Motor noise on 2007 Ford Explorer

On cold starts I have a clicking/tapping noise coming from the front of my motor, last 20 - 30 seconds? What could be causing this noise?

by in Navarre, FL on June 08, 2011
1 answer
ANSWER by on June 08, 2011
timing chain tensioner or guides. get it checked before something breaks and becomes a major repair. Roy
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