Has anyone ever heard of the guides and tensioners going out on a 2001 F 150
Triton V8 4.6 with only 69K on it. My truck started making a knocking noise a couple of weeks ago and didn't think too much about it. Thought perhaps it needed a tune up or something. Anyway, I took it into the dealer and was told the guides and tensioner, and timing belt? were broke, plus something about a gasket. I am still in shock and didn't write it down when the dealer called. cost is 1800 dollars. I just got this paid for, bought it new, extended warranty ran out 4wks ago, just my luck. I could understand if it had 180K on it, but not 69K.
I donl't know alot about engines, but everyone I have talked to said they can't believe that it happened with such low mileage. I Don't haul heavy stuff or pull heavy loads, I keep it serviced. Is there a re call or anything on something like this. It was running fine and them BAM! starting that knocking noise. Thanks for any comments or suggestions in advance.
I've heard about it rarely but never with that kind of low mileage, if the dealer was decent they should share some of the cost being that close to the warranty IMO. That is IF it was a Ford extended warranty. For another $1800 you could just get a new engine, an option worth considering to me. Also if it was running the timing chain obviously isn't broken, but if it was running very long with the tensioners broken it probably ate it up pretty good.
Thank you for your comments. I bought the extented warranty when I bought the trk thru the dealership. I thinks it is a UPSC? All my papers are in my glove compartment at the dealership. It is hard enough for me to come up with the 1800 much less 3600. It was still running, drove to the dealership. Guess something got ate up like you said. Been reading a lot of forums, there are some bad things posted about ford on some of them. I have always liked ford. But now I am afraid if this happened at 69K what is going to happen next.
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