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Old 02-04-2017, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 sohc timing chain rattle - everything you need to know

Great information on this thread. I just bought an 08 Ranger 4X4 4.0L last October with 80,000 miles. Last week, I heard the rattle for the first time. It only happens occasionally, from a cold start when it's been sitting overnight, and lasts less than a second. I guess I should just go ahead and replace the tensioners to nip any problems in the bud?
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:59 PM
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Great information on this thread. I just bought an 08 Ranger 4X4 4.0L last October with 80,000 miles. Last week, I heard the rattle for the first time. It only happens occasionally, from a cold start when it's been sitting overnight, and lasts less than a second. I guess I should just go ahead and replace the tensioners to nip any problems in the bud?
Yes. Service interval is 70,000 miles or less. There are someone here who runs a preoiler which will pump oil to them before you start the truck just in case. If I let my truck sit for more that 2-3 days at a time I'll trip the fuel pump inertia switch and just crank the engine over for a few seconds to let oil get to everything, reset the inertia switch, and no rattle. Also, remember to only buy the ford ones.
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 sohc timing chain rattle - everything you need to know

Looks like the latest MC part number for the intake gaskets for an 04 MY is 4L2Z9461BA. Confirmed by multiple online sources local Ford dealer and Tasca.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 sohc timing chain rattle - everything you need to know

did timing kit at 120k at 145k needs another kit any advice 04 ranger 4.0
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:43 PM
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did timing kit at 120k at 145k needs another kit any advice 04 ranger 4.0
Depends on a lot of things. Which timing chain and guides did you change? There are three of them. If you never changed the black plunger tensioners that were mentioned then that's probably the source of your problems. Also, it depends on the quality of the timing kit.
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