Question about 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

I have a clinking sound (metal on metal) coming from the motor compartment while idling

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Greenhorn:

    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 41 Answers

Assuming the oil level is correct, you don't say which engine you have. If you have the SOHC 4.0L V6 (VIN E), the timing chain guides may be broken and the chain has a great deal of slack. It is a common problem with timing chain guide cartridges on those SOHC V6s. Unfortunately, without you stating whether it is the 4.0L V6 or 4.6L V8, it is hard to give you a better answer.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

  • thomas torres
    thomas torres Oct 20, 2013

    It's a V6, could it be a pulley?

×

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
csmock132
  • 4669 Answers

SOURCE: metallic ''clinking'' sound on 2001 Ford Taurus

Does it make this noise when you turn corners.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

  • 437 Answers

SOURCE: my car is leaking fluid

you need to replace the brakes of course not knowing if disk or drum brakes it will be a bad wheel cyclinder or the caliper has expanded to far causing it to leak if so you will need to replace also

Posted on Feb 09, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does my motor have a pinging sound


You did not mention when this pinging occurs (all the time? idle? lugging under load?). If it is in fact in the engine, it is most likely a timing issue which can get complicated because it could be caused by a problem with the distributor, timing chain or chain tensioner, one or more faulty engine sensors, etc.

However, there are other causes of this noise. Most pinging noises at idle or low RPMs are not usually in the motor itself but rather from rotating parts that periodically touch something, and often happen when something comes loose or is bent, bearings get worn, or something made it into the engine compartment that shouldn't be there (a tool, a rock, etc.). Typical examples are worn out HVAC fan, cooling fan or AC compressor clutch bearings; a cooling fan blade touching metal or a loose shield; and so on. If this is the case, you should try to locate exactly where this noise is coming from - a stethoscope from an auto parts store may help.

Aug 02, 2014 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Metal scraping sound when in reverse


turning? Hmm. sounds like the metal dust shield(s) behind the brake rotor(s) may be making contact with the brake rotor. Sometimes when the wheel is removed, road debris hits the shield, or metal fatigue weakened by heat from the brakes it causes it to bend. easily adjusted by bending away from rotor.

May 08, 2014 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Clinking noise when turning


Check front upper strut bearings.

Jun 06, 2013 | 2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan

1 Answer

5sfe lawnmower sound


It sounds like a spark plug blew out of one of the spark plug holes.

Jun 17, 2017 | 1995 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

Metallic ''clinking'' sound on 2001 Ford Taurus


Does it make this noise when you turn corners.

Mar 17, 2009 | 2001 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

96 Ranger, "Popping" coming from engine compartment


Possibly you have a leaky or cracked exhaust manifold. After the engine heats the metal expands and creates a larger gap. As the engine speeds up the engine noise overcomes the exhaust leak noise and you don't really notice it much until the vehicle gets in to a hard pull or comes to and idle.

Jan 18, 2009 | 1996 Ford Ranger SuperCab

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Ford Explorer Logo

137 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5530 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...