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Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-23-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Pitted thermostat mounting surface...

I think they do that on some of the newer models. I've seen some housings with only 1 sensor opening. The other is blocked.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-23-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Pitted thermostat mounting surface...

^^ This guy is probably WAY smarter than I am.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-23-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Pitted thermostat mounting surface...

RE Sensor/Sender:

The 2 parts may look nearly identical. They should be 2 different colors though. One is a SENSOR, for use by your computer, the other is the SENDER, used for your temp gauge in...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-23-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

General rule is that you shouldn't use RTV + a seal. I'll look at your thread.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-23-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

I'm working on an explorer, so photo definitely looks right to me.

The new unit is leaking where the top cover and lower housing come together.

Pull the 3 bolts out in your photo, the cover...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-23-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

New o ring from Auto Zone leaked worse. I'm ripping all that junk out and taking it back.

I'm actually probably buying a new car. The explorer will become a utility vehicle instead of my daily...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-21-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

I absolutely cannot get the new housing to stop leaking where the top and bottom connect. I'm waiting for a ride to go to AutoZone since they said maybe the o-ring that came in the kit is not working...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-20-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

Nothing goes quite right for me, lol. I'll be redoing work tomorrow. For some reason, the replacement housing is leaking. It looks like it's the top part of the housing that's leaking, so at least...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-20-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

I gotta be honest, taking the intake off was not that bad. If I can do it, anyone can. It gives you SO MUCH more space to work.

There was no way this thing was coming out without removing the...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-13-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

The other thing I may try too is unplugging and removing each sensor, and unhooking the vacuum line I noticed in my way. That might give me the clearance I need to move the housing out around the...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-13-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Leaking Thermostat housing

Well I started this job today, and had to abort part way through. I'm starting to think it was replaced before.

I tried to go the non-intake-removal route, but as I got close to the point of...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 07-24-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Doctor Wily
Leaking Thermostat housing

2000 Ford Explorer SOHC has a leaking thermostat housing. Shocking right?

Anyway, I'm hoping to take care of it this weekend. Any recommendations for parts? It's my understanding that the dorman...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-18-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By Doctor Wily
Whelp, she's makin' noise! 2000 Explorer timing?

Howdy,

I have a 2000 Explorer 4.0 SOHC with about 125k on the clock. I was having some issues w/ heat/overheat, and was working on my cooling system today. I decided while I was under the hood,...
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-27-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: bad shake between about 45mph and 80mph

I considered that possibility too. I will give that check next time I get a chance. My front pinion seal is leaking, so there's another breadcrumb. Fluid is up to proper level, but u-joint...
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-23-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: bad shake between about 45mph and 80mph

I'm hoping to get some work done this weekend. Rear axle seal, possibly axle bearings depending on how ambitious I get. Also rear brakes (need to fix axle leak before putting new brakes on), and may...
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-21-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: bad shake between about 45mph and 80mph

there's a couple weights, but are they old? who knows. Maybe the left the old weights on, and got it "close enough" or something.

I hate it when people work on my vehicle. I had 2 separate places...
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-21-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: bad shake between about 45mph and 80mph

Thanks man. I'll be honest, I didn't see them spin the tires on a machine, so I'm wondering if they just used one of those bubble balance things. I'll head back to the tireshop and have them...
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-21-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: bad shake between about 45mph and 80mph

Tires are a Cooper StarFire 340 I believe. I didn't see exactly how they were balanced/runout check.

I don't expect these are spectacular tires, but I really am a bit concerned that I got taken...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 09-21-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Doctor Wily
Stupid lean code fix

Many of you may already be aware of this, but I just wanted to share it again.

I recently had an oil change done on my explorer (4.0 sohc) out of convenience. I was on my way out of town and...
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-21-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Doctor Wily
bad shake between about 45mph and 80mph

Howdy friends,

I have a 2000 Explorer XLS w/ the 4.0 SOHC, 4x4, automatic. 120k miles.

Last week I did some work to the truck for a 500 mile round trip drive. I found I had a wicked worn front...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-14-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Doctor Wily
carrier thru pin removal?

I found the other day that I have a pretty significant leak in my rear axle and need to replace my driver side axle seal. I see to remove the axle, the pin in the differential needs to be removed,...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-12-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,711
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Electrical problem

Are you thinking perhaps the reverse jump has been a red herring this whole time?
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-12-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Idle fluctuating

I was going to say it sounded like it may be a vacuum leak. Quick 'n easy fix :)
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-12-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,711
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Electrical problem

That's why you make the big bucks ;)
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-12-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,711
Posted By Doctor Wily
Re: Electrical problem

So you're up and running now? congrats
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