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Ford Ranger, Truck
#485 of 2995 midnight_stang and goldranger
Jul 17, 2002 (5:56 pm)
Since the messages about chains verse belts for timing drive on 4 cylinder Rangers....
I've looked at the maintenance schedule in the owners manual for my 1994. The only thing I see in the maintenance schedule was 'Inspect camshaft drive belt tension. 2.3 l only'. This was at 60,000 and 120,000 miles.
I didn't see anything about belt replacement.
Are you sure it has a belt?
If so, then Ford seems to say it will run 120,000 miles without replacing.
Jul 18, 2002 (4:39 am)
This is a 2.3l Turbo block, but the same design found in Ranger.
The stock Ford 2.3l is an non-interferance engine*, without a specific maintenance interval on the timing belt. The 60,000 mile inspection is where that is determined.
*-If the timing belt breaks, no damage should occur from piston to valve clearance.
Jul 18, 2002 (10:58 am)
3.0 is a chain, 2.3 is a belt. But if belt snaps it doesnt cause problems. I got mine done at 65k with fanbelt just because I had the money at the time, knew it was recommended maintenance, and didn't know if Id have the money if and when it snapped. They're right though, there's no replacement interval recommended in the owner's manual. But dont go expecting 120 thousamd miles out of it.
Jul 18, 2002 (9:40 pm)
nothing like a picture for an answer! No more questions about that.
What has to be taken off to get there, belts, fan, and a cover?
Jul 19, 2002 (1:35 pm)
Remove fan, and pulley (if applicable)
Remove Water pump pulley.
Drain and remove upper radiator hose
Remove thermostat housing and gasket
Position 1st piston at top dead center on comp. stroke
Remove crankshaft pulley and belt guide.
That is the basics of getting to the belt, but is in no way the complete job thereafter.
#491 of 2995 Advice on Ranger 1999 XLT 4WD
Jul 22, 2002 (7:56 am)
I'm considering buying a Ranger PU, 1999 extended cab with 38K miles. The Dealer is asking $14,995. It's an extended cab, 4WD with a bed liner. Based on appearances seems to be in good shape (have not test driven). Any insight or recommendations on this make/model/year is appreciated.
Jul 22, 2002 (9:47 pm)
Sounds very high to me. I would think more in the range of $12,500.
What motor does it have?
Go to a bank or credit union and look at their used car book, the load officers will be happy to show it to you. It will give retail, loan, and wholesale values, for your area.
There are links off here for looking up online used car values. Bear in mind the Kelly Blue Book values are ususally higher than you should actually pay. They almost always are overstated.
#493 of 2995 timing Belt Replacement
Jul 23, 2002 (7:08 pm)
Be sure you get the crankshaft position sensor on correctly. that is important to the operation of everything....... in everyday driving I think 120K is to far.....but as the above states if it breaks it won't hurt the engine. just hope a big 18 wheeler isn't right behind you when it lets go
#494 of 2995 Advice on Ranger 1999 XLT 4WD
Jul 25, 2002 (6:50 pm)
$15k is not to bad i traded in a 99 2wd and got 12k for it with 70k miles depending on whats on the truck the one i traded in had bedliner,hard cover, bucket seats, dual media cd tape, all power,2.3 v4. im not sure what the one you are looking at has on it but the one we traded in they were asking 17k they sold it right away dont know what they got for it though. ithink you can prob talk them down to at least $13k i would shoot lower first and work you way up though, also if you are trading in get the apraisal done before negotiating other wise they will give you a good deal on the 99 but screw you on the trade in hope this helps Dave by the way got a 2002 ranger 4x4 xlt offroad package with the 4.0l v6 and loving it