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Old 04-14-2018, 05:34 PM
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Default Balance shafts on 4.0 SOHC

I have a 2003 ranger 4.0 sohc 4x4 FX4. I'm in the middle of doing timing chains and clutch with the engine out. All my research showed the 4x4 models had a balance shaft in the 4.0. So I ordered the Cloyes timing kit with the balance shaft. I got the timing cover off today and found mine doesn't have a balance shaft. Has anyone else ran into this before? Now I gotta call Cloyes and see if the rest of the kit will work or I need to return it to Rock auto and get one without the balance shaft. Anyone know?
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Balance shafts on 4.0 SOHC

My 2003 4.0 FX4 definitely had a balance shaft. I believe that all 4.0 SOHC 4x4's had it for the 2001~2005 model years. For 2006 and later, Ford eliminated the 4x4 balance shaft.

If yours does not have the balance shaft, it's likely that your engine was replaced at some point.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: Balance shafts on 4.0 SOHC

Yeah I'm trying to check the numbers on the engine to trace it and see if it's the original engine or not. But not having much luck.

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