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Removing motor anyone got a step guide for removing the motor of 1998 ford explorer

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What do you want to know about it? I just did it. I bought a Hanes manual to give me some pointers, it really wasn't much help, but it did come in handy a few times. The one thing I did and highly reccommend is to get a digital camera and TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES before dismanteling and during dismanteling, you should take pictures of every angle. Remove the guard in the wheel wells and take them from that angle too. You should have about 150 -200 pics. Then put them on your computer, so you can blow them up to get a better view. This will come in handy when you put the engine back in. It will help you on routing of hoses, gas lines, etc.
Another thing I know you will need is a 32MM flat iron open end wrench to remove and re-install your fan.
I hope this helps you at least get a start.
BTW. Which engine are you taking out? I did a 4.0 SOCH and the started was a real ***** to get out and a bigger one to get in. Everything else was just more or less just nuts and bolts.
You will have to unblot the torque converter from inside the opening where your starter is. 4 bolts, marke one with paint or something to get it back in the same position.
Good Luck, (I don't envy you on this job!!!!!)
Let me know if this helped you at all.
Oh, BTW, are you rebuilding your engine or replacing it with a different one? The reason I asked is because I replaced mine and I thought the wiring loom was the same, but I was missing the connection for the alternetor and I had to change the loom. The problem was I hadne't noticed it until I had the engine in and was hookinh everythig up. It would have been much easier to do it when the engine was out.



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