How, What exact procedure do you need to do to pull the front cover off after the water pump? All the literature I have (AlldataDIY.com) says that the engine must be pulled.
Please explain the procedure in detail.
Have you ever done this on a ford 4.0 in a 96 explorer?
If not, I would prefer to chat with someone who has personal experience.
Ok, I have done this on a chevy 454 in a Class A motorhome recently. I was able to raise the engine with a jack, snake the one piece gasket in and reinstall the tin pan.
That pan is different from a 4.0 L in the Ford Explorer. If you notice they talk about alignment and shimming the pan so it will not engage the flywheel. The pan is cast aluminum and it is a different animal .
So I just want to be clear... Have you completed a pan gasket and a timing chain install in a 96 four wheel drive Ford Explorer?
The reason I am so insistent is that I do not want to get in there, raise the engine, then find out I have to drop the front diff and I still can't do it easily.
Last question, any estimate of time to do it this way?