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If the timing chain slips, 4.0 V6 is there a history of it bending the valves on a 01 Ford Explorer?

The vin code is E

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SOURCE: how do i replace the pcv valve on a 2000 explorer xlt v6 sohc?

On the passenger side of the intake manifold, coming off the bottom about the center of the engine front to back, you'll feel a hose that comes off a nipple. That hose makes a 90 degree bend and goes around to the rear of the motor. Where that hose meets the Y-connector from the other side of the intake you'll find the PCV valve. It's almost impossible to see it with the hood installed, and even tougher to reach it.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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SOURCE: pcv valve :where is it located on a 1999 ford explorer sport 2wd

It is located at the back of the engine near the fire wall. It is gray with a T connector at the top with two hoses coming off of the T and going forward into the intake manifold.

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Ranger V6 timing chain

Hello;
The Ford motors are pretty good. I had 280K on a 2.9 V-8 that only needed the oil changed every 3K. Unless you have fluctuatuation in the timing then you should be ok.
These engines use a chain rather than a belt and have excellent life.
Thanks;
Rich RPM Northwest

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 01 ford explorer sport trac rear timing chain diagram

They will not loan you the tools.....how else will they continue to rip off the average garage junkie and make lots of money?

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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