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Re: Questions about 1994 Ford Explorer engine problems, need help.

My sons car had 180,000 miles on it when the engine was replaced. It
was taken too 2 mechanics as the car was running extremely rough and
was blwoing out big time smoke out of the tailpipe when we were told
that the gasket had a leak and they said due to the labor of taking it
apart etc it would be cheaper to replace it than repair it. I dont know
if this is true but that is what we were told so my son got a enine
with 88,000 miles on it from a salvage yard for$1,200 installed. Now
the car has run fine since the used engine was put it and even though
the check engine light came on the car has still run fine
 
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Re: Questions about 1994 Ford Explorer engine problems, need help.

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> My sons car had 180,000 miles on it when the engine was replaced. It
> was taken too 2 mechanics as the car was running extremely rough and
> was blwoing out big time smoke out of the tailpipe when we were told
> that the gasket had a leak and they said due to the labor of taking it
> apart etc it would be cheaper to replace it than repair it. I dont know
> if this is true but that is what we were told so my son got a enine
> with 88,000 miles on it from a salvage yard for$1,200 installed. Now
> the car has run fine since the used engine was put it and even though
> the check engine light came on the car has still run fine
>


It could be that just the overflow container leaks (mine does) so it's
always empty. Is the coolant level in the radiator low? Check by
removing the radiator cap.
 
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