2001 4.0 SOHC Timing Chain.. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2010
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: paso robles, CA
Posts: 25
2001 4.0 SOHC Timing Chain..

Okay, I bought a 2001 Ranger Edge about 4-5 months ago. Went through the thing extremely well with a couple friends. Ive put about 6k miles on it and its getting the "death rattle". Its starting to sound bad. It has 88k on it. I would like to know my options. I know its very costly to have the tensioners replaced. Did the motors change very much, like could I drop a 03+ block in it to solve the problem. Because I hear that most of the time you replace the chain tensioners and they just break again in around 30 - 40k. Whats the best solution? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
Well that sucks to hear yours is about to break. I'm at 108K with no rattle *knock on wood*

I think after 03 the problem was pretty well solved.

I never heard of them breaking again though, although I heard if you buy the newer tensioners when you replace them, you should be good to go.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Timing Belt or Timing Chain? Phatmatt2009 General Ford Ranger Discussion 5 02-15-2017 12:14 PM
Blown Timing Chain Cover Gasket: Should I do the chain and related hardware? jtkonieczny 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 10 01-02-2015 10:36 AM
On the hunt for a 4.0 SOHC with no timing chain rattle. BlackRanger04 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 31 09-01-2010 03:29 PM
timing chain or timing belt? da lone ranger 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 2 07-26-2008 01:10 AM
timing belt or timing chain da lone ranger 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 2 07-18-2008 11:03 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:29 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.