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Ford Ranger Synchronizer Shaft For the Camshaft Position Sensor May Make Noise

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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 4.0L V6

Average Mileage: 95,773 mi (60,000 mi - 150,000 mi)


The synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engine is warm.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 90,000 mi

    Synchronizer Shaft for camshaft position sensor upper bushing goes bad and makes squealing sound like a loose belt (replace)

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  • JohnBoyZ, , 4.0L V6, 86,555 mi

    Had the intermittent squeaks. Mechanic diagnosed it immediately. Replaced synchronizer and sensor. No more squeak, but 'Check Engine Light' is not always ON

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  • CDaddy, , 3.0L V6, 98,000 mi

    had the same problem friend works at ford, found, and fixed the issue quickly...part is expensive trough ford...aftermarket part is 1/4 of the price.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 93,000 mi

    chirps when the engine is warm.

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  • neilh77, , 3.0L V6, 127,000 mi

    chirping sound at random times with the engine running.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 120,000 mi

    something in the engin "churps" when the engin is warm

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 73,500 mi

    Loud chirping/squeak when engine is warm, erratic. CPS or synchronizer.

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