1979 Ford Ranchero Repair Question
I have a 1979 ford ranchero. my engine is making a loud rattling/scratching sound around the belts/fan area. What is it?
first disconnect teh fan belt and start car to eliminate noise form accessories. then check the oil pressure, it may below an dyou have an internal problem.if pressure is good then try decarbonizer on it, follow instructions on can. ford or gm dealers have the same stuff.
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MIGHT BE YOUR TIMING CHAIN SLACK
IF YOU'LL HOLD THE THROTTLE AT ABOUT 1500 RPM
THEN SUDDENLY LET OFF
AND THE RATTLE WORSENS FOR A SECOND OR SO
IT IS PROBABLY THE CHAIN
KEEP US INFORMED
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