rod bearings on 2002 Ford Excursion

i need to change my rod bearings and i was wondering if i could do it from the oil pan with the engine still in the vehicle. thanks

by in Oakdale, CA on February 17, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on February 17, 2010
Sometimes its possible to change the rod bearings without pulling the engine but the book shows a time of 18.9 hours which includes R & I the engine and if the crank journals are damaged you will need to have the crankshaft turned anyway.
ANSWER by on July 08, 2010
You can remove the transmission to remove the crankshaft which should be turned or replaced along with the connecting rod and bearings.
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