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Does the engine have to be pulled to replace the guides and tensioner on a 2001 Ford Ranger 4.0 Engine back timing chain?

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No. that can all be done after removing radiator. Its not fun, but there is no need to pull the motor.

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At how many mi do i change cam chain


Les, The chain in the 2.3 is to last as long as the engine, normally if some thing was to happen, chain guides would wear first and you would likely here a rattling noise that would alert you to have things checked. This engine is known as an interference engine, meaning if chain did slip/break, it could cause real damage to engine valve train and pistons. If it would give you piece of mind and you have over 200,000 on it, have i changed. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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2001 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 Timing Chain Issue


if the quote was ridiculously high
the mechanic didn't want the job

you could take the rocker covers off and check the cam chain timing marks

first picture is the crank chain of that engine heavy duty one
front of the motor ......take a few things off
remove timing chain cover
and there is that one
second picture
there are chains kits for the cam shafts

as for engine not turning over

if motor is stuck solid and no movement back or forward
on the crank
oil pump may have failed and seized the engine

mechanic would be right
the original engine rebuild will be expensive because of the internal damage

if that is the case source a used motor and drop that in



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2001 ford ranger 4.0 engine timing chain replacement


Hi Josiah:
According with the repair guide...4.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Engine from the vehicle Oil pan Engine front cover Cylinder heads
  4. Lock the jackshaft tensioner by installing a pin.
    Jackshaft sprocket and chain assembly Left front cassette retaining bolt Cassette chain and tensioner assembly Rear jackshaft plug from the engine Right rear cassette retaining bolt and spacer Right rear cassette chain and tensioner Timing chain (s)

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Fig. Remove the jackshaft sprocket-4.0L SOHC Engine 2000-2001
Zooming link for Remove the jackshaft sprocket-4.0L SOHC Engine 2000-2001

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    Timing chain(s) Right rear cassette chain, tensioner and sprocket Jackshaft sprocket and chain on the engine and remove the tensioner pin
  2. Torque the jackshaft sprocket bolt in 2 stages:
    1. 32-35 ft. lbs. (43-47 Nm).
    2. Turn an additional 65 degrees.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    Cylinder heads Front cover Oil pan Engine to the vehicle Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the engine with clean oil.
  5. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. With the vehicle in neutral, position it on a hoist.
  3. Remove the intake manifold.
  4. Remove the fuel supply manifold.
  5. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  6. Remove the thermostat housing.
  7. Remove the roller followers.
    NOTE You must retime the LH and RH camshafts when either camshaft is disturbed. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to position the number one cylinder at top dead center (TDC).

    NOTE The special tool must be installed on the damper and should contact the engine block to position the engine at TDC.
  8. Install the special tool.
    NOTE The right-hand camshaft sprocket bolt is a left-hand threaded bolt.
    NOTE If necessary, use camshaft gear torque adapter to loosen the camshaft sprocket bolt.


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AT WHAT MILEAGE SHOULD A TIMING CHAIN BE REPLACED IN A 2001 FORD ESCAPE?


There is no specified mileage. Timing chains last a lot longer than timing belts and the rate at which they wear can depend more on the frequency of oil changes and engine use or abuse. The general rule of thumb most shops go by now; if it's getting noisy, then it's time to pull the timing cover. Often times it's not the chain itself, but the chain guides that have failed. Either way, a timing chain job will involve new guides, tensioner, and chain. It's an expensive job, no need to rush into it unless you know you have something coming apart and noise is your first indicator.

Jan 17, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Setting of timing chains


Get Ford timing tool kit, part = otc-6488 (For about $119 USD on eBay)

4 timing chains (3 front including the optional balance shaft chain + 1 back)

2 cam guides (1 front + 1 back)

2 oil tensioners (1 front + 1 back)

1 jackshaft tensioner (1 front)

1 jackshaft guide/cassette (1 front)

1 balance shaft tensioner (1 front) (will probably be ok, so dont replace it)

1 balance shaft guide (1 front) (will probably be ok, so dont replace it)

new sprockets + bolts + gaskets etc.

new spark plugs + throttle body cleaner + lithium grease spray + oil change

head gaskets


some of these parts (the front stuff) can be obtained as a primary timing chain rattle noise kit Part# = 2u3e-6d256-** ab for 4*4 & bb for 2*4.

The kits also have later part numbers for us$ 76 @ http://www.fordpartsonline.com


My parts order (without the balance shaft stuff) was:

$76.04 KIT-TENSIONER TIMING 2u3e-6d256-ab

$47.93 Engine, Camshaft and timing, Timing chain, TIMING CHAIN, Explorer, Mountaineer, Rear - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

$57.36 Engine, Camshaft and timing, Chain guide, CHAIN GUIDE, Explorer, Mountaineer, Jackshaft To Cam - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

$103.22 Engine, Overhaul gasket set, OVERHAUL GASKET SET, Explorer, Mountaineer, Upper (Valve Grind) - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

$28.93 Engine, Camshaft and timing, Tensioner, TENSIONER, Explorer, Mountaineer, Upper - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

Its worth mentioning that this procedure is not enjoyable at all and should be undertaken with at least 8 full days to completion (I recon you could do it in half the time the second time).

It is basically on entire engine re-build with both heads off and the engine out of the vehicle.

It is not possible to do the rear chain or sprocket with the engine in the car as the flywheel needs to come off + at least 1 head, but it is possible to do the front primary chain and or front cam chain with the engine in the car.

You will be a ford exploder and timing expert after you do this - the main reason should be the love of your American built vehicle. Its a solid car - except for the plastic guides!

Disclaimer Note: This is how i successfully did the job, but i am not a ford mechanic and don't hold me responsible if this does not work for you.
Timing Overview

A Small Sprocket on the crank turns a larger (2 to 1 ratio) jackshaft sprocket that is in turn connected front & back to the 2 camshafts.

Thus a 360o turn of the crank will turn both the camshafts 180o.

Firing order is 1-4 2-5 3-6, Right side numbers 1,2,3. Left Side = 4,5,6.

At TDC pistons 1 & 5 are fully raised, thus 1 is about to spark & 5 is evacuated.

The engine will turn freely (no piston to valve contact) with the cams 180o out, it will even run (roughly) with 1 out 180o, any other settings may cause major damage to the valves.

The 2 cam shafts come with timing markings, "yes" real timing marks that anyone can use (even without special tools) to ensure correct timing.

The way to time it is to ensure both the off centre cam shaft slits are level/flat with the head.

With the engine at TDC both the cams need to have the off centre slot in the same position either up and level or down and level.

It is super critical that both the camshafts are 100% in sink with each other, i.e. not a few degrees off, the engine computer can compensate for crank timing but not engineering failure.

Be warned the camshafts can turn easily fast & hard by themselves as a few springs are compressed at TDC, I got my finger jammed and its still healing + if the engine is not at TDC you may damage a valve.

Now heres the hard thing that you will need special tools for - if you need to change the timing, you will need to be able to undo the cam sprocket bolt on both cams & these are done up real tight.

There is a tool that you attach that has 2 pencil thick shafts that fit into the sprocket and prevent it from turning - then you need to put about 90Nm of force on the bolt (remember the rear one if LHT)

For the $money$, its well worth getting yourself the tool kit - it will save you hours in the long run. Search eBay for otc-6488 should be US $119 - then sell them again for say $100.

There is also a tool version of the oil tensioner in the kit that screws right in and puts the correct amount of force on the chain + guide, to enable you to do up the cam bolt with the chain and sprocket in the right spot on the cam.


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Adjust timing on 2001 ford f150 4.6L


try replacing the timing chain tensioner again, weve gotten some bad ones already

Sep 01, 2009 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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2001 Ford Ranger V6 timing chain


Hello;
The Ford motors are pretty good. I had 280K on a 2.9 V-8 that only needed the oil changed every 3K. Unless you have fluctuatuation in the timing then you should be ok.
These engines use a chain rather than a belt and have excellent life.
Thanks;
Rich RPM Northwest

Jul 01, 2009 | 2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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Help


I will assume you are referring to the timing procedure for a replacement timing belt (4 cyl) or timing chain (V6) With the V6 timing chain you simply line up the timing marks on the two sprockets so that they are pointing directly toward each other, crankshaft sprocket with the mark pointing straight up, camshaft mark straight down. With the 2.3 L 4 cylinder engine, you must first position the crankshaft at TDC, and then position the oil pump and camshaft sprockets with their timing marks to line up with their respective marks on the inner cover. Install the belt and release the spring tensioner to let it adjust itself, tighten the tensioner bolt, and turn the engine over for 2 rotations (always clockwise as viewed from the front, never backwards). Make sure the marks still line up, loosen the tensioner, allow it to retension itself, and tighten the tensioner bolt. If the oil pump sprocket is not timed correctly, the camshaft position sensor signal will be incorrectly timed.

Aug 01, 2008 | 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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