The Results of a Clogged Rear Axle Vent
The vent on this rear axle was clogged, causing moisture to become trapped
in the axle and differential, resulting in the rust colored mud like
First Drive With Wicked Wheel 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel
Click this link to watch the Wicked Wheel installation video:
Taking the 2001 Ford Excursion 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel out for the first
drive after installing the wicked wheel turbo charger intake wheel. turbo stall is gone and whistle is louder. Love
it, best $80 I ever spent on this truck.
Replacing Thermostat Housing in 02 Ford Explorer V6 4.0L (upper and lower housing)
In this video I am showing the procedure I used to replace the entire lower
and upper housing unit.
Ford repair dept estimated 450.00 charge. I was able to do this for about
It was 98.00 for the complete lower and upper unit including the
thermostat. The temperature sensor was also replaced but not shown in the
video for about $15.00. It required about 2.5 gallons of antifreeze to
refill the system at a charge of $30.00.
Total repair costs = $145.00 and about 45min - 1hr labor.
Hope this helps, just check for leaks and allow the system to work the air
out of the lines.
@ 5:26 I used the term washer.....I am referring to the rubber seal or
gasket. Sorry for using the incorrect term :( No washers are used, only
rubber gaskets or o-rings.
2002 Ford Explorer Thermostat Housing Coolant Leak Repair Part 1
Purchase the complete kit for this repair here:
Learn to diagnose and repair a 2002 Ford Explorer coolant leak. In this
video we are replacing the thermostat housing where the coolant was
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As7xUNY0S_I
Chevy Aveo Plastic Thermostat Housing Leaks
Chevy Aveo Thermostat Housing Leaks. Got this car in that was running hot
and leaking coolant. After inspecting the car I found a leak near the
thermostat housing. I also noticed the housing was made of plastic and was
one piece with the thermostat inside. Needing to change the thermostat I
priced the one piece thermostat housing and it was over $80. After looking
we found there is a aluminum replacement thermostat housing that is two
piece and allows the thermostat to be changed. The best part is it is only
half the price of the one piece plastic thermostat housing. I also noticed
on the engine ,it had some pits where the o ring is supposed to seal. You
also need to remove the washers on the factory bolts so they fit the new
2002-2005 Ford Explorer Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
Use Blue Medium Strength Locitie on all Fasteners
Wheel Lug Nuts- 100 ft lbs
Lower Arm to Knuckle Bolt- 111 ft lbs
Upper Arm & Toe Link Nuts- 66 ft lbs
Toe Link to Rear Crossmember Nut- 66 ft lbs
Axle Nut- 203 ft lbs
Caliper Bolts- 24 ft lbs
New R/C Channel R/C Addict Makuloco-
Ford Tech Makuloco-
R/C Addict Makuloco-
Ford 4.6l 3v & 5.4L 3v Camshaft Phaser Knocking Noise Fix
In this video I detail Camshaft Phaser repair on the 5.4l 3v engines but
the procedure is the same for the 4.6l 3v engine.
Torque to 30 ft lbs then an additional 90 degrees.
The crankshaft is always being turned in a clockwise direction until the
last positioning of the crankshaft in which we spin it counter clockwise
Proper positioning of cam lobes for roller follower removal.
RH Bank Cylinder 1-
LH Bank Cylinder 5-
Valve Cover Torque 90in lbs Sequence-
Old LH Valve Cover-
Old RH Valve Cover-
New LH Valve Cover-
New RH Valve Cover-