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    1999 V6 Eddie Bauer ~165K loose timing chain vs used 2000 XLS at ~175K miles

    Hi all, I've read for advice on this website many times for guidance on issues with my truck. So I'm asking for advice on my scenario: I have a 1999 V6 Eddie Bauer ~165K miles been driving about 5-6 years. I'm not a proficient mechanic. It has a loose timing chain. Estimate is $1500 to...
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    How Do I Remove The Camshaft Sprocket?

    4.0L OHV (Pushrod) 4WD, Automatic, 1994 Explorer XLT. I need to know how to remove the torx bolt from the camshaft sprocket (top) so I can replace the timing components. All I see are replacement threads for SOHC engines... Nothing is broken!! I'm just replacing them for the hell of it since I...
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    Pulling motor, any suggestions

    It seems that my rear timing chain tensioner had gone and while pulling a sharp corner into a parking lot on the weekend and I believe the rear timing chain on my 4.0 SOHC slipped. Of course the truck stalled and when I attempted to start it, all I got was starter noise (starter sounded...
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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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    2006 4.0L heads

    I have a '06 4.0L that has 106K that I have to pull the heads (coolant leak), my question is if I'm going to have it apart should I replace the timing gear also (benefit v cost)?
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    '03 4.0 engine noise with rpm

    I have an '03 Explorer, 143,000 miles, and it makes a clattering noise that rises with rpm's. No codes. I tried removing the belt, but the noise is still there. The timing is rock steady at both the #1 and #4 cylinders. What is going on? I don't want to drive it until I figure it...
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    2003 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 engine failure suggestions?

    I have a 2003 Explorer which I bought new. The explorer had about 66,000 miles on it when it began to make a rattle in January 2013. A mechanic told me he suspected the timing chains were bad and to sell it while it was still running. 2 weeks later the explorer died on the side of the road...
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    Timing chain broken!!

    4.0 SOHC V6 '97 Ford Explorer 305,284 miles. Loud Clicking noise started about a week ago. Let my mechanic drive it, but no noise. A few days later, extremely loud clicking that got louder with RPMs. (I was on a road trip at this point) On my way home the car died.(thankfully just a few miles...
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    Wanted 97 ford explorer timing chain

    So i just bought a 97 explorer and there is a click noise in the engine. I was told that is was a timing chain problem. Also i had the codes scanned and looked them up in the manual and they said i have cylinders 2 and 3 misfiring. What does that mean? Is that just a spark plug problem...
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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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    4.6 Timing Chain repair - 1st time/Newbie Mechanic SUPPORT NEEDED!

    Hey guys, I have a 02 Explorer with the 4.6 (Romeo) motor. It has a right timing chain noise. Either the tensioner or guide either way Im going to replace everything. I see that theres a little opening in the timing cover from where the chain has been hitting it. I've done some...
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    Timing Chain Fixed Problems

    I have read many times on this forum that the timing chain never needs to be replaced, that it lasts the life of the engine. Well, I am calling bull. I had several problems that wouldn't go away and after I changed out the timing chain its like I have a new engine. I had a couple of...
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    How common is it to have the timing chain rattle with an intact main tensioner?

    I just finished the front timing chains, plugs, and wires on my 2002 Explorer last night. I had the famous rattle from about 2,200 to 2,800 RPM and it started in January at about 128,000 miles. I fully expected to see the main chain flopping around and bits of plastic in the oil pan and...
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    What else should be replaced when doing the front timing chains?

    I have a 2002 XLT 4x4 4.0L with about 128,000 miles and the timing chain rattle between 2,200 and 2,800 RPM started about 6 weeks ago. I pulled the right cam cover last week and the right cam chain and guides seem to be okay for now. I am preparing to replace all of the front timing chain...
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    4.6 Timing Chain Walkthrough

    I've been sucking info from this forum for a long time. Now that I'm doing a big job I thought I'd give a little back. My 03 ex has been making some ticking sounds in the front of the engine, from info I've gathered on these forums I've determined that it is most likely timing chain related...
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    Timing chain tensioner problem?

    I have a 2002 4.0L Explorer. It recently had a broken timing chain tensioner on the rear timing chain. Being out of work, and broke and all, and this being my only transpo, my friends and I pulled the engine and replaced the timing chain & gears on the back. We used the timing chain...
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    Timing chain gamble on '98 - help!

    I recently started noticing the pinging and rattling sounds that are prevalent with timing chain issues on my '98 Explorer with the 4.0 V6 SOHC engine. Asked our regular mechanic about it and he suggested we take it to a dealership. Dropped it off at 8 this morning at the local dealer and got...
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    New to the '01 Explorer engine sounds

    I have a 2001 explorer sport that has 143,000 miles and had only 2 owners before me. The previous owner didn't take very good care of the vehicle and so ive had my work cut out for me from shocks, brakes, plugs and wires, new tires and wheel bearings and so on but overall the vehicle is in good...
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    Timing Chain Going Out (V6)

    I have a 2003 Explorer with the 4.0L V6. It has about 115K miles on it. It sounds terrible when started cold, with a very loud rattle that I was told is the timing chain. The idle is a bit rough, but it gets better when warm. It doesn't sound perfect when warm, but much better than when its...
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    Broken Timing Chain on 4.0L after 40,000 miles

    Hope someone out there can answer a couple of questions regarding my parent's Explorer. The vehicle is a 2005 Explorer with a 4.0L engine. A couple of weeks ago my mom was driving down their road when she heard a loud noise. She thought she had hit a pothole, but the vehicle continued to...
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    Timing Chain Replacement

    Can anyone in the North West or North Wales recommend a quality garage who can do timing chain replacements? I am aware of one in Aylesbury and one in Newport which advertise but how good are they? They're also a long way away. It seems to be a common fault and there must be somewhere up this...
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    Help Identifying broken pieces under valve cover

    http://s891.photobucket.com/albums/ac120/Frank00_photo/98%20Explorer%20SOHC/ Check the above link for pics of the problem. 1998 4.0 SOHC started stalling and a BAD rattling noise under valve cover. Pulle the cover off and found these parts rattling around. I really need to know what to do...
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    Timing chain broke Help!!!

    I had my 98 die while driving and am pretty sure that the timing chain went on it. Is there any major damage done to the engine, and how do I re time the engine? I guess the question I am asking is there a tool that i can retime the engine with and is it worth it? I would greatly...
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    Engine Chattering (Timing Chain?)

    What's up everybody. Got a sweet new issue with my spoder. I took it to a place a year or so ago for a chattering noise and they said that they replaced the front timing tensioner along with the oil pump. The noise did stop for a while then it came back. For the longest time my engine has made...
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    2 girls stuck in 1 trac

    O'kay this may be a bit long winded, but I want to give you all the information I have. About two weeks ago my '01 sport trac wouldn't start. Leaving work I turned the key and heard one big click then nothing. On the second try it started right up no problems ran just fine. Next morning we go...
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