2000 Ford Explorer xlt while driving on freeway with Cruz control on it started losing power and sounded like a metal chain was hitting stuff and it finally died and now won't start. Why

10

Asked by Dec 03, 2015 at 04:34 PM about the 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've checked and it's not the alternator
It had plenty of oil and water . if it
seized up how could they be with oil
and water lelvels were there full ? Any
ideas

2 Answers

10

Timing chain maybe

15,400

Five will get you ten it is one of the cam chains, tensioner, or chain guide. Front can be rebuilt with engine in the vehicle. If it is the rear chain on the back of the engine, or an associated part, the engine has to come out of the vehicle. I've been through this once. If it is the rear chain or associated part where the engine has to come out, I'd replace it with a re- manufactured engine, as the front will be going next. Also consider replacing the engine with the 4.0 OHV engine, used up to 1999. Less horsepower, but a better designed engine without the problem of the SOHC.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Ford Explorer cooling fan issue 14 answers

    I have a 2006 Ford Explorer XLT which will frequently not kick into gear at low speeds and the cooling fan will run faster when gas pedal is pressed. If gas pedal pressed down hard for a couple sec...

    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Sweeking sound from Dash, Explorer 2006 XLT 5 answers

    Sweeking sound from dash (area between AC switch and Transmission Knob. It's a US import 2006 Explorer XLT, and what I believe is due to hot weather of Kuwait, the dash started sweeking during normal...

    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does it feel like my 2006 Ford Explorer is binding up when turning? 5 answers

    2006 Ford Explorer XLT, 125K, had tranny rebuilt 2k ago, just had front differential replaced due to metal shavings found in it, partly due to binding up when turning at start-up. Prior to that, had ...

    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why my car stop all of asudden now will crank but wont start 1 answer

    MY explorer xlt I was driving down the road and just died and just keeps cranking but won't start can someone please help me

    2003 Ford Explorer

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine revs and loses power when driving. 16 answers

    I have had this car in for a fix at two different dealers. When driving at highway speeds the tachometer revs to 5 or 6,000 RPMs car loses power. The first fix was a problem with the cruise control ...

    2006 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 8,810
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,490
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,164 Great Deals out of 70,563 listings starting at $495
Used Ford Expedition
629 Great Deals out of 23,202 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,103 Great Deals out of 31,960 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-150
3,453 Great Deals out of 206,229 listings starting at $1,273
Used Ford Escape
1,734 Great Deals out of 86,326 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Durango
480 Great Deals out of 23,346 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Highlander
693 Great Deals out of 27,882 listings starting at $2,988
Used Toyota 4Runner
406 Great Deals out of 20,535 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
80 Great Deals out of 2,011 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Pathfinder
583 Great Deals out of 26,938 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Explorer Sport
283 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,448 listings starting at $24,333
2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,089 listings starting at $20,000
2014 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD For Sale
133 Great Deals out of 1,952 listings starting at $12,995
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 1,481 listings starting at $11,995