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Old 12-14-2011, 10:19 AM
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Angry A squeaky camshaft synchronizer

My sons Ranger has 161,000 miles, 2003. The camshaft synchronizer has started to squeak. Ford estimated $500-$600 to replace the camshaft sensor and camshaft synchronizer. Is there a quick fix(oil additives or ?) to fix or prolong the repair. What kind of damage if any will happen if he just keeps driving it.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: A squeaky camshaft synchronizer

No there is no band aid fix for the cam syncro and if allowed to continue what will happen is the syncro will fail and seize your motor because the cam syncro also is what turns the oil pump. If its squeaking dont wait.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: A squeaky camshaft synchronizer

Thanks for the reply, now he wants me to help put a new one in. I checked out you tube and it looks like we can do it, but any words of caution we should be aware of. We are going to use Ford parts and should we replace the sensor and update the computer.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: A squeaky camshaft synchronizer

I bookmarked these a while back.

http://www.ranger forums .com/showthread.php?t=81674
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...nc-226230.html

As previously stated, you want motorcraft parts. I bought mine from Geiser Ford on flea-bay for about $120 shipped for both. Great guy to deal with http://myworld.ebay.com/geiserford19...:X:CEM:US:1181 If they don't have it listed just send them a message. I always got a response within a day.

motorcraft syncronizer part number: F8DZ-12A362-AA
strator/sensor: DU81

Oh, and I used the "no tool" method and it took 20 minutes total. The hardest part was lining everything back up but it has been about 10k miles and I have not had a problem since. A new Sharpie is your friend.

Just remember to take your time. Getting to it can be a pain too. Hope this helps.

EDIT: Looks like you have to copy and paste the first link. For some reason I can never get that one to work correctly.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:41 PM
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Default Re: A squeaky camshaft synchronizer

its cake on a 3.0L. just dont get a Dormin they are junk
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