Ranger Sounds Like A Diesel
It sounds like a diesel!!!
I recently purchased a 2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L V6 4x4 w/ 133000miles on it. Gotta good deal on it (currently own 2000 Ford Ranger 4cyl). Now when I start it the truck sounds like a diesel up to about 2000RPM. The noise does seem to relate to the RPM's. Although the truck doesn't always make the noise. It doesn't effect the trucks performance at all. I don't think it has anything to do with the heat shields, exhaust, fan assembly, pulleys, belts, accessories, or valve tapping.
Someone mentioned possibly being associated with the Timing chain (a timing chain guide)? Is this possible, and if so do you really need to take out the motor or could you just disassemble the front end? If so, how does it rate on the difficulty scale and how much mula would I have to shell out?
I'd really appreciate any help... And if you help me I'll post a sick burnout once I get it fixed... Hopefull by this weekend...
Last edited by pawsino; 08-16-2006 at 05:40 PM.