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  1. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    Here is the hose clamp that was around the EGR valve holding it down (EGR in closed position). Also while I was removing the exhaust manifold tonight, only one stud broke (but I replaced them all anyway), and the oil dipstick broke. The oil dipstick had been glued back together and I bumped it...
  2. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    I have no opinion yet on this vehicle as I have only driven this vehicle around the block about 4 times. LOL For all I know the transmission could be shot, lol. I need to finish a lot of work on it to make it safe to drive, then I will start driving it to work.
  3. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    There was an exhaust leak on the driver side that I could not see, but I felt it around the exhaust manifold where the EGR tube attaches. Couldn't tell if it was a blown manifold gasket or leaky tube. Then there was the fact that after putting the correct PCM(for the OHV engine) in the truck, I...
  4. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    The TPS on this 2000 Explorer looked like something had taken bites out of it !!!! LOL The one on my 1998 4 door Explorer had a different rotation so it could not be used. I did have a 2003 Ranger TPS from an early supercharger setup I had on my 98 2 door, so on it went.
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    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    The ratio is 4.10 in both differentials. LOL, I know what you mean about the differential cover rusting. I hope this one lasts too. I will have to look at the one on my Ranger as I replaced that one as well, got to do parking brake cables and rear brake overhaul on that truck anyway. Want to...
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    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    When I installed the rear axle seals and parking brakes, I had to remove this pin from the differential. Of course it was broken and I had to use a pick to unscrew the longer piece out of the carrier. I had a used pin in my stash of spare parts and used that upon reassembly.
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    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    I did have to do a parameter reset on the PATS module in the 2,000 Explorer for the module to play well with the used PCM I installed. After doing the parameter reset the truck started and ran quite well off the PCM with the OHC tune in it.
  8. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    When I finally got around to looking at the PCM pids in datalogger, I found the vehicle running extremely lean. Finally noticed the 4.0 OHV engine had been installed where the vehicle had a SOHC 4.0 from the factory. This was causing about 40% fuel trims at Idle and 2,000 RPM's. I replaced the...
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    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    Engine to Transmission Bolts I found some engine to transmission bolts missing, and some where they didn't belong so they bottomed out before tightening up! Again I pulled parts off my old 98 4 door.
  10. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    I found that the gas tank skid plate was missing. The metal clips with the threads in them were on the truck to mount the skid plate but no skid plate. This tells me that it probably used to have one. Maybe someone replaced the fuel pump and just didn't want to reinstall the skid plate. I took...
  11. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    While swapping the door panels from my 98 four door to the 2,000 Explorer, I checked the power mirrors and found the driver side didn't work. With the panel off it was plain to see why. Someone had installed a mirror with the wrong connector. The one from my 98 four door fit perfectly and worked...
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    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    While I was under the dash I thought I would check for loose screws on the shifter cable bracket on the steering column. I was glad I checked because one had started coming out. I have found this to be common on Explorers and Rangers.
  13. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    The brake pedal pad was worn badly on this 2,000 Explorer, so I swapped it with the one from my 98 four door that is getting junked. The worn pedal pad: The pedal pad from my 1998 four door:
  14. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    While I still had the headliner out I had the windshield replaced. The old one was pretty bad on the passenger side, I hope no one was hurt when that happened. Safelite Auto Glass replaced the windshield for me, very convenient when the vehicle is not drivable but you just have to have that new...
  15. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    I did get the interior all back together and verified that there are no more waters leaks raining into the passenger compartment. In the future I may have the headliner replaced, and replace the carpet with a new one. I was going to order carpet before I put it all back together but they have so...
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    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    While I was doing the interior swap and had the carpet out, I installed the sound system. Ran the wires, mounted the amp and sub, and installed the head unit. Also ran the wires and installed the rear back up camera.
  17. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    This website was down for a couple days, just became able to get back on. I can not view the picture posted above by 96eb96 but I am guessing it is a graph on how the two 4.0's look together. I am just going to post this from my 98 Supercharged truck with 4.0 SOHC.
  18. 4pointslow

    Water Leaks

    Last water leak fixed, almost forgot to post about it. The interior is back in and no more leaks. The last leak was over top of the driver side rear window which is bolted in. During a rain storm water was dripping from the top center nut on the inside (see picture below). After tightening it...
  19. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    This is where things get interesting. Under the hood sits a 4.0 OHV engine, extremely different from the SOHC 4.0. One good clue is the thin metal valve covers on the OHV engine vs the aluminum ones on the SOHC. Today I stumbled across a situation that I didn't expect. I had to look twice at all...
  20. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    The moonroof is leaking so water is getting into the headliner and carpet. The windshield is also cracked pretty bad. The driver seat is torn up and so is the center console arm rest. I will probably have Safelight Auto glass come out to my house to replace the windshield. I installed the seats...
  21. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    The parking brake didn't work. I replaced the parking brake cables, parking brake shoes with spring kit, axle seals, pinion seal, differential cover, rear rotors, Rear Brake Pads, and the passenger side rear caliper bracket because one of the caliper bolt holes was stripped out. Parking Brake...
  22. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    Someone apparently decided to break into the vehicle, maybe they were trying to steal it or they accidently locked the keys in the vehicle and didn't have a spare. Speaking of which, I ordered two keys and am waiting for them to show up. In the mean time I bent the door back into shape, looks...
  23. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    While under the front end, I found some damaged parts that needed to be replaced. The upper control arm bushings on the passenger side and both lower ball joints are in need of replacement. Also the anti sway bar links on both sides are bad. Update: I replaced both lower ball joints, both anti...
  24. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    Another thing I noticed right away is that the hood struts are bad. The hood wont stay up by itself. I have a hood prop rod for working on vehicles with bad hood struts. It saves your head from getting large bumps on it. An order was placed for new hood struts, I will be happy when they show up...
  25. 4pointslow

    My 2000 Explorer 4 door XLT

    I got under the truck to check things out and found the dipstick tube was rotted in half and the dipstick itself was melted to the exhaust manifold. I had a new dipstick tube in stock that was the same as the one that came out. I shoved it in place but there was no where to bolt it to. After...
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