1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2 dr 4.0 SOHC engine (VIN E)
The timing chain tensioner is loose and causing a lot of noise and performance problems. Fairly common defect for these engines I understand.
It was repaired under a Ford warranty program at around 65,000 miles. Now I'm having the same issue with 94,000 miles. According to the dealership, they give 12 months/12,000 miles after the repair. Ford's program covered up to 6 yr/72,000 miles on this specific repair.
1) Am I out of luck as far as Ford covering this again, seeing as it's a repeat of the original problem?
2) If so, is there a way to get to the timing chain without having to remove the engine from the truck? Possibly by removing the radiator, fan, front clip, etc. Until I can get access?
Thanks guys. Much appreciated.
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 15th, 2007 AT 4:00 PM