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Old June 2nd, 2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Last week our explorer started clacking something terrible, sounded kidof like the lifters in the head. However when i tore it apart, i discover that this 4.0 sohc doesnt have the timing chains in the rear of the engine like most, but in the front? is this possibly an older 4.0? Did they have the timing setup in the front of the engine?
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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My 99 explorer 4.0L SOHC had 3 timing chains and I need do them soon.

1 is on passenger rear head toward to Transmission. These require unhook transmission.

1 is on driver front head you could see by peek in oil cap.

1 is in front of engine behind water pump.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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looks like it will be much easier to remove the engine than it will be to remove the trans and do it that way. i i suppose that is the way i will be going...
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