changing timing chain


Asked by May 07, 2013 at 12:18 AM about the 1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

no start. not starter   I THINK  TIMING CHAIN JUMP TIME. CAME OFF

8 Answers

why do you think that? have you an ear for compression, and can tell that good compression ain't happening without a compression gauge? will hunt down a U-tube vid for ya-


Can you remove the oil cap to see if the valves are moving?

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don't know where part 2 is/can be? this seems like it'd take 20 hours at least with fantastic organizational skills~

this seems like a real challenge, only for the professional, I'd lose bolts...then my mind if I had to do this...only for the bravehearts out there~ comments are interesting at the bottom accusing the removal of the windshield cowl to be a bulllshit ford waste of time...would like to do this correctly, myself....or not at all, in my case....not at all, take it to a professional who's got the stomach for this level of involvement~

no disrespect put some effort in to this I can tell, but tenspeed has an excellent idea up there...


You cannot see the valves if you take the cap off on one of these im pretty sure not 100%. You may be able to see part of the timing chain its self and the gear on the end of the cam.


Fuel pressure would be a good thing to check.

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