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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    daju vu all over again... My Taurus had a bad head gasket so I picked up a set of heads at the J/Y and had them magnafluxed, one was cracked. I went back to J/Y and picked up 2 more just in case and one of them were cracked. When i finally got the new heads on I could see a crack on one that...
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    Yup, the silly head! I am having a hard time justifying replacing the head gaskets... But, on another note, I know where my coolant is going.
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    All this time and money spent to find this today: Nice, huh?
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    Reinforcing a brush guard ???

    I don't know... Someone drove my truck into the back of a new impala and drove right through the left rear of it from the trunk to just about the back door. Saved my truck from any broken lens and not a scratch! I can't wait to get one for my EX. On the down side, Insurance sucked for the...
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    SOHC to OHV Finally, I did it! There was A LOT to learn and take in but I have finally done it! My truck is a 98 SOHC with a '99 OHV engine running on a '98 SOHC ECM. Here are the juicy details as I had to approach them, the OHV was already in the truck when I bought it- Wiring- On the...
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    How to find ecu number

    You will need more than an ecu since the pats came along in '98. try an ecu from a '97 or earlier. Under the hood in the firewall is where the ecu is, just follow the bundle of wires. You can unbolt the bracket and pull it out to find the ecu number.
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    HELP SOS won't start.

    Not Me :D
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    Quick update, I found that I was mistaken earlier when I thought I was running a return system... I am not. The truck is setup to run a return system and I even found the return line lying around the engine compartment. I just purchased a fuel rail from a 98 EX with a return system on it and...
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    I tried that method but came up with mixed results. There were about 3 or so that followed both years. I tried AutoZone and they show different. I guess I will be ordering some of those now.
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    I bought the fuel rail but did not buy injectors yet, it looks like the injectors are the same. What would the difference be between them? Logically I could see where the 99 non return system would require a stronger psi injector... I need to do more research I guess to figure out if the...
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    I stand corrected- I just found the return line lying around in the engine compartment tucked away. I will be at the bone yard this weekend pickup up a new fuel rail with the return line.
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    It has a steel braided line that goes to the fuel rail and looks to go back to the tank. It is silver and looks like this: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=930042 The charcoal canister has, IIRC, two hoses on it and one of them goes to the front of the Throttle Body. I don't...
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    How could I check the fuel injectors? Also, if i am getting 2 codes (171 & 174) lean on both banks, wouldn't a leaking injector make it rich?
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    damper stayed on the motor when it was moved over from the 99 model truck into my 98. I hooked up a fuel pressure gauge at the fuel rail, the pressure drops immediately after turning the truck off. I can cycle the ignition a few times (FAST) to build pressure to the fuel rail and it will start...
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    I am fairly confident that I have a damper on my fuel rail after looking at it today- One question, where is the fuel supply on our motors?
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    both pieces look identical, I guess it could be a learning trip to the bone yard. My system does NOT hold pressure at all when I turn the engine off. Is there a check valve in the fuel pump that is supposed to keep pressure in the line? I hooked up a pressure gauge and I only got to 58, as soon...
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    Correct but I did not change the O2 sensors but switched sides. For a moment there it looked like I was only getting a 171 code but at the last minute I picked up a 174 also. This is good to know! It is currently running the MAF from the OHV engine, I had thought about converting it over to...
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    fuel pressure is 58... So, now whats next, I was counting on low fuel pressure for the solution of my problems... that didn't work.
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    installed new gaskets, everything went pretty well. Still have lean bank 1 & 2. did some more digging and found out that when they installed the wiring harness, they plugged the 3rd O2 sensor into bank 2 sensor 2 which should have been bank 1 sensor 2. I also found out that when I wired in the...
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    Fuel Pressure Damper vs Fuel Pressure Regulator

    I am fighting a fuel pressure problem and now I find myself in an odd spot... My truck is a 98 SOHC with a 99 OHV engine (truck is running on SOHC ecm). I finally have it running surprisingly well. I am ALMOST positive I need a new fuel pump which I will replace when I come back from my trip...
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    WOT Bogging Issue

    Today I finally replaced the intake gaskets on my truck! But I still have the issue of it bogging down when in WOT. the only codes I have been getting were bank 1 & 2 lean. I will find out tomorrow if I still get those codes and see if I still have a hard start issue. What else could be...
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    I am about to get started on on it. Lets see how it goes.
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    Safety Recall -Speed Control Deactivation Switch

    Picked up my Ex this afternoon, replaced 2 of the 4 recalled items, had to order the other two parts. Not sure how important the other 2 are (98s09 jump starting ground & 99s18 hood latch) Installed pigtail/fused harness but not switch. Also wanted to say that this is a great site! Great...
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    Safety Recall -Speed Control Deactivation Switch

    Talk about an old post... I went to the dealer today to pick up the wire and new sensor to put this in. BUT i was told to talk to the service manager about the recall. I drop my EX off tomorrow to get it fixed with no cost to me, all covered under the recall along with some seat bolt and hood...
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    Grinding rear end

    Tranny has already been check by a ford Tech, tranny is fine. Rear end grinds and when you put it in park lay next to it you can hear the rear end moan as it starts to drift backwards. It don't make sense to me either.
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    Grinding rear end

    umm... DUH. I have already confirmed that it is a 2wd truck and NOT an AWD hence the "2WD" drift.
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    I have a smooth idle again! This morning I replaced the IAC before work, what a difference ideling at 11-1200rpm rather than the 400-500 I have been. Filled up this morning and only 15mpg but I had a trailer behind the ole ex for about 100 of those miles. I hope to replace intake gaskets next...
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    Cruise Control Delay

    I searched for this, I promise I did! but after the first few pages of about 18 I found a TON of other useful info but nothing on cruise control delay. I turn Cruise 'ON' I press 'SET' and let foot off gas and the truck does not engage right away, it slows about 3-4mph and then it kicks it...
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    Grinding rear end

    My buddies Mounty has axle noise and it also drifts in park... since it is only a 2WD we have decided to say the problem is in the axle somewhere too. The truck will be about 6 feet down the driveway from where it was parked sometimes. They now use the parking brake for obvious reason :D
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    Outstanding Field Service/Recall

    I own a '98 Explorer and found a great site from a post I was researching on here and I found this: Outstanding Field Service Actions 00S58 - THROTTLE BODY PLATE 03S04 - DRIVER SEAT RECLINER BOLT 98S09 - NEGATIVE CABLE (GROUND) JUMP STARTING LOCATION 99S18 - SECONDARY HOOD LATCH 05S28 -...
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    v8/302 engine

    on 2nd thought, If I go the v8 route i will do it out of an explorer.
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    So far the only codes I get are 171, 174 and an occasional IAC code ( i forgot the number, I haven't seen it for a couple of weeks but I know it is bad). I looked into my coolant overflow tank and it was EMPTY! I am hopeful this confirms the theory of bad intake gaskets along with the hard start...
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    Hydrolock?

    You you at least have pics of your 'FUN'? I am sure we would all love to see it and what caused your hydro-lock:D
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    v8/302 engine

    What about a 302 out of an f-150, 1986. I am not against switching to a carb if it makes life easier.
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    Brake pads

    I know my truck is not an EB and I have dual pistons front calipers. I found that the brakes pads are the same from 95-01 for the EX's - any model
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    Brake pads

    I have ceramic pads front and rears and I love these things! Never any noise and i don't get the rusty dust like I used to with the other pads. I also use my truck to pull my trailer around everywhere so I also opted for the slotted and cross drilled rotors. I am here to say WHAT A DIFFERENCE...
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    HELP FELLAS! im running lean!

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332218&highlight=171+174 I am searching for the same thing and I found this post.
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    98 Mountaineer loses power turning Left?

    Check your battery cables, make sure nothing is lose.
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    SOHC to OHV swap questions

    Well, I have some positive news reguarding the swap.But first, lets talk about your computer issue, if you change computers you will have a problem with the PATS, your key has a chip in it that must match the Pats module and match the Computer. With my MUTT, as I call it, the main problem I...
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