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I have a 1988 ford Ranger with a 2.3L 4cyl fuel injected engine. I resently rebuilt the head and when putting it together i guess is skipp an important step and instead of setting the crank to TDC and then the cam i refered to a mark i made on the cam gear. Basicly putting the engine back the way i took it a part as. Most of my experence has been on the 4 and 6cyl Jeep motors between 85-95, so i'm kind of new to the OHC egines and the use of jack shafts for the distributor.
The link above is pretty much what I did when I changed out a timing belt that had broken. The link is my lazy way of not having to type what I did . I just matched the crank and cam sprocket timing marks and that put me where I was supposed to be. Just make sure that you also adjust the axillary sprocket which turns your distributor so that the rotor is pointing at the #1 terminal.
Last edited by stanged1970; 11-05-2008 at 08:52 PM.
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