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Old 07-07-2010, 05:47 PM
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Default 2.5 died on way home

It just shut off, Has run great last month Gas was almost on E so I put 2 gallons in .

It will crank but not fire , I hear the FP running. I will let sit over night
I replaced all plugs and wires passenger side was going to do Drivers this weekend

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Old 07-08-2010, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: 2.5 died on way home

I changed the plugs and wires (they were old) But still same thing engine turns over but wont start ?
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: 2.5 died on way home

When it turns over does it sound normal or is it spinning freely?
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:47 AM
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Default Re: 2.5 died on way home

It spins freely, I finally got gas to come out the rail at about 40lbs.
new plugs except the back two, could not find the gaskets yet to remove manifold, but i bet they have over 100k on them from the looks of the front two drivers side

My son tells me after they put in gas they tried to push start and dropped the clutch, wonder if the timing belt skipped a sproket or two?
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:09 AM
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We might be defining "freely" differently. When you crank the starter, does it sound like it has a load or does it sound like nothing is connected to it and it just winds out at max RPM?

If it is the latter, you have no compression and probably have a bad head gasket. I ran across that with the original engine in my truck.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:40 AM
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Its the timing belt, It broke when they dropped it in gear to try and start
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:23 AM
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Default Re: 2.5 died on way home

well thats kind of good news. that means thar there shouldnt be any bent valves. at lease it broke then rather than on the road, that almost always leads to bent valves
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:48 PM
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Default Up and running

Well, found a local guy who changed the timing belt for $100.00
Everything moved smoothly,But I may have bent a valve or 2?

Started right up and runs even better then before ,but I hear a little click at higher rpms. I run it to work and back , and next payday see what i will do, it has around 160k on it!
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:51 AM
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It's possible but not likely that you bent a valve. Non-interfereence engines generally do not have any contact between the piston and the valves if the timing belt breaks no matter what the position of the valves at the time of the break. I've seen enough threads on timing belt breaks in Rangers to say this and feel comfortable with it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: 2.5 died on way home

you may have a bent valve or two but i doubt it. the 2.5 is a non-interference motor which means the piston can't hit the valve. whats happeneing is your probably noticing the clicking sound because your driving it looking for a problem and you happened to notice this click that was there before but you are just now noticing it. i'd be concerned with why it died though. you said the timing belt snapped when they went to push start it, not that thats what caused it to die?
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:45 AM
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Default My best guess

The Ranger has at least 156k on it, he bought it used from our landscaper. I guess they ran out of gas, add 2 gallons and ran the battery dead trying to start, then they tried to push start and broke the old timing belt

I changed 6 of the 8 plugs and wires ( will do other 2 over weekend)
they were wore out! had a mech come out to my house and change the timeing belt , serpitine belt and set up

2 days later it runs much better and yea I guess I was looking to hear things
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