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Old 07-22-2011, 06:07 PM
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Default Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

Ok guys,

I'm planning to replace the timming belt that literally tore in half last year when I was about to go to the freeway...now after a year and half of waiting and waiting, I have got tired and want to do it myself. I have done light work in the engine before like spark plug replacements, battery cleaning...but nothing this complex I guess and I don't have the money to pay someone else do it...But I do have the haynes Repair manual to guide me, but if anyone else has scematics or drawing of step by step guides...much appreciative

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger 4.0

you say you have a 4.0 but you posted in the 4 cylinder tech section. 4.0 is a V6 and has a timing chain, not a belt. do you have a 4 cylinder or a 6 cylinder?

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger 4.0

i'm sorry, that was a typing error, its supposedly a four cylinder..going to edit the first post, but yeah a 4.0 cylinder with timming belt...its a 1993 ford ranger xl
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

4 cylinder, stop typing 4.0 that means 4.0 liters

if you have a 93 4 cylinder its a 2.3 Liter

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found that on a simple google search "I DID NOT WATCH this" description fits your engine, he seems to have a 1, 2, 3. part thing on it...
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:33 AM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger 4.0

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i'm sorry, that was a typing error, its supposedly a four cylinder..going to edit the first post, but yeah a 4.0 cylinder with timming belt...its a 1993 ford ranger xl
Your truck is "supposedly" a 4 cylinder??????? It is either a 4 or 6 cylinder and if you aren't sure...................
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:12 AM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

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4 cylinder, stop typing 4.0 that means 4.0 liters

if you have a 93 4 cylinder its a 2.3 Liter

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-d-a...eature=related

found that on a simple google search "I DID NOT WATCH this" description fits your engine, he seems to have a 1, 2, 3. part thing on it...
I watched it......very good video! thanks for posting that........
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

Thanks video was very helpful.......anybody have a pic or video of where the cam sensor is on a 2.3?
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:04 PM
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Thanks video was very helpful.......anybody have a pic or video of where the cam sensor is on a 2.3?
a 1993 2.3 does not have a cam sensor........later models it is behind the oil pump
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

my truck is a 96....i looked it up on alldata and yea it was saying you have to take the ac pump off and power steering pump off....which i dont have power steering
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:05 PM
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The timing belt on my 1997 Ford Ranger (2.3L, 5spd) broke on the way home last Monday. I searched the various forums and repair manuals for how to proceed with replacing the belt. Most write ups were accurate, but incomplete, so I figured I’d write out the process I used. Let me know of any revisions that need to be made. Hope this helps some of you guys.
1. Set parking brake, place transmission in 5th gear (man trans).
2. Disconnect battery cable
3. Drain coolant
4. Remove accessory belt (by holding pressure on the tensioner w/ a 3/8 ratchet) and 4 (10mm) cooling fan bolts.
5. Remove radiator hoses, 2 bolts on each side of radiator, and lift out radiator/fan/shroud. Set aside.
6. Remove the 22mm balancer bolt. TIP: If the bolt cannot be removed via impact wrench, use a ratchet w/ a breaker bar. Lay the breaker bar on the driver’s side frame rail, hook up the battery, and bump the starter to loosen a stubborn balancer bolt.
7. Use a 7” 3 jaw gear puller to remove the balancer. A typical harmonic balancer puller will not work. There are no threaded holes in the factory balancer to pull from. A 3 jaw puller can be rented ($free) from most parts stores.
8. Unbolt the 4 bolts holding the AC compressor to the bracket. Use wire/string to tie up out of the way. Remove the 4 bolts holding the AC compressor/powersteering bracket to the block and tie up out of the way.
9. Remove plastic timing belt cover (1 bolt, several plastic clips)
10. Loosen timing belt tensioner bolt (not the tensioner spring bolt, the smaller bolt in the slotted portion of the tensioner bracket). Using a long screwdriver, remove tension on the belt, and retighten the tensioner bolt. Remove old belt.
11. Rotate engine to TDC (place trans in neutral). Crankshaft keyway will be at the 12 o’clock position. Align timing marks on oil pump and camshaft sprockets.
12. Install new belt taking caution to maintain timing alignment of sprockets. Loosen tensioner bolt again and let tensioner take up the slack on the timing belt. Retighten bolt to manuf. spec. Manually rotate engine, verify timing alignment.
13. OPTIONAL: Re-install balancer and bolt. Connect battery. Start engine, turn off after it starts (for a few seconds).
14. (remove balancer and bolt, unhook battery). Re-install timing cover, balancer and bolt, AC/PS bracket, AC compressor, radiator/shroud/fan, battery cable, and accessory belt.
15. Fill coolant: fill radiator, idle until engine is up to temp (thermostat opens), with rad cap off and continue to fill radiator until full. Shut-off and install radiator cap.
16. Test drive. Allow to cool and re-check coolant levels.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

That video above did help....and thank you bmjwright for your write up.

I am going to replace the water pump, thermostat, tensioner,..... b/c its only smart to do so while your in there
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

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That video above did help....and thank you bmjwright for your write up.

I am going to replace the water pump, thermostat, tensioner,..... b/c its only smart to do so while your in there

Glad to help.

I didn't replace the h2o pump, thermo, or tensioner...mainly because I don't like to replace working parts and if one of those goes out, it'll only take an hour or two to repair.
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Default Re: Need help replacing a timing belt on a 1993 ford ranger

back when my timing belt broke on my old 94

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A few days ago, my timing belt broke going down the road. kille dthe engine and started coasting. I didnt know how to change a timing belt, but i do all the work on my 94 ranger myself. Im no mechanic, but i have fixed anything that goes wrong with my truck. I got the truck hme and took off everything needed to get the timing belt off...(fan, shroud, drive belt, harmonical balancer pully, and belt cover) then i got to the Here is the advice, and it WOERKED!

-to get the nut off the crankshaft, put the transmission into 5TH gear. apply parking break, and have someone to apply regular brakes (if no assistant available, block tires good), I think the nut on mine was a 22 mm, but im not sure. Then take a breaker bar or a regular rachet with a pipe over the end for more leverage. You need all the leverage you can get. I used a breaker bar with the 22mm on it. Stand on the passener side near front fender and with the bearker bar on the nut, have the bar over to the driver side as far as you can then pull on it as hard as you can!, mine started coming loose, then swoosh, it broke free, no problem! email me at dixie_boysles@yahoo.com if you used this information and it worked. goodluck!
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:53 PM
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Glad to help.

I didn't replace the h2o pump, thermo, or tensioner...mainly because I don't like to replace working parts and if one of those goes out, it'll only take an hour or two to repair.
Well to me....my way of thinking....my truck has 215k+ on it and im sure it would not hurt at all to replace alot of moving parts. If my timing belt is the original then to me it only makes good since to just go ahead and replace other moving components....its something a mechanic friend of mine taught me loooooong ago
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