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Old 09-04-2010, 09:10 PM
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Default Timing Belt

What mileage should I replace my timing belt. I bought the truck at 85.000 miles and now it's at 91,000. I'm not sure if it's been replaced before but should i do it again to be safe?
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:12 PM
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I emailed Ford about the same question;

Thank you!
Your vehicle has a timing chain which does not have a mileage interval for
replacement. Normally you would not need to replace the timing chain unless
a failure occurs.
Randy LeDoux
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************Describe Your Vehicle************
Year: 2001
Make: Ford
Model: Ranger
Mileage: 244,000
Transmission: Auto
Engine: 3.0 V6


Comments: Timing chain(or belt), was wondering roughly how
much it would cost to replace. It's not broken, but I'm not sure when the
last time in was changed, and I don't want it to snap on me.

(my cell is not working at the moment, sorry)
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Timing Belt

thank you. Once i hit 100,000 miles i'll probably replace it to be on the safe side
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thank you. Once i hit 100,000 miles i'll probably replace it to be on the safe side
Your welcome, and I wanna do time to be safe, but....yeah. Lol
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:34 PM
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I emailed Ford about the same question;

Thank you!
Your vehicle has a timing chain which does not have a mileage interval for
replacement. Normally you would not need to replace the timing chain unless
a failure occurs.
Randy LeDoux
-----Original Message-----

************Describe Your Vehicle************
Year: 2001
Make: Ford
Model: Ranger
Mileage: 244,000
Transmission: Auto
Engine: 3.0 V6


Comments: Timing chain(or belt), was wondering roughly how
much it would cost to replace. It's not broken, but I'm not sure when the
last time in was changed, and I don't want it to snap on me.

(my cell is not working at the moment, sorry)


that is a bullshit answer. do you know if your engine is an interference engine? i know my 4.0 is im not sure about the 3.0's but if it is and it breaks then engine is toast. so when he said you wouldn't have to replace it if a failure has occur means your replacing the whole engine. i have went through that all ready. mine broke on me in the middle of rush our with a 5 mile back up trying to get through a tunnel ill never forget that day.
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:08 AM
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that is a bullshit answer. do you know if your engine is an interference engine? i know my 4.0 is im not sure about the 3.0's but if it is and it breaks then engine is toast. so when he said you wouldn't have to replace it if a failure has occur means your replacing the whole engine. i have went through that all ready. mine broke on me in the middle of rush our with a 5 mile back up trying to get through a tunnel ill never forget that day.
i remember someone saying if it breaks it will cause the whole engine to fail. now im definatley going to replace it haha
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:16 AM
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i remember someone saying if it breaks it will cause the whole engine to fail. now im definatley going to replace it haha
If you are driving down the road and it snaps. The valves (in the dead) will bend and break. Causing a kinds of problems.

Happened to my sister in law. She was going 10-15mph and she bent a valve. The damage was minimal. The faster you are going the worst it can be.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:14 AM
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If you are driving down the road and it snaps. The valves (in the dead) will bend and break. Causing a kinds of problems.

Happened to my sister in law. She was going 10-15mph and she bent a valve. The damage was minimal. The faster you are going the worst it can be.
i was rolling in bumper to bumper traffic and it bent 3 valves.
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Well shit, clearly someone wants me to buy a new engine.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:11 PM
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yeah ford hahah
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Hahaha
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: Timing Belt

Ford is not the only mfr that makes an interference engine w/ a timing belt. Response from Ford was right since it pertained to a timing chained 3.0L Vulcan engine.

Not sure exactly what the timing belt interval is, but better safe than sorry. It's one of those things that are good to know how old it is, I would recommend replacement. Keep up on it and the 2.3L OHC engine can last a VERY long time.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Timing Belt

Mine broke last week. Hauled it home, replaced the belt last night, runs fine. Thank God.

If anyone needs any help, let me know. It was a painful process, but after doing it once, I can probably knock it out in just a few hours now.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:28 AM
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The first time always takes forever until you figure out what works the best.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Timing Belt

the 4cyl engine is a belt and not a chain but ive been lead to believe that neither four cylinder engine has an interference head. correct me if im wrong
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