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Old 05-12-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default The Sport Trac...

I bought this last year for my daughters graduation present. When I got it it was not running. After troubleshooting I figured out what had happened. The previous owner must have never changed the oil and it eventually ran low loosing oil pressure to the drivers side cam tensioner resulting in a jumped timing chain. After resetting the timing and changing the oil a couple times and putting in mobil , I turned it over to my daughter. After driving it for about a year it has been killing her on gas, she is going to college and working part time. She had told me it was clicking but I didn't get a chance to really check it out...until now. I bought a Neon for her to drive temporarily until we sell the ST and get her something better. Anyway the first thing I did was clean it up, I hate a dirty vehicle... Next I got into the clicking, I originally thought it was a lifter so I changed the oil, I wasn't that lucky. I am not the type of person to pass the buck on by selling to someone else to deal with so check it out.












Should have the motor out this weekend...
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:02 PM
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what a pain!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:03 PM
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Yeah these motors suck to pull out, and to work on...lol
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:07 PM
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Damn!! I guess we know who to turn to when we need our engine swapped out!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:44 PM
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I have pulled 2.3's, 2.5's, 3.0's, ohv's, and sohc's engines these are the hardest. The clearance by the firewall is what makes them so hard. A body lift would make it much easier. Of course then you have to deal with timing^%$^*%$
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:46 PM
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I will come down and help if you teach me the ways of the wise!!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:47 PM
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wow if that sport trace was near me, i WOULD BUY IT FOR MY DAUGHTER.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:09 PM
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Your welcome anytime Clinton, I always need help...just ask the doctors....lol
Just a plane ticket away Bru, it will be running right when I sell it.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:16 PM
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thats clean and hell with the 4.0 i have it

5.0 ALL THE WAY haha
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:18 PM
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timing chain tensioner!!! i blew my front tensioner a year ago, rattles like hell above 3k rpm's, fresh oil usually makes it quiet until its ready for a change. i'm not pulling the motor over it, not till she stops.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:36 PM
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It's probably the primary chain on yours, that's easy you don't even need to pull the motor. You should think about fixing it before it does major damage.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:54 PM
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It's probably the primary chain on yours, that's easy you don't even need to pull the motor. You should think about fixing it before it does major damage.
Its the lower chain on the front.. the one that goes around the crank, iirc the motor has to come out.. I'll be following your endeavors with the ST to see how it goes.

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Old 05-13-2011, 09:22 AM
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after its fixed Ill trade you the ranger for the ST!
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:07 PM
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Thanks for the offer but I already have 2 Rangers...lol
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:50 PM
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youll get your hood back lol (scotts old hood)
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