Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Old 07-11-2011, 01:34 PM
kstang kstang is offline
Learning to use the forums
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Default 97 Ford Ranger Timing Issue?

I have a 97 ford ranger 2.3 4 banger. Recently my timing belt broke when going 35 mph down the road. Luckily it is non-interference engine so it is still good. I had my mechanic replace it and he said it was good to go. I picked it up from the shop and it sputtered off the start, than once I got to 3-5 mph it was fine. I went back and he said he would take a look, he put cam cleaner and gas cleanser thinking it was that. He is convinced the timing is spot on ( me not so much). It only seems to do it when the engine is cold or I sit at stop lights for long periods of time. He told me to take it and drive it for a day or two to see if it corrected itself. It has not. I called him and now he suppossebly cant get me in for a week, Do you think the timing is off or another issue? Also is it bad to continue to drive it? He says it will be fine.

Please help
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1992 v6 2.9 Timing Issue hutchrob 2.9 Liter Tech 7 07-15-2011 05:43 AM
timing belt/cam timing issue omegatotal Drivetrain Tech 0 01-08-2011 03:18 PM
'96 2.3L Timing Issue Drewbis 4-Cylinder Tech 7 08-12-2010 07:28 PM
97 2.3 timing belt issue Larka 4-Cylinder Tech 5 05-19-2010 04:34 PM
1985 Ford Ranger Timing Adjustment (Spicker and Spudder Issue)? ballaforever2007 General Ford Ranger Discussion 2 02-13-2009 09:49 PM