I have a 2003, but the motor I am working on is a 2002. I purchased it off of craigslist and I am planning on pulling my current motor and replacing it with this oneYour year and model under your member indicates 2003 Explorer but you stated in an earlier post that yours is a 2002. My 2000 had the older camshaft timing components with none of the improvements. Below is my rear cassette with the upper part of the guide missing and the positioning post ground down by the flopping chain. I replaced the positioning post when I replaced the cassette.
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The timing tool kit should work on all of the variations of the engine from 1997 thru its retirement year as should the latest cassette.
Ford guides superior
The photos below compare the front and rear views of left cassettes from Cloyes and Ford. In all photos the Cloyes cassette is above the Ford cassette. Contrary to the information I received from Cloyes, their guides are manufactured by Borg Warner and are not identical to the Ford guides.
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The plastic guides mount to the metal frame with clips that include a tit that fits into a hole in the frame. On the slack side there is a clip at each end of the metal frame and one between the ends. On the traction side there is a clip at each end and two between the ends. The clips keep the guide in position relative to the path of the chain.
The photos below show more detail of the traction side clips.
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The Cloyes (Borg Warner) clips do not clamp the metal frame adequately and the tits are not engaged. The end clips will prevent the guide from moving lengthwise but the loose middle clips may allow side deflection of the guide. In my opinion the Ford guide is superior to the Cloyes guide.
The plastic guides are the weakest part of the cassettes. The chains and sprockets from both manufacturers seem to be of good quality and will probably last at least twice as long as the guides. However, if a guide fragment sufficiently binds a chain the chain may be damaged or break.
The left and right tensioners from Cloyes (shown below) appear to have been manufactured by Borg Warner. They seem to be of good quality and the spring pressure may be greater than that of the Ford ones I installed in my engine last year.
Yes !!!! if its same needed for 4.0 in 2006 Mustang......pls.Anyone in need of the tools, I have them!
I have a brand new OTC 6488 Kit that I thought I was going to use, unfortunately after tearing into this engine, I decided to buy a new engine, so I now have a new timing tool kit, never used that I would like to sell, if your in need, then perhaps I could help.
If you send me your email address I'll email you a copy of the engine assembly instructions. Also, if you click on "My Helpful Threads" below you'll find links to many timing chain related threads.New to this forum lot of great info on here. I need some help so I bought a Melling timing kit (Mell-Gear) off Amazon it was half off damaged box but when I got it it cane in the Mell-Gear box but the parts say Borg Warner? I know that they make Cloyes. I went with cause it was recommended buy a Ford Mechanic. I didn't want the Cloyes cause of bad reviews. Can anyone help me please? I would of just bought OEM if I knew this was going to happen. Thabks