All About Car — FORD

What Causes the Failure Cam Phasers for a 5.4 Ford?

Posted by Candy Lai on

Solid tough Ford trucks overwhelmed his fans. Ford 4.0 sohc as well as 5.4 3V engine are wildly utilized to his truck collection. These engines are well known with the dreaded "rattle phaser" problems.   When it refers to ford 4.0 timing chain replacement, a failed cam phaser vvt will come across experienced mechanics minds immediately.  <NOTORIOUS ENGINE-FORD 4.0 SOHC>   Adjustable Cam Phasers Benefits? #1 Fuel efficiency #2 Emissions reduce #3 Optimum engine performance This VVT (variable valve timing) cam phaser gear design, open the door to new technology with solution to the delemma of high horsepower & oil efficient...

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How much does timing chain replacement cost & how to save it?

Posted by Candy Lai on

Due to longer life cycles of timing chain comparing to the belt, more automakers now prefer using chain tension & sprocket for their durability. Take Ford 4.0 Sohc as example, it is widely equipped on Ford models like 2001–2012 Ranger, Explore, Mercury Mountaineer and 2005-2010 Mustang.Over time, chain may stretch due to tension lost and guide sprocket also may wear out.Most mechanics may suggest to replace the chain kit every 100,000 miles to make sure whole timing system can work in sync. If any circumstances cause car running rough or having poorer fuel performance, you may need to replace the...

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NOTORIOUS ENGINE-FORD 4.0 SOHC

Posted by MIchel Chen on

The 4.0 SOHC engine was notorious for the OEM timing chain guides breaking causing timing chain rattle or "death rattle". This problem can occur as early as 45,000 miles in some vehicles. When the engine is run for a extended period of time with this issue, and depending on severity, the engine can jump timing. This can result in damage to the heads and valves due to the SOHC being an interference engine. However, preventive maintenance such as regular oil changes and replacing camshaft timing chain tensioners can stay the onset of timing chain rattle. The usual repair process for permanently fixing timing chain...

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