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    Help with timing chain parts for v6 SOHC 4.0L

    guys - Ford doesn't make anything parts related and Motorcraft is a brand, name packaging, only. Ford buys these parts and has the supplier stuff them in Ford or motorcraft boxes. No Ford employess making these. There is some supplier, like Melling, cloyes, etc - most not in the USA making...
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    Considering an 02 Explorer

    Those are the major issues on the gen 3. once you fix the slush box then the 4x4 chain stretches and a junk yard box is cheaper than the rebuild kit. Only thing if you need it as daily driver, have to take it to a shop that can do the repair in a day or so. Timing chains means pulling the...
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    WTF Ford

    JL takes Wrangler out of the dark ages US made over the 4Runner which is probably much heavier Reality is driven both Side by side If all you want is ride quality buy a car Point on profits is very clear for those in the know Other OEM are not family owned Ford has to pay the family and...
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    WTF Ford

    Fix Or Repair Daily 13th floor ceo & leaders are only concerned on bottom thie fat millon $ bonus and their bottom line, as long as you keep buying these, even use you keep bad currency in circulation. they got rid of 20k Quality and Engineering talent in 2019, what do you expect? need to...
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    Anyone change wheel bearings on their X?

    gen 3 was aluminium, doesn't make a difference other than it does not rust
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    Anyone change wheel bearings on their X?

    Done these several times, moog lasted maybe 200 miles and got my $$$ back from the AZ store, got Timken USA, only way to go, more money, well worth it.
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    Deep Base Type Noise - Tires?

    You need to understand how they work, in this case apparantly making noise when it should not. Been there Done that on more than one frod.
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    Deep Base Type Noise - Tires?

    Did you take to dealer and complain the Noise Cancelation System is causing weird noises to enter car? Alternative call the lemonlaw lawyer in MI, he likes these kind of cases. Ford should fix this - end of story. Its the same thing. In the case of the engine sound enhancer there are...
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    Deep Base Type Noise - Tires?

    Did you take to dealer and complain the Noise Cancelation System is causing weird noises to enter car? Alternative call the lemonlaw lawyer in MI, he likes these kind of cases. Ford should fix this - end of story.
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    Gen 3 horn pad - where to find

    I am thinking to redo the connectors and install another horn pad that is new. It is an incredible Ford Failure to not have service parts for inferior designs. I had pics that I though got posted here last year of whrere the sharp ribs on the horn pad cover were rubbing into this pad and...
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    Gen 3 horn pad - where to find

    Yes, did that to be able to sleep, but a good horn is essential to many city driving situations, not withstanding to hear the beeps that the car is locked, or a door isnt closed.
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    Gen 3 horn pad - where to find

    2005 Horn contantly blowing in the middle of the night, or bleeps some times when turning. I took out the air bag asy and I see the horn pad is worn, can contact short meaning that's the issue, not the clock spring. Off & on now for couple months I have been searching, can't be the only one...
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    Deep Base Type Noise - Tires?

    lou - too many times, pure junk, that's why they pump in fake sounds to make you fell better.
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    LED headlights

    Another example of using garbage to mislead the average vehicle owner. The LEDs you choose are of a design 15 years old, notto design standards, etc. These are the "less that 10$ a pair frequently found for sale. You won't use good LEDs that via testing in last 5 years are shown to be vastly...
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    LED headlights

    so misinformed, most are new cars in last 5 years. unless you are in the deep south where the streets are not illuminated, then you'll be lucky if ppl are polite enough to dim their brights, speaking from plenty of experience, even then, the brightest lights are new cars, not 20 year old...
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    LED headlights

    Old technology, comparable to a fax machine, they don't provide clean distortion free illumination like a LED. Moreover all you've done is attack peopleLEDs and try to scape people. There are 1000 sets of led sold each day and with greater percentage of vehicle in high population sates, the...
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    2005 Horn Blows on startup Clockspring?

    OK here goes - not the clock spring, good thing. Its clearly the horn pad. See my write up about the cruise control for same year, how to pull the air bag horn pad. The clear root of this issue is the horn contact pad, pics posted here has areas that pressure is applied improperly, frod...
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    2005 Limited Cruise Control- Tried everything I could find here

    Here is what you have to do to pull these switches out. 1. Disconnect the battery 2. The same socket you use to pull the pos cable, you use to pull the two screws that hold the air bag horn pad in, after you ahve used a small screw driver to pop the trim cover plugs. 3. Then - carefully remove...
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    2005 Limited Cruise Control- Tried everything I could find here

    OK - changing the switches blind isn't hard. Only issue is that I cnaged them for a set no longer returnable - that the ONLY thing that worked was the tempeture. THe fan did not work, and since i have a OBDII pulg in, that code was set for a switch fault... Changing the switches back to what...
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    LED headlights

    they are not, to purchase you are agreeing to Off Road Use Only, now for a fact - some USA sellers of 'ORV use only' products now require you to click that agreement BEFORE you can even read the item description, so that tells you they have been pinched by the feds.
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    2005 Limited Cruise Control- Tried everything I could find here

    Back a few years when this started on my 2005 Limited - it was clear from this forum that the major cause was the switches on the wheel. I bought a clean set off the bay. You have to disconnect battery, and play with your airbag etc, so since there have not been any long drives due to the...
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    LED headlights

    A new lens has a flow coaded UV barrier, the more you grind, the more often you will grind. Get new lamp housings and be done with it. On the LED noise, get 4-sided, there are good retailers showing decent specs for less that $15 a pair, today. All this other energy to implicat they are...
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    LED headlights

    no way not anything you can plug into the existing harness
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    LED headlights

    That statement is not true and you do not have the equipment to prove any seller is above the legal limit. And that is a complex set of parameters found in the FMVSS specs, not just a yes/no. Most of the cheap bulbs sold are going to be equal or less in lumen output because they do not put...
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    2005 Horn Blows on startup Clockspring?

    We are going to find out more, second time got woke up to a blaring horn, in the middle of the night. and the way its silenced is pounding on the horn-air bag pad...
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    2005 Horn Blows on startup Clockspring?

    2005 Limited Horn blows momentarily on its own after start up and just as you touch the wheel, sometimes it is as you make the initial turn it honks. On top of that, there was an air bag light for a week or so, now that has gone away. Sure seems like a clock spring - and cannot find any save...
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    2005 Limited Cruise Control- Tried everything I could find here

    did you ever figure this out? I'm very suprised no one is replying to these kind of issues...
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    LED headlights

    Sorry, you are way out of line with false assumptions, go back and reread, I spent over 100 hours analyzing bulbs to get good ones.
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    LED headlights

    Ford has a solid history of blinding oncomming traffic dating back to the 90's, nhtsa complaints, so your question is irrelevant, as if the OEM was or is blinding as a current F150 is today, what's the difference??? NONE.
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    LED headlights

    Sorry - incorrect & wrong. I've designed headlights so I know what to do, without getting into optics design on this forum, and what to look for and it worked incredibly well. BTW, the reason multi sided came to play was to put light out on more that one plane, and the specs for a given bulb...
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    LED headlights

    Guys - from one with Ford lighting patents all this is a waste of time. You are over engineering a brick that you think has all these technical specs none of which is remotely relevant to LUMEN OUTPUT, light out the front down the road. rear my previous post on what to look for...and for those...
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    LED headlights

    All you need are bulbs. Nothing else. I did this back in 2016 because out away from the city you cant see sh!@ and all the new cars have led and can see down the road - its a matter of safety!!! The issue you will find if you are an engineer with lighting experience is that the China suppliers...
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    Valve Train Explosion

    I always use synthetic since they invented it. What tool - not ebay - do you use to find junk yard engines? Nothing on fleebay anywhere near SE Michigan, and what I do see is closer to 3000$ and the rebuild of one is quoted at $3500
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    Valve Train Explosion

    Especially the Fix Or Repair Daily v6 trany Still looking for the timing chain changer in Michigan... Don't have engine pull capability
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    Valve Train Explosion

    I am also looking for guidance - anyone know who does this timing chain repair in Metro "detroit" Michigan? FWIW I used valvoline synthetic for 200k, changed oil myself at no more than 4000miles, usually 3-3500. June this noise started and it getting worse daily.
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    Time for tires

    I 100% agree with how daunting it is to select a tire, would not ever go with firestone tho..., they don't last. I have the third set..after the OEM BFG on my x, and each set got 70k+ miles, the last one got into the daunting space as we upsized and the OEM tire wasn't made anymore.
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    LS Swap in a second gen Explorer

    Now has any one done a Gen 3 or Gen 4 X?
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    LS Swap in a second gen Explorer

    Your project -- LS Swap -- sounds like the perfect fix to the Frod 4.0L Timing chain death rattle...
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    U-Joint Angles

    Hers a good example of no broken parts and traction
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    U-Joint Angles

    Basically unchanged 1963-1982 My first was a 70 370/350cid Riad rocket and so much fun to pour into curves it was 50/50 weirght balanced Breaking the tires means you are not accelerating at optimum, they did and can still get rubber after 1st gear All depends on how much hp you put to the rear...
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