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Old December 2nd, 2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Does anybody know what year engines will work with a 02 sport trac?
It's a 4.0l 4x4. The timing chain tensioners are making a lot if noise.
What I was told, is its cheaper to change the engine.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Does anybody know what year engines will work with a 02 sport trac?
It's a 4.0l 4x4. The timing chain tensioners are making a lot if noise.
What I was told, is its cheaper to change the engine.
Thanks!
If you put a used motor with over 100k in it you will have the same noise, all SOHC 4.0 Fords do it not long after 100k. If you have a good runner, and just has Timing chain noise, why pull the motor for a used motor, and not just pull you motor and do timing chains? And even If you have a High milage motor, and do put a used one in, I would do timing chains on that motor before installing it.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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If you put a used motor with over 100k in it you will have the same noise, all SOHC 4.0 Fords do it not long after 100k. If you have a good runner, and just has Timing chain noise, why pull the motor for a used motor, and not just pull you motor and do timing chains? And even If you have a High milage motor, and do put a used one in, I would do timing chains on that motor before installing it.
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Why spend $500 on unknown engine while you could replace parts on 4.0L SOHC for about $300-400 then last you other 150-300K IF IF U keep change oil on right time and use 5w20 or 5w30 synth with motorcraft filter.
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You'll have to read up on it more, but I believe you can replace one or two of the tensioners with the engine in place. It's worth a shot considering the amount of work otherwise.
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depends on what chain is rattling.
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