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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RGMK6, April 13, 2015.

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  1. RGMK6

    RGMK6 New Member

    April 13, 2015
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    City, State:
    Oswego, New York
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2003 Mercury Mountaineer
    Hello, Name is Ryan.

    I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L SOHC with the letter "K" in the VIN. On here to try and get some information on the timing and adjustments on the engine itself. I had recently rebuilt a the 4.0 in my truck because it broke a timing chain and all the guides, hardware and more. After full reassembly I'm getting a kind of metal on metal rattle noise that does not sound like improperly installed guides.. but has a more unique noise to it. I used all of the specialty tools and for some reason still fear the timing is slightly off.

    I am confused because I was told that even if slightly off it'll run, which it does, but it doesnt run well and the noise scares me too much to drive it or attempt letting it run too long. I keep telling myself there is NO WAY the timing is that far off where I could be having interference issues. I took video clips and I've taken note of everything but I actually need some guidance here. Ford themselves told me they have no interest in touching the vehicle when I called them over the phone. ha ha. Can't blame them for not wanting to take on someone else's headache, but if it were a simple issue I figured they'd be able to diagnose better than anyone else??? Maybe not??

    Please let me know about any and all help or advice you have for me from this point out.

    Post links if you have them! Thanks!

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