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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-16-13, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Whatever you do, watch for the 4.0L SOHC engine. I just had to have my 2007 Sport Trac engne rebuilt after 70,500 miles (after a new serpintine belt and harmonic balancer put on). When I asked what went wrong, I was told the Explorer, Sport Trac and the Mustang all have the same issue.....bad design. The engine light comes on, timing chain goes and starts to throw the front rod. Cost me $4400 to have the engine replaced and still having problems. Although I love the truck, not worth the money I've had to sink into it!!! BEWARE!!! Although I love my truck and my last four vehiles have been Fords, I hate to think I got a lemon after than amount of miles put on the engine..Is there no recall, warranty or anything?

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I moved to the explorer section. Sorry for your luck but my experience with the 4.0 is that the chain failure is usually caused by poor maintenance. Very sensitive to oil changes and filter quality. No there are no recall because it is not a defect that causes the concern. Hope it doesn't keep you from buying more ford vehicles.


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