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I just changed my oil in my 98 ford explorer and now i can hear a ticking sound coming for the passager side of the truck what could it be?

I asked because I had a suspension this was a 4.0 SOHC, have you had the recall done addresses the noise, it is caused inmost cases by leaking hydraulic cam chain automatic tensioners, they were recalled back in late 98, it is a free repair if it hasn't been done already. they are easy to change out. To find out if you need the recall visit your Ford dealer and have them run your VIN. I would also never use anything but the recommended oil. I double checked and your truck requires 5W-30W oil (not 5W-20W, my mistake), in this engine due to the way the hydraulic cam chain tensioners work I would not use 10W-30W, the thicker oil can cause slack in the cam chains and cause you the noise you discribed. I am 99% sure you have noise from a slack timing chain based on my 20 years at the Ford dealer.

Oct 28, 2011 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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Cam belt is also know as timing belt.
The manufacture recommended change interval is 95,000 miles.

Today T-Belt is also drive the water pump.
I strongly recommend you to change the water pump,T-belt,tensioner,and plastic guide at the same time.
Check for any sign of freeze plug leak on the block while you servicing the belt.

Feb 01, 2011 | 2004 Ford Focus

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On the book of Genesis explain God's "Creations" and Put in Adam & Eve and they brought a family for the begining as I understand, thay were the first man and women were put on earth, then...

The Bible does not tell us where Cain's wife originated from. But, what we are aware of is that God could have manifested this woman from dust as He did Adam.

Jan 04, 2011 | Ford F-450 Cars & Trucks

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Chirping noise coming from engine area also smell a gas smell

The gas smell will need to be checked for any fuel leaks. The chirping noise IF the belt and tensioner is OK, is caused be the CAM SYNCHRONIZER Its located down on the bottom of the intake manifold, where IF it had a distributor, thats where it would be. There are special tools to line up the timing of the cam sensor, so you need to know what you are doing to replace it. If you dont get it right, the CK Engine light will be on and a code for Cam out of Sync will be in the computer.

Nov 13, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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I need to know how to replace the timing so that the belt lines up right

Hleigh21: seeing that there was only one engine which used a timing belt in the ford ranger that I could find, I must assume it is the 2.3 liter four cylinder engine.
The cam gear has a mark which when you are facing the engine, which should be lined up with the pointer on the motor which is at about the 5:00 o'clock position. The crankshaft should be at TDC (top dead center). There is a mark on the crank pulley and you have to use the timing cover as the other reference to line up TDC. The timing belt tension is set by a spring tensioner which you let apply the tension naturally to the belt and then tighten the tensioner bolt to a maximum of 20 foot pounds.
A good rule of thumb on checking the belt tension is: at the longest span of the belt, using your thumb and forefinger, it should not twist more than 45 degrees. If if it twists more, the spring on the tensioner may be a little weak. You can make the belt a little tighter pushing on the tensioner until you have the results I have described. Avoid over tightening. This is not an interference fit motor so it will not bend valve if you make a mistake (based on the references I have). Note it is a good idea if you have over 100,000 miles, to replace the cam seal, aux drive seal and front crank seal while you are doing the timing belt. They usually start leaking around that time, not to mention the age at this point in time.
I hope I have provided adequate information. Good luck.

Jul 22, 2009 | 1992 Ford Ranger

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Timming belt replacement Ford 2001 dual cam

You have to leave all of the slack at the tensioner. Get the timing marks lined up on both of the cams and the crank. With the slack left at the tensioner, release the tensioner. It is okay if the marks move a little after this. Manually turn the engine crankshaft twice and then MAKE SURE THE MARKS LINE UP! If they do after two revolutions of the engine, you are good to go. This applies wether or not you are at DTC or not! Remember that!
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Feb 19, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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1999 Honda crv timing belt replacement

1. Remove the 14mm bolt.
2. Remove the spring holding onto the tensioner
3. Remove the tensioner
4. Installation is the reverse.

I install a new tensioner with every timing belt job.

If you have more than 130K miles, I would replace the cam seals. Its extra insurance against future leaks.

Jan 30, 2009 | 2004 Honda CR-V

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Setting of Timing Cain for a C220

if my memory serves me correct-there is a mark on the crankshaft pulley which lines up with the zero mark,take off valve cover and there is two 6mm holes that line up in the cam pulleys,the chain tensioner is down the drivers side of the engine take it out and push it all the way through and put it back in again ,they arent to difficult to do depending on your ability......

Nov 22, 2008 | 1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Oil leak coming from around water pump?

Oil travels when it leaks, the most common cause is the cam chain tensioner to the right side of the engine at about the same level as the water pump. You have to remove the bracket holding the power steering pump to gain access. A new seal is required there. Be careful not to undo the entire tensioner, this is spring loaded. Just remove the 13 mm bolt from the centre.

Aug 17, 2008 | 1983 Ford Fairmont

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