1995 ford ranger timing belt replacment

Old 02-01-08, 10:25 PM
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1995 ford ranger timing belt replacment

My timing belt broke while the vehicle was idling. I attempted to replace it by lining up the timing marks according to a Hasting manual for belt replacement. After the first attempt when the engine would not fire I discovered what appear to be two timing marks on the cam. They both look like the mark that is on the oil pump gear. One sticks up higher than the other. How do I go about making sure that I have the right marks aligned and the the Crank is not 180 off? Frustratred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-02-08, 04:55 AM
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See if the instructions here help:


Not the best diagrams I've seen, so not sure if it will be any help.

If you have a distributor, you can remove the cap and watch the rotor as you rotate the engine; watch for the rotor to point towards where the #1 plug wire would be and align the TDC mark on the crank pulley. For distributorless you can either watch the valves move and when you see the #1 intake open and close align the tdc mark when it get's to the pointer OR you can pull the #1 spark plug and slowly rotate the engine with your thumb over the plug hole; when you feel compression, align the marks wehn they line up. Do NOT do this by bumping with the starter.

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