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Old 08-26-2017, 01:05 PM
jjbear jjbear is offline
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Default Did Ford ever improve the timing tensioner failure issue beyond 2001 4.0L?

It seems like a lot of people have timing chain/tensioner issues for Ford on the 4.0 SOHC. My son has a 2001 that broke. If we were to buy a used motor for it, is there a better year out there that we wouldn't have to worry as much about this issue?

I've also read that many people say only to buy OEM Ford replacement parts. Well, if they produced it in the first place and it has issues, how is that any better?

Trying to decide whether to replace the timing chains/tensioner, etc or just put a used motor in it.

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Old 08-28-2017, 10:47 AM
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Default Re: Did Ford ever improve the timing tensioner failure issue beyond 2001 4.0L?

Greetings Ranger buffs, I recently acquired my brothers 01
Edge. God rest his soul. I'm looking for recommendations on
Setting it up for on & off road in the PNW


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Old 08-28-2017, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: Did Ford ever improve the timing tensioner failure issue beyond 2001 4.0L?

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Greetings Ranger buffs, I recently acquired my brothers 01
Edge. God rest his soul. I'm looking for recommendations on
Setting it up for on & off road in the PNW


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Welcome. Take some time to look around there are already plenty of very informative threads on this subject

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Old 08-28-2017, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Did Ford ever improve the timing tensioner failure issue beyond 2001 4.0L?

2004 they upgraded the guides. did it completely fix the issue no. that motor has around a 80k failure rate on the guides they are meant to be replaced
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