this job, i also have a 2wd drive explorer,you take the caliper and cailper mounting bracket off, remove the front dust cap, remove the locking pin off the lock crown, remove the lock crown, undo the wheel bearing nut, remove the rotor from the spindle, then...
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    Stumped by random gas guzzling.....what did i do?

    well, sorry to keep you'all waiting, had to take care of some medical issues, but i checked all the vacuum lines, they are clean and i pump checked them, it shows a slight drop of vacuum 2-3 psi after about two hours of standing. so i wouldn't think it's vacuum issue. at this piont i really...
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