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    Rebuilt 4.0 SOHC - Bad Oil Pressure

    I recently pulled my 4.0 motor and completely redid all of the chains and guides. I even put in a new water pump and oil pump. Finally got it all together and back in the truck. Everything seems great, except I am now having an oil pressure issue…. Now I understand the gauge is largely...
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    Strange Oil Gauge Issue

    My oil gauge is going crazy lately when I accelerate and moves a bit at idle. This has happened before because my original oil switch broke. But after replacing it the problem went away. That was a few years ago. This time my oil gauge is going crazy but only when my battery gauge is low...
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    Help car wont start

    To give you some history. I have an explorer 2001 with 168k miles. I noticed O/D light flashing everytime I drove longer than 10 minutes or so. Then out of nowhere about 4 months after i first noticed the o/d light, I started it up and heard a bunch of noise in the engine so I parked it and...
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    5.0 foamy oil

    I have a 97 5.0 and I was wondering what caused the foam in my oil fill we just had a bad snow storm in northern Wisconsin and I spent my night pulling people out untill I got stuck on a rock hard snow drift it was framed and at a pretty aggressive angle the front drivers tire was off the...
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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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    Oil Pressure Gauge Sagging?

    Hey nice folks, Thanks for the plethora of information I've already found using the search function. Over 20 years of fandom sure does add up. I wasn't able to find anything that mimics my current symptoms though. I have a 1992 (original motor, 196k miles), and earlier in 2018, the oil...
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    Burnt oil smell / Oil lamp goes on when full stop

    Hi all, I have a Ford Explorer 2007 xlt. Lately I have changed the oil filter and the oil pan gasket. I have noticed that when I drive the car after a few miles it starts smelling like burnt rubber and when I come to a full stop (eg. at a traffic light) the oil lamp comes on and when I start...
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    4.0 OHV Just Began Using Oil.

    I've got a '99 explorer with the 4.0 OHV engine with 252,000 miles. Until I checked the oil two days ago, I've never seen it use any oil. I changed the oil at 250,000, and most of the miles since have been highway. Is there anything that I can do to help it? It's not bad, but if there's anything...
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    Oil Catch Can Installed

    I installed a 400ml catch can on my 4.0 OHV, since I was tired of finding oil on my IAC every few thousand miles. Is anyone else running one? I can post a list of parts required including hose lengths if anyone is interested. It’s still too early to tell how much oil it’ll catch, but I’m...
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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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    Rear main seal leak additive?

    I noticed by rear main seal was leaking is there a additive you guys can recommend? It's not leaking like crazy but it's noticeable no drops on the driveway yet so hopefully still fixable. Something that will really work I know I should replace the rear main that's the only true way to fix it...
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    What oil are you guys using? Synthetic?

    Knowing the timing chain / tensioner problems these trucks have, the type of oil used might have an impact. What type of engine oil are you guys using - and are you using synthetic? (my sport trac has 87k miles)
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    Massive Oil Leak

    Hey everyone! It's bean YEARS since I've posted on here, but I haven't had an Explorer ince I graduated college. I picked up a 1998 4.0 SOHC recently that had a no start due to a faulty CKPS. $13 later I was on the road bringing it to work to shake it down. I've only done a few small repairs as...
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    Never seen a rear main like this one before...

    So while putting timing chains in my 4.0 SOHC I got to the point of every 4.0 when you install a new rear main because it seems like these things go every 100k miles. But when I did I ran into this seal and it looks nothing like the others I've seen. It's got the metal thing around the crank...
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    Finally did a full gear oil change in rear axle differential on my Explorer

    Finally did a full gear oil change in rear axle differential on my Explorer after 5 years of riding and of course - shoot a detailed video about it!
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    1996 Explorer 5.0 V8 AWD Oil Questions

    Hi all, I have a 1996 Explorer V8 XLT AWD, and it has 206,000 miles. It has had conventional oil changes all it's life, but I was wondering If switching to synthetic would be a good idea. I like the idea of longer change intervals, and better protection, but I'm worried it will start leaking...
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    2003 V6 4.0 Tick, sounds better after warm up

    I have a 2003 XLT 4.0 SOHC V6 with 210,386 miles on it. The engine starts up great but makes a loud ticking sound. I'm assuming it's the hydraulic lifters and that they are gunked up. The sound usually gets quieter when the engine is warmed up, leading me to believe that it is quieting down...
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    How to prime a timing chain tensioner?

    I am replacing the drivers side timing chain tensioner and am having some trouble priming it, would somebody care to explain how you can prime it quickly the right way? :dunno: :feedback: :help:
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    Transmission fluid

    Hello everybody! I love my old ford, and hope to your experience, to get some help. I have some mystical issue with my old explorer xlt 1992. The few mounth ago the oil level in transmission began decreasing. There are no any serious leak under car. So one week ago its begun some strange...
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    Oil change on an sloped driveway?

    Hi everyone. I really need to change my oil and I'm wondering if it's possible and alright to change it on a driveway that's sloped. It's less than 10 degrees so it's not too steep. Has anyone done this? The oil drain bolt is on the rear of the oil pan so it seems ok as long as I park it facing...
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    2000 v8 explorer oil change

    Hello all, I'm changing my oil and oil filter today in my 200 Ford Explorer 5.0 and need to go out and buy tools, from someone with experience could you tell me exactly what tools I will need and what sizes. Please and thanks !
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    Weird Non-metal flakes in Oil

    Hello, During an oil change this morning I found what i thought was metal flakes that were fairly large (http://imgur.com/SOhsUlt) Looking at them now and messing with them they don't seem to be metal cause they easily break with just barely finger pressure. Maybe some hard wood type gasket or...
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    Ticking sound on acceleration 2013 V6

    I recently went in for an oil change approx 1,000 miles ago and have noticed a ticking/clicking sound when accelerating in drive(I can not duplicate while in park). I checked the oil level and it's within the acceptable range. It is some what loud and definitely noticeable that it's coming from...
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    Burning Smell After Steep Incline

    Today I drove a 180 mile trip in my Gen 2 Explorer. They last stretch was somewhat curve up hill roads. Constant 2500 rpm uphill, pretty much. When we got to our cabin there was a burning smell and some slight smoking according to my family members. I could smell it but didn't see any smoke. One...
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    2000 4.0L SOHC Oil Gauge

    Hey all, I have a 2000 Ford Explorer 4.0L SOHC and while driving on the highway my oil pressure gauge dropped below L. After pulling over, the engine started to run roughly and rattle so I immediately shut it off. Upon inspection of the oil level, I don't seem to be leaking or burning oil. Does...