Ford Ranger 2000-2005

Timing Chain & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



3.0L & 4.0L OHV Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine front cover
     
    Rotate the crankshaft and align the timing marks
     
    Timing chain tensioner, 4.0L engine only
     
    Sprocket bolt
     
    Timing chain, camshaft sprocket and crankshaft sprocket as an assembly
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Timing chain, camshaft and crankshaft sprockets as an assembly
     

  2.  
  3. Align the timing marks.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Timing chain tensioner
     
    Sprocket bolt. Torque the bolt to 51 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     
    Engine front cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  

3.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine front cover
     
    Rotate the crankshaft and align the timing marks
     
    Timing chain tensioner, 4.0L engine only
     
    Sprocket bolt
     
    Timing chain, camshaft sprocket and crankshaft sprocket as an assembly
     

  4.  

To install:

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Fig. Timing mark alignment-3.0L engine 2002-2005

Timing mark alignment-3.0L engine 2002-2005

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Timing chain, camshaft and crankshaft sprockets as an assembly
     

  2.  
  3. Align the timing marks.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Timing chain tensioner
     
    Sprocket bolt. Torque the bolt to 51 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     
    Engine front cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  

4.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine from the vehicle
     
    Oil pan
     
    Engine front cover
     
    Cylinder heads
     

  6.  
  7. 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

    Remove the jackshaft sprocket-4.0L SOHC Engine 2000-2001
     

  8.  

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.  
  3. Torque the jackshaft sprocket bolt in 2 stages:
    1. 32-35 ft. lbs. (43-47 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Turn an additional 65 degrees.
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Cylinder heads
     
    Front cover
     
    Oil pan
     
    Engine to the vehicle
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the engine with clean oil.
  8.  
  9. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. With the vehicle in neutral, position it on a hoist.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake manifold.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fuel supply manifold.
  8.  
  9. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  10.  
  11. Remove the thermostat housing.
  12.  
  13. 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.

  14.  
  15. 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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    Fig. TDC positioning tool installed-4.0L engine 2002-2005

    TDC positioning tool installed-4.0L engine 2002-2005

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    Fig. Loosening the right side camshaft sprocket bolt-4.0L engine 2002-2005

    Loosening the right side camshaft sprocket bolt-4.0L engine 2002-2005

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    Fig. Camshaft holding tool installed-4.0L engine 2002-2005

    Camshaft holding tool installed-4.0L engine 2002-2005

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    Fig. Camshaft gear holding tool and adapter-4.0L engine 2002-2005

    Camshaft gear holding tool and adapter-4.0L engine 2002-2005
  16.  
  17. Using the special tool, loosen the RH camshaft sprocket bolt.
    NOTE
    The camshaft timing slots are off-center.

  18.  
  19. Position the camshaft timing slots below the centerline of the camshaft to correctly fit the special tools. Install the special tools on the front of the RH cylinder head.
  20.  
  21. Remove the RH lower splash shield.
  22.  
  23. Remove the RH camshaft tensioner.
    NOTE
    Leave the top two special tool clamp bolts loose.

  24.  
  25. Install the special tools on the rear of the RH cylinder head.
  26.  
  27. 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 tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt.

  28.  
  29. Tighten the bolts.
  30.  
  31. Tighten the special tool top two clamp bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
  32.  
  33. Tighten the camshaft bolt.
  34.  
  35. Install the RH camshaft tensioner.
  36.  
  37. Install the RH lower splash shield.
  38.  
  39. Remove the LH camshaft tensioner.
  40.  
  41. Install the special tools on the front of the LH cylinder head and tighten the top two clamp bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
  42.  
  43. Loosen the LH camshaft sprocket bolt.
  44.  
  45. Loosen the top two clamp bolts on the special tool to allow the camshaft sprocket to rotate freely.
    NOTE
    The camshaft timing slots are off-center.

  46.  
  47. Position the camshaft timing slots below the centerline of the camshaft to correctly fit the special tools. Install the special tools on the rear of the LH cylinder head.
  48.  
  49. Install the special tool.
  50.  
  51. Tighten the bolts.
  52.  
  53. Tighten the special tool top two clamp bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
  54.  
  55. Tighten the camshaft bolt.
  56.  
  57. Install the LH camshaft tensioner.
  58.  
  59. Install the roller followers.
  60.  
  61. Install the thermostat housing.
  62.  
  63. Install the accessory drive belt.
  64.  
  65. Install the fuel supply manifold.
  66.  
  67. Install the intake manifold.
  68.  
  69. Install the RH valve cover.
  70.  
  71. Install the LH valve cover.
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