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Cam/timing job needed, socal recommendations?

 
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:38 PM
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Cam/timing job needed, socal recommendations?

I've owned a 2006 5.4 with 4wd for 5 years. Coming up on 200k miles, there have been a couple different sounds coming from the front end for the past 6 months that I believe are related to the cam phasers and timing chain based on my research.

Have not taken the truck to a shop yet and I know this is a bigger job than I want to get into on my own. Was wondering if there's anyone I could be referenced to in San Diego to take my truck to that is specifically experienced with the Triton motors and ironing out their can phaser issues and noises. Or even better if there's somebody on the site that could go through it and do a good 200k mile tune-up. I've already done the spark plugs and coils, I'd like to keep this truck for the long haul.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:54 PM
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Spend the big bucks and take it to a Ford dealer.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:08 PM
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Spend the big bucks and take it to a Ford dealer.
I'm posting on here looking for leads outside of Ford dealers - my experience with bringing an out of warranty vehicle to any kind of dealer is that you end up paying a few hundred bucks more than what a local mechanic would charge and they aren't necessarily any better. I've read lots of posts on this site where Ford charges a couple thousand bucks and the problem isn't even resolved.

Again, looking for someone reputable or somebody that someone has had experience working with.

So far I have the warm idle knock and constant sound of bearings whirling around in a can coming from the front of the engine. My understanding is that there are multiple parts along with the cam phasers and timing chain that need to be inspected and may or may not need to be replaced.
 
 


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