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Help! What should I do?


August 24, 2003
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2006 Explorer XLT V8 Tow
I've got a 2000 XLS SOHC. The vehicle has been detonating and idling rough for the past 2 months. I've changed the plugs, wires and fuel filter. Ran a 1/2 bottle of Sea Foam through it and put half in the fuel tank. I have run 91 octane and it's still the same. I went to the local dealer and asked about the 00M12 recall. I was told that my vehicle isn't apart of that recall. My research shows the recall applying to vehicles built till April 7, 2000. Mine was built April 17,2000. What should I do? Is there a chance that my truck has the old camshaft chain tensioner and intake gaskets that needs to be replaced under the 00M12 campaign? The ALLDATA info i have shows my truck being included in the 00M12 campaign. Mine VIN is 1fmzu72e7yub68***. Can anyone suggest how i should go about getting my truck fixed? Is there something else that may cause the problem?