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Is it the guides or chain or could it just be the tensioner
2004 Ford Explorer

Is it the guides or chain or could it just be the tensioner

(2004 Ford Explorer)
the noise i hear on my o5 explorer when trying to start is right under the coils in front of the left bank of the engineit wont start or act like its got any ssense at all and sounds like its all lose prior to this it ran great i went fishing and ran out of gas so id start the engine go with some speed rhwn kick it in neutreal and shutr itb off whille we costed to a stop then the last time it started it sounded like something hitting the fan or the belt tensioner but no its on the left bank

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on April 11, 2019
Hello, you did not mention what engine you have in your Explorer, but I'm guessing based on the symptom it is the 4.0L V6 SOHC engine.

If this is the case, these vehicles had a concern with timing chain tensioners. But, at this point, the chain and guides could be suspect. I would have a trained technician have a look -- someone with experience with these Ford engine's would save you a lot of trouble in drilling down to the cause of your issue.
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on April 11, 2019
Hello, you did not mention what engine you have in your Explorer, but I'm guessing based on the symptom it is the 4.0L V6 SOHC engine.

If this is the case, these vehicles had a concern with timing chain tensioners. But, at this point, the chain and guides could be suspect. I would have a trained technician have a look -- someone with experience with these Ford engine's would save you a lot of trouble in drilling down to the cause of your issue.
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