Hello, There are a few questions I wanted to ask you about my vehicles.
1999 Ford Explorer
4.0L V6 OHV
5 Speed Automatic Transmission
Clutches in Automatic Transmission Going out( will drive fine most of the time, after driving for some time it will stick into neutral between 1st and 2nd gear, unsticks when you stop, does not do it a lot but when A/C running it will do it often.)
Oil Pan Gasket Leaking
Front Main Seal Leaking
Outer Tie Rod Boot Torn
Rear Shocks Worn
Alternator Bearings grinding
Power Steering Pump making noise when you turn the wheel in park, can hear it as you turn while driving just not as loud ( I was told the grinding noise is normal on this model)
Most stuff is original, water pump, ac compressor, power steering pump, alternator are all original to the vehicle
Rear Main Seal Leaking Bad
Shocks and Struts Torn
Windshield Washer Pump Inoperative
Wiper Arms Messed up
CV Joint Broke
Choke on Carburetor messed up
1996 Ford F150
4.9 I6 OHV
5 Speed Manual Transmission
Unknown Suspension Squeaking, comes from rear end does it when you drive through bumpy roads or let off clutch too fast and it squeaks as you jerk.
As you see I have some problems, what vehicles would you consider getting rid of or fixing up? Could you also tell me what you think is wrong with the F150 and how would you replace the oil pan gasket on the explorer I have been told you have to remove the transmission or not?
I've reviewed your all your issues-I recommend your part it out-its a money pit-Sorry
May, 14, 2012 AT 10:19 AM
Don't combine questions and vehicles. Each problem and each question must be posted separately.
May, 14, 2012 AT 11:29 AM
Un less you have access to free parts I don't think its worth putting money in to either of them. Find somthing used in good shape.
May, 15, 2012 AT 3:40 AM
YOUR EXPLORER IS NEWER
SEEMS YOU LET YOUR MAINTENANCE PROGRAM SORTA SLIP AWAY
NO DOUBT, IT IS MORE "DESIRABLE" THAN THE CELEBRITY, PROVIDED IT STILL LOOKS GOOD.
IF YOU FIND THE RIGHT TRANNY SHOP, YOU MIGHT GET IT REBUILT FOR $1500---$2500
SOME OF THE OTHER STUFF COULD BE DONE DIY OR DIY BY ONE OF YOUR BUDDIES......OR AGAIN, FIND THE RIGHT SHOP AND MAYBE GET A GOOD DEAL (I MAY CAN SUGGEST POSSIBLE RESOURCES)
SELLING THE OTHER MAY HELP FUND SOME OF THE REPAIRS
IF YOU REALLY LOVE ANY OF THEM (FOR WHATEVER REASON) FIX IT!
THIS NEW STUFF IS SO DARN COMPLICATED, AND THE STUPIDEST THING GOES WRONG (LIKE IT WON'T TURN OVER BECAUSE OF THE SECURITY SYSTEM), AND PRETTY MUCH IF YOU DON'T HAVE A $40,000+ MACHINE OF YOUR OWN, YOU WILL BE AT THE MERCY OF A HIGH TECH SHOP
AS FAR AS THE TRUCK SQUEAKING---THE RUBBER BUSHINGS IN THE SPRINGS/ SHOCKS/ ETC; RUBBING METAL MIGHT BE QUIETED DOWN WITH A GREASE GUN
AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY ARE NOT EXPENSIVE, SOME OF THEM ATTACH TO THE GREASE GUN LIKE A GREASE FITTING. OTHERS SCREW ON, ETC
WHAT YOU DO IS SHOVE THE NEEDLE BETWEEN THE RUBBER AND METAL, THEN GIVE IT A PUMP. DONE MULTIPLE TIMES AND MULTIPLE PLACES. MY FRIEND HAD THE SAME ISSUES WITH A TUNDRA, THE 1ST GO ROUND HELPED BUT NO FULL FIX......WE THEN JACKED UP ON THE REAR/ AND THE FRONT, GOT THE WEIGHT OFF OF THE SPRINGS AND "HYPODERMIC-ED" IT AGAIN, WHERE WE COULDN'T BEFORE. NO MORE SQUEAKY!!!
I DRIVE TWO JEEPS, THE 35 YEAR OLD CJ 5 IS DRIVEN DAILY, MY 66 YEAR OLD WILLYS, EVERY CHANCE I GET!
I DO MY OWN WORK AND KNOW THEM BOTH, FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER......BUT......I DO TRY TO KEEP UP WITH STUFF AS IT HAPPENS
I HAD 5 CJ 5s PRIOR TO THESE, NEVER OWNED NOTHING BUT
WHILE IN THE ARMY, I LEARNED QUICK, DIYing WOULD SAVE ME $$$
WITH HIGH SCHOOL AUTO SHOP, AND HIGH SCHOOL MACHINE SHOP AS PREREQUISITES, I BOUGHT MY 1ST JEEP IN 1981, AND A CHILTON'S REPAIR MANUAL SOON AFTER
OVER THE YEARS, I "TALKED" TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE (AND THE WRONG ONES TOO!!!) WATCHED AND LEARNED, IF I DIDN'T KNOW
I'VE REBUILT AND BABIED BOTH OF THE JEEPS THAT I'VE HAD NOW, SINCE THE EARLY '90s........AND I'M A PLUMBER!
I'M NOT SCARED TO JUMP IN EITHER AND GO WHEREVER I WANT
HERE'S SOME OF MY COLLECTION OVER THE YEARS, THIS MAY BE YOUR START IN DIY TOO