2000 Ford Explorer V8 rattles and loses power when accelerating

Asked by Oct 28, 2016 at 02:11 PM about the 2000 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 Ford Explorer V8 rattles and loses power when accelerating.  Rattle stops when ease up on accelerator

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60,665

Is the rattle engine ping or is it a mechanical noise?

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mechanical noise only while accelerating. power decreases making it difficult to climb a small hill

60,665

If you have a hard knock then you may have a bad rod bearing. You need to have a mechanic check it out before you drive it anymore.

Not a hard knock. A rattle that stops when ease off accelerator. I read elsewhere that dirty air filter may cause it. Do you agree?

60,665

It can't hurt to change your air filter but it would have nothing to do with the noise. Try using premium gas and see what happens, Maybe all you have is pinging from low octane gas. Have you tuned up the car lately?

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