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whistling noise

i have a 2000 ranger 4x4, when i start to drive around (10-30mph) a loud whistling noise comes from my engine, i thought it was the fan belt so i got a new one and the whistling didn't stop, does anyone know what is causing the noise??
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Get cheap mechanic's stethoscope.
On the passenger side of the engine , just in front of the firewall , there is a camshaft syncronizer.
It looks like a shortened version of the old style distributors.
Place the probe against the shaft of it.
If you here any screeching noise , it needs to be replaced ASAP.
This unit drives the oil pump and is a known failure part.When it goes , so does your engine.

Note:
DO NOT purchase the cheaper DORMAN unit .
Buy an original FORD replacement.
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how much do they cost ?
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A whole lot less than a new/rebuilt engine. ~$100 or so.
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ok, would i be able to get one from a ranger at junk yard ??
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NO!!!!
Buy new.
Use the search button at the top of the pane for cam syncro
Take an hour or two to peruse the posts.
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ok, thanks
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