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Old 09-12-2010, 06:38 PM
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Default 2003 cam sync issue

hey guys i really need some ideas on this one. First i should say hi and thanks this is my first post on here! ok here goes - i have an 03 ranger edge with 3.0 v6 2wd (flex fuel). i have the famous chirping noise that i keep reading about when the cam sycronizer goes out. (sounds like a bird or cricket and gets louder with the rpms). i took the belt off to make sure it wasnt from the front of the engine no luck still chirped like crazy. went to the zone got one of theirs to replace it, no luck still chirped, thinking i must have got a bad one went and got a new dorman tried it no luck still there. i have no idea what else to look at but im definatly getting a little worried. should i go get the motorcraft? also i should mention there were no sighns of a problem with the original part as far as i could tell. thankyou i appreciate any ideas or suggestions
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: 2003 cam sync issue

Do NOT start your truck until you get the camshaft sensor/synchro replaced!!! The Dorman part is crap, get the Motorcraft one, yes it costs a lot more but it's worth it. And when these go bad they are no longer turning the oil pump and with no oil circulation the engine will lock up and be worthless!
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:53 PM
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Um, I think I got the Dorman one I believe but I got a pro to install it for me and my truck runs a whole lot better than it did before. Sounds a lot better too. Now I need to do the spark plugs
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: 2003 cam sync issue

i researched the difference in the two cam synchronizers,..... DO NOT get the dorman. i've read nothing but bad on them. make sure when you do get one, it has the alignment tool with it. and, if you don't know how to change it out, get a someone who does. i tried it myself and its still not right.
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