How to replace timing belt cover gasket 1996 Ford Explorer

Asked by Mar 16, 2010 at 02:34 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 2wd Explorer 4.0L V6 that is leaking coolant around the front timing chain cover. Is it necessary to remove the oil pan in order to replace the timing cover gasket?
Does the engine need to be taken out to remove the oil pan on this vehicle?

1 Answer

1,025

its a good idea to replace the oil pan gasket at the same time, but I don't think you have to. I think you just have to take the the front 2 bolts out of the oil pan, as they thread into the timing cover. I don't remember ever doing an oil pan on an 4x4 explorer or 4x4 ranger...but I have done a couple on 2wd rangers, and the transmission had to come out.

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    12,740
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,130
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
418 Great Deals out of 22,209 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,116 Great Deals out of 74,161 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,325 Great Deals out of 198,656 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
668 Great Deals out of 38,328 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner
251 Great Deals out of 33,600 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
310 Great Deals out of 23,101 listings starting at $1,395
Used GMC Yukon
310 Great Deals out of 22,501 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 41,564 listings starting at $22,572
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
154 Great Deals out of 6,023 listings starting at $17,900
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
162 Great Deals out of 4,555 listings starting at $14,995
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
278 Great Deals out of 6,875 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 2,700 listings starting at $8,975

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.