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Old 02-19-2010, 12:16 PM
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ok guys im new to the forums and tried to look around for an answer but cant find one. i've got a 2002 ford ranger edge 3.0 5 speed and about 4 days ago it started makin a loud chriping noise...i replaced the belt and transmission fluid and no help at all... I'm wondering if it could be either the idler pulley or the harmonic sychronizer or something else...anyone else had this problem? if so what was it and if not what does it sound like? i'm fixing to put it in the paint booth to paint it and get rid of the dents from a deer (thanks =/ haha) but i dont wanna spend that money until i kno whats wrong with it and get it taken care of. thanks in advance guys
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:37 PM
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3.0 Chirping

Change the cam syncro quickly...it could cost you an engine.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:41 PM
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how sure are you that this is the problem? ans how much does that run?
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:45 PM
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from the passenger side, stick you head with one ear facing the front, one facing the back. It will be obvious if it's from the back. I bought a OEM Motorcraft from O'Reillys. $125 vs $182 from the stealership.

Mine was chirping like crazy...thought it was the belt but listened for it and found it in the back of the motor...then read about the syncro...replaced it and it's been quiet under the hood since.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:48 PM
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yea sounds like mine...got up under the truck and it was like woah loud, so how much did the oem motocraft run ya?
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:53 PM
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$125 at O'Reillys...from what I've read DO NOT USE Dorman...they are made in China and are junk!! Stay OEM...it's just not worth it to cut corners on that part.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:56 PM
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damn i guess thats better than payin for a new engine lol thanks for the help though man
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:45 PM
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ok so im lookin in the haynes manual and cant find the cam synch...all i see is something called a camshaft position sensor...is this the same?
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:04 PM
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Yeah it's in about the same position as a distributer would be...

This might help...

CLICK Cam Sync Install
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:45 PM
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my truck does the same thing but it only does it when its 20 degrees or lower outside and its only for the first couple of minutes driving it then she clears up
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:54 PM
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mine was the same way but now it wont shut the hell up... took it to my local ford dealership and he agreed the cam synch needs 2 be replaced....theyd charge 3-400 but screw that ill do it myself for 125 for an oem at o reillys
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:56 PM
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my truck doensnt chirp just idling its only when i drive it for the first couple minutes i wonder if this could be the same thing because by the sounds of it your guys trucks did it while idling
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:06 PM
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my 96 does the same but ik its just a belt after .5-1.0 mile it clears up
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:45 AM
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my 96 does the same but ik its just a belt after .5-1.0 mile it clears up
My sync chirp was intermittent too...but so far as I know, this is only related to the 3.0 Vulcan V6.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:33 PM
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my 96 does the same but ik its just a belt after .5-1.0 mile it clears up
maybe now but give it a while and it wont....if its makin the same noise its the cam synchronizer...belt wouldnt stop squeaking....
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