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Question DetailsAsked on 7/7/2013

How much should it cost to replace a timing chain on a 2005 Ford Explorer

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Cost to replace depends on your engine - if the 4.0L SOHC (overhead cam) engine, there are multiple chains, including one in the back that requires entire engine and transmission removal to replace, and the Ford users blog says if one of them goes while running, they all get damaged, sometimes damaging drive train components as well, so in that case cost runs from $1500 or so to change all of them preventively to a possible engine writeoff ($4-6,000) if it failed while running.

If not overhead valve, then it might have just one chain under a cover in the front of the engine life a normal engine (as opposed to a FORD, also commonly called Found On Road Dead - not that other manufacture's modern designs are much better or have as reliable as those of the 60's and 70's), costing you from $250-400 to replace.

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