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I have 99 ford explorer and can not get ring and pinion out. I have done this several times before on other fords but this one will not come out, any ideas why? or what I can do to get it out? thanks Dean

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Odds are you've got what's called a "ridge ring" at the top of the cylinder, created by the wearing action of the rings as they traverse the cylinder wall.

You can purchase a tool to remove this (called a ridge reamer) at any auto parts store.

Good luck!

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