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Timing Tensioner Problems of Ford F-150

Ford F-150 owners have reported 4 problems related to timing tensioner (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 01/19/2015

In all 04-10 f150 trucks with the 5. 4, lack of oil pressure can and will cause cam phaser failure resulting in the motor locking up or even shutting off damaging the timing chain guides and tensioners. This can become extremely dangerous as all 04-10 5. 4 motors experience oil pressure problems to the top end and all exhibit a knocking sound. I'm sure I'm not the first to complain as hundreds of thousands of people have had issues and accidents because of this incident. Please instigate and read the countless articles of these situations. Ford is causing people to pay up to 8 thousand dollars to repair this. It is a rip off scene by Ford and something should be done.

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car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 02/09/2012

When you accelerate at 40 to 50mph the engine struggles to pick up speed like it is not getting fuel. It has also stalled several times at various speeds causing me to put it in neutral while still rolling,or come to a stop, turn the key completely off and then restart. Took the vehicle to the Ford dealer and to be told it was the cam phasers which will cost about $2,900. 00 to fix were the problem. He also said the worst decision Ford ever made was using the 5. 4 triton v8 from 2005-2008. You would think if a manager of a Ford mechanic shop tells you this, I am not the only one having this problem. It also has a constant ticking noise in the engine which I was told is the tensioner for the timing chain. The truck currently has 138,000 miles.

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car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Ford f150. While driving approximately 25 mph the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the dealer where the contact was informed the variable time cam phaser tensioner needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and a report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,428. Ds.

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 07/18/2008

Truck(83000 miles) was parked in driveway. Went and started and the truck began to sputter and shake and the check engine light came on. Truck would not accelerate and I took to dealer. Began to shake even more and lose power. Problem was timing chain tensioner failure which caused failure to engine. Engines needs replaced. Dealer explained that this can happen at any time and usually causes major engine damage and failure.