third timing chain?

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Ed Fenwick

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I have a 2002 Track, there is a strong clatter when it starts cold. does the d. thing have three chains? I have replaced the one by the passenger wheel twice and the one under the thermostat once and still have the noise. I think that ford should come up with something better that this. Please excuse my rant. Ed
 

Todd Z

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Did you replace the chain or just the tensioner ??



The 4wd has 4 chains..... 2wd has 3.



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Tom Schindler

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I believe there is as many as 4. From my memory. the 4x2 models has one from the crank to a rod where a traditional cam is located. Then there is a chain to each head, one in the back and one in the front. 4x4 models have an additional chain to a balance shaft.



I may be wrong since it has been close to 10 years since I read this.





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the back side one is on the passenger side if I remember under the exhaust manifold.



But rarely its the tensioner..... Normally the chain is stretched or the guide is worn out.



Have to remove engine to replace.

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Rodger Tellefson

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I had 3 on my '01, and had to put in a '09 long block to the first mechanic not doing it correctly (don't ask as it is a long story). I think the Cayman is correct. Check out partsgeek.com for timing chain kits. :banana:
 

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