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2003 Aviator Engine Replacement


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#1 OFFLINE   RadAviators

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:03 PM

2003 Aviator Engine Replacement

 

 

 



#2 OFFLINE   Robert

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 10:19 AM

Imagine trying something like this at home? :ohsnap: :thud:  Those 4.6L and 5.4L engines are so wide that you really have do drop them from underneath.



#3 OFFLINE   chlorine

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 01:40 PM

I've done it at home, twice.

 

Some lessons learned:

You will get covered in fluids, no way to avoid it.

You can remove the engine with the trans still attached if you're willing to cut out the radiator core support (wrecked parts truck), otherwise they have to come apart.

Evacuating the AC and removing the entire cooling module (radiator, trans cooler and ac condensor) makes engine removal and re-installation much easier.

18 mm flex head ratcheting wrench will help with removing the passenger side engine mount nuts.

Before installing the engine, cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the passenger engine mount studs, will keep you from throwing wrenches around the garage when reinstalling the nuts.

 

Don't ignore an oil leak (first engine replacement)

Don't tow a camper right at the Aviators weight limit (second engine replacement)


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#4 OFFLINE   AVONE

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 08:43 AM

nice think I would buy a new one



#5 OFFLINE   Pirana

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:56 PM

I've done it at home, twice.

 

Some lessons learned:

You will get covered in fluids, no way to avoid it.

You can remove the engine with the trans still attached if you're willing to cut out the radiator core support (wrecked parts truck), otherwise they have to come apart.

Evacuating the AC and removing the entire cooling module (radiator, trans cooler and ac condensor) makes engine removal and re-installation much easier.

18 mm flex head ratcheting wrench will help with removing the passenger side engine mount nuts.

Before installing the engine, cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the passenger engine mount studs, will keep you from throwing wrenches around the garage when reinstalling the nuts.

 

Don't ignore an oil leak (first engine replacement)

Don't tow a camper right at the Aviators weight limit (second engine replacement)

 

Have you messed with the new generation Explorers?  I wonder how engine replacement on these compare with out gen Aviators?



#6 OFFLINE   JulKamp

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 01:23 PM

Vehicles are getting so very expensive to repair that it's out of the sight of affordability really.  At least their quality is getting really good that these failures are not that common any longer.



#7 OFFLINE   AVONE

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:59 PM

I agree so much money for everything








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