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Ive got a front timing chain guide that needs replacing and…

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Ive got a front...

Ive got a front timing chain guide that needs replacing and also the chain

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?

It hasn't jumped timing yet. It has 150,000. She fires right up IF cranked

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2004 ford explorer 4×4 4.0

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

It was just bought today at a great price. Back tensioner was replaced due to wear and when it was cranked it was instantly noticed that guide has broken apart

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The car hasn't been ran but maybe 10 mins since problem originally started

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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 5 months ago
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The timing chains and guides, which Ford refers to on these 4.0L SOHC engines as Cassettes are time consuming to replace and require special tools to set the timing chains into the proper position. Are you doing the work or are you taking it to a repair shop?

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