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#6223 of 6400 2000 Ford Explorer - Horrible Ticking - Help!
Oct 13, 2009 (9:33 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Explorer with a 4.0 Liter V6. The engine has approximately 145,000 miles on it. I have had no major problems with the engine until now. I was entering the interstate one day and the engine had no power. The check gauges light came on immediately. I was able to limp it home at about 10 miles an hour. The sound from the engine sounded loud and metallic. When I start the Explorer now it runs and shift like a dream. Even sounds perfect. After about 10 minutes of warming up I start to hear a fast ticking sound. Its quiet and power is normal. Then the check gauge light comes on and the ticking grows in sound and speed. The sound comes directly from the top on the engine. There is plenty of oil but it is very black. When I hit the gas the ticking sound comes on stronger and for a second or two the ticking sounds like it winds down when I release the gas. Can anyone give me an idea of whats going on? I would like to keep this vehicle but I need a place to start on fixing it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
#6224 of 6400 Re: 2000 Ford Explorer - Horrible Ticking - Help! [mitch2225]
Oct 15, 2009 (7:17 am)
First things first: Go get the engine light read at Autozone of local Auto parts store, They do that for free. Write down the code number(s) They are usually referred to DTC's (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) stored in the computer memory, They will give you a CLUE as what to look for. Sounds like your problem could be in the valve train, Hydrualic Tappets, Rocker Arms, Push Rods, camshaft or timing chain.
Your Oil is too Black, How long did it take to get so black? Change oil and filter right away and monitor it closely. You might need a heavier weight oil or oil additive. Change it every 3000 miles, or sooner if it gets very black. To investigate the noise, you would need to remove the valve covers and check everything you see in there. Rock the engine crankshaft back and forth a little to check to see how much slack there is in the timing chain, Run the engine at idle with the valve covers off and observe to be sure that there is good oil flow to all moving parts, and listen for where the noise is coming from.
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#6225 of 6400 2002 ford explorer
Oct 15, 2009 (2:03 pm)
Evening all, would anyone recommend a shop for the usual wheel bearings and differential repairs in the Brampton, Ontario area.
#6226 of 6400 2004 mercury mountaineer v6 engine rattle
Oct 15, 2009 (5:56 pm)
my 04 mountaineer developed a rattling sound in front of engine . sound is intermittent mainly idling at low rpm noise doesnt stop with serpentine belt removed local mechanic not sure . any help greatly appreciated thanx
Oct 17, 2009 (10:43 am)
I can not get my 99 eddie bauer to switch over to heat. It contiues to blow cold air, I replaced the control unit, now it does nothing. I was told it needs to reset itself????? anyone have any suggestions, thanks
#6228 of 6400 2002 Explorer venting problem
Oct 20, 2009 (7:48 am)
I'm having a problem with my defrost vent. I have no problem with having hot or cold air. When I set my vent control to defrost I have no air flow. I have good air flow for the middle vents and the floor vents. I pulled the glove box and watched the arm move when I switch from middle to floor and back, but when I switch to defrost it doesn't move. Any ideas?
#6229 of 6400 Major problems with 2005 Explorer
Oct 20, 2009 (3:29 pm)
Hello, I am new to this forum and am at wits end with this vehicle. I am hoping someone can help with this.
My parents purchased a 2005 Explorer last year with a V-6. The thing had been having a transmission problem where the transmission wouldn't shift into reverse. That was bad enough.
More recently, it died while driving down the road. It had been bogging down and not accelerating very well prior to this. My mom parked it and when we tried to start it, it made this really loud noise, which I can only describe as being like a jet engine. Currently, it sits at a shop where they really don't know what is wrong with it. It only has about 70,000 miles on it, but I definitely would not buy one.
Thanks in advance.
#6230 of 6400 Re: Ford Explorer Electrical Problem...Need Help [jbny2076]
Oct 20, 2009 (7:42 pm)
We have an explorer doing the exact same thing did you ever get a response or get problem solved?
#6231 of 6400 Electrical, Fuses or switch??
Oct 20, 2009 (8:00 pm)
We have an issue with our explorer. It is a 2003 XLT. If i have the car on and the A/C on and the blower is on 2,3, or 4 the Hazard lights light up on my dash, the radio light dims, the blower will not work and the car will not shift from park. If i shut off the A/C and put the blower back on 1 the radio light goes back to normal, the hazard lights go off and the car will shift from park. This is really starting to bother me. The car seems to do this ever once in a while, but now has been doing it for 2-3 days straight. Anyone had this issue or know what may be causing this? Could a fuse cause all that?
#6232 of 6400 2008 ford explorer/wheel bearing bad/ help!!!
Oct 21, 2009 (2:43 am)
my explorer has 71,000 miles mostly freeway and i am having problems with the front right wheel bearing. i had it towed to the nearest ford dealer and they told me that the bearing has too much free play and causing the sensor to engage the abs braking system. the service dept. told me it would cost $615 to fix it. i called the service department where i purchased the car and they told me it would cost $416. a non-factory part cost $160 and i can go to a local garage to have it installed. WHAT SHOULD I DO???