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How to Replace timing chain on Ford Ranger 3.2D TDi 2011-14

Ford Ranger 3.2D TDi 2011-14 timing chain change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool – No.303-1310.
  • Crankshaft sprocket locking tool – No.303-1587.

Special precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Remove glow plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • Observe tightening torques.
  • If fitted: Mark position of crankshaft position (CKP) sensor before removal.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft with timing chain removed.

Valve timing procedures

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Removal

  • Turn crankshaft clockwise until timing mark on each camshaft sprocket at 12 o’clock position [1] & [2].
  • Fit crankshaft sprocket locking tool [3].
  • Ensure timing mark on high-pressure fuel pump sprocket positioned as shown [4].
  • Lock camshafts in position with 6 mm drill bits [5].
  • Lock high-pressure fuel pump sprocket in position with 6 mm drill bit [6].
  • Lock timing chain tensioner in retracted position:
    • Release pawl [7].
    • Depress tensioner blade [8].
    • Insert suitable pin to lock tensioner plunger [9].
  • Remove tensioner.
  • Remove crankshaft sprocket locking tool [3].
  • Remove tensioner rail, chain guides and timing chain.

Installation

  • Ensure timing mark on each camshaft sprocket aligned at 12 o’clock position [1] & [2].
  • Ensure timing mark on high-pressure fuel pump sprocket positioned as shown [4].
  • Slacken bolts of each camshaft sprocket [10].
  • Align coloured chain links with timing mark on each sprocket [1] & [2].
  • Align coloured chain link with high-pressure fuel pump sprocket timing mark [4].
  • Fit crankshaft sprocket locking tool [3].
  • Install tensioner rail and chain guides.
  • Install tensioner.
  • Remove tensioner locking pin [9].
  • Tighten bolts of each camshaft sprocket [10]. Tightening torque: 33 Nm.
  • Remove 6 mm drill bits [5] & [6].
  • Remove crankshaft sprocket locking tool [3].
  • Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise.
  • Ensure timing mark on each camshaft sprocket aligned at 12 o’clock position [1] & [2].
  • Ensure timing mark on high-pressure fuel pump sprocket positioned as shown [4].
  • Lock camshafts in position with 6 mm drill bits [5].
  • Lock high-pressure fuel pump sprocket in position with 6 mm drill bit [6].
  • Fit crankshaft sprocket locking tool [3]. Remove 6 mm drill bits [5] & [6].
  • Remove crankshaft sprocket locking tool [3].
  • Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts [11]. Tightening torque: 45 Nm + 120°.
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8 Comments

  1. Joseph Bewapa Joseph Bewapa

    I remove the feul pump to replace and somehow I lost my marks and I help to put my pump back.

  2. Mohammed Mohammed

    At this time 1 St cylinder piston Tdc or Bdc

  3. abdallah abdallah

    I agree

  4. 2015 MODEL THERE IS NO MARK IN THE FUEL PUMP

  5. WE NEED TO KNOW HOW TO INSTALL TIMING CHAIN OF FORD RANGER 2015 3.2
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  6. Trevor Trevor

    How do I get the aluminium hose fitting off the front of the motor were the radiator hose connects to I have removed the bottom two bolts and the nut off the stud it is loose but won’t come off 3.2 l. Diesel ranger 2012

  7. Trevor Trevor

    That is the cover plate over the timing chain on the front of the motor

  8. Trevor Trevor

    How do I get the aluminium hose fitting off the front of the motor were the radiator hose connects to I have removed the bottom two bolts and the nut off the stud it is loose but won’t come off I don’t want to force it it feels like it will brake if I did. 3.2 l. 5 cylinder Diesel ranger 2012
    The cover plate over the timing chain area is we’re it is located

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