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I have a 1998ford explorer that has lost 95%of its power startsonly if you grind the stater long enough and has a noise in top of the left bank could it be a chain or cam it will go about 20 miles an hour when you give it gas itgas it wants to bogg down

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If this engine is the single overhead cam style you may have chain and cam problems. If you remove cam covers you will see right away if the chain and or chain guides are faulty.

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