2004 Explorer engine rattle - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 1991-1994, 1995-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2010 Ford Explorer

2004 Explorer engine rattle

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-10-2012, 09:50 PM
scooter3 scooter3 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
scooter3 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Question 2004 Explorer engine rattle

I own a 2004 Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition with 182,000 on the clock that has developed a very annoying engine rattle. The rattle started just shortly after having some service done on the truck. I had the P/S, Brake, Transmission and Rear diff fluids replaced. I also had the A/C system evacuated and recharged along with replacing the A/C manifold line and rack and pinion. The noise is most noticeable at first start and goes away when driving. I took it to Ford and they said that the timing belt tensioners were bad so they were replaced, but the noise was still there. Then they replaced the serpentine belt tensioner and pulley, but again noise is still there. I refused to have Ford do any more work since I had already been charged almost $1500 for repairs and the problem was not fixed. They said the next thing would be the balance shaft or rebuild the engine. The truck runs fine, smooth and does not shake at idle. It just has this awful noise. I have tried other forums with no luck so I am hoping someone can help me identify this issue; here is a video of the noise. Any help would be great.

http://youtu.be/jOijGtqUVQY[/URL]<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
<o></o>
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:03 AM
scooter3 scooter3 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
scooter3 is starting off with a positive reputation.
200 views and not one comment?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-21-2012, 10:48 AM
aquanaut20's Avatar
aquanaut20 aquanaut20 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 2,856
aquanaut20 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Get your self a mechanics stethoscope or a length of rubber hose, then use it to isolate the source of the noise..

Keep in mind that crystal ball diagnosis is not recommended.... Philip
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Eddie D Eddie D is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Eddie D is starting off with a positive reputation.
04 Rattle...

Hi,
Are you sure it is not a loose heat shield rattling underneath your truck. I have an 04 sport trac that rattled like crazy at idle, drove me crazy. so I went under my truck and ripped it of. No more rattling...
Anyway, just my two cents, hope it helps.
Ed
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lack of power xoloski Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11 05-29-2012 01:10 AM
Engine making a knocking sound jt371 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 7 07-27-2011 09:09 AM
2003 F350 6.0 Tranny. (What one do I have) Jnas860 Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 1 01-23-2011 07:54 PM
Why would somebody do this ? maevans Michigan Chapter 7 11-29-2010 08:02 PM
Locked Up Clutch Fan How Mpg Decreases? RÖENTGEEP 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 15 12-22-2008 08:02 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
04, 2003, 2004, 2005, engine, explorer, ford, idle, making, noise, rattle, sport, start, trac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 PM.