Timing marks and information

Tiny
UNCLEBUBBA
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  • 1989 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 200,000 MILES
We replaced the engine in my 89 ford ranger with wrecking yard engine. Everything hooked up perfect but engine will not start trying to check timing marks but auxiliary shaft mark doesn't line up with anything is this a problem and engine is getting fuel replaced module it made no difference please help
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 10:08 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Hello

Here is a guide and diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/ford/ranger/1989


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Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
TKSTOWERS
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  • 1988 FORD RANGER
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How do I line up the marks both dots up or facing each other or what? Which way does the firing order on the dist cap go counter clock or clock
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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See below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_firing_order_and_timing_marks_ford_ranger_88_1.jpg

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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TKSTOWERS
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Thanks that helps would you have an illustration for the timing marks? This would be helpful
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Are you talking about the sprockets alignment? If so see below


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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
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JORDANSETH16
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How do you time one of these engines, The top cam pulley lines up with a mark but I can't find one at the bottom. So yeah
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
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TIMING BELT
Removal
Disconnect negative battery cable. Rotate engine clockwise and position cylinder No. 1 on TDC of compression stroke. Ensure "O" mark on crankshaft pulley aligns with "O" mark on outer timing belt cover.
Looking through plug hole of outer timing belt cover, ensure camshaft sprocket timing mark aligns with cover pointer. See Fig. 1 .
Remove fan guard, cooling shroud, cooling fan and fan shroud. Remove drive belt, water pump pulley and automatic belt tensioner. Discharge A/C system (if equipped) using approved refrigerant recovery equipment. Remove A/C compressor mounting bracket with power steering pump attached, and position aside. Drain cooling system. Remove upper radiator hose. Remove thermostat housing and gasket.
Remove retaining bolt and crankshaft pulley. Remove hub assembly retaining bolt from crankshaft. Remove outer timing belt cover. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing mark aligns with cover pointer. See Fig. 1 .
Loosen belt tensioner bolts. Using Camshaft Belt Tensioner (T74P-6254-A) or equivalent, release spring tension on belt tensioner. Rotate belt tensioner away from timing belt and tighten bolts.
On distributorless models, remove retaining bolts and pull crankshaft sensor from dowel pins. See Fig. 1 . Remove hub assembly. On all models, note direction of belt guide installation, and remove belt guide. Remove timing belt.
Fig. 1: Exploded View Of Timing Belt & Components (Typical)
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Installation (Models With Distributor)
Install crankshaft sprocket (if removed) with recessed area toward crankshaft. See Fig. 1 . Install belt guide with flat side toward camshaft sprocket. Install camshaft sprocket with timing mark outward.
CAUTION:If camshaft sprocket was removed, install NEW camshaft sprocket bolt. DO NOT reuse bolt.

Install NEW camshaft sprocket bolt, and tighten to specification while holding camshaft with camshaft sprocket holder. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Align camshaft sprocket timing mark with pointer. Properly position crankshaft so timing mark aligns with notch in front cover casting. See Fig. 2 . Remove the distributor cap, and ensure that the distributor rotor is facing the No. 1 position.
Install timing belt over crankshaft sprocket, then counterclockwise over auxiliary shaft and camshaft sprockets. Loosen belt tensioner bolt, allowing tension to be applied on timing belt.
NOTE:It may be necessary to push belt tensioner against timing belt, as spring tension may not move belt tensioner against timing belt.

Remove one spark plug from each cylinder. Rotate engine clockwise (viewed from front of engine) 2 complete revolutions. Tighten timing belt tensioner bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Ensure all timing marks align properly. See Fig. 1 . Install belt guide on crankshaft.
To install remaining components, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Disconnect heater hose from fitting on thermostat housing to bleed air from cooling system when filling. Fill cooling system with Ford Coolant (E2FZ-19549-AA), or equivalent, until coolant flows from fitting. Install heater hose. Refill radiator. Adjust drive belts to proper tension.
Fig. 2: Positioning Crankshaft
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Installation (Models Without Distributor - Except 1994 Ranger)
Install crankshaft sprocket (if removed) with recessed area toward crankshaft. See Fig. 1 . Install belt guide with flat side toward camshaft sprocket. Install camshaft sprocket with timing mark outward.
CAUTION:If camshaft sprocket was removed, install NEW camshaft sprocket bolt. DO NOT reuse bolt.

Install NEW camshaft sprocket bolt, and tighten to specification while holding camshaft with camshaft sprocket holder. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Align camshaft sprocket timing mark with pointer. Properly position crankshaft so timing mark aligns with notch in front cover casting. See Fig. 2 .
Install timing belt over crankshaft sprocket, then counterclockwise over auxiliary shaft and camshaft sprockets. Loosen belt tensioner bolt, allowing tension to be applied on timing belt.
NOTE:It may be necessary to push belt tensioner against timing belt, as spring tension may not move belt tensioner against timing belt.

Remove one spark plug from each cylinder. Rotate engine clockwise (viewed from front of engine) 2 complete revolutions (have an assistant hold crankshaft pulley to prevent rotation). Using torque wrench, turn cam sprocket counterclockwise until torque reads 40 ft. lbs. (54 N.m). Tighten timing belt tensioner bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Ensure all timing marks align properly. See Fig. 1 .
Install belt guide on crankshaft. Install crankshaft sensor over dowel pins. Tighten long crankshaft sensor bolts to 14-22 ft. lbs. (19-30 N.m).
Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise approximately 45 degrees. Install hub assembly and crankshaft pulley. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Install Crankshaft Sensor Positioner (T89P-6316-A). See Fig. 3 . Rotate crankshaft clockwise approximately 90 degrees so outer vane of hub assembly engages with crankshaft sensor positioner. Tighten short crankshaft sensor bolts to 14-22 ft. lbs. (19-30 N.m).
Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise 90 degrees, and remove crankshaft sensor positioner. Rotate crankshaft 90 degrees clockwise, and measure the outer vane-to-sensor air gap. The air gap must be 0.018-0.039" (0.458-0.996 mm).
To install remaining components, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Disconnect heater hose from fitting on thermostat housing to bleed air from cooling system when filling. Fill cooling system with Ford Coolant (E2FZ-19549-AA), or equivalent, until coolant flows from fitting. Install heater hose. Refill radiator. Adjust drive belts to proper tension.
Fig. 3: Positioning Crankshaft Sensor


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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SINCLAIR.WADE
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  • 1988 FORD RANGER
Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

I need to know where to set the timing marks on the cam and the distributor gear and the crank. The engine in question is a 2.0 litre.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
TIMING BELT
Removal
Disconnect negative battery cable. Rotate engine clockwise and position cylinder No. 1 on TDC of compression stroke. Ensure "O" mark on crankshaft pulley aligns with "O" mark on outer timing belt cover.
Looking through plug hole of outer timing belt cover, ensure camshaft sprocket timing mark aligns with cover pointer. See Fig. 1 .
Remove fan guard, cooling shroud, cooling fan and fan shroud. Remove drive belt, water pump pulley and automatic belt tensioner. Discharge A/C system (if equipped) using approved refrigerant recovery equipment. Remove A/C compressor mounting bracket with power steering pump attached, and position aside. Drain cooling system. Remove upper radiator hose. Remove thermostat housing and gasket.
Remove retaining bolt and crankshaft pulley. Remove hub assembly retaining bolt from crankshaft. Remove outer timing belt cover. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing mark aligns with cover pointer. See Fig. 1 .
Loosen belt tensioner bolts. Using Camshaft Belt Tensioner (T74P-6254-A) or equivalent, release spring tension on belt tensioner. Rotate belt tensioner away from timing belt and tighten bolts.
On distributorless models, remove retaining bolts and pull crankshaft sensor from dowel pins. See Fig. 1 . Remove hub assembly. On all models, note direction of belt guide installation, and remove belt guide. Remove timing belt.
Fig. 1: Exploded View Of Timing Belt & Components (Typical)


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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PAPITO1983
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  • 1987 FORD RANGER
Engine Performance problem
1987 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I need the diagram for timing marks
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Find it @
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/tec_info/1994/ford/ranger/1994_ford_ranger_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 1985 FORD RANGER
  • 200,000 MILES
How should the timing marks be lined up?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Since you provided no motor, I assume the 2.3

An access plug is provided in the cam drive belt cover so that camshaft timing can be checked without removal of the cover or any other parts.

Remove access plug from cam drive belt cover.
Set crankshaft to TDC by aligning the TC mark on the timing belt cover with notch on crankshaft pulley.
CAUTION: Always rotate crankshaft clockwise, which is the normal direction of rotation. Reverse rotation (counterclockwise) may cause the timing belt to jump time due to the arrangement of the timing belt tensioner.

Look through the access hole in the belt cover to be sure that the timing mark on the camshaft drive sprocket is aligned with the pointer on the inner timing belt cover assembly.
Remove the distributor cap and check that the distributor rotor is facing the No. 1 position on the distributor cap.
If belt timing is satisfactory, install distributor cap and belt cover access plug. If belt timing is unsatisfactory, continue on to "Adjustment or Replacement" procedure.
Adjustment Or Replacement

Remove Thermactor pump drive belt, then the fan and water pump pulley.
Remove alternator drive belt, then drain cooling system and remove upper radiator hose.
Remove crankshaft pulley, then the thermostat housing and gasket.
On models equipped with power steering, disconnect power steering pump from bracket and position aside.
Timing belt outer cover. Exploded view

Remove timing belt outer cover attaching bolts and the cover.

Loosen belt tensioner adjustment bolt.

Using tool, T74P-6254-A positioned on tension spring roll pin, retract tensioner, then tighten adjustment screw to hold tensioner in retracted position.
Remove crankshaft pulley and belt guide.
Remove timing belt and inspect for signs of wear and damage. Replace as necessary.

Position the camshaft and crankshaft sprocket as shown.
Remove distributor cap, then set distributor rotor to No. 1 firing position by turning the auxiliary shaft as necessary.
Install timing belt on crankshaft sprocket, then working counterclockwise, position belt on auxiliary sprocket and camshaft sprocket. Ensure timing marks do not change position.
Align belt on sprockets, then loosen tensioner adjustment bolt to allow tensioner to move against the belt.
Remove spark plugs. Failure to remove spark plugs may result in timing belt jumping time during next step.
Rotate the crankshaft two complete turns in normal rotation to remove slack from belt. Tighten tensioner adjustment and pivot bolts to specifications.
Recheck timing mark alignment, then install crankshaft pulley and belt guide.
Timing belt outer cover. Exploded view

Install timing belt cover and torque to specifications. Install spark plugs.
Start engine and set ignition timing to specifications.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
COWBOY_UP_2659
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  • 1985 FORD RANGER
Engine Mechanical problem
1985 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

I set the timing in my engine and within 5min the timing will retard about 10 to 20 degrees by it's self I reset the timing and it does it all over again
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
98RANGERXLT
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Sounds like your timing chain is getting weak or the distributor gear is wore out
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