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1997 Ford Ranger

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 165550 miles

belt broke I used a tec manuel but engine back fires. Ican find top dead center on crank shaft but I can not get camshaft in correct setting
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Dave tucker
April 5, 2009.




Check the dampner reluctor ring after timeing belt breakage with manual transmission. The crankshaft sensor reluctor has a small dot which must line up with the keyway on the dampner. When belt breaks the reluctor ring can shift and cause a no start or poor performance. If the dot does not line up the solution is to replace the dampner with a new one.
Removal 1. Remove spark plugs. Ensure crankshaft is set at TDC, and camshaft sprocket timing mark and oil pump sprocket timing mark are aligned with inner cover timing marks. See Fig. 1 . Remove fan guard. Remove fan shroud and position aside. Remove fan retaining screws, and remove fan and shroud. Rotate drive belt tensioner and remove belt. 2. Remove cooling fan and water pump pulley. Discharge A/C system (if equipped) using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Remove A/C compressor and position aside. Remove A/C compressor mounting bracket with power steering pump attached, and position aside. 3. Remove timing belt outer cover retaining bolt. Release 7 cover interlocking tabs. Remove timing belt cover. Holding timing belt tensioner with Camshaft Belt Tension Adjuster (T74P- 6254-A) or equivalent, loosen adjusting bolt and slowly release tension. See Fig. 2 . Pry tensioner away from timing belt and tighten bolt to hold tensioner in place. Remove timing belt.1. Ensure crankshaft is set at TDC, and camshaft sprocket timing mark and oil pump sprocket timing mark are aligned with inner cover timing marks. See Fig. 1 . 2. Install NEW timing belt. Loosen tensioner bolt. Allow tensioner to adjust itself, and retighten bolt. Rotate crankshaft clockwise 2 complete revolutions to remove slack from belt. 3. Loosen tensioner bolt. Allow tensioner to adjust itself and retighten bolt. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Adjust drive belts to proper tension.
CAUTION: Always rotate engine in direction of normal rotation (clockwise as viewed from front of engine). Reverse rotation may cause timing belt to jump time, causing engine damage.
there is imformation missing on crank alignment. there is a circle on crank shaft drive gear that aligns with front cover of engine on the 2.3L engine.


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Merlin2021
Apr 5, 2009.


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