2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Q&A
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Question: Timing Chains
Took my Sport Trac in because of problems with transmission (just had it rebuilt), now they have torn the engine down, and are saying it will cost more than the truck is worth to fix, as it has 3 timing chains, and they will have to be replaced! Does this sound even remotely right? - Frustrated with Fords
Yes, 4.0 E code engines do have several timing chains, guides, and tensioners. One of the chains, that run the passenger side cam requires the engine to be removed to replace it. However because of the high cost of these components they are usually replaced as needed and sold seperatly. Used engine will be cheaper to replace then to have your rebuilt. - torque wrench
The chains on a 2007 engine really should not be "needed". Issues with this engine and the chains, guides and tensioners were experienced in the late 90's, but by 2007 had long since been resolved. Hard to diagnose something specifically like this without seeing it, though, of course. - DaveJHM
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