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Explorer Cam Failure Sport Track TSB 041504


Just took my Boss over to Fud to pick up his Truck. He had it in for a
few warranty items and asked about a funny noise He was getting in the
engine compartment during shifts.

They changed his camshaft sprockets for free under TSB 04-15-04 and
the noise is gone. Seems there is a loosening of the sprocket that
causes this funny chatter....

I'm not Pi$$ed yet, but I could be pretty easily. Explorers get free
camwork, why not US?

Eric Lehmann
97 Ebony 42k Welded - With the Angels Now so that I don't have to be.
Long Live the Garage Queen !
96 Medium Willow Green Metallic 103k Resurrected, Welded
96 Rosemist 71k Garage Queen in Training, Welded
97 Pacific Green - Parting this one Out

They probably get free camwork BECAUSE of US!

Dan Carmen

Don't they sell more Explorers in a couple of months than the total number
of SHOs ever?

You always protect the cash cow.

Ron Porter

Probably the updated cassettes for the German 4.0 OHC engine. big problem
with them. We see an avg of 3 a day so far at work
I had one done wrong by a ford dealer and it yakked the engine bent valves
in 3 cylinders. {have the inspection photos at work}
on holidays this week.


Ron hit it on the head. It's all about taking care of the cash cow. With ~20k SHO produced we are less than a pimple on their collective a$$e$. 

k mier 
I think the pimple has festered and is about to nasty .
Rick B 
and I'm not talkin Festivas

Yup the one I suspected Send your address or a fax number to my work email
looking at it right now on www.shopkey5.com  
I can not print the page here, or copy and paste it..

Eric how did he get it free? it is only covered if the vehicle is still under the warranty.
He had 4000 miles left on his warranty, 71k on the truck, and took the
truck in for a couple little picky things and asked them to run the
TSB's on it for Him. This was one of his complaints - "A Rattling
noise from engine compartment on accelleration mainly hear in second
gear around 2400 rpms"

Dealer's Responseon the Paperwork -
"Cause: Replace Camshaft Sprockets Per TSB 04-15-04"
He got a new tensioner too.

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*Warning exceeds 200k limit just a wee bit. 

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