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Old 02-29-2016, 07:23 PM   #76 (permalink)
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funny. there are 2 06 f150's across the street from me that are 3v.
We are talking about the 4.6's, not the 5.4 cub scout
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We are talking about the 4.6's, not the 5.4 cub scout
that doesn't make the vehicle any better.
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And i do recall you didn't say 4.6 in your post. Hard to be on the same page when you only post half the information on the facts. Before the 3v 5.4 the 5.4 was also a spark plug shooter. So your post could have been taken either way cupcake.
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:56 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Update time.
I found a 03 Explorer with 170k and a bad tranny, 4.6 v8 nearly as nice of shape as my Mountaineer for 400 bucks. It was 4 hours away so me and my brother hooked on the trailer jumped in the truck, and headed there yesterday morning. The thing started right up, seems to run great. Nice guy with family in nice neighborhood so I don't think it was beat on. It backs up fine but is slow to go forward, it did drive on the trailer under it's own power. He said he replaced some solenoid on the tranny and it didn't help it hence the sale. Could there be something else to get the tranny up and running or just forget that idea? LOL
Any tips or tricks on pulling the mortors?
It seems like a read somewhere about taking on side or the other motor mounts and the opposite side to just take the bolt out.
My main concern on removing the Mountaineer engine is getting the exhaust bolts off so I can re use them.

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Your swapping a motor and your biggest concern is re using the exhaust bolts? WTF?
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Your swapping a motor and your biggest concern is re using the exhaust bolts? WTF?
Yeah, I'm old and crippled and don't want to spend any more time under it than I have to. Fortunately my brother has a two post lift in his garage. I am just looking for easy peasy.
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:25 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm old and crippled and don't want to spend any more time under it than I have to. Fortunately my brother has a two post lift in his garage. I am just looking for easy peasy.
Why not swap trans then? Much easier to do esp with a lift.
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:31 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Why not swap trans then? Much easier to do esp with a lift.
My brother and I were talking about doing just that.
The Merc is still in better shape, already registered and insured, but who knows, we'll see when we pull it in the shop.
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And i do recall you didn't say 4.6 in your post. Hard to be on the same page when you only post half the information on the facts. Before the 3v 5.4 the 5.4 was also a spark plug shooter. So your post could have been taken either way cupcake.
Sorry, I gave you too much credit and assumed you had the capability of reading a thread title that included the engine size and vehicle.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:47 AM   #85 (permalink)
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has anyone ever successfully removed ford 4.6 / 5.4 exhaust manifold studs?

if you can leave them alone and just disconnect the exhaust pipes going to the manifolds. fords used to come in all the time at my old job and had to pull out the broken studs, fun job but would take pretty much 8 hours with the right equipment and very rarely did we ever get them all out

i agree with whoever said change out the trans, probably be 10 times easier. also i dont know if its been said but you need a special fitting to fill these transmissions
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:54 AM   #86 (permalink)
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has anyone ever successfully removed ford 4.6 / 5.4 exhaust manifold studs?
I take them out pretty often. Not too big of a deal. Broken ones that are protruding get grabbed with a bad ass set of Snap On pliers, flush ones get welded and removed.
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If I had a 4.6, 5.4 or v10 pulled out of anything I would not put it back in without replacing the manifold bolts. They are going to rot off anyway. Put new ones in while its out and you can get to it.
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Horrible era for Ford.

They are turds.
Here you go 75' FORTY. This is the only post in this thread that is the truth really, and is the most helpful.
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has anyone ever successfully removed ford 4.6 / 5.4 exhaust manifold studs?

if you can leave them alone and just disconnect the exhaust pipes going to the manifolds. fords used to come in all the time at my old job and had to pull out the broken studs, fun job but would take pretty much 8 hours with the right equipment and very rarely did we ever get them all out

i agree with whoever said change out the trans, probably be 10 times easier. also i dont know if its been said but you need a special fitting to fill these transmissions
I usually just remove the old one but have used these in the past with no issues.
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I usually just remove the old one but have used these in the past with no issues.
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Those things are bad ass! Should I order for car or truck? I'm guessing car.
Those are the exhaust bolts I was talking about, not the manifold bolts but I will check them when we get it out.

Thanks for the tip on the transmission filler, is that available to us non Ford peeps?
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Those things are bad ass! Should I order for car or truck? I'm guessing car.
Those are the exhaust bolts I was talking about, not the manifold bolts but I will check them when we get it out.

Thanks for the tip on the transmission filler, is that available to us non Ford peeps?
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You dont need those, cut the bolts flush, drill them out, use new nut and bolt.

Done it many times, very easy.
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Those things are bad ass! Should I order for car or truck? I'm guessing car.
Those are the exhaust bolts I was talking about, not the manifold bolts but I will check them when we get it out.

Thanks for the tip on the transmission filler, is that available to us non Ford peeps?
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You can fill the transmission with nothing more than a hand pump, and a (I believe) 1/8" npt x barb fitting.

You pump the fluid into the pan, and then with it running, you take the hose off the barb and let the excess drain off. There's a stand pipe inside the pan. The proper level is the top of the stand pipe.

No real special tools needed.

Or you can buy an aftermarket trans dipstick kit.

The biggest problem with the 5r55e/w/s(and probably r) transmissions is the rods the servos are attached to wear out the holes in the trans case, making them oblong. To fix it you have to drill them out and sleeve them.
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Thanks for the info.
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My buddy had one and maintained it really well with high highway miles. When it died, it died hard. He traded the heap in on a Toyota 4Runner and never looked back. He said he should have bought a 4Runner to begin with.




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The tool to fill the transmission is available from napa, and other good parts stores. Less than $10. Also, might want to get a new fill/drain plug. The center tends to rust in place, and you cant fill it correctly. Aftermarket ones don't usually fit. $10 from ford.
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we have stud grabbers but if theres actually anything to grab onto it will just snap flush with the aluminum head. the salt takes it toll on them up here
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