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    SOHC V6 Timing Chain Saga

    As Don said, the official tool set only includes enough tools to hold them one at a time. When you delve into making your own tools for the job, be aware that you need to have a tool to hold the chain as well. Part on the timing procedure is to remove the hydraulic tensioners and replace with...
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    SOHC V6 Timing Chain Saga

    Exactly!:mad:
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    Xeek's '91

    With the manual T-case knob installed, do the indicator lights on the dash still do their job?
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    Xeek's '91

    The WARN 29071 is the hubs. The WARN 32720 is the spindle nut kit. You'll need both. Nut kit does not have to come from WARN (they are standard Dana/Spicer parts). Should be able to get the whole bundle for a little under $200 if you shop around.
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    Xeek's '91

    Yes to all of that.
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    Xeek's '91

    The auto hubs unlock by putting the T-case in 2WD, then driving the opposite direction. For example, if you back into your driveway in 4WD and then switch to 2WD, the hubs will unlock when you drive forward. If you were driving forward prior to switching to 2WD, you have to reverse to unlock...
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    Xeek's '91

    C5 is the 4x4 indicator lamp output. Connecting a switch to C5 and grounding will not test anything. Also, that diagram might not be for a 91-94, since it shows an electric clutch for the transfer case, which did not show up until they put ControlTrac in the '95-97. You should not attempt to...
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    Xeek's '91

    That won't do it. You want to momentarily connect C1 to C2. That will cause the module to initiate a shift. At the very least, you should get some clicking from the module.
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    start-up rattle, 4.0l SOHC

    The guide assembly is subject to breaking and you might find evidence of pieces of it in the oil pan. You've read correctly, the motor has to be pulled to service the rear timing chain components, with the exception of the hydraulic tensioner.
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    start-up rattle, 4.0l SOHC

    Welcome to the forums Andy. THIS LINK has an excellent picture in post #2 showing what the rear chain hardware should look like when it is in good condition. That may answer your question about where the chain should ride. The hydraulic tensioner for the rear chain is a relatively easy...
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    Xeek's '91

    Might want to look at the lamp for your "check oil" warning light. On a 1st gen, that should come on when you get about two quarts low.
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    start-up rattle, 4.0l SOHC

    Most of the noise I was experiencing was cured by replacing the hydraulic tensioners. Noise was reduced slightly when I replace the rear (the easy one) first. Noise was further improved upon replacing the front one. It did take one or two drives for the tensioners to "break in" and quiet...
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    Jon And Sheri's Vitamin D Wagon

    Excellent work Jon! You might think about making a small tonneau-like cover or even something as simple as a hinged plywood cover over the cargo area. It might help keep things from flying out when going over a bump and keep mud off the cargo.
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    How to: Rear Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement

    I should also say that I had the torque wrench set to 60ft/lb, but the actual force applied to the tensioner may have been less due to the many drive extensions necessary to reach it. When the wrench clicked, the prop I had been using to support the wrench head slipped from under it, so I ended...
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    How to: Rear Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement

    Did you use a copper or steel sealing washer? I'm the poor guy who had to go to 60ft/lb, but I had no sealing washer at all.
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    Jon And Sheri's Vitamin D Wagon

    You're going to need a bigger oven.
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    New owner, couple of problems

    Hood, based on its placement.
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    abs light - hub

    The ABS sensor is not part of the hub. It mounts to the hub. The ABS error light (those codes that point to bad front ABS sensors) is a common symptom of a failing/failed hub/bearing assembly. When a hub fails, the ABS sensor does not need to be replaced, just removed and reinstalled on the...
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    New owner, couple of problems

    The O/D light flashing is the transmission's equivalent of the engine's Check Engine Light. It means the control unit has detected a problem. It may be something minor, but always a good idea to find out what the problem is, as continuing to drive it may be the worst thing to do. Reading the...
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    abs light - hub

    From most likely to least likely Inferior quality of part replaced with same inferior quality part. Damage due to incorrect installation, and repeated by same person or shop each time. Other damage on vehicle, such as broken/missing air front bodywork, fender liner, brake splash shield or...
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    Headlight Assembly

    Front end is the same on the Sport.
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    Front Wiper problem! any ideas?

    Position is sensed by motor assembly, but which position to use is controlled by the park/run relay, I think.
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    New To The Forum

    Possibly the most comfortable front seats Ford ever put into a vehicle.
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    My 94 explorer is only getting 11-12 mpg (city)

    My '94 4x4 automatic gets 15mpg when driving consists solely of trips that consist of a cold start and 5 miles of 25-35mph through 8 stoplights. On the open highway at 60mph, it gets 22mpg. At 70mph it gets 20mpg. Has 165K miles. I think it really is all about time spent at idle, burning...
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    brakes dragging around turns...

    Sorry, I was thinking fronts.
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