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    Help me decipher whatbI have here.

    Thanks for clarifying this....when I saw conflicting data....it had me worried. I bought 2 Explorers as donors....and the 4R70W is key
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    Help me decipher whatbI have here.

    1996 Explorer 5.0L Eddie Bauer AWD. My owners manual says I have a 4r55E. The door panel sticker says I have a "U" transmission. I have found that to mean 4r70w. When I do the math on 4lo.com...at 75mph I'm turning 2350 rpm......that give me an overdrive ratio of .76. 4r55e are .67 and 4r70w...
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Yes I have one But that bottom nut is tough with my fat hands!!!!!!!
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    YOU ABSOLUTELY JINXED ME. I started it up and drove it and my CEL came on. P0401. I am gonna unstick it with my vacuum pump and see if that works. DAMNIT!!!!!!!!
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    1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer thermostat

    Good point about the connection I might swap it out cause it is easy and inexpensive. I hive a bluedrive obd2 ...not quite sure how all the functions work
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Anyway to clean it without taking it off
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    1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer thermostat

    My thermostat went bad....wouldn't open. Maybe my nee one is wonky
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    1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer thermostat

    Ineteresting...never new that with gauges. Maybe I gotta take the wins where I can get them All check engine lights are off It is not everlasting I will worry about it later Bonus question What are these on my explorer
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Ok...went out and started to try and fix this damn CEL p0401. I disconnect and inspected the hoses from the egr solenoid and started the car. The bottom shorter connection was making a hissing noise. When I put my finger over it, > felt a slight vacuum. Then I pulled a vacuum directly to the...
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    1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer thermostat

    It fluctuates the whole time you drive. Never gets hot. I do not remember the brand. It's a simple swap. I will put another one in.
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    1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer thermostat

    I put a new thermostat in my Explorer. 190 degree or what ever the factory calls for. The temp wanders now where as my other Explorer is rock steady and never moves.....same as my wife's car, rock steady. I have Burped the coolant system...it never overheats. Anyone one else have this...
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Copy Thanks
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    The one I posted pics of looks like it has an electronic connection to it. Maybe I take that off the old one and put it on the new one?
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Replaced vacuum solenoid. Check engine light still came on. Bought new egr valve,,,,it looks wrong to me???!!!
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Thorstone Brake Bleeder Kit with Hand Held Vacuum Pump Tester | 16pcs Brake Clutch Bleeder Tool with Adapters for Car Kitchen Uses | One-Man Brake Bleeding System Apply to Bike, Motorcycle, Car, Truck https://a.co/d/8NWsxpZ This would work right???
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    So that could be f'd up and not the actual EGR?
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Any ideas
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    What is this thing next to EGR
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Copy... I will start with simple.
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    1996 EGR Valve 5.0L

    Thank you all for helping me with my exhaust manifold issue. I successfully put a cast iron 97.5 manifold on my 96 and everything seems OK. Now I would like to replace the EGR valve. I have P0401 CEL. EGR "A" Flow insufficient detected. I will order a new EGR VALVE but the common theme is...
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    1996 awd uses

    I would love to have an old 7.3 diesel......or are you talking the new 7.3 gas.
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    1996 awd uses

    I'm gonna do an old iron pig Bronco. I'm am trying to negotiate a 1966 mustang from a neighbor. A factory 5 cobra. All with silky smooth 5.0L Explorer motors and OD transmission (cobra will have a manual of some sorts). I am not a horse power junky. I want super reliable. If it's always...
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    1996 awd uses

    LoL Old iron pigs.
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    1996 awd uses

    I have bought 2, looking for a 3rd for projects. I live in the Arizona..so they are all rust free. When I relocate to Michigan...hopefully I help some people out with some rust free cars.
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    1996 awd uses

    I bought a 1996 Explorer AWD 5.0L. I'm gonna Explorer swap my 1977 Bronco. I know the rear end is often bought by jeep ppl and other types....but has anyone found a use for the front axle?
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    1996 explorer 5.0L Exhaust manifolds?

    I may have a lead on a non-cracked exhaust manifold....switching like for like is always easier
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    1996 explorer 5.0L Exhaust manifolds?

    It's a 1996 explorer
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    1996 explorer 5.0L Exhaust manifolds?

    Ok. My passenger side exhaust manifold is cracked. I want to get it fixed before I tackle my P0401 code. Will the stock exhaust manifolds from a GT40P head style bolt up?
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    1996 explorer 5.0L Exhaust manifolds?

    Would these work on a stock Explorer??? https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sdk-c5zz94301b?seid=srese1&gclid=CjwKCAiAxvGfBhB-EiwAMPakqimGUeN4ofzT1Q_L1PPwwbz7fWNZeRJp5NLt5NUP5r9aGSgnsKHAiBoCiVEQAvD_BwE
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    1996 Exp. 5.0L P0401

    Did you buy a new manifold?
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    1996 Exp. 5.0L P0401

    Yes.....comes back.
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    1996 Exp. 5.0L P0401

    I have been reading everything I can around here and I have one question. I think I have a cracked passenger exhaust manifold. Ticking goes away as engine warms up. Can a cracked exhaust cause a p0401?
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    2000 ford explorer v8 coolant cross tube

    Mine developed a pinhole spraying coolant. I have torn down the top....still have to get plenum off. I ordered a coolant tube from ford......but instead of having a 1 inch slip nut that yhreads into my maniford...it has 3 rubber o-rings. I looked at foxbody coolant tubes...but they don't...
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