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Old 08-30-2007, 02:59 AM
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cam phaser replacement...do it yourself?

I know my 04 F150 5.4 has the cam phaser ticking and I suspect it is the cause of the lack of power. I have worked on engines since I was 16 off and on, 38 now. I have never worked on an engine with these cam phasers and to be honest don't even know what they look like.

Can the average Joe replace their's? I would like to know the cost of the parts and if there are any special tools required. Any pictures are also a great help.

Oh, warranty is up so I am on the hook for this repair.
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Go to this site and watch the video '5.4L VCT Theory of Operation', its the 5th one down and you can decide http://flatratetech.com/index.php?categoryid=12&
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I can't view it at work, I will have to wait until I get home from hockey,late. Thanks, I look forward to learning from it.
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That is a great site. I also watched the spark plug change. That is awesome. Thanks so much!
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The passenger side sucks, I haven't figured out yet how to get the valve cover off without discharging the A/C. The driver's side isn't so bad. If you take your time, and have a couple of special tools, replacing the cam phaser isn't a real big job.

If I get a real wild hair, I may replace mine this fall/winter and take some pics and stuff. My driver's side is rattling and clattering a bit.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:48 AM
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Well those are excellent videos for information, but very bad for examples of acting!! Not sure if I want to tackle that one only because I don't have the special tools required. The wedge that holds the chain is very important as is the lifter removal tool.
I am going to see what the dealer will charge to do the job, if it is too much, I will buy the required tools and do it myself. I think mine is the driver's side if I remember correctly, so I don't have to worry about the A/C.

Thanks again for posting that link.
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I get an error that says my account does not have access

How can I see the video?

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Nevermind, the link must have changed. I just went to the main site and found it.

Should have done that before posting earlier, sorry.
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The passenger side sucks, I haven't figured out yet how to get the valve cover off without discharging the A/C. The driver's side isn't so bad. If you take your time, and have a couple of special tools, replacing the cam phaser isn't a real big job.

If I get a real wild hair, I may replace mine this fall/winter and take some pics and stuff. My driver's side is rattling and clattering a bit.
Quintin, I was able to get my pass. side off without removing that a/c hose. I just pulled the small bolts and rubber gromets off the back half of the valve cover that hang up on the camshaft caps. A little wiggle and choice word never hurt either.
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I remove the battery, battery tray, and unbolt the accumulator and "move" the accumulator and line out of the way, then "reposition" afterwards. If the truck has a body lift, it'll come right out. Left side takes less than 45 minutes while the right side takes around an hour and a half.
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I had mine replaced 2 months ago. the ticking didn't go away. Ford tech said that they all do it and that is should be nothing to worry about. Mine sounds like a bucket of bolts if I hold it right around 950 rpms. Not sure if it is the phasers again or not, because they werent the noise before...
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Cam phasers don't tick, the fuel injectors do.

http://www.flatratetech.com/index.php?categoryid=4 See episode 22 for all the engine sounds, good and bad.
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Go to this site and watch the video '5.4L VCT Theory of Operation', its the 5th one down and you can decide http://flatratetech.com/index.php?categoryid=12&

Excellent site !!!!!
Thank You for sharing. I watched the "spark-plug removal vid."
Only question I have is, they didn't show the porcelain being removed but suggested the head be pulled if some of the porcelain is left in the ground shield. I have read on this site that ppl are removing the porcelain anyways which could/will creat a catastrofic problem in the cylinder. What is your input on this subject. I am asking just for curiosity sake.

Thanks again for the web-site.

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Old 03-06-2009, 07:10 PM
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I had mine replaced 2 months ago. the ticking didn't go away. Ford tech said that they all do it and that is should be nothing to worry about. Mine sounds like a bucket of bolts if I hold it right around 950 rpms. Not sure if it is the phasers again or not, because they werent the noise before...
Man am I glad to read that. I too can hold mine right at 950-1000 RPM and it sounds exactly the same. So this isn't a problem? I've already had both phasers changed but that was 70k ago.
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