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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The rear timing chain (or "cassette" as it's called in Ford lingo) is the chain that drives bank #1 (passenger side) cam. The front timing chain drives bank #2 (driver side) cam. There is a also a primary "jackshaft" chain that is driven by the crankshaft in order to enable both banks to be driven through a common shaft. The reason for this peculiar layout is because this engine is a "derivative" of the 4.0L OHV V6 engine it replaces. Ford simply installed a dummy shaft in place of where the camshaft used to reside on the original OHV engines. But above all else, the job you describe SHOULD NOT be carried out by anyone unfamiliar with this particular engine. There are NO timing marks on any of the drive sprockets, nor are they key to their corresponding shafts. To time this particular engine requires use of FIVE dedicated Ford/Rotunda tools that hold all relevant parts in proper position. Failing to carry this procedure out correctly, will result in the bending of ALL valves with 100% certainty!!! Therefore, it is best left to a Ford dealer technician to carry out. If you would like more information regarding diagrams, TSBs, and procedures with detailed illustrations, please e-mail me directly with your FULL Yahoo e-mail address so I can attach PDF files. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 18, 2008
Theres (if mounted correct!) two MARKS on the sprockets~these fit with the bright links on the chain~just in case anybody else needs it...
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Posted on May 28, 2009
95 chev 2500 turbo diesel that overheats. No oil in water or vice versa. New radiator, thermostat. Have flushed the entire system. Water pump does not leak & seems to be working. 187,000 miles. I love this car and want to fix it. Phil email: email@example.com
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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