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2000 explorer sport timing chain replacement instructions

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2000 explorer sport timing chain replacement instructions
good evening, do you have a SOHC or and OHV engine?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
OHV -You've already answered this question for complete (foolproof) step-by-step instructions for replacing timing chain 160 HP (VIN 1FMYU70E9YUA07797). Answer looked to be right on. Just forgot to copy url. And, I don't mind paying you guys $30 (and I think I already did) for getting me to do this right first time!
my apolagies, my internet is messing up and the OHV post did notshow on my screen so i figured i'd ask engine type first before i would repost the same thing. but glad you recieved it and if you have any further questions feel free to ask

also , in case you were unaware, i just ran your VIN through Ford's website and you still have an open recall on the vehicle to inspect the brake pressure switch on the reservoir for fluid leaking into the connecter, recall number 05S28. i suggest having this recall performed as a leaking switch can cause a fire to start.


if you are satisfied with my answer, please click 'ACCEPT' so i can get credit for my work and get paid for my time vested, and kindly leave positive feedback as it will be greatfully appreciated.


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks. What's the url of your post of the OHV instructions? ( I found it, but forgot to copy the url, and cannot find.) Is there a link I am missing? Here?
Appreciate your quick response!
what do you mean with the url? i am not too computer literate, automotive yes but not too computer savvy. if you have patience i can save and upload each picture individually but it might take about a half hour if you can wait
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
You had step-by-step, with illustrations (that I didn't see before I registered with you'll).
Started out with "rotate engine until #1 cylinder is at TDC and timing marks aligned..."
That's what I need, and where's the "accept" button to give you positive feedback?
Thanks again!
your screen as inquirer will be different from mine but there should be an 'accept' link in this report or in tools menu, or you can do as i and refer the help tab lol
maybe it is because i didnt submit any answer as an 'answer' try selecting this as an accept
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Great! I finally see an accept button. Looking forward to your information (that I think you already posted.) Appreciate it!
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the oil pan.
  4. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  5. Disconnect the lower radiator hose.
  1. Disconnect the heater water hose from the water pump.
  1. Disconnect the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the drive belt tensioner.
  2. Disconnect the generator electrical connectors.
  1. Remove the generator mounting bracket.
  1. Remove the A/C bracket-to-water pump brace.
  1. Remove the wire harness retainer.
  1. Remove the engine front cover.
    1. Remove the bolts and the nuts.
    1. Remove the front cover and the gasket.


  1. Remove the timing chain tensioner.
  1. Align the timing marks.
  1. Remove the bolt.
  1. Remove the timing chain and the timing gears as an assembly.
  1. Remove the timing chain guide.

Torque Specifications
Oil filter adapter bolt5742-
Water pump to front cover bolts and studs8.5-126-9-
Engine front cover bolts and studs17-2113-15-
Timing chain guide bolts1310-
Timing chain tensioner bolts10-89
Camshaft sprocket bolt6447-
Rocker arm shaft boltsa aaa
Valve cover boltsaaaa
Ignition coil nuts6-53
Oil filter1310-
Upper intake manifold nuts2317-
Wiring harness retainer nuts1511-
EGR valve to exhaust manifold tube nut4030-
EGR outlet tube bracket nut4735-
EGR valve bolts2518-
Camshaft thrust plate bolts118-
Oil pan bolts and nuts8-71
Oil pump screen cover bolts118-
Oil pump bolts1813-
Connecting rod bearing cap nutsaaaa
Crankshaft main bearing cap boltsaaaa
Crankshaft oil baffle nuts1915-
Cylinder head boltsaaaa
Lower intake manifold boltsaaaa
Flywheel boltaaaa
Crankshaft pulley boltaaaa
Crankshaft position sensor9-12-80-106
Exhaust manifold to cylinder head bolts20-2515-18-
Water pump pulley bolts22-2817-20-
Thermostat housing bolts2518-
Generator mounting bracket bolts40-5530-40-
A/C compressor mounting bracket brace bolts4735-
A/C manifold tube bolt2015-
Spark plugs2015-
Transmission cooler line bracket bolts.13-1710-12-
Engine insulator mount nuts (lower)9066-
Fuel injection supply manifold studs1511-
Oil level indicator tube nut2518-
Engine wire harness bulkhead connector bolt10-12-89-106
Bell housing bolts40-5530-40-
Battery cable bracket bolt1511-
Bulkhead connector bolt6-53
Engine ground wire bolt10-89
PCM connector bolt6-53
Engine harness ground10-89
Oil pressure sensor2015-
Engine insulator mount nuts (upper)88-13265-97-
Cylinder identification sensor screws2.5-3.5-23-30
Exhaust manifold-to-exhaust inlet crossover pipe bolts4030-
Oil pan drain plug2619-
Oil filter adapter bolt55-6041-44-
Torque converter mounting nuts3526-
Front driveshaft CV joint bolts3022-
Axle-to-frame bolts7052-
are you able to view the procedure now? let me kno if there is anything else you need. i also posted the torque specs for reassemly
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the torque specs. I have XP, but the pics are a GIF in file type I can't open up.
(Still). Can you email? [email protected]
Or some other work-a-round?
Appreciate your help!
I won't be checking back until tomorrow night..
Thanks again
i am unable to email, for your privacy this site blocks out sensitive information such as email and displays as all X's. i will try to upload the pix again later today
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks Chris!
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Good Morning Chris.
Still cannot open these pics. (A dll extension - some sort of a gif.)
Try it yourself. Can you?
I've got to go to work now. Can you please try to post pics that we can open up?
Thank you.
please let me know if you are able to view the images now
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you Chris.
I'll run with it now.
Appreciate your getting the images up.
Have a good day.
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