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04 f150 5.4 what are the correct timing marks to use on the…

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04 f150 5.4 what are the correct timing marks to use on the cam gears

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I just need the correct timing marks

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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

I have enclosed the complete replacement steps in the link below. Have a look at step #15 in the install instructions for the diagram showing their positions.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy5qnlpiklbscqp/Timing%20Oct%205.pdf?dl=0

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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Just checking in to see if your still needing help with this , if so please post back and we can work from there if need be. If not then please take a moment to rate my service so I can get credit for my time, the question remains open for follow up even after doing so, all you need to do is return to this question if need be.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I timed the engine started it, and the drivers cam jumped time. This vehicle is a Car lots truck. They did not want to replace the tensions, or chains could that be the cause.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can a bad tensior let the jump timing like that
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

That is sure likely if it jumped time. Its always a good idea when doing this job to replace the chains as well as the guides and tesnsioners. And a bad tensioner will cause the chain to jump for sure .

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The timing marks on the can gears are lines with arrows on them correct
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Yes just as shown in the factory steps.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The entire guide on one of the chains were completely broken and now in oil pan. Could that could have been caused by a bad tension?
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

If somehow its came apart enough to restrict the Oil pump pick up screen it could cause low oil pressure. That would be pretty rare if that is the case. Normally if its just came apart in pieces it would just lay in the pan with no issues.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That jumped time when I started it.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will order chains and tensions. And install them
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

That what I would do and just to be on the safe side you should also remove the oil pressure sending unit and double check your engine oil pressure just to be sure its okay. Ford's oil pressure specification is minimum 25 PSI at idle and 40-75 PSI at 2000 RPM with the engine at operating temperature

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Okay, Im here if needed and thank you as well. Please take a moment to rate my service so I can get credit for my time, the question remains open for follow up even after doing so, all you need to do is return to this question if need be.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Could low oil pressure cause that problem also
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Yes if the pressure is low it will not apply tension to the tensioners , you will usually hear the chains rattling on start up if in fact that is the case.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
They were making noise
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Okay then I would sure check the oil pressure.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will check oil pressure and get back with you
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Okay

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
This 5.4 has maybe 7-9 pounds of oil pressure while cranking and idle.
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

That would explain why the chain jumped then, that is not enough oil pressure to put tension on the chains. You have either a bad oil pump or plugged pick up screen or a worn engine.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Oil pan is filled with metal shavings
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

That is not a good sign and usually means its time to replace the engine. Its very likely that the oil passages are plug with theses shaving as well.

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