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Old 04-17-2007
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question about OHC

can anyone tell me how hard is it to install a OHC? I would like one for my ranger. How much OHC should cost? thanks
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you're gonna pay anywhere from $25 to $75 dollars. I got mine for $45 from a local pick and pull (junkyard) with everything i needed minus the mounting screws.


as far as the install, it took me roughly 4 hours from start to finish using John Griggs (n3elz) very detailed how-to on his cardomain.

It's a pretty easy installation if you have a moderate amount of mechanical inclination and some power tools.

I used :

a dremel
metal cutter bit for dremel
hammer
small chisel ( just to lengthen the holes for the clips )
wire strippers
barrel splices
snap splices
and some various other everyday handtools
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^^those are the directions......if you follow them to a "T" you will do fine.....took me about an hour to do mine.....but i read through the directions a few times before i started....

the worst part is cutting the headliner......
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-Fo...03659062QQrdZ1

LKQ will sell you just the console in many cases. I go to one of their yards and then track down the bracket, harness, and temp sensor. I have a bracket and harness available as of now, but I don't have a temp sensor. If you go ahead and get an OHC lacking these components, let me know and I'll get you a set of them.
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Were exactly do you mount the temp sensor. I have every thing done but that.
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Were exactly do you mount the temp sensor. I have every thing done but that.
You want it to be far enough away from engine and radiator heat to prevent errors. I used a set of holes on the front side of the radiator support near the driver side headlight. If your sensor has the Explorer pushpin still attached, it will plug right in. If not, zip ties should do it.
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Thanks for the great info.
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does it matter what direction it is mounted?
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i have the mounting brackets/temp sensors and all...all u need is a OHC...and i have a ohc but it has no map lights
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