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Old 12-09-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Hank
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2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...

Thanks for any help in advance.

My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV 4X4.

I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords Service
Manuals also not so good.

I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs. Preferably a
picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic that
one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.

It's so difficult to find this information. If anyone has had a small
leak from one of these plugs please let me know which one and if
anyone knows of where I can buy a book just on this engine.

Thanks again Hank
hakone@ptd.net
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:02   #2 (permalink)
maradcliff@UNLISTED.com
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Re: 2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...

On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 07:59:53 -0500, Hank <hakone@ptd.net> wrote:

>Thanks for any help in advance.
>
>My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV 4X4.
>
>I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords Service
>Manuals also not so good.
>
>I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs. Preferably a
>picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic that
>one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.
>
>It's so difficult to find this information. If anyone has had a small
>leak from one of these plugs please let me know which one and if
>anyone knows of where I can buy a book just on this engine.
>
>Thanks again Hank
>hakone@ptd.net


I cant tell you all the details, but you can get a complete repair
manual for your car (or any car). They are not cheap though.
However, some of them are sold on ebay and other online auctions.
Maybe you can google something too. Search for "repair manual" +"2000
Ford Explorer".

I just did this. There are over 800 hits.
Look at item # 8020739736 on Ebay. Its a CD.
The ad says this

Here is the factory Shop Manual for 2000 Ford
Econoline,Excursion,Expedition,Explorer,F150-F750, Ranger, Windstar,
Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mountaineer, Villager on CD. This CD is
Fully Illustrated with easy search and find features. This CD does
have the EVTM. You can print off the repair guide

Buy it now $5.50 plus about $4 shipping.

Good luck
Mark
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:02   #3 (permalink)
Hank
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Re: 2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...

I have that CD and it's not so good believe it or not.

Thanks anyway.
Hank


On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 07:57:04 -0600, maradcliff@UNLISTED.com wrote:

>On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 07:59:53 -0500, Hank <hakone@ptd.net> wrote:
>
>>Thanks for any help in advance.
>>
>>My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV 4X4.
>>
>>I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords Service
>>Manuals also not so good.
>>
>>I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs. Preferably a
>>picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic that
>>one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.
>>
>>It's so difficult to find this information. If anyone has had a small
>>leak from one of these plugs please let me know which one and if
>>anyone knows of where I can buy a book just on this engine.
>>
>>Thanks again Hank
>>hakone@ptd.net

>
>I cant tell you all the details, but you can get a complete repair
>manual for your car (or any car). They are not cheap though.
>However, some of them are sold on ebay and other online auctions.
>Maybe you can google something too. Search for "repair manual" +"2000
>Ford Explorer".
>
>I just did this. There are over 800 hits.
>Look at item # 8020739736 on Ebay. Its a CD.
>The ad says this
>
>Here is the factory Shop Manual for 2000 Ford
>Econoline,Excursion,Expedition,Explorer,F150-F750, Ranger, Windstar,
>Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mountaineer, Villager on CD. This CD is
>Fully Illustrated with easy search and find features. This CD does
>have the EVTM. You can print off the repair guide
>
>Buy it now $5.50 plus about $4 shipping.
>
>Good luck
>Mark


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Old 12-09-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
The OTHER Kevin in San Diego
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Re: 2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...

On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 09:39:09 -0500, Hank <hakone@ptd.net> wrote:

>I have that CD and it's not so good believe it or not.
>
>Thanks anyway.
>Hank


Mine cost $8 and it's not worth a dime...
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Old 12-10-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
maradcliff@UNLISTED.com
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Re: 2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...

On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 09:39:09 -0500, Hank <hakone@ptd.net> wrote:

>I have that CD and it's not so good believe it or not.
>
>Thanks anyway.
>Hank
>
>
>On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 07:57:04 -0600, maradcliff@UNLISTED.com wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 07:59:53 -0500, Hank <hakone@ptd.net> wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks for any help in advance.
>>>
>>>My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV 4X4.
>>>
>>>I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords Service
>>>Manuals also not so good.
>>>
>>>I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs. Preferably a
>>>picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic that
>>>one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.
>>>
>>>It's so difficult to find this information. If anyone has had a small
>>>leak from one of these plugs please let me know which one and if
>>>anyone knows of where I can buy a book just on this engine.
>>>
>>>Thanks again Hank
>>>hakone@ptd.net

>>
>>I cant tell you all the details, but you can get a complete repair
>>manual for your car (or any car). They are not cheap though.
>>However, some of them are sold on ebay and other online auctions.
>>Maybe you can google something too. Search for "repair manual" +"2000
>>Ford Explorer".
>>
>>I just did this. There are over 800 hits.
>>Look at item # 8020739736 on Ebay. Its a CD.
>>The ad says this
>>
>>Here is the factory Shop Manual for 2000 Ford
>>Econoline,Excursion,Expedition,Explorer,F150-F750, Ranger, Windstar,
>>Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mountaineer, Villager on CD. This CD is
>>Fully Illustrated with easy search and find features. This CD does
>>have the EVTM. You can print off the repair guide
>>
>>Buy it now $5.50 plus about $4 shipping.
>>
>>Good luck
>>Mark


Glad I asked. I was thinking of getting one for my car.
That's probably why its on ebay. They were probably rejected and
someone bought them for a few cents a piece and dumped them on ebay.
I hesitated to even mention it, because almost everything I have
gotten from ebay was junk. I bet its 2 years since I bought anything
from them.

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Old 12-10-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
Ted Mittelstaedt
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Re: 2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...


"Hank" <hakone@ptd.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks for any help in advance.
>
> My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV 4X4.
>
> I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords Service
> Manuals also not so good.
>
> I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs. Preferably a
> picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic that
> one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.
>


Why can't you just look for the coolant leak?

Ted


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Old 12-10-2005, 09:02   #7 (permalink)
Tom Adkins
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Re: 2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...

maradcliff@UNLISTED.com wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 09:39:09 -0500, Hank <hakone@ptd.net> wrote:
>
>
>>I have that CD and it's not so good believe it or not.
>>
>>Thanks anyway.
>>Hank
>>
>>
>>On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 07:57:04 -0600, maradcliff@UNLISTED.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>>On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 07:59:53 -0500, Hank <hakone@ptd.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Thanks for any help in advance.
>>>>
>>>>My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV 4X4.
>>>>
>>>>I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords Service
>>>>Manuals also not so good.
>>>>
>>>>I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs. Preferably a
>>>>picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic that
>>>>one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.
>>>>
>>>>It's so difficult to find this information. If anyone has had a small
>>>>leak from one of these plugs please let me know which one and if
>>>>anyone knows of where I can buy a book just on this engine.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks again Hank
>>>>hakone@ptd.net
>>>
>>>I cant tell you all the details, but you can get a complete repair
>>>manual for your car (or any car). They are not cheap though.
>>>However, some of them are sold on ebay and other online auctions.
>>>Maybe you can google something too. Search for "repair manual" +"2000
>>>Ford Explorer".
>>>
>>>I just did this. There are over 800 hits.
>>>Look at item # 8020739736 on Ebay. Its a CD.
>>>The ad says this
>>>
>>>Here is the factory Shop Manual for 2000 Ford
>>>Econoline,Excursion,Expedition,Explorer,F150-F750, Ranger, Windstar,
>>>Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mountaineer, Villager on CD. This CD is
>>>Fully Illustrated with easy search and find features. This CD does
>>>have the EVTM. You can print off the repair guide
>>>
>>>Buy it now $5.50 plus about $4 shipping.
>>>
>>>Good luck
>>>Mark

>
>
> Glad I asked. I was thinking of getting one for my car.
> That's probably why its on ebay. They were probably rejected and
> someone bought them for a few cents a piece and dumped them on ebay.
> I hesitated to even mention it, because almost everything I have
> gotten from ebay was junk. I bet its 2 years since I bought anything
> from them.
>


Actually, those CDs are usually copies of the original Ford Factory Service CDs used
in the dealerships produced by Helm. As far as the quality of the info, It's the best
available. You would get the same info from the paper manuals from Helm. Information
about core plugs (correct name for "freeze" plugs), is likely not included
specifically because there is an assumption of familiarity with such a basic item.
There will be 2 or 3 down each side of the block, usually 2 on the rear of the block,
and 1 at each end of rhe cylinder heads. If you have one leaking, follow the wet trail
to the culprit.
Actually, if you look at the illustrations in the major engine repair section, you
will probably see them in the illustrations.
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:01   #8 (permalink)
Rick
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Re: 2000 Exployer Freeze/drain plug location...


"Hank" <hakone@ptd.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks for any help in advance.
>
> My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV 4X4.
>
> I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords Service
> Manuals also not so good.
>
> I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs. Preferably

a
> picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic that
> one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.
>
> It's so difficult to find this information. If anyone has had a

small
> leak from one of these plugs please let me know which one and if
> anyone knows of where I can buy a book just on this engine.
>
> Thanks again Hank
> hakone@ptd.net


There is only one-passenger side, front of block, just below the first
exhaust port....

Don't bother looking for block drains-there aren't any.


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Old 12-10-2005, 10:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Rick" <notta@goodone.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Hank" <hakone@ptd.net> wrote in message
> news:42uip19a5i3fjnj9fhmt3q9537cthebak8@4ax.com...
> > Thanks for any help in advance.
> >
> > My son has a 2000 Ford Explorer, XLS (60,000) 4.0 Push Rod OHV

4X4.
> >
> > I have the Haynes book (not so good) and a CDROM 2000 Fords

Service
> > Manuals also not so good.
> >
> > I need to know the locations of the block/freeze plugs.

Preferably
> a
> > picture of the engine block itself. He was told by a mechanic

that
> > one needed to be replaced. The mechanic did not say which one.
> >
> > It's so difficult to find this information. If anyone has had a

> small
> > leak from one of these plugs please let me know which one and if
> > anyone knows of where I can buy a book just on this engine.
> >
> > Thanks again Hank
> > hakone@ptd.net

>
> There is only one-passenger side, front of block, just below the

first
> exhaust port....
>
> Don't bother looking for block drains-there aren't any.


My remarks apply to the SOHC block...





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