Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
How to replace rear freeze plug
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We had the same problem with our 99 explorer there could be two seperate problems , problem # 1lock mechinism is very dirty from road dirt, take inside panel off and clean than spray with lubricant, problem # 2 bad lock actuator needs replacement ! good luck!!!!!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
you must remove brakes, then remove axle nut, then remove upper control arm and finally tie rod stabilizer, remove axle from car then bearing can be accessed. this is a difficult job that requires special tools so be careful
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
make sure there is no material from the old plug left in the hole. clean inside hole with light grade emory cloth. put some hi-temp sealer on the mating surface of the plug. tap into place hollwed side out, edge flush with the engine surface. measure the hole precisely to get the correct size plug. access to hole may be limited.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
You would need to provide more information for an exact estimate such as auto or manual trans, trans model and engine size. I'll assume it's the most popular 4.0L with an auto trans and 4x4. The book time to remove the transmission (depends on which labor book) is 5.8 hours plus .3 flywheel removal plus approx .5 to replace the plugs. The cooling system will have to be purged of air .8 and the coolant should be replaced. Multiply 7.4 hours times the shop rate example: $99.00 per hour would be approx. $740.00 in labor plus parts. Freeze plugs are cheap and coolant will be approx. $25. Good luck :o)
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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