Having problems with your 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab ?

I have a 2001 Ford ranger supercab that makes rattling noises. It has a 4.0L SOHC. It makes a very fast and loud metallic rattle wich softens anfter about a second or so when I first start it for the day. If I need to start the engine after that later on in the day, it won't make the niose at all or it will be much less pronouced. There is also a fast rattle noise from the engine area that happens right when the automatic transmission shifts from one gear to the next which goes away as soon as t

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 01-03-2021

Answers :

4.0l's are notorious for valve rattle on cold start-up. There is really nothing you can do to make it go away short of completely replacing the valve train in the top end, and that isn't a permanent fix. It's is an top end oiling issue from the factory. Just don't race your engine on cold start-up until the rattle stops.

The rattle in the transmission sounds to me to be more of a loose dust shield/heat shield around the transmission or exhaust than a mechanical issue.
These engines are known for timing chain issues, to fix, the engine needs to come out. find a qualified repair shop that has done these before and has the tools to do it.
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