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    Can I Fix Exhaust Manifold Leak With Thermosteel Or Another High-Temp Cement

    I have an exhaust manifold leak on one of my 2000 5.0 Explorers. I am nearly certain that the leak is coming from the exhaust manifold gasket. I really don't want to take the manifold off and risk breaking bolts or studs trying to get it apart. I've had enough trouble with bolts that are...
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    How to remove the bracket under the coil pack?

    I have a 1993 ford explorer. V6. Im working on the valve cover gasket replacement on the passengers side. How do I remove the bracket underneath the coil pack? The bracket has 2 bolts on the top and 1 in a really tough place to reach on the left of the coil pack, down . I have already taken...
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    VCT (variable cam timing) seals leaking - 2013 PIU

    2013 PIU, 94K, well maintained. Synthetic oil. I had planned on doing my plugs and PCV before winter, so since the manifold is off, why not address my VCT seal leak too. Also called a VVT (variable valve timing) it seems. Also, since I have the valve cover off, is there any advantage to...
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    Rear Diff ??

    I have a 2000 explorer 2-door 4.0l ohv. i replace the diff fluid some years back just for maintance. well i have been noticing it looks wet & i can see little drips under the cover. i think it might be from when i jack the rear up i put the jack unger the diff and the jack head pushes up on the...
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    2002 Ford Explorer Transfer case housing gasket.

    This Explorer is going to kill me. I’ve fixed my AC. Got it idling smooth... well as smooth as it ever has. Now, I notice that my transfer case is leaking all around the gasket. I’m not talking about the shaft gasket, but the housing. That 7 bolt gasket that goes around the whole case...
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    Reverse servo gasket

    Can anyone tell me how this goes on? I took it apart a week ago and now have valve body in and don't rememer ber.
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    Head Gasket Advice

    Back in 2015 my heater hose broke and caused my vehicle to overheat, and I’ve replaced every gasket down the lower intake since then, due to leaks. I started getting a misfire(p0304) a few months ago and was losing coolant. I added some k seal and it went away. I drained the radiator to get rid...
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    Timing chain tensioner leak

    I replaced the left head timing chain tensioner on my Sport Trac, but I didn't realize that it was not threading into the head straight. I removed it and put it in straight with a new washer, and tightened it to the correct torque, my torque wrench could easily be out of calibration, because...
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    bank 1 and 2 lean codes fix?

    hey guys so i just picked up a 1998 ford explorer sport (2 door v6) 88k miles magically the CEL came on after 250 miles of driving (i know i should have checked to see if it was reset) codes were P0171 and P0174. -I ran some injector cleaner thru and dry gas as well, reset and light came back...
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    Will new valve job overstress old bottom end?

    96 XLT OHV V6 4.0L 250K on original motor Problem: Blown head gasket (and/or cracked head) Question: Should I include a valve job when having the heads replaced or will having a super tight top end overly stress my lower end and cause it to fail, or fail quicker? Condition of rings: Good...
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    Replacing valve cover gasket

    My 4.0 OHV has a leaking valve cover gasket and while its all torn apart replacing that, is there anything worth replacing while Im at it? Im sitting at 184k miles currently and the only other engine problem possibly is a tick, some times almost slapping sound that comes and goes. Id assume that...
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    4.6 Upper Intake Gasket Part Number

    Hello Everyone, I'm in the process of rebuilding my 2006 4.6 I have taken the intake manifold apart to clean out all the oil and carbon. I separated the plastic intake from the charge motion control plates and wanted to replace all the gaskets. My question is does anyone know the part number...
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    Exhaust Flange/Donut question.

    Hello, everyone. I recently discovered that I have an exhaust leak just behind the O2 sensor on my 2000 OHV. I've seen videos of this repair on other vehicles and it seems straightforward. I'm just wondering if the stock bolts unscrew, or if they're welded on and have to be cut off. I'm seeing a...
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    RTV on a timing cover gasket?

    heya. so i'm rebuilding my explorer with all stock parts (this my first overhaul so i didn't want to over complicate things) and i'm now getting ready to put the timing cover on. the new engine came with paper gaskets (which i know aren't great) so i was told to put some blue RTV around the...
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    2006 Explorer 4.6 V8 Exhaust Manifold Gaskets

    I just ordered a set of exhaust manifolds from Dorman. In the picture from RockAuto they showed it coming with the OEM type multi layer steel exhaust gaskets but when they arrived they had the graphite type gaskets. Does anyone have any experience with the graphite type gasket on the 4.6? Do...
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    Removal of exhaust shield for 5r55e transmission service

    I am preparing for a diy servicing on my transmission. The first three were done by shops. I can only floor jack this and of course will be laying down doing the work:( I am needing to ask, how is the exhaust shield bolted or secured on to the trans housing and is it required to be removed or...
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    Left (Driver) Side Valve Cover Replacement Help

    Hi all, 2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L SOHC V6 Right now my left side valve cover gasket is seeping oil. I heard this can leak onto the exhaust manifold and cause a fire so replacing this is fairly urgent to me. Also, the fitting that the PCV valve screws into appears to not have any...
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    5R55W bonded separator plate reusable?

    Hi all, first post here. I have a 2002 Ford Explorer with the 5R55W automatic transmission. Just pulled the valve body to install a TransGo shift kit and noticed the bonded gaskets are bubbling in spots. They do not appear torn, just lifting. Can I still use this plate or do I need to replace...
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    Check Fuel Cap Light

    Hi all, for the past year or so I've been wrestling with my "check fuel cap" light. I've replaced the fuel cap around 3-4 times which fixed it for about a month each but the light still returns after then. It's driving me nuts because I hate seeing warning lights on my dash. Please let me...
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    Crap In oil pan HELP?? pics

    So I went to change the oil pan and gasket today and found some plastic and thin metal pieces in the pan. I dont know much about internals of an engine to know what they are and where to go from here. Also if I take the bits out and bolt it all back together would it be able to run till I have...
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    Best Intake Manifold Gasket - 2001 ST SOHC, Job 1

    I have a 2001 Sport Trac Job 1 (June 2000) with SOHC 4.0. I have 0171, 0174, 0301, and 0302 codes. I had a smoke test done and confirmed there is a leak in the upper intake manifold gasket. What is the best replacement gasket? I see gaskets from Fel-Pro (MS90890), Magnum (MS18037), and...
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    Oil leak advice

    So my explorer has had an oil leak for a while now. It is coming from the front lower part of the engine. It isn't the oil pan gasket. There isn't any oil in the water so I don't believe it is the water pump. I was wondering if I should just buy some explorer 5.0 off of Craigslist and have it...
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    head gasket leak?

    Hey there, I just bought a 92 explorer with 330000 original miles... unfortunately the only original thing is the engine. The guy i bought it from told me that he had to put a quart of oil in every month. I suppose its not terrible but id like to fix it. I had a friend who is a technician look...
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    Types of Gasket Sealant You Use

    I've used many types of gasket sealant. Do anyone know if there is a such thing as gasket sealant in a caulking tube?
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    4.0 OHV Gasket Question.

    Hello, I recently took my truck into a shop a few weeks ago because I suspect that at 160,000 miles the intake gaskets need to be replaced. My question is how many sets of gaskets does this engine have? As far as I know there's an upper intake gasket, a lower intake gasket, and a head gasket(the...