Question about 2003 Ford Explorer
There could be quite a few different things that could/would cause that sound. Since you have stated that it is more prominent when you get in, it would lead me to suspect an exhaust leak, either at the exhaust manifold, or at the donut gasket (that is where the exhaust manifold connects to the exhaust pipe). If you take you vehicle to an exhaust shop, they can and usually will check it for free. FYI, if it is not the exhaust making the noise, you are looking at a more serious issue. Let me know how it goes.
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Posted on Aug 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What engine is this? if it is the 4.0L then talk to the dealer there is a recall on the camshaft drive chain hydraulic tensors, these will cause a rattle noise.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
this can be a serious problem, sounds like one of your engine valves, has the car overheated recently? if your valves bent, you need to take the engine apart hope i helped
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
Sounds to me like a very common problem has occured to your neighbor. If this is a SOHC engine, one of the valve seats in the number 4 cylinder has fallen out. I'm sure it has damaged the head and the piston. Stop trying to run it or you might blow a hole in the cylinder wall or break a rod or both.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
If your check engine light came on when the problem occurred, then you need to have the diagnostic codes read. I am cheap, so I would suggest going to an Advance or Auto Zone, they will read the codes and interpret them for you in hopes of selling you the part that will fix it. Good Luck. I hope you find this very helpful!
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
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