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Question Asked: transfer case leaking? what is recommended? leak near the plug.
April 07, 2013, 10:34 AM
have it welded? cost? recommendation?
Question Asked: remove and install and overhaul rear differential carrier?
April 07, 2013, 10:33 AM
remove and replace rear control arms including parts for passenger control arm and driver control arm
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Problem Reported: Explorer rear end noise
July 08, 2012, 03:42 PM
Problem Reported: Plastic Intake Manifold May Crack Causing Coolant Leak
February 03, 2011, 11:11 AM
<p>The 1997-2001 Ford Explorer V8 with a 100% plastic <a href="/intake-manifold">intake manifold</a>&nbsp; is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger the <a href="/check-engine-light">check engine light</a> and <a href="/low-coolant-level-warning-light">low engine coolant warning light</a>.</p> <p>The engine coolant leak is from a factory defect, which causes cracking on the front coolant passage of the intake manifold. In a very short time, this leak will lead to engine overheating issues, especially while the vehicle is idling. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Between 1999 and 2001, Ford released an updated version of this engine, known as the 'PI' version with a metal coolant passage on the front of the intake manifold, to prevent future issues.</p> <p>There is no factory authorized repair for the intake manifold, and replacement is required to correct the engine coolant leak and overheating issues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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