My 1999 Ford explorer is burning oil and white smoke. I found oil in the carburetor and coming out the exhaust. Coming down the interstate today the check engine light came on running ragged now?

Asked by Jun 08, 2015 at 04:51 PM about the 1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLS SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I need help asap because this is my only
vehicle!

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You need a re-manufactured engine your's is blown. If you have a V6 4.0, two were offered in 99 the 4.0 SOHC and the old style 4.0 push rod. A 4.0 from any year newer will be the SOHC engine. I'd choose the 4.0 push rod engine as the SHOC engines had problems with cam guides which are expensive to replace.

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