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    5.0 V8 timing (front) cover re-installation questions

    Thanks 1998EXP! I am posting an image of the sleeve from FEL-PRO to get an opinion, because the balancer is REALLY grooved. My suggestion to allow the metal to remain means ONLY the metal, and then I add RTV above and below, and make sure that it is firmly inserted in the block-to-pan-to front...
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    5.0 V8 timing (front) cover re-installation questions

    The front timing cover of my 2000 EB Explorer has failed spectacularly. I have searched and read ALL the results related to 5.0 V8 timing cover replacements. I know about how difficult it is to seal the front oil pan gasket. I submit these pictures to the group here to let me know what...
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    Can I put a MACH radio in a E Bauer 2000 EX?

    Hahahahahha!!! Goo to know! I bet I know why the back doesn't work now that you said that. Only the dash and steering wheel is in the truck right now! Would that also cause the sub to stop?
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    Can I put a MACH radio in a E Bauer 2000 EX?

    I have a 2000 Eddie Bauer and it's radio is shot. There is a subwoofer in the back and non of the back speakers or sub work either. (that's a different issue I'm sure, because i borrowed a working radio and no change) Can I put a MACH radio in and is it just plug and play in this case...
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    Selectable 4 Wheel drive conversion on 2000 XLT 5.0

    I know I may get flamed for this (some of you may think I didn't search), but I did, I swear! I have found a 2000 Ford Explorer for several years now and it's in near perfect condition. A friend of mine has just purchased an Eddie Bauer 2000 with a 5.0 L engine as well. Basically both...
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    New truck or refit existing 2000 explorer 5.0?

    I am struggling with a decision to sell and replace my 2000 5.0L ("P" Heads) AWD XLT Explorer, or refit the existing platform with modernization upgrades. I want to do mainly reliability, performance and cosmetic upgrades. I have a noisy front cam bearing from an oil starvation (Caused by the...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Well, i'll have it here ready for ya!
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Okay, i need to sell my newly re-sealed, and nicely cleaned 3.73 front differential. Why cant I post this in the for sale section?!
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    Rear Window Wiper not touching window

    Actually i beleive the mod is one of BENDING.... I went outside, looked at the problem and took it upon myself to bend things. First, I bent the skinny part of the arm MORE towards the window. Then it got the whole window, but the blade now would get stuck in the ridge between the...
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    Rear Window Wiper not touching window

    I looked at the pix, but i dont see a modification. I cant tell what to do here... (I have half my window getting missed.)
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    OKAY!! Its FIXED! 3.55 ratio, new Driveshafts and seals. does anyone want a really clean, re-sealed, "run free-wheeled for 200 miles to be sure its good", front differential?! Gimme what I got in it, and you got it!
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    So, do we have a consensus here? All in agreement? The door label, driveline tags and (attempted use of a 3.73 Diff) all point to what the problem is. YES?!
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    You know, youre absolutely right! It was halfway under the bolt! so its a 3.55!!! Hooraaaaay -DOH... crap.
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    I got under the truck last night and found no tag on teh rear driveshaft, but I noted what was on the metal tags on the transfer case and the rear diff. Transfer Case: C2903 4404-07 238405 FB7A-EB Rear Diff: S630A 55 88 0001 So, now what? i dont see anything that...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    You guys are getting all Black Helicopter and Tin Foil hat here... I'll look at the back axel, i didnt think of that. Where can i find cross reference numbers to check what i need?
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    I'm game for that, however, the visual difference between a 3.73 and a 3.55 diff rotation is nearly impossible to determine by hand! There was no axel in the truck to check. I would love to have this be a mistake, but i SERIOUSLY doubt that the door is wrong, the VIN is the same on the...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Okay, So I know that ultimately i'm responsible for what i do and how i get my information. I say that right off the top here becuase i have not done myself a service by not checking the facts that i was given on occasion. Now it's gottem me in a bind. (literally and figuratively). I...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    So what are the odds that my viscous coupling is now dead? About 4 miles were put on it, most of it below 30 mph becuase of the sound.
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    35 mph. Why would it only go wonky when i tied it to the transfer case? It's fine when disconnected. It free-wheels fine with the driveshaft off the front diff.
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Hmmm... How did I know this would go from possibly spending money on a replacement part (AGAIN) to that PLUS an upgrade?! How does this always happen?! How can i ensure that i have the right Ratio diff by looking? (Assuming that the one i have was marked wrong at the junkyard)
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    I know there should be no problems. Yet there is something.. :) I have no noice in the front diff. Remember I drove this for a day with this replacemetn diff in the truck from the junkyard for 24 hours, CV axels installed, and no issues. Once I installed ties the front sdiff to the...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    When and how would it become apparent that a ratio difference was the problem? We are all remembering here that this trhead started off with this truck having been run for a while with no front driveshaft, yes? Couls a transfer case problem be the issue? Could I have a bad viscous...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Shaft is perfect. (Besides, It's new)
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    I just bought 4 new tires. All match there. But how could it be a gear mismatch if i have the right ratio diff?
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Its not so much a vibration as a roaring. It also isn't "directly" proportional to my speed. It appears after a few moments beyond a particular speed and gets worse. It only goes away once I come to a complete stop. Besides, i inspected the mount points. No vibration evidence and they...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    This saga is getting to be more then I can take. I installed the diff and driveshaft. I installed the front CV axels and everything (Got six grade 8 bolts from a hardware store 8x1.25-50mm and split washers). I went driving and I have to say, the truck with it's v8 LEPT like CRAZY! The...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Bet i cant get them in Atlanta, tonight. :)
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    I plam on going to auto parts stores and/or napa to get these parts. I'll figger somthing out.
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    I spent $60 on each complete lock to lock, ready to install, AutoZone.
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    That was my thought. I'm now trying to determine the washers and stuff required. I will use RED threadlock, but there are thes straps that go in between neighboring bolts. I dont have those.
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Okay!!! When I got the Diff, it came iwth a free driveshaft! (Still attached). Also, I have the seals! Now i need those bolts! 8x1.25-50 what is the -50?! how long are these bolts? how are they washered/ lock washered, etc? Pix anyone?!
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Good summation... ... and my thougths exactly. (If i could only get the real name of those seals now.)
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Yes, I know what was said before, but I dont know what these seals are called! (I forgot there was no diff gasket) I see many seals. Notheing jumps out as being what I would need. I am looking on the Advance Autoparts site. Can you link me to what one looks like or paste in what it is...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    So, i'm ready to repair all this.... I have found the diff, and the axels. What seal kit is reccommended for this diff? (Remember i only want to change the seals that would let fluid leak from the diff cover and the output shafts.)
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    I am about to buy the used front differential. What seal kit do i need to buy if i only intend to replace the seals on the output shafts. (I dont want to dissassemble the entire chunk.) I will remove the cover and clea and inspect the gears, flush it, refill it, etc. I assume there is...
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    Upgrading the nose, what late model fenders, grille fit?

    I have a 2000 XLT V8 Explorer...
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    Upgrading the nose, what late model fenders, grille fit?

    got it... whew... lots'a work!
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    Upgrading the nose, what late model fenders, grille fit?

    I am interested in upgrading the nose of my Explorer. I like the look of the more modern explorers, and though ti would ask just exactly how much the underlying aprons have changed from year to year, really? If i were to take the front and fenders off, would later model fenders and...
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    2000 XLT (AWD) grinding with new front axles. ( I searched but... read)

    Yep... So, off i go into the project. I did research rebuilding the Transfer Case. (Just in case) Its REALLY EASY!! Anyway, I have a line on a diff locally for $150. I can get a shaft new for 180+/- T.Case mounting hardware i need to source. I need a seal kit for the diff, right...
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