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ford explorer 02 help! bent valve

Discussion in 'Explorer Related Polls' started by Vanessa8829, January 3, 2013.

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  1. Vanessa8829

    Vanessa8829 New Member

    October 18, 2012
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    Tiffin, Ohio
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    Ford Explorer 02
    I had my explorer in the shop due to the rocker arm breaking and the timing belt got messed up with a blown gasket seal. with white smoke coming out of the top of the engine. The shop sent my engine into Ford and they fixed everything but the bent valve, (thousand bucks) I do not know why they didnt fix the valve. It is drivable now and it is my only vehicle so I am driving it, with the noise and clicking. they told me to the fix the bent valve I am looking at another 1800 bucks unless I put a new engine in it, which could cost more if I could find one. Am lost one what do to, trade it in and never buy ford again, hence i traded in my ford focus that was in a bad condition since the day I got it and had major problems and got this explorer and the explorer had engine hunny in it so I did know of the rocker arm issues until it broke. I still owe 3 thousand on this explorer and have only owned it for 3 months and I do enjoy it but I do want to put 2 grand in it knowing I could buy a different vehicle for 5 grand. Anyone have any advice?
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  3. arco777

    arco777 Elite Explorer

    April 6, 2008
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Sorry to hear that you are having these issues. I don't fully understand the situation but it sounds like someone is trying to screw you over. I would suggest getting a second opinion from a reputable shop. It does not make sense that a bent valve wouldn't get fixed as part of the rest of the service you described. If you truly have a bent valve it will only end up causing more problems as it clatters around.

    You might want to try posting your question in the 2002-2005 Explorer section (link below). More people with Explorers like yours may see your question there.


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