Engine Knocking Noise problems of the 2000 Ford Explorer

Four problems related to engine knocking noise have been reported for the 2000 Ford Explorer. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2000 Ford Explorer based on all problems reported for the 2000 Explorer.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2000

Consumer states she noticed a knocking noise in the engine at about 10,000 miles, consumer was informed that Ford was aware of the problem, but had no fix.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 2
Failure Date: 02/07/2000

Engines making knocking noise(lifters) has had two engines replaced since we have owned this vehicle-not including the original engine that was junk,too.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 3

Original engin replaced @10,000 mi. New engine making same knocking noise @ 3000 mi. Dealer says this is normal. I don't think so. Nola.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 4

There is a knock in the engine upon accelerating. The car has been to plantation Ford twice and each time I am told that this knocking noise is a "characteristic of the engine". Per Ford engineers this engine is no longer used in current production therefore, they can compare my engine to another engine with low mileage. The mechanics at plantation Ford do agree there is a noise in the engine but no one seems to want to fix it. No I have not had any failures or accidents yet. However, common sense tells one that a knock in an engine is not good. Please help me.

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