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  1. M

    Fuel related issue

    99 Eddie Bauer with 4.0 SOHC - 220xxx miles. For about a week now, it acts like its not getting fuel. It will start & run in the morning, but as soon as it gets hot, it dies. And won't start up again until it cools off. It also likes to die at idle, and sputter and backfire. When it does run, it...
  2. M

    4.0 SOHC messed up removing roller follower / valve spring/ help

    Hi guys. Is there any chance (tool) to put it back? I don’t know name for this little part. I used OTC tool to remove the roller follower and this thing just failed off ( maybe I pushed too hard) . I am replacing chains and guides on my 4.0 SOHC . Engine on transmission pulled back. Thanks
  3. B

    Hello All, It’s good to be here!

    Hey everyone! Been lurking a while, finally decided to join as I have more and more questions. Love my X and have been slowly getting it to a place to do a bit of off-roading. Redoing my whole front end sus, and adding some 31” Wildpeaks. Exhaust and air will be last. Anyway. Glad to be here and...
  4. G

    Rattling noise from engine compartment

    Hi there, my 2003 explorer sport xlt with 4.0 sohc is making this noise when the engine is hot: It is ok when engine is cold. I know that this type of engine is notorious for timing chain issues, but the sound is very similar to a bad cat converter as below: Can you please let me know...
  5. J

    Mystery Coolant Leak 4.0 SOHC - Any Ideas?

    Greetings, Looking for help on where my coolant is going to... Have an 02 Explorer with the 4.0 SOHC engine, high miles (286K). Coolant has been disappearing from the system at about 16+ ounces a week but can't find where it is going, have checked the following: Pressure tested the system, It...
  6. P

    2003 4.0 SOHC misfire after car wash?!

    okay, 2003 Explorer XLT 4.0 SOHC. Truck sometimes would misfire when started cold in the morning after sitting overnight. Always stopped with throttle and when warmed up. Just one cylinder, occasionally would set CEL and always P0306 and P0316. Kind of forgot about it because it hasn’t been...
  7. T

    Multiple electric issues

    I've got a 2000 explorer xlt 4.0 sohc with almost 300k on it. Still running like a SOB. About a year ago (this is a secondary vechicle so I was in no hurry) the power windows, interior lights, cruise control, and the rear hatch electronics stopped working. At first they would intermittently...
  8. C

    97 4.0 SOHC - Spark Plug Replacement

    I just bought this 97 XLT a few months back, and it's in amazing shape for the age—just about everything works, and the body is rust-free! I don't know the maintenance history, other than it's had a lot of dealership work, but I figured it's always a good idea to do plugs/wires, like I've done...
  9. J

    99 Explorer Sport Automatic to Manual

    Howdy folks I was wondering what transmission I could get to do the swap and what cuts or parts of my interior I would need to remove any links are appreciated to other threads or anything my only peve is that I don't want a 5 speed I need a 6 speed sorry I just prefer 6 speeds thanks again
  10. K

    Upgrade Time

    To get started I have a 1998 Explorer XLT 4.0L AWD/ 4x4 I want to start upgrading it seeing I do a lot of "off roading", I'm content with the way it handles fully stock but I feel like it doesn't handle as my '97 5.0 2wd did. I will repeat it is fully 100% stock. I would like everyone's input...
  11. T

    2000 Ford Explorer's not getting fuel. Losing my mind!

    Hey guys, first off... I'm not stranger to these forums, but the only difference now is, I'm now a member. I've been directing friends here for a while that own Fords, and I personally, always wanted to own one and now I do. I'm no mechanic by far, I'm just learning, and I must say...even...
  12. K

    New guy needs help with these codes and situation

    I am having a poor start-up and the vehicles has a surging idle as well as driving rough when around 40-45 mph. I have these codes that pulled up. (04 Explorer 4.0 SOHC P0316- Misfire in the first 1000 revolutions P0132 H02S-11 (bank 1 sensor 1) circuit high input P0300- Random misfire detected...
  13. M

    06 Explorer No DTCs hard start, rough idle, stalling

    Let me start by saying, I'm a diesel mechanic and know my way around Powerstrokes, this 4.0 is not what I would usually work on, but I have a friend who has 2006 explorer 4.0L SOHC, someone told him he needed a motor with out explanation why, so I didnt want to see him get ripped off. The...
  14. Paul Fithian

    Oil Filter Confusion - Job 1 Engine

    On the 2001 Sport Trac I recently acquired with 255,000 miles, I observed that the oil filter contacts the engine mount on the passenger side, see below. Per the Ford Etis build date of 13.06.2000, engine label build date of 5/18/00, and other observations, this is a Job 1 engine, right? But...
  15. C

    Please help! 2002 Ford Explorer 4.0 SOHC

    My 2002 explorer has a terrible rough idle and clanking sound. After its running a minute or 2 the RPM's level out just under 1000 but the clanking sound is still there. I'm getting lean codes p0171 and p0174 as well as misfire codes in all 6 cylinders. I've checked for vacuum leaks with carb...
  16. 3

    Thermostat Housing 2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 SOHC - Leak, bolt, & removal issues

    I have searched and read many posts and Youtube videos regarding this housing, common issues of the leak, and removal procedures... HOWEVER, I can not find a video with the proper steps (even the Ben Grosser link) that truly identifies the set up that I have. I will try to add pictures soon...
  17. S

    metal intake manifold 4.0 sohc

    I am going to start the process of detailing my engine bay. I am making a cover that bolts on to the inner fenders and goes around the back to cover the bulk of the wires and unsightly component. I will also be adding some chrome accessories. I was wondering if there was a compatible aluminum...
  18. G

    cylinder head bolt torque specs ?

    Hi guys, I'm reconnecting my heads after a timing guide replacement turned into a complete engine rebuild. 1997 4.0 SOHC ltd. I am getting a lot of conflicting info over the torque specs for the tty cylinder head retaining bolts. The most common seem to be 24 ft-lb +90 degrees or 26 ft-lb + 90...
  19. M

    Parts from a 2004 Ford Explorer that can be used in a 2001 Ford Sport Trac

    Hello, My sister had a 2004 Ford Explorer, but unfortunately the transmission went, and shes getting a new car. I know that the 2001 Sport Tracs were based on the previous generation explorer, and this may be a longshot but what parts can i use from the 2004 explorer for my sport trac? Im...
  20. S

    '02 Explorer 4.0 SOHC Timing issue

    Hi, I need to pick some brains :). My 02 Explorer,150K, developed the "cold start rattle" since I didn't take the time to check this forum I didn't realize exactly how serious this was. Last week I started it and it rattled exceptionally loud so I checked the oil. It was a quart low. I filled it...
  21. K

    2006 Explorer - Timing Chain Question

    I have got a '06 XLT Explorer (160k miles), engine code "E", that has broken the front Left timing chain. This happened when the engine was running and the broken chain made a small hole in the valve cover. Of course when this happened, the engine stopped. I am just trying to figure out what the...
  22. R

    Hello fellow Explorer Owners

    I recently purchased a 2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 SOHC 4WD with just under 143,000 miles. The vehicle is white in color with the dark grey leather interior complete with heated seats (I will post pictures if anyone is interested). The exterior and interior are in very good condition. The...
  23. S

    Vacuum hose connector question

    I am working on a 99 Explorer Limited with the 4.0 SOHC. I am working on disconnecting everything so I can pull the engine, and I ran across a plastic tube that runs from each side of the upper intake, through a T, and down under the A/C Compressor and into a unit in the driver's side fender...
  24. D

    Primary Chain Tensioner and Left Cassette Replaced, No Start Condition! 97 4.0 SOHC

    Hey guy's had a bad night so any help would be great! First: Heard bad rattle so I decided to take valve cover off and inspect seen that the Left Timing Cassette was broken ( Why Plastic?) so went to Autozone got the Cassette, tore it down found out that my Primary Chain Tensioner was also...
  25. E

    Swap to 4.0 Ranger Engine and manual 4x4 transmission...Thoughts/advice?

    Hello all - i'm new to the forum and would greatly appreciate your insights.... Background: My '06 4.0L 4x4 explorer's engine recently bit the dust. The truck is still in great condition and i'm evaluating my options. The engine must be replaced and before the engine died the transmission...