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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

I have read that there is a common problem with premature wear/stretch on Ford Ecoboost F150s. I have a 2012 with 82,000 miles and I'm having issues with the timing chain. Have any of you guys dealt with this? If so, did a replacement chain solve the problem? Thanks

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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

No one else has had this problem?

I'm hoping to drive the truck to Colorado in September and I can't decide whether to sink a couple thousand into the repair if it doesn't solve the problem.

This is the issue: http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/...dPdf?id=187147
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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

Nothing? I'm planning to drive this truck to Colorado next month. Any info would be appreciated.

The truck runs okay but the chain stretch is causing the engine light to come on. I don't want to pay a couple thousand if the chain isn't going to fail or if the new one will end up with the same issue. Thanks.
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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

You might have better luck on an F150 forum, Springer. These guys never have trouble with their Eco-toots on here.

https://www.fordf150.net/forums/

http://www.f150forum.com/
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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

It may be time to trade it in...
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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

I was thinking that. My wife needs a new car, though, and we don't want 2 payments. I think I'm just going to wait and see what happens. I'm probably going to end up breaking down in the middle of nowhere. Right now, I think I'd prefer to take my chances. Hopefully, it is just minor stretch and not near failure.
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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

Could be your chain tension is getting weak, made from plastic. I would have it looked at before I go out west. Who told you it would cost 2 grand to replace your timing chain?
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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

Have you tried calling Ford (800) 392-3673 and asking them? They probably would say needs to be fixed but you could get confirmation if it is a common problem and what are the odds of a big problem. You could also ask if an engineer could contact you directly.
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Re: Ford Ecoboost Timing Chain Issues

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Could be your chain tension is getting weak, made from plastic. I would have it looked at before I go out west. Who told you it would cost 2 grand to replace your timing chain?
My mechanic looked at it when I had it in for inspection. The warning light had been on for a couple weeks. He estimated $2k.
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