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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 3:53 am 
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Ok, im posting on behalf of my bro, hes got a V6 97 explorer XLT..

it has recently developed a rattle i think, and it appears to be the front timing chain, a guy from ford said it was just the front one, apparantly the rears were ok.

Now, the quote he got from ford was $2500 to get it fixed. Does this seem too high for the work?

could always try get a wrecked explorer with a v8 and see how much that would leave him down after selling the other 1 for parts..

but the main issue, does $2500 seem right for replacing the front timing chain?

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 11:12 am 
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hmm not sure about that price

this is just a rough guess

my mum has a 2000 V6 camry and they got both timing belts changed (one on the front and rear of engine) for 800 bucks.
thats just a rough guide

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 1:35 pm 
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i thought the explorers were a straight 6.......

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:40 pm 
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Ask Vibrate as he has an Explorer and he recently told us about the joys of his timing chain I think...

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 3:42 pm 
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Timing chain for the Explorer is $3000 (said by vibrate) so i am thinking $2500 is a good price!

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:05 pm 
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fix the other one at the same time because the engine has to be removed to do it.. ie the 2nd one wont cost another $2500.. and than sell it coz exploders are probably one of the worst (among taurus and mondeo) fords ever built both in reliability and in parts pricing...
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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 7:58 pm 
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iam death wrote:
i thought the explorers were a straight 6.......


Nah V6, dont ask me why...

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 2:24 am 
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another piece of trivia, the new V6 couriers are built in south africa by ford not by mazda, and the V6 motor/gearbox/drivetrain are all fresh out of an exploder
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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:22 pm 
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xpression wrote:
another piece of trivia, the new V6 couriers are built in south africa by ford not by mazda, and the V6 motor/gearbox/drivetrain are all fresh out of an exploder


not quite.. the engine has been revised

 

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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 2:38 am 
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Best thing to do is sell the Exploder before it blows up.

 

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