Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
What engine? 4.0 ohv or 4.0 sohc or 5.0 v8?
Posted on May 29, 2011
Timing Chain Ford Explorer
And the question is ?
Too much work to even get to it,
working in your driveway
Best left to not just any pro,but
one with experience
Posted on May 29, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are 2 different 4.0L type engines on Ford Explorers if it is the VIN letter E (8th number reading left to right) then yes it has a timing chain on the back and there are 3 timing chains on the front. You will need special tools to hold the timing in place whille you change the chains. You can buy them from several different tool manufacturers. I bought mine from Snap-on but it was several hundred dollars and came with many different adapters for several different engines. But be prepared to spend a little money they aren't cheap even the small sets. Depending upon how much you'll use them you may want to see how much it would cost to have it done or try to find someone to loan you some. If you do then it's just a matter of following the procedure in the maintenance manual. As far as how hard is it? It isn't rocket science but I would make sure you read over the procedure in a repair manual, see if you can get the special tools you will need and depending upon your mechanical aptitude determine if it's something you want to tackle yourself. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
They will not loan you the tools.....how else will they continue to rip off the average garage junkie and make lots of money?
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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