This article supersedes TSB 04-20-8 to update the vehicle model years and Service Procedure. ISSUE Some 2001-2005 Taurus/Sable, 2001-2006 Escape and 2005-2006 Mariner vehicles built prior to 1-17-2006 equipped with the 3.0L 4V Duratec engine may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head, with the engine at normal operating temperature only.
Some 2005 Taurus and Sable vehicles equipped with a 3.0L 2V and some 2003-
2005 Lincoln LS vehicles equipped with a 3.0L 4V engine may exhibit a vacuum
leakage noise or lean codes and/or malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on. The
cause may be a leak at the 0-ring on the intake manifold tuning (IMT) valve.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
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A strange noise may cause concern to owners of some Chrysler vehicles, particularly 2001-2004 vehicles equipped with a 2.0L, 2.4L DOHC or 2.4L Turbo engine. The noise may occur when the vehicle is in park, and the engine is running between idle and 1,400 rpm at normal operating temperature. The sound is heard at the upper end of the engine (cylinder head) toward the right front side (passenger side), and is irregular, not periodic or harmonious. The frequency of the noise will increase with rpm. The sound is more of a high-pitched “snapping” noise than a low metallic knock. If the customer describes the noise and the installer determines that the sound is coming from the described location, the repair procedure involves chamfering the bore radius on cam bearing caps L2 through L5 and R2 through R5. Before beginning the repair, review safety procedures in ALL-DATA Repair.
All 1999 Protege (1.6L) with VINs lower than JM1 BJ222* X0 140057.
All 1999 – 2000 Miata with (1.8L) VINs lower than JM1 NB353* Y0 155947.
DESCRIPTION A rattling noise may be heard from the engine when depressing the clutch or when revving the engine in neutral. In extreme cases, customers may experience noise at all times. This concern can be caused by improperly machined number 4 main cap of cylinder blocks which may result in premature wear of the thrust bearing. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following procedure.
This bulletin supersedes the previous bulletin 01-032/06, issued on 10/12/2006. The APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/ VINS, DESCRIPTION, REPAIR PROCEDURE, and WARRANTY INFORMATION have been revised. Some vehicles equipped with a 3.0L engine may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head while the engine is running at normal operating temperature. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure. Use the table below to select the correct repair for the applicable model.
A screech or whine from the rear differential when making a tight turn at low speed (for example, in a parking lot when 4WD engages).
The differential fluid is contaminated or broken down, providing insufficient lubrication.
Replace the dual pump fluid, and test-drive the vehicle. If necessary, replace the rear differential clutch, replace the oil pump assembly (1997 model only), and add a flow collar.
Some vehicles may exhibit a squeaking noise from around the rear center console lid area when driving on a rough road or turning corners at slow speeds. Torque of the rear center console lid striker screw is insufficient. The tightening process has been revised in production. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.
When tuning left or right,
• The driver’s seat makes a “click” noise, and/or
• The driver’s seat moves side to side (left or right),
• Install special washers between the seat thigh support adjuster and the sliding and reclining device—inner and outer (see Figure 1).
NOTE: This is the only authorized repair for this incident (i.e. click noise or side to side movement when turning).
NOTE: Steps a, b and c below only apply to vehicles equipped with front side (SRS) air bags.
a. Write down all radio station presets.
b. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
c. Wait at least 3 minutes after the negative battery cable is disconnected before removing the driver’s seat.
Main Bearing Housing Bore Caution For 1993- 2002 Ford/Mazda 2.5L VIN B & KL Engines
The AERA Technical Committee says there may be some confusion about how to properly determine the main bearing bore diameter on 1993-2002 Ford 2.5L VIN B and KL engines. This engine is made by Mazda and used in the Probe and 626 car models. It appears some previously published information may have been inaccurate. Many service specifications have listed a housing bore diameter .002˝ smaller than it should be.