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  1. 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    Hey, guys! 2003 Exploder 4.0L 4WD (I'm assuming it's a balance shaft motor), 182k. Engine is making noise. Sounds like the dreaded timing chain rattle. Since the timing chain tensioners are spring loaded hydraulic pistons I'm thinking of running a thicker viscosity oil and/or adding Lucas to...
  2. 3rd Generation Explorers | 2002-2005
    I have a 2003 Ford Explorer LT. My mechanic said it appeared to be missing a timing chain guide on one side (when he was replacing a gasket). My question is whether I need to worry about replacing that since its fairly labor intensive = $$. The car has 150,000 miles on it and the body...
  3. 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    I went into FOrd the other day ( not my usual dealer) and spoke to a mechanic, He said that if the timing chain issue wasnt to bad, they could replace the tensioners without taking the engine out, and that SHOULD fix the problem.... ($500) I went to my local Ford dealer and they said...
  4. 2nd Generation Explorers | 1995-2001
    Hi all.. Having trouble with my timing chain, I figure if i get it fixed (tensioner) it will just go again later on.. Looking at a straight swap ( reconditioned) but it will go too...?? Is there any other engine that will fit into the 2nd gen Explorer?? Ive looked for a second...
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