The Ford Explorer V6 engine used in each generation has varied, though. Pull hose and rigid tube out of the intake breather hose. Remove the wiring harness from the mass airflow sensor. If so, it could be a head gasket or cracked head or block throwing excessive pressure into the coolant, and causing everything to blow out the overflow. You will not get it right and you will do engine damge if you don't have all the special tools necessary.
Once the socket is seated, use your stubby socket to back it out. In case you're about to undertake the same project, I wanted to offer what I learned from my experience. Or, is it a lot easier on the 2000 model? The Explorer's cabin offered 43. . Using the flat screwdriver, remove the front passenger's side hub cap. First manufactured in 1990, the Ford Explorer is a popular sport utility vehicle that has seen multiple generations.
Be nice to your engine! Pour the Marvel in with your oil and let the engine idle for up to 2 hours. Failure to do so may result in stripping the treads on the engine, the plug, or both. Store it out of the way. Once you get to the driver's side, you can access the plugs from above. It could be partially open, allowing some coolant through but not enough to cool the engine. I think I'll bite the bullet and enjoy a drink while I watch an episode of Buckwild.
Ease of access to all three of these plugs is primarily the reason why you just removed the tire and wheel well. You may find it easier to thread the plugs back in to their holes by hand by using the spark plug socket; be sure the threads are completely seated before using a ratchet to tighten them. Maybe from lack of oil changes or over rev of engine. Repair shop drove 50 miles and could not duplicate. Replace each plug and wire one at a time using plenty of anti-seize compound and spark plug boot grease. No problem codes found in computer.
You give the impression that this job, even though it is doable it can be a hassle. Be patient, work purposefully, and be prepared to spend between two and four hours on this project. This 16-valve motor has a 4-inch bore, 3-inch stroke and a compression ratio of 9. Ground clearance for all models is 6. I have a Haynes manual for my vehicle; I found it was vague on what would be involved to change the spark plugs. The 1999 Explorer sits on a 111.
Go to the auto parts store and buy good oil and filter and get a can of Marvel Mystery Oil red can and make sure the engine is 1 quart low on oil. First let me say that I hope you have all the special tools necessary to align and install the chains. Engine will loose power for a period of time under one min. There are four 4 Phillips screws and four 4 8mm screws that secure it to the vehicle. I suggest starting with the passenger's side first to get the most frustrating part of this project out of the way.
I found out firsthand today why tune-ups are so expensive. Happens most of the time after long highway speed driving. The second-generation Explorer was introduced in 1996 and featured updated styling, yet still employed the same underpinnings of the original. This motor generates 215 hp at 4,200 rpm and 288 ft. Pull the wheel well out of the fender. On the passenger's side, you'll see the two front spark plug boots quite easily. The first generation used a 4.
If you have the engine out, there is a knock out plug, similar to a freeze plug on the back of the block, located inside the bellhousing area, that you will have to knock out… The thermostat could still be the problem. Work on a cool engine with a disconnected battery. Problem when driving long distances on expressways. It could also be a partially blocked radiator. The variety of engine styles used in different generations of Ford Explorer mean that it is essential to know your model year when shopping through the large inventory on eBay. You may notice a vacuum reservoir black spherical component with two small vacuum lines; it is secured by the 10mm bolts that you did not remove earlier. On the 1999 Explorer with the 4.