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I just replaced the front cover of a 2003 Ford, Ranger, 2.3

I just replaced the front cover of a 2003 Ford Ranger with a timing chain, How do I time this ford?

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There are no timing specs for that vehicle, the vehicle pcm does all of that. always mark your gears and chains when you take them off. if you just replaced the cover and thats it, there should be no reason why you would have to set the timing-

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Click the required help link below:----How to Replace Timing Chain Cover & Seal on Audi A4 ? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-timing-chain-cover-seal.html
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