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Timing chain issues

Have been told by a Ford mechanic that because the engine sounds a bit different when the car is started that the timing chain needs replacing. Apparently they all have this problem. Is this true? Have been told it will cost up to $10,000 to fix!

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  • caryn407 May 16, 2010

    I really hope you're right about that. It's going in for a service this week with another mechanic and we're hoping that once the oil pressure etc. is checked it won't be a problem anymore.

    Thanks

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Think hes having you over ,its a 1999 so its not a baby anymore ,run it till the wheels fall off and make sure you change the oil every 6000 miles and it will last for years ,even with a noisey cahin -just turn the radio up a bit

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