Question about 1988 Ford Ranger
I need the timing settings for a 1988 ford ranger. I am having to replace the timing belt
The timing setting is 6 degrees before top dead center
Posted on May 21, 2009
If you going to replace your timing belt,cam &crank shaft has a mark on it.if you have a distributor there a pigtail connector that you need to disconnect to set your base timing,usually its in the wiring harness/near distributor
Posted on May 15, 2008
Though it's a bit late from when this question was asked... But... I replaced my timing belt before it broke. Like anything else on my 88 ford ranger it was the easiest thing! If your really carefull and remove the plugs! You must remove the plugs because of the compression that's there waiting to fire when you next start the car. Dissasemble the fan, fan cover, and the pulley and the plastic cover. Not exactly in that order, just what you need to access the belt. Score or mark or paint where one or two teeth of each pulley is in reference to a non moving part of the truck (you can rotate the whole thing to a convient setup by hand) make sure when you rotate the assembly it feels somewhat free you can see and feel that there is no tension on the belt in ANY area. When you have all the marks set up loosen the bolt holding the tensioner use a bar to move the tensioner out of the way just enough then tighten the bolt on the tensioner, that will keep it locked open while you simply and carefully slide out the belt then slide in the new belt keeping the marks 'still', just go slow and keep your eyes open. Maybe I just got lucky...But the theory is sound and worked for me.
Probably could use a diming light to make sure but I don't have one and the truck still runs fine. Oh and by the way... if you ever need to replace the heater core it'll take you all of 20 mins if you have even the basic of abilities and the right screw driver :)
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
Posted on May 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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