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    Not-even-mortally-wounded rattle

    So I had the rattle a couple of days ago, got a tow home as the last time I hsd it I just carried on driving and ended up smashing the engine. I ordered new tensioners and the timing kit in anticipation (which I will keep in case as engine is ~200,000 miles). 8 hours' deconstruction later...
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    Intermittent click noise from from end - with video

    Hey folks, Hoping to use some collective experience and brainpower to diagnose an issue. I've done extensive searching about clicks and rattles coming from the front end, but nothing that quite describes this. Nothing seems broken, it's just driving me insane. But I finally got it audible on...
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    PCV Valve

    PCV Valce Motorcraft ev255 Blow test failed? I got two new valves from Rockauto and I am wondering that I can blow through it in both directions. It rattles. That valve should allow flow only in one direction?
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    Clattering noise

    Good evening Ford Crew. 1997 Ford Explorer, SOHC 4.0. I have driven this truck since it was brand new, and am very familiar with multiple timing chain issues, and how the death rattle sounds: usually starting mostly with rattle on cold starts, aggraveted by colder weather. usually not present...
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    Engine Rattle (Lessened after oil change)

    2003 Explorer XLT 4.0 AWD So I had what I figured was the typical timing chain rattle on the v6 explorer. Was loud at idle and also above 2500 rpm. So I did an oil change and also dropped the pan, what I found was nothing, no metal shavings, no plastic guide pieces, nothing, just used oil. I...
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    Anyone have an idea on this rattle noise?

    2.0 13 xlt It's always made this rattle noise since I've had it..bone stock at 93k miles(now 96k with a little extra)..I just assumed it was a heat shield so never paid too much mind to it...ive re done the exhaust while I was replacing the flex connector hoping that was the rattle.., I've...
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    Torque Converter Rattle?

    Hey, I've read plenty about the 4.6L 5R55S "Dreaded Torque Converter Rattle," and I've fairly certain I've had it for a couple years and several thousand miles. Truck drives great and trans shifts great, but I hear this rattle only when in gear at idle. It clears up as soon as I barely touch the...
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    New Cloyes Tensioners for cold start rattle....

    Hey everyone I have a 1999 sport 4.0 SOHC with 140k. I picked it up in decent shape and fixed up just about everything and drove her another 1,000 miles or more to make sure it was tip top. New BFG AT KO2s, new recliner, sear track, wiper motor, trim bits, tstat, fluids etc I decided to replace...
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    Sport Trac engine rattle after replacing timing chains

    Hello, I have a 2002 Sport Trac 4.0 SOHC with 175,000 miles. I just replaced the front and rear timing chains and tensioners after hearing the rattling indicating the cassettes were worn out. It now no longer rattles when starting, but does at differing speeds and rpms when driving...
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    Rattling/Grinding Noise On Startup and During Acceleration

    Good Evening Everyone, So I own a 1994 Explorer XLT, and I just drove it from Seattle to Tempe, and it ran fine the entire time however it started making an interesting noise around the halfway point of the journey. The sound can be described as a rattling or a grinding, and it only happens for...
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    Thoughts on a rear end noise?

    Hello again its been a while (good thing I suppose) but you guys were helpful before so I have another question for you. I recently did a tire rotation to see if my front end wobble/steering wheel shake at 65+ mph was due to worn tires (did ball joints a few years ago and never got an aliment...
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    Rattle noise at startup, 2000-3000rpm acceleration on '06 4.0L SOHC Explorer

    2006 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 SOHC with 165,000 miles. Have had a rattle occurring during startup over the last few months. More noticeable at 2000-3000 RPM. Stops when engine is warmed up. No other noises. Have read about SOHC timing chains. It isn't continuous like some have suggested with broken...
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    Rear Metal on Metal Rattle Finally Solved!!

    I own a 2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 nbx package with 146k miles and have owned it since new. While this is the first time I have visited this forum, I have plenty of experience maintaining this vehicle and in fact this problem may have already been posted and solved by others. Anyhow, here's the...
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    Explorer Paint Quality

    I purchased a new 2013 Ford Explorer Limited Edition in early 2013. When I picked the vehicle up from the dealership there was a run in the paint on the hood. The dealership informed me that they would replace the hood, but without letting me know they decided to paint the hood. Now the hood has...
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    Driver door rattle

    Hey guys so my explorer makes some noises, but this one is unbearable. My driver door closes and locks with no door ajar light. However, when I'm driving it rattles, and I can also push it closed all the way closed from the outside. It only seems to be not aligned right the top half of the door...
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    Catalytic Converter Rattle

    I drive a 2004 ford explorer 4.0 SOHC 4wd. about a week ago I noticed a loud rattle on start up and I was convinced it was timing chain tensioner or a bad starter bendex. I finally realized it was the passenger side catalytic converter making the noise, I saw that a lot of times its the heat...
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    Rattling when going over bumps

    Hi everyone! I am the proud owner of a 2003 Explorer xlt. I've been having a rattle issue lately in the front end when going over a certain type of bump. It seems it occurs after hitting the bump and the tires fall back to make contact with the ground. (In other words it usually only rattles...
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    Help! pretty sure my timing chain is shot....

    Hi, I need some advice. I have a 1999 Explorer XLT with the 4.0 SOHC 4x4 motor. Got it cheap fot will be making payments for the next year on it. It was rattling pretty bad and I was told it was the chain and tensioners. Well, a couple weeks ago, the oil pressure gauge went nuts and was...
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    Engine Noise

    Hello gents! I appear to have a lot of engine noise in my V8 '98 Explorer when I push on the accelerator. At idle or cruising speed it's a chugging & ticking sound but the moment you step on the gas it sounds terrible. Any thoughts as to what could be going on? I just replaced the AC unit so...
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    AWD transfer case problem

    I have a 96 AWD 5.0, My transfer case is pretty well shot. Whenever I let off the gas it rattles and sounds life the driveshaft it hitting, its not hitting anything. I was wondering if anyone knows a way to disconnect the front driveshaft and still be able to drive it. Or will it hurt or help...
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    4.0L Timing Chain Replacement

    Well it has come that time where I need to start doing some thinking about my vehicle. I'm at 105k right now, and I feel like I have crested that hill on reliability. So far all I have replaced is minor things (Fuel pressure sensor, wheel bearing, balljoints, ect.) Well now bigger things are...
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    Rattle Noise on Cold Startup, Winding Noise Varies with RPMs when Cold

    Hello, I have a 04 Mounty 4.6L V8 with 96,000 mi. and it is making a horrible rattle and scraping noise for a couple seconds immediately after a cold start. Then it will make a winding noise that gets louder and faster as RPMs increase. The winding noise goes away after the engine warms up...
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    Help with flashing OD light / CEL / rattle.

    Started earlier this week: Vehicle is a '99 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD, 4.0L SOHC. 230,000 miles. Pulled the code. It is P-1740. No leaks, but the transmission fluid hasn't been changed since I've had the car (at 160,000). I have the stuff to change the fluid/filter/etc. However, along...
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    2002 mercury mountaineer 4.0 timing chain rattle

    I know i am beating a dead horse AGAIN but please forgive me. I have read over and listened to hitchhikingmike's post and video on his 2002 4.0 explorer noise. I believe i have a similar noise but the difference is mine becomes more noticeable when its warm and stopped in gear. When i put it in...
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    rattle noise durring acceleration?

    hello, I recently bought a 92 explorer with 300K miles, the trans was rebuilt aprox. 5K ago and as far as I know the engine is extremely old. Usually when i go up hills or accelerate it will rattle between 2 and 3 thousand rpm. However it will rattle at other rpms and speeds occasionally. Im...
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