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Old 04-05-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 04-06-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 04-06-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Explorer Sport front End Noise/Rattle

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

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Old 04-06-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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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 ...

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Old 04-09-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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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.

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