Lincoln Aviator, Ford Explorer, Exp Sport, Exp Sport-Trac, Mercury Mountaineer 2000-2005
Removal & Installation
Remove the transmission. See -Automatic Transmission- section.
Remove the flexplate attaching bolts and remove the flexplate.
Fig. Remove the flexplate attaching bolts (1) and remove the flexplate (2)-4.0L (VIN E) & 4.6L (VIN 8, H) engine
Position the flexplate into position.
Select only the appropriate new bolts designed for flexplate application.
Install and tighten the bolts in sequence as shown:
4.0L (VIN E)
Stage 1: 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm)
Stage 2: 52 ft. lbs. (71 Nm)
<B>4.6L (VIN 8): 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
Install the transmission. See -Automatic Transmission- section.
Fig. Flexplate attaching bolt tightening sequence-4.0L (VIN E) engine
Fig. Flywheel/flexplate attaching bolt tightening sequence-4.6L (VIN 8, H) engine