Timing marks for a 2.3 engine

Tiny
REVKEV316
  • 1993 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100 MILES

What do the timing marks look like for my truck listed above it has the 2.3 liter engine. The timing belt has been removed and the crank has been turned slightly so I need to get it back in time. Also, not sure if the valves can be damaged if I turn the crank without the timing belt on. Any tips or procedures would help. Thanks.

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 AT 3:38 AM

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Tiny
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I answered it myself with a little web browsing. The following picture answered my crank timing issue. Hope it helps someone else.

I also found this guide on this site

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/ford/ranger/1996

Please let us know what happens so it will help others.

Cheers

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 AT 5:19 AM
Tiny
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Here is another picture that may help. There is a second (diamond shaped) mark on the aux pulley that has to be lined up on some models. Maybe this picture will help.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011 AT 5:01 AM
Tiny
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Does the oil pump sprocket need to be in time with the crankshaft and camshaft on a 92 2.3 engine?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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No it does not. This drive just runs the oil pump and there is no balance or timing problems.

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Friday, December 30th, 2016 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
PAINTBALLER
  • 1992 FORD RANGER

1992 Ford Ranger Four cylinder two wheel drive manual 6,000 miles.

Dose the oil pump sprocket need to be at a certain mark?
The sprocket has a mark but I cannot find what to line it up to.

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Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 4:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STRAYHR
  • 1994 FORD RANGER

1994 Ford Ranger four cylinder two wheel drive manual 167,000 miles.

How do I set timing marks on my truck?

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Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 4:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,
To better assist you is your model just the Ranger or the Splash? Also, what is your engine size in liter and the eighth digit of your VIN number?

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Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 4:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WHOFFMANN
  • 1993 FORD RANGER

1993 Ford Ranger four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 57,000 miles.

What do I need to take off to get to the timing belt?

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Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 4:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_1123.jpg

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Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 4:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FROG20015
  • 1995 FORD RANGER
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 170,000 MILES

I cannot get it to stay timed.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is a diagram to help, check the tension of the belt also check the bottom drive gear it could be moving around on the key way I have seen this before

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/ford/ranger/1995

Let me know what you find

Best, Ken Lavacot

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Normally the car won't run and if this is an interference engine your valves will bend because they make good friends with the pistons.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLAKE KID
  • 1988 FORD RANGER

Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 43000 miles

need to know where timing markk are

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 2:59 PM (Merged)
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_1528.jpg

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 2:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GANIBOY_EVEREST
  • 2004 FORD RANGER
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 90,000 MILES

How many teeth (cog) does a timing belt for 2.5L Turbo Diesel Ford Ranger 2004?

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 2:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hey Ganiboy_Everest

Why do you ask? I don't think anyone but the manufacturer would have this information.

Best, Ken

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