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How to Replace timing chain on Ford Ranger 3.0D TDi 2008

Ford Ranger 3.0D TDi 2008 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • 6 mm drill bit.

Special precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove glow plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques.

Repair times – hrs

Camshaft drive belt/chain – R & I 1,00

Valve timing procedures

How to Replace timing belt on Ford Ranger 3.0D TDi 2008
How to Replace timing belt on Ford Ranger 3.0D TDi 2008

Removal

  1. Remove:
    • Engine top cover.
    • Timing belt cover [1] .
  2. Turn crankshaft clockwise until timing marks aligned [2] & [3] .
  3. Turn tensioner pulley anti-clockwise until 6 mm drill bit [4] can be inserted in hole [5] . Use Allen key [6] .
  4. Remove:
    • Timing belt.
    • Tensioner pulley bolt [7] .
    • Tensioner pulley bolt [8] .
    • Tensioner pulley [9] .

    NOTE: Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.

Installation

  1. Ensure timing marks aligned [2] & [3] .
  2. Fit new tensioner pulley [9] .
  3. Tighten tensioner pulley bolt finger tight [7] .
  4. Tighten tensioner pulley bolt finger tight [8] .
  5. If tensioner pulley has no resistance carry out following procedure:
    • Turn tensioner pulley slowly anti-clockwise then clockwise. Repeat procedure several times or until resistance can be felt in tensioner pulley.
  6. Turn tensioner pulley anti-clockwise until 6 mm drill bit [4] can be inserted in hole [5] . Use Allen key [6] .
  7. Fit timing belt.
  8. Tighten tensioner pulley bolt [8] . Tightening torque: 37-52 Nm.
  9. Tighten tensioner pulley bolt [7] . Tightening torque: 8-11 Nm.
  10. Remove 6 mm drill bit [6] .
  11. Turn crankshaft slowly 2 turns until timing marks aligned [2] .
  12. If timing marks not aligned: Repeat installation procedure.
  13. Install components in reverse order of removal.

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