Question about 1999 Ford Explorer
How do i get to and repair crankshaft or change and what procedures do i need to carry it out.
My first question would be why do you believe the crankshaft is damaged but to answer your question a repair of this sort is going to require removing the engine from the vehicle, draining all fluids and placing it on an engine stand so that you can rotate it. Once that is accomplished (whew - a lot of work to this point) you can remove the oil pan exposing the crankshaft. Assuming the crankshaft is not physically broken which could have damaged other parts the removal will involve removing the connecting rod caps and if there is room pushing the connecting rod/piston assembly down in the cylinder bore. If there is not enough room, and the proper way to do it is to remove the heads and take out the piston/connecting rod assemblies. With that completed, you can then unbolt the main crankshaft caps and remove the crankshaft. Just about all crankshaft repair must be done by a machine shop to ensure that bearing clearances and surfaces are properly measured and finished.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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