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Old 06-04-2008, 00:05   #1 (permalink)
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Ford explorer 1999 SOHC V6 4L cylinder bank not firing

My above vehicle is/was running prefectly until I decided to fix the Timing rattle noise that is common on this engine. After the mechanic replaced all the three timing chains and using the alignment tool the SUV is not firing on the left bank. What I gather is it start up first ime and revs, but it sound like only half the cylinder are firing. When he checks the leads and pulls there is no spark. The is no code on the computer and no light on the dash. It has been three months in the garge and I am begining to wonder if it was a mistake to fix the rattle problem in the first place!! Please offer any suggestions........ PS please post here or direct to me bugsprint@yahoo.com

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Old 10-17-2009, 01:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford explorer 1999 SOHC V6 4L cylinder bank not firing

It was bent values that caused the problem, while installing the timing chains!! It runs great now.

Is there a way to make the engine sound better because to make the rattle noise go away before the timing chain replaemnts, I thought it was the cat converters and removed those. Now the engine is TOO smooth.

Will it have more power and better sound if I put dual - two tail pipes, starting just behind the engine. Can I use the original muffler and block of the second, which I would have a second muffler for the other side?

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