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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 08, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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98 Ford explorer engine problem

I am not sure if I have this in the correct forum or not.

I have a problem with my explorer, it is a v6 overhard cam, with about 140K miles and I just replaced my transmisssion. AS I was acceleration to 60mph, I had a sudden loss of power to move me forward(not elect Power) and the check engine light came on, so I parked it. It ildes fine.

I think it might be the timing chain slipped, if so what kind of damage do you think I caused?

would the check engine light come on if I had transmission problems? ( I had to take it back twicewhen they rebuilt it)

Any other thougts of what my problem might be?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 08, 10:52 AM
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Re: 98 Ford explorer engine problem

I would not think it was the timing chain. It would not run if it were. I would think it would have something to do with the trans or something that the installers did while putting it in. An electrical problem can feel funny sometimes. And the check light will come on if ANYTHING goes wrong. That's one good thing with computers.

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Re: 98 Ford explorer engine problem

You might have better luck on a Ford forum, but I'd begin by getting the error code that is turning the CEL on.
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Yeah Rusty, I'd try a Ford forum. Camaro's don't break down.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 08, 08:34 PM
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Re: 98 Ford explorer engine problem

There were a few years in the 90's where the V-6's had serious head cracking problems-my daughter had one. Are you getting a lot of steam out of the tailpipe? You might check the plugs, do a compression check, and a leakdown check. Has your coolant level fallen?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 08, 09:07 PM
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Get the code and post it up. Cam sensors love to self destruct on those.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 08, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 98 Ford explorer engine problem

thanks guys for all the replies, I had my friend come over and it is my trnsmission again. This will be the 3rd time for them to take it out!
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I do know from a past experience that it is very easy to destroy the front pump if the torque convertor isn't installed very carefully.
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