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

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Old 11-14-2015
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New Ranger owner

Just picked up a 2001 Ranger, Stepside, 4X4, XLT, 4.0 SOHC
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Problem is, it seems to have a miss. If you listen closely you can hear it.


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Do you think a fluid flush would quiet that down?
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Ha, nobody biting huh? Yep, bought her with the expectation of replacing the engine after the previous owner described the noises it made before it quit.

Threw a new battery in her and was surprised she started. Looks like I'm still gonna need that new engine though.
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Getting a used engine for this. I know it's dangerous to ask "as-long-as-I'm-in-there" questions on a forum because, if you listen to all the advice, before you know it you've rebuilt the whole engine.

So here goes: Plan on getting/installing timing set and gaskets/seals(Head, Intake, Rear Main),

Check for "play" in any of the major components,wear on cam, obstructions in any of the oil passages.

I see the good timing sets (Cloyes 9-0398SC) are about $300, are the cheaper ones comparable in quality?

Anything else on these engines that I should replace or inspect "as-long-as-I'm-in-there"
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So I picked up a used engine from a somewhat reputable salvage yard. They told me it ran good before they pulled it.

Pulled the valve cover to check things before installing. Found a pretty sloppy chain.

Will a new tensioner take out that slack or is this going to be more involved?

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