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Old 06-13-2012, 10:23 PM
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Default replacing timing chain on 3.0

How long of a job is it? and do I hsve to remove power steering bracket to remove water pump?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:55 PM
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How long of a job is it? and do I hsve to remove power steering bracket to remove water pump?
The 3.0's are pushrod engines, no timing chain.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:50 AM
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Default Re: replacing timing chain on 3.0

I was just curious how long it would take it actually is a chain not a belt . I have already bought the chain and gears and all the gaskets.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:56 AM
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Default Re: replacing timing chain on 3.0

You should count on it taking the day, or longer, getting the old gasket scraped off and things cleaned up takes time, and you want it right the frist time. the alt, power str pump, air cond compr needs to come off, also remove the radiator, the water pump can be left on the timing cover, and yes, its got a timing chain and gears.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:42 AM
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Thanks I appreciate it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:43 AM
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The 3.0's are pushrod engines, no timing chain.
How does the cam spin then?

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:35 AM
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The 3.0's are pushrod engines, no timing chain.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: replacing timing chain on 3.0

Yeah its a good 6-8 hrs job to change it with hand tools. Also be careful removing the timing cover so not to damage the oil pan gasket. If ya do it needs replacing.


Ask me how know. Lol. It sucks to change the oil pan gaskets.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:03 PM
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Que?
Are they not? Pushrod, ya know, age old tech.






OHHH i see what your saying, my mistake.

I usually associate timing chains with SOHC engines.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: replacing timing chain on 3.0

02RangerFX4 here is a 3.0 vulcan V6 short block listed on ebay. It has a timing chain.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-REMAN-FO...ht_1607wt_1398
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:31 PM
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02RangerFX4 here is a 3.0 vulcan V6 short block listed on ebay. It has a timing chain.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-REMAN-FO...ht_1607wt_1398
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