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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Timing Chain Replacement

I have a 2000 Taurus with the 3.0L DOHC engine. The car is about to hit 100K miles. A friend suggested I have the timing chain replaced. The engine isn't giving me problems and runs fine. Do the Taurus's normally need the timing chain replaced at 100K? Also is it a chain or one of those timing belts?
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I have a 2000 Taurus with the 3.0L DOHC engine. The car is about to hit 100K miles. A friend suggested I have the timing chain replaced. The engine isn't giving me problems and runs fine. Do the Taurus's normally need the timing chain replaced at 100K? Also is it a chain or one of those timing belts?
It is a chain and it should last the life of the car.

Belts do have a life and replacement schedule, but chains do not. Taurus V engines use chains.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 05:30 PM
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Dont need to replace it
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Definitely not at that mileage. Maybe when you hit 300k.

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I've got 3 98 and 2 99 tecs (3.0 24v dohc). 2 just over 200k mi. 2 just under 300k mi. And 1 (parts car that still runs with good eng. and tranny) just shy of 400k mi. Original engs. and trannys on all 5, including timing chains. Started parts car today to let it run 20-30mins.

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Yes, modern timing chains are extremely reliable. I've almost never heard of one breaking, and it wasn't on a Ford. The rest of the engine will wear out or break long before the timing belt does. Sheila has the proof!
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