Last post on Feb 09, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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#65 of 66 2005 Ford Explorer V6 Engine problems
Feb 05, 2012 (8:47 am)
2005 Ford explorer with 52000 miles. Tune up completed within last 4 months. Loss of power on highway with service engine soon light. Spent a week at Mechanic with no findings other than sometimes misses on #2,6 cylinder. Removed neg on Batt to dismiss light. Continued to drive for 6 weeks with no problem. Tried starting one morning and got an aweful screatching sound like starter failure. Replaced starter and did not fix. Sounds exactly the same. Mechanic Neighbor suggests the timimg belt is broken and now looking at about $4k repair-----any help? Have not been to Ford yet---Too pissed.
#66 of 66 Re: 2005 Ford Explorer V6 Engine problems [f110mech]
Feb 09, 2012 (9:23 am)
First of all, your neighbor mechanic is an idiot. This engine has a CHAIN, not a timing belt, and it's not broken. If he doesn't even know that, RUN!! Sounds like your starter drive, or flywheel has a few missing teeth and the starter isn't engaging to turn the engine. Find another (good) mechanic, you'll be able to fix it for way less than that.