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Old 07-14-2011, 10:02 PM
fbsmith3 fbsmith3 is offline
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Default Timing chain for 2002 Ford Ranger 122K miles

I've had this truck for a couple months and I love it. It runs great, I just SeaFoamed the engine and will be doing a oil change this weekend.

Is there any way determining the condition of the Timing chain without taking apart the engine?

I fear I might have to take it to a shop and pay an arm and a leg for them just to inspect it.

Any advice?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:24 PM
timothy47129 timothy47129 is offline
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Default Re: Timing chain for 2002 Ford Ranger 122K miles

I wouldnt worry about it till about 150,000.I looked into changing mine and all most all auto parts stores dont even carry them.I replace a 3.0 for a guy that ran it with out oil and at 130,000 still looked good.Even after being ran dry.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:26 AM
GAROUTTE78 GAROUTTE78 is offline
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Default Re: Timing chain for 2002 Ford Ranger 122K miles

I have an 01 and it was behind the water pump. Gotta remove the pump and the plate just to look at it. My pump went out at 146k and I had the mechanic took at it before they reassembled everything and they said it was fine.
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