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Old 05-22-2006
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Timing chain took a ****

I heard a new noise over the weekend. Thought it was my idler pully or tensioner pully. Replaced both and ONE noise went away, but the main one was still there. A fellow employee told me it was the timing chain. Just wondering how much money you guys think I could get out of my 4.0. I also have a couple 305 chevys that I could trade for a 302. I know it's not a big enough repair to pull the motor, but I'm still thinking about that, fixing it, or just flat out selling the truck. Let me know what you guys think.
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300 bucks worth of specialty tools and a good weekend pulling the motor. updated chains tensioners and guides would be recommended... keep it dont sell it. i have a few pix on my site of what you can expect when you get it apart.
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That's alright. They cut me a deal at work where I can have it done for around 300 and Im gonna go that route. Probably get it fixed tomorrow. The chains, tensioner, guides, jackshaft and crankshaft sprockets are all getting replaced. I'll probably paint something too to make it all pretty.
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Man that sucks eric, i noticed the noise and figured it was minimul. Good luck though.
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Old 05-23-2006
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It's all good. Covered under my warranty. The claims adjuster didn't come out because my service writer knew the guy otherwise my warranty would have been voided by the lift. I'm getting my front crank seal, all three timing chains and guides, and a pinion seal in the rear axle for 100.00. I think it all turned out pretty well. Sorry Zack.
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man that kinda sux...good thing u got a deal on it.
Wow, so im the only truck that made it out without braking something..sweet...but i gotta change the ball joint tomorrow...so i guess that counts.
And hopefully next time we go im not the only one who breaks.
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What did the noise sound like?

Ive got a SQUEEKING....not knocking or such, just a squeek, i changed my cerpentine belt last weekend and it started squeeking, around 2,000 rpm's it goes away, about 5 people said its a pully and there 99% sure. Most likely tensioner.


So....the long and short of it is, what did you noise sound like, and did it just one day appear?
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I had the timing chain pulled and changed also they updated the tensioners
that happened at 19k miles im at 73k now and its still good :)

on the other hand they only do the front one because you have to pull
the engine to do the rear timing chain. So make sure that the noise is actually gone
if it isnt ***** until they pull the engine and do the back one too...
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The noise was kind of like a grinding noise that was made I'm assuming from the chain hitting the cover between 2600 and 3200 RPM. It's all warrantied if the rear needs done, it'll be done. I work at the ford dealer where it's being done so theyll take care of me.
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