Shop Ford Explorer Replacement Head Gasket
With high-tech ingenuity and tremendously impressive style, no auto is more desirable than a luxurious Ford. It's a rough road, but your Ford Explorer was built to overcome it providing it is maintained with the best quality aftermarket and OEM parts. The durable appearance of Ford vehicles gives powerful performance and steadfast value. In certain regions, a tough vehicle is essential like the Ford Explorer. When gas saving capabilities and durability are required for your driving habits, consumers can count on vehicles built by Ford. Your car or truck is an investment because it has excellent performance and great style, and to have it humming in top condition you need the best in replacement parts and accessories. If Ford Explorer Head Gaskets fail, it is most frequently due to engine overheating; it might also result from bad ignition timing. The vehicle's Ford Explorer Head Gasket is the most important seal in an engine and must be is equal the ignition chamber components. The purpose of the Ford Explorer Head Gasket is to seal the cylinders and assure maximum compression without leakage at all. When you buy from our team of specialists here at PartsGeek, you can feel confident that you are getting the best parts and the best possible price.
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Research on Head Gasket for Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer SUV has consistently gotten high marks for value, reliability, design quality, and driveability. However, a Ford Explorer head gasket leak will mean enjoying the vehicle a lot less. When it is time for a 1999 Ford Explorer head gasket replacement, you will definitely know it, because a host of problems will start to appear - not the least of which is loss of power and compression.
About the Head Gasket
The whole purpose of the head gasket is to seal the cylinders in order to maximize engine compression and prevent coolant and engine oil from leaking into the cylinders. Because of this, it is the most important engine seal of all, and since it is technically part of the combustion chamber, it must be just as strong and durable as the other components.
Ford Explorer Head Gasket Leak Symptoms
If you are lucky, you'll have some warning when a head gasket is getting ready to blow. That said, there are symptoms to look for if it has blown already (which doesn't necessarily mean that the engine will stop running). The most common is coolant loss (without any visible leaks) and seeing coolant coming out the tailpipe or from the exhaust manifold (actually steam). This in turn will cause the engine to overheat. You may also see white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe (although this can also be indicative of an incorrect fuel mixture). Another sign is oil in the radiator coolant, or conversely, a milky substance in your engine oil. It should be noted that these symptoms, individually by themselves, don't necessarily mean a blown head gasket. However, if they are all occurring, it's a good bet that the head gasket is going by the by.
Fixing a Blown Head Gasket
In some cases, you can do a temporary fix by adding a head gasket sealer to your radiator. This is available at most auto parts stores - simply open up the radiator while the engine is cool, pour it in, then run the engine for a bit. However, this won't be a permanent solution. Eventually, you will have to get a Ford 4.0 SOHC head gasket replacement.
Head Gasket Options
There are several materials available. The modern 1999 Ford Explorer head gasket replacement and later is of the MLS type, or "Multiple Layered Steel." They have three layers of steel with rubber on the contact surfaces, enabling it to stick to the surfaces of the engine block and the cylinder head. Solid copper is also common, and is quire durable. Older head gaskets were made of asbestos or graphite composite, but do not last as long (and asbestos has been largely discontinued because of health concerns).
2000 Ford Explorer Head Gasket Replacement Cost
The gasket itself is not expensive, but the labor costs can run between $850 and $1100. You'll do better on the price of the part by shopping at PartsGeek.com, a discount retailer of auto parts and accessories. It pays to shop here first, because if you go elsewhere, you're liable to pay more.
Head Gaskets available for the following Ford Explorer years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91. This part is also sometimes called Ford Explorer Engine Gaskets. We stock head gasket parts for most Ford models including F150, Ranger, Mustang, Taurus, F250 Super Duty, Focus, Escort, Expedition, F350 Super Duty, Windstar, Escape, F250, Explorer Sport Trac, F350, Fiesta, Crown Victoria, Thunderbird, Bronco II, Contour, E350 Super Duty, Edge, Excursion, Bronco, Fusion, Pinto, E150 Econoline, F100, Freestar, F450 Super Duty, F550 Super Duty, Probe, Festiva, E250 Econoline, F Super Duty, E450 Super Duty, E350 Econoline, Fairlane, E150, Model A and LTD Crown Victoria.