Ford explorer rocker arm

Asked by Apr 20, 2014 at 11:18 AM about the 2000 Ford Explorer XLT AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi everyone I had question about my
2000 Ford Explorer. I traded my 2001
Dodge Ram in for it. That was about
4 months ago. Ever since then it has
the slightest ticking in the engine
compartment. I took it to get
diagnosed and the guy said it was a
rocker arm. Now I have fixed many
things on my car but not to this
extent. He said that he would have to
pull the whole engine out. Last time I
checked rocker arms were on the
top. I looked at it myself and there is
something sitting on the valve cover.
Not sure what it is. So would I have
to take that off to get to the valve
cover, to get to the rocker arm. I also
think the pushrod is bent aswell.
2000 Ford Explorer xlt to be exact.
Thank you!

2 Answers

114,085

Does it run ok other than just the ticking noise? If so add a third of a can of sea foam to your oil. Crank truck up and let it idle for about 30 minutes or so. Only idle do not drive it or rev up the engine. Then replace oil and filter immediately. Doing this will normally will clean and prime a sticky lifter and make the ticking stop.

Yeah I did that before I went to get it diagnosed

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,880
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,380
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
865 Great Deals out of 70,094 listings starting at $1,045
Used Ford Expedition
370 Great Deals out of 19,636 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 39,224 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,238 Great Deals out of 179,994 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Durango
296 Great Deals out of 21,140 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota Highlander
425 Great Deals out of 26,332 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Escape
1,035 Great Deals out of 85,210 listings starting at $1,288
Used Toyota 4Runner
263 Great Deals out of 21,370 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Pathfinder
320 Great Deals out of 24,396 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Yukon
393 Great Deals out of 21,157 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Explorer Sport
205 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer XLT AWD For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 9,732 listings starting at $25,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.