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I know it's a Ford

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    My family vehicle developed a severe coolant leak
    It's a 1992 aerostar 4.0 L. V6 auto OD.
    Well , after looking around I pulled the little dog house panel off on the inside , started the van and it sprayed all over the interior :mad:
    There is a large leak where intake manifold contacts the head passenger side :mad: :mad:
    Now I know the intake gaskets need to be changed but it is so crammed in there that it looks impossible to get at
    Has anyone out there done a job like this on a van and have any tips for me:ears:
    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. big jimmy 91

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    Not on a van, but on an exploder. Wasnt to hard of a job, but we had an open engine bay to work with.
     
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    One last try:(
     
  5. cybrfire

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    You may have to un bolt some engine mounts and rotate the engine or partially drop it down. I'd get a chiltons repair manual and see if it cover that sort of repair in the vehicle. Just a guess and I don't know Fords or Minivans for that matter.
     
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    I used to work for Ford. 4.0's are known for cracking heads between the valve seats as well and causing coolant (usage). Good luck.
     

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