Your car will have 3 timing chains... 4 if it is four wheel drive. Rule of
thumb with Fords.... belt = non-interference engine... chain = interference
engine. We have seen few problems with the chains but there have been some
issues with the tensioners and guides. These problems were prevalent in the
mid to late 90 SOHC 4.0s but seem to have been resolved in current
Ooops, sorry... interference engines are ones in which the valves and the
pistons occupy the same space at different times. Since chain drives are
less prone to problems, Ford has opted for the cheaper belt drive only in
cases where engine damage is unlikely in event of a timing failure.
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