- July 5, 2015
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Orlando, FL
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 1998 Explorer
Is it too late to replace the tensioner?
According to the previous posts once it starts rattling on start up the end is near. 220,000 miles is pretty good but now the motor needs to come out. If the chains and tensioners are replaced you should get quite a few more miles out of it, especially since only Mobil 1 has been used. I would consider a compression test.
IMHO, if the rust is getting bad it may be time for another Explorer. My '98 was super clean and garage kept but needed a trans. I paid a $1,000 for it and the AC is still ice cold!