HOW TO REMOVE HEADS FROM 2002 FORD EXPLORE4.0

Asked by Feb 11, 2015 at 04:00 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

Too much to write out here. You really should get a Chilton's or equal book, and don't tackle that job if you don't have a good tool set. I couldn't find any step-by-step online

46,125

Head removal on an overhead camshaft engine is not for 95% of the do it your selfers. The camshaft's timing has to be spot on when reassembling or valve to piston contact can result. As FordNut said a Chiltons book will be helpful, but I would leave this engine repair to someone that knows what they are doing.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Ditto to Bob's answer. You might open a can of worms that will end up costing you more that is would have had to

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
18,260

The 4.0 has two cam chains, one in the front and one in the back. As Bob said the timing has to be exact. Besides, if the chain guide is worn on the rear cam drive the engine has to be removed from the vehicle to service it.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo
Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 72,523 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 10,060
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,100
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,056 Great Deals out of 74,518 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Expedition
453 Great Deals out of 24,841 listings starting at $1,150
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
558 Great Deals out of 28,837 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford F-150
2,180 Great Deals out of 206,246 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Durango
268 Great Deals out of 22,667 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Highlander
341 Great Deals out of 24,351 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Escape
1,416 Great Deals out of 93,952 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota 4Runner
242 Great Deals out of 20,405 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Pilot
382 Great Deals out of 21,473 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
269 Great Deals out of 22,540 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Yukon
352 Great Deals out of 17,899 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 44,508 listings starting at $22,710
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
180 Great Deals out of 5,329 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
171 Great Deals out of 4,580 listings starting at $13,890
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
225 Great Deals out of 6,129 listings starting at $9,990
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
117 Great Deals out of 2,994 listings starting at $7,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.