2001 Explorer Sport front End Noise/Rattle - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-05, 11:01 PM
ricks2311
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
2001 Explorer Sport front End Noise/Rattle

I just purchased a used 2001 Explorer with 44,000 miles. Theres a
front end Noise/Rattle (Warm or Cold) quite loud. The dealership said
its the timing chain and had many such complaints and would replace
it. I purchased the vehicle without the noise 200 miles ago. I would
like to know if anyone esle had this problem and/or the cause if not
the timing chain.

--
Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface, at author's request
Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
Topic URL: http://www.autoforumz.com/Ford-Explo...ict110934.html
Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse: http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=520290
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-05, 09:01 AM
Lenny via CarKB.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 2001 Explorer Sport front End Noise/Rattle

NEVER buy a V6 SOHC explorer. Even brand new. Only V8 or OHV. Ok too late
for that advice now. FORD had a recall for some model years (the early ones)
, not sure about 2001. Call your dealer and see what could be done. If I
were you, I would get a warranty on this baby ASAP.

--
Message posted via http://www.carkb.com
 
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-05, 09:01 AM
Lenny via CarKB.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 2001 Explorer Sport front End Noise/Rattle

Rule out other things though, like accessory belts, tensioners and pulleys.

--
Message posted via http://www.carkb.com
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-05, 09:01 AM
Lenny via CarKB.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 2001 Explorer Sport front End Noise/Rattle

Also, seems after 200 miles, you would have some sort of used car
warranty...unless it was private party ...

--
Message posted via http://www.carkb.com
 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-05, 08:01 PM
ricks2311
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Re: 2001 Explorer Sport front End Noise/Rattle

"Lenny via CarKB.com" wrote:
> NEVER buy a V6 SOHC explorer. Even brand new. Only V8 or OHV.
> Ok too late
> for that advice now. FORD had a recall for some model years
> (the early ones)
> , not sure about 2001. Call your dealer and see what could be
> done. If I
> were you, I would get a warranty on this baby ASAP.
>
> --
> Message posted via http://www.carkb.com


My explorer was purchased one month ago through a ford dealer, it is
covered under a warrenty. The noise as they felt was the timing
chain. They replaced the chain and gears yesterday, 3/8/05. I picked
the vehicle up returned home and I still have the noise (Ticking,
rattle, clicking) it sounds as if its coming more from the left side
front of the engine. I have a 3 month 3,000 mile warrenty, but need
to resolve the problem very soon before it expires.

--
Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface, at author's request
Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
Topic URL: http://www.autoforumz.com/Ford-Explo...ict110934.html
Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse: http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=523202
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome