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Old 01-04-2013, 11:11 PM
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Default Timing chain help

My 2001 4.0 ford ranger has been making a noise and I believe it to be the timing chain. It's got 102k miles on it. All I have purchased is the chain it's self and the guide pieces that come with it from napa. What else should I know before I start taking my truck apart. What else should I purchase any help is much appreciated.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:18 AM
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Do you plan on pulling the motor out?
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:19 AM
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You may be in for more than u can handle alone.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:37 AM
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You may be in for more than u can handle alone.

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I had the same issue when I first bought my 4.0, got it shipped from Michigan all the way to Texas, the problem was the timing chain,, decided to swap for another 4.0 with fewer miles,,, never had a problem again. Sometimes it's better to switch engines,, but that's just me. Depending on what you want to do.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:47 AM
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Default Re: Timing chain help

I will have someone helping me. Is it possible to do it without pulling the motor? If you think it's necessary I will. Should I be replacing anything else while its apart.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:07 AM
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I will have someone helping me. Is it possible to do it without pulling the motor? If you think it's necessary I will. Should I be replacing anything else while its apart.
The motor has to be removed and there's a special tool to keep the cams from moving. The tensioners and guides should be replaced too.

This is the Cam service tool link...

http://www.autotoolworld.com/product...UjZQgodJmMA4A#
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Torque it down till it breaks off, then back it off 1/4 turn.
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