Ford Explorer: Engine System - General Information / General Procedures - Piston Inspection

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Engine System - General Information / General Procedures - Piston Inspection

Inspection

  1. NOTE: Do not use a caustic cleaning solution or a wire brush to clean the pistons or damage can occur.

    Clean and inspect the (1) ring lands, (2) pin bosses, (3) skirts and the (4) tops of the pistons. If wear marks, scores or glazing is found on the piston skirt, check for a bent or twisted connecting rod.
  1. NOTE: Make sure the oil ring holes are clean.

    Using a Piston Ring Groove Scraper, clean the piston ring grooves.

    General Procedures - Piston Diameter

    Check Measure the piston diameter 90 degrees from the piston pin and piston diameter (DN) height down from the top of the piston at the point indicated...

    General Procedures - Piston Ring End Gap

    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment Feeler Gauge Check NOTE: Refer to the appropriate Section 303-01 for the specification. NOTE: Use care when fitting piston rings to avoid..

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    Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - Rear Stabilizer Bar


    Removal NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts that affect the performance of vital components and systems. Failure of these fasteners may result in major service expense. Use the same or equivalent parts if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design...

    Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - A-Pillar Trim Panel


    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment Interior Trim Remover Removal NOTE: LH (left hand) shown, RH (right hand) similar. Disconnect the tether clips from the A-pillar trim panel. Release the A-pillar trim panel clip from the tether clips...

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    Driver and Passenger Airbags

    WARNING: Do not place your arms on the airbag cover or through the steering wheel. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.

    WARNING: Keep the areas in front of the airbags free from obstruction. Do not affix anything to or over the airbag covers. Objects could become projectiles during airbag deployment or in a sudden stop. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

    WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child restraint. Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child restraint in the front seat, move the seat upon which the child restraint is installed all the way back.

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