1995 Ford Ranger Ford Ranger TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 145,000 MILES
1995 2.3L Ford Ranger. Timing belt broke, trying to repair myself, now I remember how much I hate working on vehicles in the winter.
The problem is, I cannot get the crankshaft pulley bolt out. I cannot hold the pulley, I have tried several different pry bars, pipes, tire irons, etc. To no avail. This isn't a left hand thread, is it?
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Friday, November 28th, 2008 AT 5:31 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Not left handed i'm afraid. Just stubborn. You could try warming around it a little. To expand pulley. Or impact gun?

TIMING BELT

Removal
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.
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.
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.
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Friday, November 28th, 2008 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

This will be a right handed thread, Try removing the starter and locking up the fly wheel with a suitable lever, this will lock the motor, you may need an assistant to help you, the crank shaft bolt will be extremely tight.

Mark (mhpautos)
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