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2002 4x4 4.0 with no balance shaft?

I pulled the motor on the 02 i just got due to "engine noise" and while the pan was off i noticed that there was no balance shaft. From everything I've seen about these, every 4x4 has a balance shaft. So i got the new (to me) motor in the mail, started doing the chains and guides and noticed there was also, no balance shaft. Someone tell me Im not crazy.
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I just received my new 4.0 from Ford today. Gave them my vin number and looked at the engine today. I looked at the paper slip on top of the engine and it said 01 SOHC Expl. w/o balance shaft. I know Ford sent me the right engine, so your guess is as good as mine. Many people have thrown non balance shaft 4.0s in 4x4 trucks will no bad effects.
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Ranger engines did not use balance shafts at all to my knowledge. I think only explorers from 2002+ 4x4 did.
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Oh well that's good to know. Im glad they didn't send me the wrong ****. Well i should have the beast up and running by tonite. Anyone happen to know what a 4.0 auto 4x4 with 4.10 gears will lay down in the 1/4?
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