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    Ford Explorer OHV 4l OD Light flashing!

    Hey, i got the infamous OD light flashing on me... And at first the truck was all normal. But now when i stop at a Junction to wait on a car its like the converter stops working. You can push Down the throtlle, and rev the engine. But you won't move before you change it from "drive" to "1" gear...
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    Tried everything possible on my 4.0 ohv Need help please!

    Hello! I have a 1998 4.0ohv 4wd. Recently I got the p1309 code and also the p0171,p074 bank 1 and 2 lean codes. I proceed to change out the Cam Position Sensor and syncro. I did them both correctly exactly by the book. Made sure to put the engine at top dead center ect. I reset the computer (...
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    2003 ford explorer 4.0 ohv swap to sohc 4.0

    Hi there guys really just honestly seeing if its worth it to swap the sohc engine into my 2003 explorer with the ohv engine and what would be needed for it. Just looking for some insite i do have some experience with them and if possible il do it in the mear future! Lemme know what you guys...
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    1999 Explorer 4.0 OHV Trouble Shooting

    I know this question has been asked a lot but I need help. I bought this exploder and it has a hard start situation most of the time and check engine light with the infamous lean bank 1 and 2. The hard starting is random, sometimes it will start right up after sitting overnight. Temperature...
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    OEM Fan Alternatives?

    Hello fellow X owners. After some research and a few mind changing finds, I have come to ask a for the knowledge of the elders. My factory clutch driven fan is cracked between blades like almost all of our plastic fans are. My clutch is fine so I can reuse that. But I was looking for non plastic...
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    Coolant disappearing, where's it coming from though...

    So I've know that I had a few minor leaks since I got my Explorer last year. I just recently replaced my valve cover gaskets and cleaned up that minor oil leak. Now I have a coolant leak that seems to be getting worse. I had thought it was this hose here This is on the bottom driver side of the...
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    98 Explorer Sport 4x4 Conversion

    Debating on the idea of converting my RWD Explorer Sport into a 4x4. Has anyone attempted this and any idea on what parts might be needed? I do have a Manual Transmission and wondering if that would affect anything. Any ideas are welcome and would be greatly appreciated!
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    New Pacesetter headers not lining up!

    Hello everyone! I just did a head job and with that added Pacesetter headers to my OHV engine. They dont seem to line up perfectly with the y pipe. Has anyone had this experience before? Do I just need to get better bolt and torque them down as hard as i can? Also can anyone confirm that there...
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    Gen 1 Intake Plenum on 2nd Gen OHV

    Can anyone verify for me that a Gen 1 aluminum intake plenum will fit my 98 OHV? I've heard that the smooth plastic from the Gen 2 may flow better, but I'd really like to convert it to the metal intake both for quality/"Metal! H*ll Yeah!". I'd likely paint it and maybe some light porting. Any of...
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    99 SOHC Auto to OHV Manual Swap?

    Hey guys! Hope I'm posting this in the right spot. I've looked around and I may very well be blind but I couldn't find a specific answer to my question so I thought I'd just ask. I have 2 99' Explorers: 09/99 SOHC XLT UQ Automatic (5 speed I believe?). VIN number has the "E". 04/99 OHV...
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    Any tips for changing the TPS?

    Is it just as simple as removing the bolts and putting the new one on? Or is there a trick to it? I've heard about the bolts breaking but that's all the info I can find on this site.
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    need valve covers for 4.0 ohv

    Need a rust free good set of valve covers for my 2000 explorer 4.0 ohv. Apparently doing the gaskets twice in a lil over a year has not stopped the oil leak and now im trying to find a good set and have had no luck locating them in the aftermarket parts
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    4.0 OHV Oil Filter Mount: quick questions

    Hay explorer forums. I've got a 95' 4.0 OHV Explorer with a small leak that appears to be coming from the oil filter mount (not the filter). I've done some research and have even found another topic to reference. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233462 What I need to...
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    4.0 OHV eaton m90 supercharger help

    Hey so I am soon to be acquiring a eaton m90 supercharger with a custom intake plenum for the OHV 4.0 and am thinking of running it at about 6-7 psi I know their is things that are needed for proper tuning such as bigger fuel injectors but what else would I need any help would be great
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    Acceptable temp/heat for pushrods and rockers / Applying engine coatings

    I'm trying to find out the max acceptable heat/temp I can expose pushrods and/or rockers to, without damaging them. It is known that the 4.0L-OHV has poor top end / valve train oiling; often leading to premature wear of pushrod ends and pushrod cups in the rockers. So, I thought I would try...
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    4x4 kick in while turning slow

    my 4 wheel drive binds and moans while i ture left or right at slow speed.anyone ever have this problem.if i take my front drive shaft out it dosnt do it???????:(
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    Help with temp and idle problems

    Hello, I have a 98 explorer with 198K miles, its a standard if that matters with the OHV engine. So I have two questions, first, The guy I bought it from stuck a piece of cardboard between the radiator and the grill so that the temp gauge will rise to about a quarter inch below the N in NORMAL...
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    Blew head gasket, added Irontite sealant

    So as the title says, the head gasket let go on my 96 Ranger 4.0 OHV @ 163,000 kms. It was an external leak on the passenger side. Pissed coolant all over the ground and was running hot - but not quite at "H", and I limped it home. Since a pricey repair is a questionable investment at this...
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    4WD Parts?

    I'm looking to convert my 2WD OHV to 4WD, yeah I know how much easier it is to just buy a 4x4 X instead of going through this process but I really love my truck and I have the money right now to do this. As far as I know I'll need a transfer case, front and rear drive shafts, front diff to match...
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    97 Explorer oil pump WOES!!!

    Hi fellas! It's been a long time since I've had to post regarding some sort of problem... Here's the deal: I have a 1997 Explorer (4.0L OHV) that my mother and stepdad gave me about a 1 1/2 yrs ago. When they gave it to me, they neglected to inform me that it has always had a clogged oil...
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    MAF and Throttle body swap on 4.0 OHV

    Wanting to find out what LARGER MAF and Throttle bodies will work on my 92 4.0 explorer. I searched around and from what i found, the 5.0 throttle body will NOT fit correct? i have a custom 3'' intake, custom exhaust, and im just looking to up my mpgs and performance with little stuff here and there
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    Tips on running a 4.0 OHV with SOHC ECU/PCM?

    I've been combing the net trying to find some reliable answers to this question. I have a 98 XLT, the SOHC is on its way out. I don't care about power loss moving to an OHV, i just despise the design of the SOHC and want to put it out of the picture. SO! From what i've found is that the 4.0...
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    Top 5 performance modifications for a newbie.

    Hey guys, It's my first time on the forum. I got a 2000 Explorer XLS 4.0 OHV. I was recently at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this past weekend. And I loved it. It got me to want to boost my Explorer. I was wondering what were some of you guys' best performance modifications on a...
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    M5OD Noises 1st and 2nd from Clutch

    [FONT="Georgia"]Hey all, I've been looking for about an hour to diagnose this sound, but without any luck, I've decided to ask you guys. So my problem, I'm having a strange clicking noise from my transmission when letting the clutch out in 1st and second. My truck is a 1988 Explorer Sport 2...
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    2000 OHV Coolant Leak - Location Known, need some help please

    Hey everyone, I have a 2000 Explorer Sport with the OHV engine. For the past year or so, I've had a coolant leak but I could never identify where it was. I finally found the spot, and I took a picture: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/20110426132935.jpg/ The leak is coming from...