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Is the motor on a 98 explorer restricted?

The timing chain is broke, I wanted to know if the motor is restricted or non?

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  • katie_mishoe Jun 16, 2009

    I just wanted to if the motor is restricted?

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If the engine was running and it broke this may be disastrous and you will need to split down and rebuild the engine.

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