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Old 01-12-2001, 11:48 AM   #1
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Just took my '98 to the dealer today for an oil change & rotation. They notcied the clicking noise from my engine and told me that the infamous cam tensioners needed to be replaced. Ford recently issued a TSB/recall on these. So the work is now free under an extended warranty for owners of that engine. If you already paid to have the tensioners replaced, Ford will reimburse you if you bring your VIN and paper work. The recall is issued for certain production plants, so that's why the VIN is required. Any Ford dealer with their Oasis system shuld be able to help you get your money back. I also heard that the extension to the warranty only covers the tensioners and possibly the manifold intake too.




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Old 01-12-2001, 04:56 PM   #2
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Okay here are the details. The "recall" is referenced as "Program 00M12" They replace the intake manifold gaskets & camshaft tensioners. They also replaced my throttle body under Program 99M02. I already had that recall done at my original dealer, but hey it was free.




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Old 01-16-2001, 09:29 AM   #3
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I took mine in for the tensioners and intake manifold updates under the 00M12 program. Does anyone know if they should be replacing both tensioners? My service manager told me they are only having problems with the left one and that is the only one they would replace. I would have thought they would do both while they had it all apart. It runs great and I have been happy with my dealer but, this didn't make sence to me.




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Old 10-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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my 2001 explorer sports got loose and the passenger side broke we took the front of the engine off and it looks like the guy i bought it from never changed the oil anyways will they fix the tensioners so i can get it running or is there a way i can find a 4.0 sohc manufactured date was 3/2000 vin e with 4x4 i am having a real hard time trying to find that engine any help would be great thanks,Robert
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:21 AM   #5
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Recall expired

The factory recall on the leaking lower intake manifold and driver side timing chain tensioner expired many years ago.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #6
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what i would like to do since my luck is that its expired

i wanted to put an 02 03 or newer 4.0 sohc with 4x4 in it what would work the best and what would i have to change i do want to get it to mount right up to the trans since it still good much thanks in advance,Robert
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #7
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off the subject but how do i create a new thread because i want to post for a new engine mine seized
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off the subject but how do i create a new thread because i want to post for a new engine mine seized
go here and click " new thread"

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...splay.php?f=95
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:20 AM   #9
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Will an 4.0 OHV fit where my SOHV was? What type of issues can I expect in the swap? Thanks!!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:33 AM   #10
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Will an 4.0 OHV fit where my SOHV was? What type of issues can I expect in the swap? Thanks!!!
Yes, it would, with some minor issues. You need to research it a bit BEFORE buying a motor. There is a thread on here somewhere with all the info. Do a search.

However, it's a bad idea. You're going backwards. The SOHC is a much better motor. It's more powerful (about 50hp more), and more fuel efficient. Sure it has timing chain tensioner issues, but it's really it's only negative. The OHV's aren't perfect. They have poor top-end oiling, which leads to premature pushrod/rocker arm wear. Granted, it's easier to fix than the SOHC timing chain.

Given proper maintenance, the SOHC's can live a long happy life. Use good synthetic oil (5w30-NOT anything thicker). Also, a member on here, "CDW..."(I can't remember the rest of his ID), suggests that changing the chain TENSIONERS at regular intervals (60-70k), much like a timing belt in many cars, will go a long way towards keeping the motor in good shape. Also, when you now buy replacement timing components (new chain, guides,tensioners,etc...), the guides are an updated design/material that is more durable. This is the design/material that was used in the '03-'10 Mustang 4.0L SOHC(which will swap as a long block with the older Explorer SOHC).




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u got to be kidding me another recall. i have to wait and see if i get a letter from ford in the mail. maybe it came and i dunno cause i am in the bay area visiting. i am not home in so cali to check my mail.

i will be coming back on the 12th or 13th to newport beach
What are you talking about? This thread is VERY old. There is no new recall(s) for the SOHC.




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Old 01-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #12
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oh my god i feel so stupid right now i didnt even look at that date stupid me




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