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Old 07-24-2003, 06:28   #1 (permalink)
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BA Crankshaft Sprocket

A small number of BA I6 engines (including turbos) built between Feb 10th and March 8th 2003 were built with crankshaft sprockets that contained an incorrect nickel content. This can lead to failure of the sprocket under high load conditions and extensive damage to valve train components.

If you have an I6 equipped vehicle built within the date range above it would be wise to contact your dealer for remedial action. Inspection will take 45 minutes and repair (if required) 3-4 hours.

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Old 07-24-2003, 17:40   #2 (permalink)
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Timing sprocket problem - BA

Anyone heard of a problem with March build BA engines having a timing chain sprocket problem?

I generally dont listen to these sorts of 'rumours' but seeings I've got a March build, I guess I've been a bit sucked in!

Apprently, so the story goes, dealers were notified yesterday and recall notices will be sent out to owners thereafter. 8000 odd vehciles are affected.
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Re: Timing sprocket problem - BA

What motor have you got, the Barra182?
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Kno-all, do you have an engine number range. My BA is a March build.
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Re: Timing sprocket problem - BA

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What motor have you got, the Barra182?

Rodderz, I've got a March 2003 Turbo XR6
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Re: Timing sprocket problem - BA

I suppose I will wait for my letter from Ford!
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I can confirm that there is a problem with some of the 6 cyl BA motors, but I don't know what the build number ranges/dates are.

The sprocket in question is the one that the crankshaft position sensor gets its info from (it's not the chain sprocket).

The dealers should have a "test kit" which is basically a small torque wrench set to a specific torque and a small slotted socket. It's applied to a tooth on the sprocket, and if it screws the tooth off then the gear is one of the dodgy ones and they replace it.

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The crankshaft position sensor reads off the crank and there is no sprocket on the crank, it reads off an indentation near the front of the crank. Are you sure you don't mean the cam position sensor as only the cams have sprockets on them.
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Re: Timing sprocket problem - BA

The crankshaft sprocket is apart of the CKP trigger wheel where you remove the sensor to carry out the test.
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Re: Timing sprocket problem - BA

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I suppose I will wait for my letter from Ford!
The owners of the effected vehicles are NOT being notified by Ford regarding this concern. They are waiting until the vehicle is presented for service at the dealers. If you care to check your vehicle yourself then try the following.
Look on the timing cover of the engine where the power steering pump mounts to it. You will see a number like 13A03 MB. This is the hot test date code. The first 2 digits represent the Day, The letter represents the Month,The second 2 digits represent the Year. Disreguard the last 2 letters.
This means that if your date is between 10B03 (10th Feb 03) and 08C03 (8th Mar 03) GET YOUR VEHICLE TO YOUR DEALER ASAP!!
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